This is YouTube. Yeah, the same place we go to secretly watch hot desi videos.

Now today, the world knows YouTube as a video sharing website that introduced funny cat videos to us.

But according to a report by Cnet, the basic idea behind launching YouTube was to run it as a dating website!

YouTube co-founder David Chen said that the initial idea was to let people make videos describing themselves and tell the world what type of a person they were looking for.

However, the concept bombed since not one person uploaded a single video.


That’s when founders Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawid Karim decided to trash the idea and opened the website for all sorts of videos.

Perhaps the reason why they wanted YouTube to be a dating website was the fact that it was launched on 14th February 2005.


Bet Tinder’s heaving a huge sigh of relief right now!