Style Mag April 2021

Out of the depths of darkness, vaccines have injected bright light into dating. I sat down in person with Richard Easton, founder of First Date Club, to discuss his path forward.


Is FDC more fun than M&A?

Goodness yes. Dating is all my finance friends talk about, mergers and acquisitions of a different kind. (laughs)


How is FDC different than Online?

FDC is the antithesis of online dating. Imagine the difference in Payless vs Polo Ralph Lauren. FDC is bespoke. We are the top 1% of gorgeous girls and millionaire men.

What is dating’s future?

We’ve seen a huge uptick in casual dating these past 11 years. People need less drama in romance, mostly older men, younger women. Casual romance is 65% of biz.

What inspired matchmaking?

I’ll always be on Wall Street but I could not resist the allure of bringing a fresh perspective to dating. FDC removes all the guesswork. We know our members, so we personally vouch for them, not by name, but by explaining their attributes.

Anyone I know in The Club?

Secrecy is our highest priority. FDC safeguards the privacy of many prominent men and women. I am most proud of that plus the happiness we create in people’s romantic lives.