2 People Meet was a personal project I did in 2010. It took me a little over a year to complete. 2 People Meet was built on a simple ideal. Take the concept of Yelp and add in the option to find a date at a given business profile. In other words, find a date at a spot you wish to explore.
For example, you would go to the site and search for say a Thai restaurant like you would do in Yelp. The business profile would have general information, reviews, images, etc. The additional part would be that you had the ability to try to find a date to a Thai restaurant. When others come and visit this business profile they would see that you were interested in meeting for lunch/dinner. The dater gets to choose who ‘wins’ the date. That’s about it.
The site was developed in PHP using the Zend Framework and was hosted on an Ubuntu virtual server at Linode. I also did the web design. I was pretty proud of the logo I created too. All work was 100% me including trying to market it.
2 People Meet was my biggest personal project to date and I was pretty proud of the results. Getting off the ground and finding users was a whole other thing. I realized the importance of being a good marketer (which I am not) and how expensive marketing and advertising can get FAST. Though it never really took off I had fun developing it.