Postscript from Lisa: When Ellen offered to take over my dating apps, I didn’t care so much whom she set me up with.
On 6 March 2006 the Australian media company Fairfax acquired Trade Me in a deal worth NZ0 million, with an additional NZ million payable if the organisation met earnings targets over the next two years.(Those targets were met.) Sam Morgan and other executives remained with Trade Me.
Even though I’m disappointed I didn’t deliver Lisa the man of her dreams, I hope I at least delivered her a decent break.
Even though it wasn’t my original match, I loved carrying on their banter and sorting out the details of the date.
Lisa is alluringly unavailable for the last-minute drink, but he follows up to make an actual date for late next week.
I go ahead and start planning my toast for their wedding, but will keep swiping in the meantime.
For 50-plus types unwilling to walk — possibly rewalk — the path that leads to romance, rings and relocation, the prospect of a "friend with benefits" is looking less and less like a millennial indulgence.
But whoever shows up, they better come with “No Strings Attached.” The more you know.
Managed by Trade Me Ltd., the site was founded in 1999 by New Zealand entrepreneur Sam Morgan, who sold it to Fairfax in 2006 for NZ0 million.
The early strategy for Trade Me involved simply increasing its user base and encouraging members to refer their friends to the site.
Trade Me launched the Safe Trader escrow service about this time.
If we don’t have exactly the same point of view on religion, it will absolutely cause problems during marriage.