Why Dating is Like Software Sales

Here is another example of the Sales Dating Mindset in this blog post by Saumil Mehta
If you’ve ever worked in an enterprise software company at the same time as being single, maybe you’ve noticed the similarities between dating and software sales. Here’s how:
  • Putting on a match.com profile is like going to a trade show.
  • Always out and about on the prowl? It’s called lead generation, folks.
  • Meeting different girls? Going on many first dates?  How about calling it what it is: a sales pipeline?
  • Going on ten dates without a goodnight kiss – poor ROI.
  • Getting fixed up by a friend? Well, that sounds a lot like inside sales supporting corporate sales, doesn’t it?
  • Getting screwed out of a makeout session by the girl’s annoying prissy little twit of a roommate? We like to call it bureaucratic wrangling and internal politics.
  • And finally, the single man’s dating mantra, which aligns so well with the sales cliche: “Always be closing (ABC)”. Need I say more?

Depressing? Natch. Disgusting in its objectification of relationships? Of course. But funny trumps all, folks.

Here is his blog: http://bitbubble.wordpress.com/2007/06/03/why-dating-is-like-software-sales/

 

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5 thoughts on “Why Dating is Like Software Sales

  1. In the modern world everything is faster. People are used to get what they want in lesser time and in better quality.

    Human interaction is decreasing hand in hand with our social skills. This is what makes dating one of the biggest problems of the modern era.

    It begins with the great difficulty of meeting new people, in our small existence of school\office\home, it is hard to be exposed to novelties on a frequent basis. Even when you do come across new people, there is the indecision of how to interact with them on the initial level. Finally, after you got yourself a date, the hardest of it all is, of course, how to survive it successfully.

    Not only young people are frustrated about dating, but also the increase in divorce rates and the easiness of living overseas, creates growing circle of lonely single people who seek relationships and love.

    In my articles I will offer every time a new insight and advice. Starting with the initial stage of ‘how to meet new people’ and going through all the possible subjects that relate to the dating scene.

    The most important thing to remember is that first of all dating is a game and therefore, should be fun. Some people treat dating as a mission to overcome or as a world that needs to be conquered. We must remember that the consequences of successful dating are mainly the bliss of having another person to be with and enjoy mutual things with; therefore the road that leads to this outcome should be equally joyous and satisfying. If at any point of the process you feel hurt, used or humiliated, there is no point in going on dating the person who causes these feelings.

    On the other hand, this world requires certain qualities that are sometimes hard to obtain without practice. Remember that relationship is a game for two (or more) players, so you have to play your part in order to advance the game, but also remain attentive to the other’s moves all along the road.

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