You read that right, folks. There is a new dating site in town, but this time it’s aimed at the dance community. SingleRavers.com helps to facilitate relationships between people of all walks of life, as long as they share the common love of live electronic music.
SingleRavers.com was created by Joseph Ioia, 33, his girlfriend Kelly McCall, 22, and her sister Julie McCall, 26. Joseph and Kelly met through Instagram, planting the seeds for the dating site. It was established in October 2014, and has gained considerable steam since then. Insomniac recently spoke with Ioia about the project, and you can read the highlights below:
Ioia: We don’t discriminate; we believe that everyone deserves to find love. Once people fill out their profile on SingleRavers.com we post them on our Instagram account in the order received. People get in touch by either commenting on pictures or direct messaging each other. The hardest thing is giving people the face time they deserve and also not spamming people who follow us with posts. We have hundreds of people waiting to be featured and want to give everyone a chance, so it might take a while for someone’s profile to go up.
We post about eight to 10 guys’ profiles on #MCM (Man Crush Monday) and four to five girls’ on #WCW (Woman Crush Wednesday). On Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, we post five to six profiles of each. On Sundays, we post “Success Story Sundays.” This consists of people that either met on Instagram or at raves. We want people to see that it is possible to meet at a rave, and that the “couple that raves together stays together” thing really does work.
Insomniac: How has the response been?
Ioia: In the first month and a half, we already created four relationships. The first one happened at Freaknight in Seattle. Two people contacted each other, met up, and spent all night together. They continued to talk after that, and even thought the guy doesn’t live close by, the couple is making it work. Another story happened with a guy from Philly: The girl direct messaged him, and he flew from Philly to Texas to see her. My friend Bianca and a guy who was one of our first features ended up meeting at a Halloween event, and they’re best friends now. We’re constantly finding out about people meeting up after talking through Instagram.
Check out the full interview with Insomniac here.