8minuteDating Media Kit

Tom Jaffee - CEO and Founder

Tom Jaffee, a successful entrepreneur, founded 8minuteDating.com in January of 2001. In its first two years, Tom grew the company from a one-man start-up to the world's most popular round robin dating service, with more than 60,000 customers and 150 Event Organizers planning and holding events in 55 cities in the United States and Canada.


Click here to read the Entrepreneur Magazine article

Tom formed 8minuteDating.com after recognizing that the singles population needed a better way to meet new and interesting people. Tired of the bar scene, pick-up lines, blind dates and guessing games, he combined his technical and marketing skills with his experience as a single (at the time), and created a fast, fun, safe and comfortable way for singles to meet others with similar interests, live and in person. It's an approach that works - over 90% of participants meet someone who they want to see again and over 99% report that they enjoyed the event.

Prior to 8minuteDating.com, Jaffee founded WinStruct.com - 'The No-Brainer Trainer', where he wrote, produced and marketed a library of training CD-ROMs and videos that teach people how to use Microsoft software. WinStruct's products have been sold nation-wide at chains including Costco and Best Buy, with new computers from IBM, through the Microsoft Press catalogue and many other locations. Prior to WinStruct.com, Jaffee held engineering and marketing positions at Martin Marietta Aerospace, Johnson & Johnson, and Microsoft Corporation where he was one of the four Product Managers who launched Windows 3.0.

He holds an MBA from Columbia University, and a BS in Engineering from Tufts University.

Tom currently lives in Florida with his wife Cathy and three sons. For more information, contact Match Events at 3180 NW 63rd Street, Boca Raton, FL 33496, or email: info AT MatchEvents DOT com.

Click here to read his romantic engagement story that appeared in the Boston Globe in July 2002.

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