David Goss was at a Southern California bar on election night 2016, scribbling down ideas to rename Trump Singles.com, his nascent dating site.Since Donald Trump was about to lose the presidential election, Goss decided his site needed a new figurehead. He considered Wealthy Person Dating, but that didn't really roll off the tongue. The week before Inauguration Day in January, Goss counted 18,000 active people on his site, more than twice how many were using it on election night.
Despite that, Candice joined dating site Seeking Arrangement.com, where she and 4.5 million other "beautiful, successful people fuel mutually beneficial relationships," according to its website. Then consider its tagline: "12 girls for each guy...spoil them and they spoil you back." Over the past three years, Candice, 26, has dated a real-estate developer, a venture capitalist and an attorney.By day's end, though, he received a news alert announcing that Trump had unexpectedly won the election. When Trump stood on the Capitol steps in Washington, DC and took the oath of office, Trump Singles shot to 26,000 people.Now, the site is pulling in enough cash -- either by charging monthly fees for full use of the site or for individual messages -- to cover his costs and for him to reinvest in the business.One hundred thousand farmers looking for other farmers to love speaks to the beauty of the Internet.Being able to specify one trait that you want to find in a potential partner, and finding people who do the same in some corner of the Internet, is now a reality.