We are less than a week away from the launch of TruConnection.com, and I’d like to write about a key component of the site and a driving force behind its development: Our support of local non-profit organizations which promote literacy and creative art programs to underprivileged children. Once the site is launched, I will list these groups on our website.
These organizations share our belief that the best kind of ‘charity’ is empowerment. By providing programs that foster creativity and writing skills, these organizations not only help children succeed in school, they empower children to think on a different level and perhaps see the world in a new light.
What does this have to do with an online dating site? A lot, if you think about it. Online dating can be more than a place where you “wink” at pretty girls and overstate your income . We are creating a community in which members can express themselves creatively and meet others — a community in which you are essentially free to create and share anything. In so doing, you reveal to other members a glimpse of how you express yourself, of how you think…a sense of who you are.
This concept of ‘who you are’ is really at the core of our site, just as it seems to be at the core of these select charitable organizations. To me, ‘who you are’ is how you think, what your dreams are, what inspires you. It is not necessarily your job, your leisure activities, or even your family and friends. It is something slightly deeper, even, than the sum of your experiences.
By creating an environment that fosters open-mindedness, creativity and literacy, these organizations are promoting personal development and independent thinking from a young age. They help bring to the surface the concept of the intelligent and creative individual, and this is a concept which should not be denied anyone.
Stay tuned for updates later in the week as we prepare to launch.