Online Dating’s Version of HBO’s Entourage

Have you hung out with the boys on HBO yet? If you haven’t, you’re missing some real entertainment. Entourage is the popular TV series that has aired on HBO since 2004. If you haven’t seen the creative show for yourself, surely you’ve at least heard about it.

The storyline for the cutting-edge series revolves around a young A-List movie star Vincent Chase, and his best buddies from Queens, New York, as they experience the up and down, real and surreal adventures that only Hollywood can actually bring to life. The premise for Entourage is based on the real-life experiences of Executive Producer Mark Wahlberg when he was an up and coming Hollywood star.

eTourage is a new online dating site. It was launched in July 2010 to revolve around the concept of young people setting up group dates. It is going after a niche that targets young people who would rather avoid the trials and tribulations of disappointing one on one meetings and dates.

Stephen Bennett, a single guy in his 20′s from the Washington, DC area simply got so busy in his life with responsibilities from work and school, going to the gym and caring for his dog, that he claims he never had time to meet new people. So, he and partner Benjamin Gottlieb created a business to solve his own problem. “I naturally turned to the Internet to meet people, but the available online options really aren’t geared toward the younger crowd,” said Bennett.

He points out that 18-29-year olds account for roughly half of the single Americans. However, young people he says aren’t using most of the existing online dating websites due to high costs and the LoserVille stigma they carry. In addition, most online dating sites promote everlasting love and marriage, but many young people today are really looking first for casual dating.

This online dating system works by creating an online profile, then recruiting your single friends to be in your eTourage. Other users can search the website for girls or guys who catch their interest. If they communicate and connect, then the opportunity for magic takes place. One person can ask out the other and simultaneously ask the members of their eTourages if they’d like to go on a group date.

It certainly sounds like a safer approach for young women. It also seems to have other advantages such as being more relaxed and fun being with a bunch of your good friends. Who knows? A person could wind up finding the love of life who is one of the friends of another eTourage.

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