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Catering to male and female clients of all ages, Vida offers a service that no standard matchmaking or dating agency can compete with.
They'll craft your profile, target your interests, and actively seek people that meet your qualifications. And once they find some hot ladies, your Virtual Dating Assistant will turn on the online charm to woo your date for you.
But in spite of all this potential for romantic success, a staggering 97 percent of men give up the game after 3 months. "They quit before figuring it out," says Scott Valdez, head of VIDA, a company that helps users perfect their online profiles. "So a very small percentage of men are seeing all the results." By that, of course, he means that the other 3 percent of guys are scoring all the hot dates. But here's the good news: With the right photos, profile, search parameters, and messages, you can be one of those men.
So meet VIDA, a new service devoted to doing all that pesky online wooing for you. […] Think of it as your own personal marketing campaign—they've crunched the numbers, and they know what drives traffic to the product (i.e. you). […] They'll also retouch your photos, run telephone conversation scenarios—anything to get you to dinner and drinks with minimal effort. Which reminds us: your assistant will also schedule dates—all you do is show up. Just remember to skim your Pre-Date Executive Briefing first…
Valdez and his team of 45 freelance writers, including Hartshorn, do it all: write a client's profile, pick out potential matches, send introductory e-mails and message back and forth until a date is confirmed. Then they turn over the correspondence and tell the lucky fellow where and when he's meeting Madame X.
The pictures, the preferences, the interminable lists of hobbies and favorite childhood memories – it's no secret that sifting and sorting through hundreds of online dating profiles can be exhausting work. […] Thanks to the arrival of online “dating concierges,” though, overly tasked singles can now hand that job over to a third party, who — for a fee — will gladly do that heavy lifting.