Dating apps have quickly grown in popularity and now dominate the mate-finding market. And consumers are not the only ones who have taken notice. The gig economy has risen up to meet it to try and improve less than impressive profiles on dating apps.
On sites like Fiverr, you can scroll through offers like hourly data entry and content writing and find freelance workers ready to help you find love – for as little as $5. Sites like Fiverr are an online marketplace where freelance services are marketed for entrepreneurs that need a little extra help. It allows them to get the work done they need for their startup, without having to hire full-time employees.
If you type “Tinder” in the site’s search bar and select “relationship advice”, you will discover dozens of freelancers from all over the world ready to help you improve your dating profile. These are not high-end dating services. They are quick solutions that help the instant-gratification generation get what they want, and get what they want right now: a date.
The Faces Behind the Freelance Services
Who are these sellers? Many of them offer other services on Fiverr like content writing, SEO strategy and resume writing. The majority do not do any of this work full-time. Some are students, some already have full-time jobs elsewhere.
“If you told me two years ago I would make a grand this year off of telling guys what was wrong with their Tinders, I would have laughed in your face,” says one seller, Camila Arguello, 22, a college student from Oregon who also works at an advertising company. “I never thought that this was real or possible. I did not think this was an actual thing you could do for work.”
Fixing Online Dating, One Profile at a Time
How do these freelance workers improve dating profiles? One profile at a time. Some buyers are boomers that do not understand new technology; these sellers can help them successfully put themselves out there with a great profile. Others are able to quickly improvea person’s profile with just a few tips, like posting less selfies or more.
“We’ve just gotten to the point where people are so busy and they’re so used to outsourcing so many other things that they’re outsourcing the opportunity to find love,” says Alexandrea Ravenelle, author of ‘Hustle & Gig’.
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