Running a dating website
Then one day a friend told him someone had already done his idea.
If your idea of a romantic date include training together for a marathon, jogging, shopping for treadmill, or fitting new running shoes then this online dating personals service is for you.
There must be a better way of meeting people than hanging out in a bar, thought Jose de Lasa, now 32, while attending Tulane Law School in New Orleans and doing just that.
The idea stayed in the back of his mind even after becoming a lawyer in 1996.
So much so that he quit his ,000-a-year job after a few months to start Group Encounters, a social organization, using the ,000 his father had given him to pay off school loans.
While de Lasa went to Barnes and Noble to research how to write a business plan, Graham Mc Aden, 28, a public relations account executive for consumer products such as Burger King, languished at his job and told friends about the "socializing service" he dreamed of opening.