Steve Dean


New York, NY, USA
I help individuals and businesses find creative solutions to everyday problems ranging from innovation and social media to dating and personal development.

Since 2011, I have specialized in the online dating space. I've done business development consulting for OkCupid and I have advised HowAboutWe, AtThePool,, Matchmaker Cafe, and CoffeeMeetsBagel regarding business development, user acquisition, and product innovation.

I founded in 2011 to illuminate the intersections of dating and social/professional networking, and I also co-founded that same year to showcase the most hilarious and awful online dating messages that people receive.

In 2012, I spoke at Internet Week NY on the "That's What She Said" online dating panel, and I also served as a panelist at NYC Tech Dating Meetup.

Work Experience



I run a blog that illuminates the ways in which dating and networking can not just coincide, but mutually progress. As online dating becomes increasingly social (and increasingly accepted within our social circles), opportunities arise for successful blending of these formerly separate worlds.
November 2011 - New York, New York, United States



MessageMeNot showcases the hilarious, awkward, and terrible online dating messages that online daters receive every day.

Do you have an online dating horror story? Have you received a message of questionable intent and wonder how the hell that person could have hit send? Or have you ever simply encountered a truly hilarious/awkward/[insert adjective here] pick-up line that you feel compelled to share? If so, we want to hear about it and share it with the world!
October 2011 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


Business Development Consultant

October 2011 - July 2012 New York, New York, United States


Swarthmore College

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science

August 2007 - May 2011 Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, United States


English (Native),
Spanish (Fluent),


Blogging, Business Analysis, Business Development, CSS, Dating Advice, Entrepreneurship, Excel, Google Analytics, HTML, Innovation, Marketing, Networking, Online Dating, Personal Development, Powerpoint, Project Management, Public Speaking, Recruiting, Relationship Counseling, Relationships, Social Media, Startups, Strategy Consulting, Tumblr, WordPress, Writing,