Lori Cheek, Founder, Cheekd
With a fabulous Southern drawl (she’s originally from Kentucky) and infectious energy, everyone knows Lori Cheek – and probably at least one or two of you out there have been cheekd at one point or another. If you’re single, that is. In a perfect world.
The former architect is founder of cheekd, a reverse online dating site where subscribers buy a buy a deck of cards, complete with cheeky, ice breaking come on lines, and a unique link to the giver’s online profile. The hopefully interested parties first engage offline, then connect online, where the receiver will get more information about his/her potential paramour.
It might not have gotten the love when she pitched on ABC’s Shark Tank, but we heart Cheek, and that’s why they’re called sharks. Never one to give up on love, or helping other people in the New York startup community to find love and also not one who is likely to give up on her venture any time soon; she’s pivoting. Announcement coming this Fall. Awesome!
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Image credit: K Preston Photography