Build a Fully Functioning Web 2.0 Business in 66.5 Hours

In 2007 Matthew Inman created Mingle2, a fully functioning online dating business/website, in just 66.5 hours. From concept to launch. 6 months and 2 million visitors later, it was acquired by a competitor.

He shared his experiences in the aptly named Mingle2 – How I Built a Web 2.0 Dating Site in 66.5 Hours.

Let this be a testament to Web 2.0 and the effectiveness of rapid development frameworks: I built a full-featured dating website, from concept to launch, in 66.5 hours.  In a typical 9-5 job this would amount to about a week and a half.