Finding out what went wrong with failed romance

Mon Feb 6, 2012 9:24am EST
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By Natasha Baker

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - With Valentine's Day just a week away disappointed daters wondering what went wrong with the romance have a new way to discover why the relationship fizzled.

A website called WotWentWrong provides a guided way to request and respond to feedback on why things didn't work out.

"It's for the people who are evolved enough to really want to be mature about it and find out so that they can move on," said Audrey Melnik, the developer and CEO of the site.

By selecting from a number of pre-made templates, users can request feedback from their former dates, in a way that Melnik said removes emotion from the equation.

"It's really just to tell them 'I understand there's no future with us, but just to get closure, let me know why you lost interest'," she said.

After the feedback has been submitted, the initial requestor is able to view that information, along with advice, and products, recommended by the website.

"If he says that you're constantly late, or have a problem with punctuality, there's a book there for helping you," she said.

According to Melnik, not hearing back from a date after an apparent connection is something that can happen for a variety of reasons. And the only way to truly know is to ask.   Continued...