Posts tagged Online Dating

What Is The Difference Between Dating Apps and Online Dating?

Dating using an app today is different from dating online just 3 years ago.

If the last time you dated was before dating apps became popular in 2014, you may feel scared to create a profile, clueless about what to say about yourself, or frustrated by the endless messaging that doesn’t lead to meeting in person.

So, how are dating apps different from conventional online dating?

Technically, the difference between a dating app and online dating is that a dating app exists solely within the app on your phone or tablet instead of serving as a supplement to a larger website.

Dating apps like Tinder, Bumble, and Coffee Meets Bagel do not have an associated website, while conventional online dating sites (like Match) do.

Don’t be fooled into thinking that this is the only difference.

Learn what else you need to know about the difference between dating apps and online dating in this FREE class for people reenter the dating pool.

Dating apps are no longer just for hookups, and plenty of people use them to find meaningful relationships successfully.

Many people reentering the dating pool post-2014 feel confused about how to meet the right person using a dating app, not to mention afraid to set up a profile because of the stigma associated with apps like Tinder.

It’s 2017, my friend!

Not accepting that dating apps are no longer just for hookups is making you look and sound old.

Finding a new relationship is an adventure and you can quickly learn how to use dating apps to meet someone who wants to enjoy the delights of a committed relationship (like sharing quiet morning coffee and late night conversation) with you.

When you’re ready to meet the right person using dating apps, try the first class of my GROW formula for dating apps FREE here.

The first step to meeting someone who gives you the warm fuzzies is writing an inviting profile in the limited space allowed by dating apps. You’ll learn how to write a great profile in under an hour.

Included you’ll find:

  • Do’s and Don’ts for writing a great profile that makes starting a conversation easy and feels more natural
  • What photos to include (and not include) in your profile
  • The best order to arrange photos so they tell your story
  • How to spot someone just looking for a hookup so you don’t waste your time

If you find this FREE class helpful, the rest of the GROW formula will make your life so much easier and help you in using dating apps to meet someone who you can build a great relationship with much faster than you ever thought possible. Start by taking the free class here.

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3 Tips to Writing an Online Dating Profile for Professionals

For the professional man or woman, posting an online dating profile can feel risky and far too revealing for comfort.

Can colleagues (or your ex!) potentially see your profile?

How much personal information can you share without risking appearing unprofessional?

What kinds of photos should you include?

Your answers are here.

Your Profile is NOT Private

The first thing you need to know is that you’ll have no control over who sees your online dating profile. Anyone who is participating in online dating, from a colleague, to an old flame, to your ex could potentially see your profile. There can be no reasonable expectation of privacy with online dating.

Don’t let that scare you away, but consider carefully what you’ll share and how you’ll share it.

Tip #1: Imagine your Grandmother seeing your profile. My profile shares plenty of personal details about me, but it contains nothing I would not be perfectly comfortable showing my grandmother (this includes my photos).

 

Your Profile is NOT a Résumé

The second thing you’ll need to consider when writing an online dating profile is who you are OUTSIDE of your career accomplishments.

Your professional accomplishments are a significant and important part of who you are, but when you’re out there in the dating world, remember you’re looking to connect with someone you want to spend your time away from the office with.

Not sure where to start?

Tip #2: Try sharing something you’re interested in learning about. How to cook a pot roast, how to fold a fitted sheet, what a meme is, or the next place you’d like to explore in the great wide world.

 

Your Photos Matter

Third, I know it’s tempting to hire a professional photographer to take photos of you for your online dating profile, but don’t. I could explain why, but just trust me on this one for now. Do NOT include your professional headshot or the photo from your badge either.

Tip #3: Be sure your profile includes a Selfie as well as a full body shot.

Bonus Tip: The order in which you arrange the photos in your profile will make a difference in how people perceive you (and the kind of matches you receive), so give some careful consideration to that as well.

 

Busy and Need Help?

If you’d like me to show you the best order in which to post your photos or help to optimize your profile so that you maintain your professional image (while maximizing your chances of meeting someone you can really connect with) you can hire me for that.

Send me an email here to find out how soon I can work you into my calendar and for information on pricing for each of these services.