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The Dots is a series of intimate and honest conversations hosted by digital strategist, speaker and entrepreneur Kathleen Buczko. Kathleen interviews artists, community leaders, entrepreneurs, and changemakers who talk about how they connect the dots and bring things together for their communities, companies and themselves for a better life.

Oct 31, 2017

Architect turned digital developer Lori Cheek is the founder and CEO of Cheek’d, a dating app that allows you to see and interact with your matches in real time. Lori worked in architecture, furniture and design for 15 years for companies such as Christian Dior, Vitra & Karkula. Trained as an architect, she began her career with multiple project management roles in New York City focusing on architectural interiors. A few years ago, she came up with an idea that lead her into the NYC World of Tech and she is loving life more than ever.

Her story is incredible – she gave up almost everything to build her app. Her tenacity is palpable, as is her passion. Lori believes her app has the power to change the way we date: it’s a mix of digital and personal. She says, “The one thing other apps can’t solve for us is chemistry, which cannot be experienced on a screen. People stare down at their phones all day. What we’re saying is: Look up.”

Twitter: @loricheeknyc

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