A startup called The Dating Ring has taken its inspiration from an unlikely source: the "comfort women" of World War II. How else can they explain this crowdfunding campaign to help fly New York women "in dateable ages" to San Francisco to service the Bay Area's soldiers of code.

Would you believe this startup is a Y Combinator alum?

At least these airlifted lovers will have some common interests. In San Francisco, "there's a much larger ratio of men to women than women to men. It's true, I've Googled it before," says the giggling gal in the promotional video above.

h/t @TaylorLorenz

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