Welcome to The Tonight Show
I'm your host Chung Lao.|
We are pleased to have
Justin Mathews here for this edition of
Tonight Show. He is the
ambitious creator of DesiDestiny.com.
Justin, a network administrator, and Drexel University alum,
can be described as a man on the go, and a person that
enjoys being around people.
November 22, 2004
Chung Lao: Hey Juby, how are you?
Juby: Iím doing quite well these days. Stress was
something that was overcoming my life, but my outlook these
days has changed, and I am pretty happy. :)
When was your website, DesiDestiny.com, founded?
The site was founded sometime in June of 2003. It
finally came to life and launched on Valentines Day of this
What is its purpose, and how does it work?
The purpose of our website is simpleómaking the search
for a significant other as easy as possible. We designed
our website and company around this. Whatís the use of a
service thatís far too complicated to comprehend?
It works very easy. A user comes to our website and signs up
as a member for free. He or she can view all of our options,
as well as search for a mate. If that person then wants to
take the next step to contact that person, then he or she
will need to sign up for a paying membership with us. A
paying membership will also give that user many more options
and products to choose from the site.
What is your success rate?
I had to remove someone the other day that said they
had found their Husband using our website. That felt pretty
good. There is a big difference between the amount of people
that are paying members and that are free members. The site
is paying for itself right now, but thereís always bigger
and better things to do with it and its functionality in
order to compete with some of the other TRILLION Indian
dating sites out there.
How long has it been online and how many members do you
We have been up and running for about 8 months, and
have brought in approximately 30,000 members.
Do you think itís safe to meet someone online?
Yes, I do. In fact, I am thinking of adding more
security to our siteólike features that do background checks
on members so that they are verified that they arenít a con,
etc. Iím willing to go that extra step so that our customers
will refer us out to others.
What is your take on arranged marriages?
Well, arranged marriages to me is more of a tradition.
In my life, I choose which traditions to take and not take.
I wonít be going the arranged marriage route, but Iíll tell
ya what, they donít seem to fall apart as fast as the 51%
divorce rate here in America. I think itís just personal
What do you think of IndaPhatFarm.com?
I think itís pretty cool. Building a
community online isnít the easiest thing to do, I say that
from much experience, and it seems like you already have a
grasp of this concept. Good job.
Were you for/against the War in Iraq, and why?
I am pretty split about this topic. If they had Nukes,
well sadly, yes I support it because of course we would have
to police these people. But since our motive should have
been to continue on to find the man that disgraced and
damaged our country with the horrible day of 9/11, then we
had no business going after Saddam. In fact, how many people
knew we were even on the hunt for Saddam before it all went
down? In the end we are seeing that it was a mistake. Osama
is still sleeping in caves, yet families here are suffering
because of their tremendous losses. I still think we were
Name someone you admire, and why?
A lot of people say I get my leadership qualities from
my Father. I know the life he had in India, and the troubles
of becoming successful here in the states, while supporting
all of his large family here in the states as well. I love
his hard work, and I know that heís always done what is best
for his family first. His sense of humor and his laugh are
unlike anyone else. When I started all these companies, of
course he couldíve said ďno, what are you doing, where are
you spending your moneyĒ, etc. But he didnít He supported my
decisions, and thereís not many people that would have stood
behind you when taking major risks like this. For this, I
choose my Dad as a person I most admire.
Name some countries you would like to visit and why.
I would love to go to Europe. This is something Iíve
always wanted to do ever since high school. So many places
to see over there: Paris, Ireland, Rome, etc. I am
definitely going to go before I get married. I think
spending a month over there would be an excellent experience
that Iíll never forget.
Howís the fantasy football team going?
So far so good. I have 4 teams right now, and Iím at
the top of each league. Michael
Vick is flat out killing me though. Anybody want him? Iíll
sell him CHEAP.
What is something you canít stand in a person?
Ulterior Motives. Scam Artists. People that use you to
get what they want.
Lastly, leave us with a parting thought.
Donít ever let anyone tell you you canít do something.
I have been age discriminated more than race discriminated
in my 25 years on this planet. Donít let your age be a
deterrent in reaching your goals. Believe in what you are
doing and follow through with it, and you will accomplish
anything you ever try.
Thanks Justin. Next up on
The Tonight Show is Michael William George.
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