WotWentWrong is a community where users can list information about their past relationships and respectfully detail what exactly went wrong. It could be about either relationships or dates. The feedback solicited is intended to be respectful but honest. The end result should be that users walk away from the relationship with added insight and understanding about what they can do to improve their part in future relationships. Former partners will be sent a teaser email imploring them to respond with the requested feedback. In exchange, some information may be disclosed to this person or they may simply do it to be altruistic. All feedback is provided in a very secure manner and it is not shared. WotWentWrong may use the information for statistical purposes but no personal information will be divulged. Users can also provide unsolicited feedback about former partners to the WotWentWrong team by logging in and submitting this to them.
As of March 2012, WotWentWrong was in its beta version of the app. The application was founded by Audrey Melnik as a way to help people learn and move on from their past relationships. The site has received a lot of press coverage and Twitter buzz and has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, The Independent, NewYorkDailyNews.com and many other publications. The site has received a lot of good reviews, but also some harsh criticism. However, the site accepts any feedback directed at it and responds in kind with its tagline: "Find out. Learn. Move on."
WotWentWrong focuses on the past relationships and receiving constructive feedback for improving future ones. It's not intended to rekindle past flames or introduce new ones like other dating sites. It's all about self-realization and self-improvement.
The application is pretty straight forward and easy to use. New users will simply fill out a form. They are encouraged to provide their former partner's email address as WotWentWrong claims that they have more success in getting the feedback via that method. However, users could send the request via SMS text as well if they have their cell phone number. Once feedback is received it is sent to the requester in a confidential manner.
New users can sign up for WotWentWrong when they are ready to reach out to a former flame and ask the tough question..."What Went Wrong?"
WotWentWrong requests that users input their first and last name, the first name of the person they dated, their gender, how long they went out for and how the relationship ended. From there the users can write their request, insert some teaser questions, and send the request off. In the process the users are also registering for the WotWentWrong service.
The application is free to use. They do use the data to mine and perhaps sell it to other dating sites or news periodicals. However none of the personal data is released.
WotWentWrong may be a good application for someone who is wondering just that, "What went wrong with my past relationships?" It offers a simple and confrontation-free way to get in touch with the past, and to gain some valuable insight on oneself.