IMU 067: How Kati Schmidt, a German Immigrant, Created a Unique Dating Service in the Sea of Over 1,500 Services To Help People Create Unique, Meaningful & Powerful Relationships!

Have you ever been on a date?  🙂 Of course you have, how did it go?

Now, have you ever had problems getting a date?  Felt weird on a date?

Didn’t know how to start a conversation?  Keep a conversation going?  

Do you know what to say and how to say it to get a great date?

If you dealt with any of the above issues, then listen to this episode.

This is Polish Peter and welcome to episode 67 of Immigrant Masters Unite.  Today, I have Kati Schmidt.

After winning her Green Card in the Diversity Visa Lottery, Kati relocated from Berlin, Germany, to San Francisco, California, in January 2015. As an early former employee of Airbnb, Kati worked on launching and scaling Airbnb’s operations in Europe, starting Airbnb’s public policy efforts globally and launching Airbnb Experiences. She has seen hyper growth and worked on various entrepreneurial projects within the company that informed operational playbooks.

After 6.5 years, Kati left the company to pursue her own venture, Piña Colada, to create meaningful connections between groups of six like-minded singles over great food.   

Kati is passionate about female entrepreneurship, immigration & the transatlantic relationship, and gluten-free food. In 2015, she has been selected as a Young Leader of the renowned Atlantikbrücke organization.

When you listen to this podcast episode, you’ll discover…

  • How Kati ended up getting her green card in the Diversity Visa Lottery where German immigrants had less than 1% chance of winning that lottery.  
  • How Kati started her dating service company Pina Colada in her own city in a very simple and effective way.
  • How she matches people for her dating service and why it’s so important to the success of her company.  Listen and hear how you can implement this strategy, the 5 personality traits, to your own life.
  • Why the 10-30 min coffee date can actually hurt your chances of finding the right person.
  • How local market can make a difference when it comes to dating if you are a woman.  Different perspectives both men and women have and why seeing the other perspective can make a big difference.
  • The right mindset dating for men.  Listen carefully because Kati shares some powerful strategies for dating the opposite sex.
  • Top 5 questions to ask when dating and why being authentic with the other person can make a huge difference when being on a date.

So, head over to the Itunes or Stitcher right now and listen to the podcast. Once you listen to the episode, share it with others who you think would benefit from this episode.

Show notes:

Recommended books:

“Belong: Find Your People, Create Community, and Live a More Connected Lifeby Radha Agrawal

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About The Author

Polish Peter

Polish Peter, Dad of 3 Rockstar kids, Founder of 1st EVER Immigrant Mastermind, Marketer & Podcaster. We're looking for another rockstar immigrant entrepreneur to join the IMU Mastermind. Interested? Apply at