Tawkify is the newest way to meet someone . . . using the oldest method in the world.
Tell us your interests and what you're looking for, and we (actual human beings) will personally match you. (We know! So old-school!) Then at 10pm (EST) / 7pm (PST) - we'll let you know - when your phone will ring. Answer it. It will be the person we hand-picked for you. It's thrilling! It's scary! It's provocative! It's audacious! It's brilliant! It's archaic! It's romantic!
E. Jean Carroll writes the Ask E. Jean (link) column in Elle magazine. Incredibly it's the longest, currently-running advice column in American publishing. She has six million readers. E. Jean was a writer for Saturday Night Live, a contributing editor to Esquire, Outside, and Playboy. Her TV show on MSNBC was called—what else?—Ask E. Jean. She founded, with her sister, Cande Carroll, the breakthrough dating site, GreatBoyfriends.com (where women recommend their ex-boyfriends to each other) and which has been profiled in The New York Times, Newsweek, The Washington Post, the Miami Herald, the LA Times, Men's Health, Details, etc., and has been seen on The Today Show, The Early Show, Oprah, constantly on CNN, FOX, etc.
After two glasses of wine, E. Jean estimates that what with her column, her book, Mr. Right, Right Now, her website, Greatboyfriends.com, her coaching site, Dating: E. Jean (link), her YouTube (link) Channel, and her television appearances, she has helped more people find enticing mates than any advice columnist in history.
Kenneth Shaw was most recently the principal imagineer at One Kings Lane. He began his career at Microsoft, and moved on to become the bashful firebrand who created My Purity Test, one of the most popular Facebook apps of all time. He also created the Elle magazine Facebook App and Homeslyce.com. He graduated from Stanford in '07—he's a geek, a black belt in Hapkido, and possesses such a sunny disposition he makes a basket of puppies look depressed.
Silent James is the astonishing and vibrant illustrator of Tawkify. He first worked with Kenneth and E. Jean on their insanely popular Facebook app, The FukBook. Here is James's website http://silentjames.com/index.html. E. Jean and Kenneth worship the man.
Charlee Ziegler is a life coach. Charlee started as a go-between at the age of six, when at sleepovers, whenever there was trouble, she created reconciliations by getting the kids to talk it out together in the bathroom while she mediated.
Split between a very conventional upbringing in suburban Arizona with her dad and a bohemian lifestyle in New York City with her actress mother, Charlee straddled two worlds and longed for unification. Often, when relatives had trouble in love, she intervened.
Between stints at Bennington College (E. Jean wrote her recommendation—Ed) Mills College, NYU, and St. John's College, Charlee traveled and had many adventures.
Once when she was trying to find the bathroom in a Parisian bar, a man stopped her and said in a thick accent, "You have what we call an overture of emotion," and then stoically walked away. Stunned by this announcement, and not really sure what it meant, she felt it had something to do with her destiny in life.
She's still not sure what it's all sussed up to be, but she's always believed that true love was possible between people and that the life of the heart used the love of another to express it's entire reason for being. The cosmic dimensions of relationship and the eternal struggle for love and, at times, crowning achievement of claiming it, for almost every individual in an entire planet of people enchants, baffles, and inspires her.
Married with a five-year-old daughter, Charlee investigates every aspect and dimension of love, marriage, and family and finds it to be a mysterious, beautiful, and epic saga.
Victoria Gaponski is a 6' tall redheaded model from the Ukraine and a contributing writer to 100 Ways to Make a History (in NYPL's Rare Books Collection)
"I come from a historical port city Odessa. Odessians are knows for their sense of humor (Google it!) I hail from a long line of smart and creative women from mother's side, all who ran off with poor, but extremely handsome men!
"I went to John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Showed up to pistol shooting class in heels. Left the dream of being a lawyer for Journalism and after covering a murder case decided to stick to what came naturally—fashion.
"I use the same tactic to match people romantically as I do clothes—there are no rules, you can look great in anything, the key is to sync with it.
"A man once asked me if I didn't want to date him because he was ugly. I responded with: "it's like fashion—you see so many beautiful things on the hangers or on other women; but when you try it on it just doesn't fit." He high-fived me."
Victoria's blogs: fashionthis.net and gaponski.tumblr.com
Jan Arcangeli is our "lady-in-waiting." She is a graduate of Syracuse University, the mother of two boys, and happily married to a chef. Jan greets you when you sign up for Tawkify—yes, that is a personal letter from Jan, not computer generated malarkey. She answers your questions, she listens, she feels your pain, she solves your problems!