Starting with the similarity in the work they do, users on the site are able to more quickly feel a connection with their matches and spend less time with icebreakers or explaining their schedules. Most people have an immediate image pop into their mind when they hear the word lawyer.
The American Bar Association asked its readers what it was like to date as a lawyer, and the responses were resoundingly negative: It can be a challenge to find someone who understands the deadlines and workload of the legal system, not to mention finding someone to date the kind of people who are drawn to legal work. Elena Albamonte, creator of Lawyers in Love, wanted to provide a place for like-minded, career-oriented individuals to meet each other.
That was the experience Elena Albamonte discovered when she ventured to Match years ago to try online dating. She partnered with a web developer in to create a dating site that would allow anyone in the legal profession to find another lawyer, paralegal, or law student.
The Lawyers in Love site is free, and Elena still personally reviews each applicant to weed out spammers, non-legal system workers, or anyone insincere. There are more than 1.
Lawyers regularly spend so much time at work that they inevitably have to reschedule dates. After such a positive experience, she continued to seek out legal professionals, and all of those dates ended up better than anyone she happened to meet in a random profession.
The concept of Lawyers in Love was so simple, it was brilliant. Elena purchased the domain and partnered with a developer to flesh out her idea.
She provided the creative concepts behind the design, layout, and profile buildout, while he helped code it into existence. Eleven years ago, Elena launched her site, and it has continued to be at the forefront of lawyer dating ever since.
The vision of the site is well represented by its logo — a sexy Lady Justice peeking out from behind her blindfold. When people meet on her site, she said they feel more comfortable because they already know their matches will have something in common with them.