A company called Eros Partners recently launched a new dating website called TravelingEncounters.com, created specifically for business travelers. I’m not sure if this will be a great resource for those of us who live our lives on the road, or more of a way to “hook up” while you’re out of town. Considering Eros “was the primordial god of lust, love, and intercourse” in Greek Mythology, I’d have to assume the second. Either way, I’m sure it has its place.
“There are many professionals, especially those driven to succeed, who have a difficult time establishing and maintaining relationships due to heavy business travel schedules,” says AK Brennan, President of Eros Partners, LLC. “Spending the majority of each week on the road for business is a professional requirement that hampers a personal life.” Preach on AK, I feel ya’.
TravelingEncounters.com allows business travelers to create a profile in their home city and then calendar up to four planned trips at a time. Each time a trip is planned, a new view of the member’s profile is shown in the destination city. Locals, as well as other travelers to that city, are able to view and communicate with each other to create social contacts. For some reason, it brings Cathy from East of Eden to mind.
From now until December 2009, you can join TravelingEncounters for free by creating a profile and posting at least one photo of yourself.
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The Eros Partners, LLC series of sites cater to the progressive-thinking adult, but respect individual privacy with intimate topics. After all, just because you are progressive-thinking doesn’t mean you want to broadcast intimate details about yourself to the world. To accomplish this goal of balancing access to public and private information, Eros Partners’ members have public and private profiles.
Public Profile: The public profile contains basic information that you’d share with pretty much anyone.
Private Profile: Your private profile, provides more intimate details like health, grooming and your views on adult subjects. Much more saucy. For another member to see this portion of your profile, you have to give him or her permission.
To make searches productive, members can control who is able to view their profile. You can show information on gender preference, age, race, height and distance. Once your preferences are set, only members who fit those criteria are able to view your public profile.
I still refuse to try online dating, so I’d love your feedback if you give the site a shot.