Lindsey Metselaar | We Met At Acme
We Met At Acme started in October of 2017. I was newly single, and had been dating a lot. I would sit with my friends talking about the horrors of some of these dates. Our very open, real conversation was so riveting to me, and right then and there I knew we needed a platform for it. I know I know, it sounds like every girl who thinks her friends could have a reality show, but I had a feeling there was something there. Us millennials live in a generation of suppressing and not expressing, so We Met At Acme touches on subjects that we don't talk about, but we all want to know about.
I chose a podcast as my outlet for a few reasons. It's easier to speak freely about things when you're not showing your face. Also, I really do believe podcasts are the future. It's the most effective way to truly reach our generation because what you are saying is going directly into people's ears. Podcasts are blowing up right now, so it's a very saturated market, but I want to stay true to the "realness" of millennial dating.
I've been blown away by the response I've received since starting We Met At Acme. Before this, I had started a social media management company called Lindsey's Lunchbox. I did that for almost 2 years. I've had my podcast for 4 months I've gotten more outreach within these short months than I ever had in two years of creating my own business. 50 people DMed me on the @WeMetAtAcme Instagram the other night within 30 minutes.
The most interesting thing I've learned about millennials is that they are deathly afraid to communicate. In 2009, a movie came out called "The Invention Of Lying," and it features a world where people can only tell the truth, and no one has ever lied. I've always found that telling the truth has gotten me further in life, and I think millennials in the dating world need to try it out a bit more. Whether that means explaining why you're really cancelling last minute, or what you're looking for in a relationship or during sex.
If you were to look at my phone right now, you would see a variety of apps. BIG fan of HQ Trivia right now. I've gotten everyone in my life hooked. I played with my family the other night and we got 10/12! Co-star is another app I enjoy for astrology where you can keep track of your friends charts as well. I'm also still a huge Words With Friends nerd. Play me!
My desk looks a little different (see above). Lots of Diptyque candles, a bacon egg and cheese, Chick-fil-A sauce, apple tv remote, and some podcast equipment of course!
The best business advice I can offer is that having a mentor who believes in you is imperative. My dad is mine. Don't be afraid to put yourself out there if you're passionate about something. It's impossible to not have a few haters, but it truly means you are doing something right and different.
To me, being an entrefemmeur is about loving yourself and everything about the person you are. It may sound cliche, but in order to love others, we have to understand how to love ourselves. Never be afraid to ask for the help you need. It's about having a positive mind and attitude and being fully present in every situation.