This Melbourne startup wants to help people build relationships over a shared love of food


First published on Startup Smart

A Melbourne-based entrepreneur is planning to launch a new social network this month helping to connect people over a mutual love of food.

Let's Meet At founder Loretta McGill says she created the startup to help people build meaningful relationships over food, whether for romance, friendship or meeting new people while travelling.

"Out of the frustration of looking for friends and love online, I decided to create my own platform," McGill tells StartupSmart.

When McGill moved to Melbourne from New Zealand, she says she found existing channels to find new friends and form relationships quite disappointing.

"The only options were clunky dating sites, Tinder came with expectations and the other online dating sites weren't user-friendly," she says.

After working across various industries like not-for-profits, marketing and tech companies including a dating site about a decade ago, McGill realised that food was always the common denominator.

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