And it was in 2005 that Kurtz recognized the need to launch an entrepreneur-specific dating site, which he aptly named Entrepreneur
"Although not single myself, it was clear that entrepreneurs who were single and looking just didn't have the time to dedicate to complicated registration processes, nor fool with the trivialities attached to the mainstream dating sites," he says.
"Relationships can develop more naturally," adds Dan Wright, a 30-something entrepreneur who attends a similar meetup in Orlando, Fla."It's a lot less stressful -- you're not on a date with anyone." Facebook also has pages devoted to single entrepreneurs, including one called -- simply -- Single Entrepreneurs.
The NBER does not define a recession in terms of two consecutive quarters of decline in real GDP.
When Connie Kelly's son David divorced in 2008 after a decade-long marriage, it sparked a business idea.
David, a 32-year-old entrepreneur who owns an alarm company, was having trouble finding time in his hectic schedule to get back into the dating scene.
Matchmaking Inc.com, a dating site focused squarely on entrepreneurs, was born.
"Unlike those with a regular day job, entrepreneurs are so absorbed by their work that it makes it difficult to date someone who is not tuned into that," says Kelly, 51, who lives in San Francisco Bay area.