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Old 02-17-2013, 10:31 PM
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Default HEROmatchmaker.com

It's a new match making website that is designed to match folks like us either with others like us (in service) or those who want to be matched with folks like us.

My wife and I came up with the concept a couple years ago and just finished the website. There are very few members and thus it's totally free right now. We will start to charge when the user base grows.

Please sign up and use code CALGUNS for the Gold membership that allows you to have access to all the features.

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Old 02-18-2013, 8:56 AM
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:05 AM
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Thanks. The difficulty is getting the inital base of users. No one wants to sign up on a matchmaking site (even for free) if there aren't people to be matched with. I have to figure out a way to encourage people to sign up, suggestions are welcome.
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OMG!!!! I hope I find that hot fobbit internet cafe girl downrange that told me I had 5 minutes left and then 3 minutes later my time was up. I would so take her out on a first day and tell her she had 5 minutes then leave in 2 minutes with the dinner bill......But honestly is this real?!? If its that bad, I mean really that bad just find "that one" in the barracks..
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:41 PM
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OMG!!!! I hope I find that hot fobbit internet cafe girl downrange that told me I had 5 minutes left and then 3 minutes later my time was up. I would so take her out on a first day and tell her she had 5 minutes then leave in 2 minutes with the dinner bill......But honestly is this real?!? If its that bad, I mean really that bad just find "that one" in the barracks..
It is real. And it isn't just for military. I'm assuming you're a younger guy, no offense intended. It's tough to find someone that is reliable on the home front for anyone in our line of work. The same goes for police men, firemen, etc. And there are a lot of people that are not in service to our communities or country that want to find someone who is.

It's not about finding a hookup, it's about finding a match.
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Old 02-25-2013, 8:42 AM
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It is real. And it isn't just for military. I'm assuming you're a younger guy, no offense intended. It's tough to find someone that is reliable on the home front for anyone in our line of work. The same goes for police men, firemen, etc. And there are a lot of people that are not in service to our communities or country that want to find someone who is.

It's not about finding a hookup, it's about finding a match.
Its not about a hookup? Wheres the fun in that? Lol. Good idea and good luck with the site.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:39 AM
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Its not about a hookup? Wheres the fun in that? Lol. Good idea and good luck with the site.
You can look for a hookup if you'd like, but that isn't the design. Sign up and tell your friends, we need a base of users.
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I'd signup, but my girlfriend would end me. I'll forward it to the lonely, lonely soldiers I know at Ft. Polk... because if anyone needs some lovin' its people assigned to Tigerland.
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Old 03-12-2013, 8:37 PM
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I'd signup, but my girlfriend would end me. I'll forward it to the lonely, lonely soldiers I know at Ft. Polk... because if anyone needs some lovin' its people assigned to Tigerland.
Thanks. I've added a few new features so it integrates with FB better. I'm also working on a payment system that will pay members when one of their invited friends signs up. So you might want to sign up just so you can send the link and get free money.
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you do what all those sites do to get going.

buy licenses to fake photos and post fake BIOs of people making it seem like you have a dating base.
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Old 03-15-2013, 4:29 PM
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you do what all those sites do to get going.

buy licenses to fake photos and post fake BIOs of people making it seem like you have a dating base.
You may be right, but I didn't want to have fake profiles. So what I've done instead is have a referrals program. A member can send a link to their friends (integrates with FB, just click their name/photo) and if that invited member signs for a free one month membership the member gets $.25. If the invited member signs up for a $4.95 three month membership the member gets $1.

The site also now has private video chat and a chat room with video chat.

Sign up is easy, just click the button.

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Old 05-01-2013, 12:23 PM
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The site is starting to grow. I may be adding a blog and a few other functions to the site soon. We're almost done with the apps also.

I'm a little surprised that the majority of the folks joining are women looking for men. I expected more "heroes" to join.

It's still free to join, and you still get paid if you join and refer a friend that joins.
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you need an app to compete with other social networking/dating sites. most people are mobile, when i go to a different post/base, i use the mobile app to troll for people to hang out with that are local. there was a niche military dating site that sucked, hopefully yours is better.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:55 PM
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you need an app to compete with other social networking/dating sites. most people are mobile, when i go to a different post/base, i use the mobile app to troll for people to hang out with that are local. there was a niche military dating site that sucked, hopefully yours is better.
Yeah, apps are more difficult than I expected they would be. Our first roll of iOS and Android apps will be functional, but it will not have as many functions or as much usability as the website itself. Getting to app to search near a person is surprisingly difficult too.

How do you feel about a mobile friendly website vs. a mobile app?

And yes, mine is better. If nothing else we're more engaged and it's run by military folks. Although, this is focused on all heroes not just military.
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That woman on the side of the page is really annoying. If you keep that crap there you won't get any members.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:34 PM
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That woman on the side of the page is really annoying. If you keep that crap there you won't get any members.
Typically videos that auto play when I go to a website bother me. But when I first saw a website spokesperson (like that woman on the side of the page) on another site, I thought it was pretty cool. I do realize that not everyone will like her though. We've been getting members, so your statement isn't correct. If you meant that we will get less members, you might be right, but I hope not.

FWIW, she is only shown when a person is not logged in. So if you sign up, you don't have to see her anymore. She is there to explain the site to visitors, and I think does a good job of it.
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OMG!!!! I hope I find that hot fobbit internet cafe girl downrange that told me I had 5 minutes left and then 3 minutes later my time was up. I would so take her out on a first day and tell her she had 5 minutes then leave in 2 minutes with the dinner bill......But honestly is this real?!? If its that bad, I mean really that bad just find "that one" in the barracks..
That one in the barracks that goes room to room? I wouldn't even touch that when I was 19 and AD.

Now if that hot american-iraqi interpreter that was on COB Speicher in 2007-08 is on it...I call dibs.
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That one in the barracks that goes room to room? I wouldn't even touch that when I was 19 and AD.

Now if that hot american-iraqi interpreter that was on COB Speicher in 2007-08 is on it...I call dibs.
I had an Afghan-American terp, early twenties, hottest thing in Kandahar, always had a sucker in her mouth. She was a big hit as terp
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you gave me a idea to create wookiefinder.com
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you gave me a idea to create wookiefinder.com


In all seriousness, the site is growing. We're about 72% females, 28% males. And if you head over to the site you can see that the majority of those females are actually pretty attractive.
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Haha ya i am just messing with you. I already married a non military lady so im good

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In all seriousness, the site is growing. We're about 72% females, 28% males. And if you head over to the site you can see that the majority of those females are actually pretty attractive.
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