Online Dating For Tall Singles
Posted on 24 November 2015
Tall.singles is a US online dating site for tall people. We were able to grab an interview with the founder and CEO of the company.
So what made you start tall.singles?
I have always noticed myself as “tall” from an early age. I seemed to have an early growth spurt when I was at school and that made me the tallest in my class at school. I guess I knew from an early age that height was always going to play a part in my life. During college when I started to date I realised how difficult it was to meet and date tall single women. I would often go to clubs and bars with my friends on “boys nights out” hoping to meet women. On a number of occasions my friends would find plenty of women to chat to but I would be very frustrated as all the women in the club were much shorter than me. One evening I looked for a good website name and tallsingles.co.uk was available, that was really the start. As that has done so well we decided to expand overseas and started tall.singles at the beginning of 2015.
What effect did growing up tall have on your early life?
Well I think I can definitely say that it affected me at school. At an early age I would stoop over, as I was trying to fit in with the other kids. I wasn’t very good at sports (wow shock horror I know a tall person not good at sports) and I felt like there was nowhere to hide. School uniform was also a nightmare, especially trousers. The school obviously had preferred suppliers for trousers and they had to be used, the problem was that they came up too short. My mum let down the turn ups and the hems, but this just made me stand out again from the rest of the kids in the class. I always wished the school trousers would be longer, perhaps there is a business idea in there somewhere!
What makes your site different from other dating sites?
Well, we restrict our members by height, men have to be above 6ft and women above 5ft 5. I started the site for tall people and therefore I wanted to make sure it was suitable for tall people which meant I really felt the height restriction had to be in place. We have also built a very big tall community that shares anything tall related, much of this content is shared on our blog.
How does it work?
You can join our site for free. At first you will be asked a few details about yourself and to verify your email address. You are then free to search other people’s profiles, send winks to people you like the look of or if you want to send a message. The free membership is there so you can really take a good look around before deciding to take a paid membership.
What is the paid membership option?
Paid membership would be the next step if you decide you like the site and you would like to meet other people on the site. Being a paid member allows you to contact other members more than once, you can also read messages sent from other members so that you can arrange a date.
How much does it cost?
It depends on the length of membership, a 6-month membership is $99.95, a 3-month membership $59.95 and a 1-month membership is $29.95. Plus I am happy to give all readers of your blog a 50% discount on a 1-month membership, they can get this by entering “50TALL” into the offer code at checkout. We think it is a small price to pay in order to find your ideal partner.
What is your advice to people joining your site?
If you really want to be successful in online dating here are my top tips. Firstly YOU MUST upload a photo. Having a photo means you profile will be seen 70% more times, than those who don’t have at least one photo. Secondly, take the time to complete your entire profile. Your profile is made up of a mixture of multiple choice and free text questions. The matching algorithms on our site use these to decide who should appear in search results. So if you want your photo to show in front of the right person you need to complete your profile. Lastly, log in regularly as search results are displayed based on the time you last logged in, the most recent go to the top of the search results.
Ok, so we have to ask how do you find getting clothes to fit you given your height?
Well retailers are starting to think about tall people in the UK, but it is slow. It is also really annoying that they do not stock their tall range in the shops, you can only order the tall ranges online. What it really noticeable though is that fashion retailers think that tall people are fat. This is why I like Tallboys Apparel so much, you guys have really grabbed this idea and are so right I’m tall but not fat so T-shirts are one of the problem items shall we say. Trousers also only come in long, if your over a certain waist, thankfully I am and it is a good excuse to keep eating!
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Oh yes I do not want to exclude any of your blog readers who might be from the UK, so we also have a UK dating site www.tallsingles.co.uk. Again your readers will be able to use the code “50TALL” to get a 50% discount on the 1 month membership.
Well, thanks Richard for taking the time to explain all about tall.singles. We love the concept and we wish you much success with the site.