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How Dan Lok & Jennie Lok First Met – Alpha Man Smart Woman

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How Dan Lok & Jennie Lok First Met - Alpha Man Smart Woman

How did Jennie and I first meet?

It’s very simple. We fell in love at first sight, and she asked for my phone number, and here we are.

No, I was just joking. She’ll want me to tell you the real story. Actually we met because Jennie was working at the karaoke place. She was in her early 20s and going to college.

Star Crossed or Crossed Signals?

When I first saw her, I was ordering food in the room and we were just chatting. I was flirting with her a bit. And I remember at the time she was wearing a skeleton necklace. She was serving our food when I grabbed the necklace. I said, “That’s cool,” and she was like, “What the hell?”

After that when I was paying, she was the cashier who gave me a VIP card. I thought it was a sign that she was interested in me.

But the real story was her boss was asking her to give VIP cards to certain kinds of clients. The place had just opened, and they wanted to encourage certain people to come back – people who looked like they would spend more money. So Jennie wasn’t interested in me at all!

I did go back to the same place a second time. I bumped into her in the hallway and it was her day off. I invited her into my karaoke room with ten other friends and asked her to sing a song with me. Then I asked her to sing karaoke with me again when she wasn’t working.

Then I asked for her number and she gave it to me, but not for the reason I hoped. Later she told me it was because she was just being nice. She didn’t know how to say No!

My One Date Close

But before she left, I asked when she was off again and said we could sing karaoke that day. Then I called her Tuesday, the day she had off, to say I was going to pick her up. We went out for dinner. She cooked for me because it was hot pot and she was just being nice because I was the one paying.

Again, I thought she actually liked me! Anyway, we didn’t hold hands on the first date. After we went home, we talked on the phone for six hours. After that, we were together.

A one date close.

Later in the relationship, we started to talk about our expectations such as casual dating versus long term relationship. At the beginning of our relationship, we fought a lot. Jennie was five years younger than me and she wanted different things from the relationship than I did.

But that was just at the start. We worked out our conflicts and now we work together to build my business.

So that is the story of how Jennie and I first met. We want to share our story because entrepreneurs face different conflicts and challenges in their relationships than people who have regular jobs.

In the future, I look forward to sharing with you more stories about us, and more relationship advice.

Transcript

Dan Lok: Welcome to another episode of Dan Lok show. Today we are in actually New York City, and I’m with John Henry. Now John not only is an entrepreneur, but also a real estate investor as well as owns a venture capital company.

John Henry: That’s right.

Dan Lok: Now before we even talk about John’s story, I want to talk a little bit about this space.

John Henry: Let’s talk about it.

Dan Lok: Let’s talk about this space. Like what makes this space, co-working space, so special?

John Henry: First things first, thank you for having me on.

Dan Lok: Welcome man, welcome.

John Henry: Appreciate you. And look, what makes this space special is this is the proof right here. Like you’re on a one day trip, you came, you interviewed with Faiza, this content, that content lined up. We connected and it’s central in the city, a lotta energy here, there’s six floors.

Dan Lok: You can feel the entrepreneurial spirit.

John Henry: That’s right.

Dan Lok: The minute you walk in you can feel the hustling.

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Dan Lok: Welcome to another episode of Dan Lok show. Today we are in actually New York City, and I’m with John Henry. Now John not only is an entrepreneur, but also a real estate investor as well as owns a venture capital company.

John Henry: That’s right.

Dan Lok: Now before we even talk about John’s story, I want to talk a little bit about this space.

John Henry: Let’s talk about it.

Dan Lok: Let’s talk about this space. Like what makes this space, co-working space, so special?

John Henry: First things first, thank you for having me on.

Dan Lok: Welcome man, welcome.

John Henry: Appreciate you. And look, what makes this space special is this is the proof right here. Like you’re on a one day trip, you came, you interviewed with Faiza, this content, that content lined up. We connected and it’s central in the city, a lotta energy here, there’s six floors.

Dan Lok: You can feel the entrepreneurial spirit.

John Henry: That’s right.

Dan Lok: The minute you walk in you can feel the hustling.

John Henry: That’s right, and there’s a lot at WeWork’s, obviously, and this is … this, though, is billed as like the OG space, and there are a lot of veteran New York entrepreneurs here. There are several accelerators and several funds and stuff, and so yeah, I’m fortunate to be part of this community.
So we’re in Alley right now. Yeah, and that’s where we find ourselves.

Dan Lok: That’s awesome.

John Henry: Welcome to New York, man.

Dan Lok: Thank you, I love New York. The cold, it takes a couple of days to get used to. The minute I arrived, the airport, like wow! This is cold. I know New York, it’s cold. But this is cold!

John Henry: This is very cold.

Dan Lok: This is very cold. So John, take us back. How did you get into entrepreneurship?