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Why Dating is Like Software Sales

June 3, 2007 1 comment

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.

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