Foodists, dieters and food allergy sufferers can now find dates through a medium that they care about — dining. Sameplate.com, a new dating website, helps single people find romance through food, the one thing we all have in common. The first and only dating site in the U.S. that matches couples based on the food they eat or don't eat, as well as the diet they follow, Sameplate.com was launched in July 2012 by Jeff Nimoy, an Emmy-winning writer and producer.
Nimoy, who is on an organic food diet, said that he realized he needed to find a woman who has the same diet if he ever wanted to date again. It also occurred to him that sometimes different food preferences are the deal breakers in a relationship.
“Once you are eating together,” Nimoy says, “The rest will take care of itself.”
Nimoy wouldn't disclose the number of the current users on Sameplate.com, but he says that there are three times as many women using the site as men. His strategy is to target women to attract male users.
As a sports and comedy writer, the only experience with online dating that Nimoy had was being a member of one. Now he spends most of his spare time working with his programmers and designers, as well as confirming members and checking for spam. He hopes Sameplate.com will eventually grow into a global food networking site, with an emphasis on dating.
Video by Shako Liu.
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