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When you're thinking about your company 24/7, it can be difficult for matches to separate work from romance.

One such pair is Ashley Taylor and Alexander Klokus.

Related: Class Pass Tones Down Blog Post Encouraging ' Single Bros' to Pick Up Women at the Gym"Hinge is trying to mimic something you do in your life," says Hinge CEO Justin Mc Leod, regarding the dating app's utility as a means of connecting people.

A month later, Weber learned that the two had formed a mentorship as the woman launched the next stage of her career.Of course, Weber says that there have also been romantic and sexual relationships formed by couples who met at an Underground Unattached experience.In the not too distant past, I went on a Grouper date.It ended with a proposition – in the most professional sense of the word.The duo matched on Hinge about six weeks ago and discovered both their companies were in intense growth mode in overlapping industries; Taylor works at blockchain-centric production studio Consensus Systems and Klokus works at science and tech aggregator and summarizer Futurism."Very quickly, Ashley started dropping all of this very awesome tech lingo," says Klokus.

"I think from that point, we knew that this is something that could evolve into something much more than a simple hookup."While Klokus jokes that he's playing the long game in wooing Taylor, the pair's professional collaborations have already borne fruit, including Taylor writing a post for Futurism on the Further Future Festival."There are very few companies that are focused in the space we are focused on, in terms of emerging tech and how they impact society," says Klokus.

I was surprised then when, a few days later, one of the potential suitors messaged me on Facebook.

After a few perfunctory messages, his true intentions became clear: he was trying to fund a Kickstarter campaign and, as I had mentioned that I worked for a business publication, he wanted me to cover it. As someone who writes for , I've come to terms with the fact that occasionally people I believe to be interested in a date actually just want me to write about their apps.

So you want to date someone who shares your education level and ambition?

And maybe, just maybe, you’d like them to be in your same neighborhood, attractive enough to at least look good in black-and-white photos, with a height that meets your way-too-restrictive height preferences.

Related: What a Dating Experiment Taught This Entrepreneur Turned Reality TV Star Dating apps often strive to be seen as more than just facilitators of either romantic or sexual connections. It's like real life, but better." Hinge's is "Meet new people through friends." The subtext is there, but the focus on connections of all kinds and the similarity to real-life scenarios keeps associations wholesome.