We started #open because we think that dating can be better.

"When people are open and upfront about their preferences and boundaries, they create deeper and more fulfilling connections."

— Amanda Wilson, co-founder
Our Team
Amanda Wilson,
Co-founder
After graduating from the University of Tennessee with a degree in political science, Amanda spent 15 years managing and coordinating local, state, and federal campaigns for a wide spectrum of candidates on Capitol Hill and K Street. As a master’s candidate at Harvard University, she became fascinated by the capacity of game theory to disentangle the complexities of human behavior and the application of game theory to location based dating.

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David Epstein,
Co-founder
David has spent the last 23 years working on a variety of innovative ventures—including JavaNet, Broadvoice, and FreeConferencePro—that have provided internet based services to at least a million subscribers to date. His business acumen and talent for molding raw technology into outstanding experiences makes him uniquely suited to augment Amanda’s understanding of game theory and human behavior.

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Alyssa Malec,
Product Manager,
Founding Team Member
As #open’s first resident millennial, Alyssa has a native understanding of the world of digital dating. Having cut her teeth while climbing the management ladder in fast casual dining establishments, Alyssa is ready to keep the team on task.
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