It just adds friction, even just cognitive friction, when everything we do is about reducing it. People don't think about paying a penny to read a single comic, they just toss a few bucks at a comic artist each month.
But anyone who wants to start a dating startup has to answer two questions: in addition to the usual question about how you're going to approach dating differently, you have to answer the even more important question of how to overcome the huge chicken and egg problem every dating site faces.To paraphrase Peter Thiel, you should be wary of building a startup that's a two-stage rocket.If the first stage works, you can and should stick with it; if it doesn't, you'll never make it to stage two.Having read the Scott Mc Cloud book that focused on micropayments almost 20 years ago, and having seen so very many people try something and have it go nowhere, I've come to the conclusion that micropayments are simply never going to be a thing.My guess is, at the end of the day, people don't want to think about money transactions when doing ordinary things. Adding badges and shit to things to make tedious things "fun"? Transactifying your ordinary processes makes them less fun because you're constantly thinking about spending money. He was a priest in Delphi, where he served the temple of Apollo, but he was also a man of the world: a magistrate, an archon, an ambassador and even a celebrity of sorts, known across the Greek-reading world for his philosophical ponderings and biographies of emperors.