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Hello, Loving Without Boundaries (LWB) community! My heart goes out to you during these challenging times. I hope you are doing your best to keep safe. Sharing inspirational stories of hope, inclusion, and healthy lifestyles are more important than ever. If you are looking for ways to connect with loved ones you are separated from, check out this blog post that I shared recently. On to another inspiring story…
I am thrilled to share my latest podcast interview that I released recently with Amanda Wilson and David Epstein, the founders of the dating app, #Open. I met this dynamic and forward-thinking couple last fall at the Brooklyn Sex Expo (or “Sexpo” as my team calls it 🙂 ). I had already been fan-boying on the #open app and the community they were building. Now I got to meet the team live and in person. You could just feel the energy and excitement that everyone was feeling being part of this experience, building a forward thinking app such as this. #open is where you can connect and explore with ethically non-monogamous people and their partners. From our interview, it is clear that Amanda and David are truly living their most authentic lives, creating a massive positive impact in the world, and it was great to finally reconnect with them on the podcast. What a marvelous experience that was to engage with them, and hear them speak candidly and openly about their journey to creating a more inclusive dating app! Amanda and David! Wow I am so flipping excited that you two had a shared vision, worked hard, and created this amazing app! You inspired me to finally create my own profile there, and I am loving it!
Here is their bio:
Amanda Wilson and David Epstein are the co-founders of #open, a dating app that creates a welcoming community for ethically non-monogamous, kinky, and other alternative relationships. Amanda has a degree in political science, and understands how making empowered choices changes the way that humans connect. David focused for over twenty years on creating and growing internet companies, focusing on data privacy and online security. After meeting on a dating platform (after many frustrating experiences), they compared notes and realized that they could create a better dating app that prioritizes authenticity, transparency, and security!
Some topics we discuss in this fun, informative, and entertaining interview:
- David’s background in technology and his desire to use tools to facilitate and/or impact human behavior.
- How Amanda’s coursework in cyber security set the stage for developing a decidedly different approach to a dating app.
- The unique features that set #open apart from other apps.
- The challenges of working with one’s partner (as well as what each brings to the project).
- Why they set up their company as a public benefit corporation.
- Tune in to listen to this fantastic podcast episode!
Thank you, Amanda and David, for being so open with me during our conversation and for sharing your unique story from dating app romance to dating app creators via the podcast interview! It was enlightening, entertaining, and so fun. You can check out their website or follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @hashtagopen.
To hear the podcast, go to the Podcast link here and subscribe to the Loving Without Boundaries podcast, then check out Episode 153 with Amanda and David. Also, please help spread awareness of alternative lifestyles and create more tolerance for consensual non-monogamy in the world at large by Rating and Reviewing the LWB podcast in iTunes. It only takes a few minutes.
If you would like to be interviewed either in written form or via audio on the podcast, please feel free to contact me and we will set something up. Thank you!
The Loving Without Boundaries podcast is sponsored by AltPlayground.net.
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Check it out! We talk about all things jealousy, consensual non-monogamy, and living an alternative lifestyle while maintaining healthy relationships. Tune in to find out more!
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See you on the flip side, lovely community! Keep being brave, compassionately vulnerable, and uniquely and authentically you!
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