Raising the Dating Bar Blog

Learn about online dating how-tos, dos and don’ts, handling the ups and downs and having fun — all as I see it from my own experiences.

First Impressions Count: Tips for Making Initial Contact in Online Dating

First impressions are an essential part of having success in the online dating world. According to a study published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, “romantic first impressions seem to linger”.  Now, you might be thinking, "Geez, that sounds kinda...

Dating Hasn’t Changed, The Tools Have.

One of the comments I hear most from clients is about how online dating “didn’t exist back then,” They say, “dating is different now.” What they are talking about is online dating. Downloading an app, creating a profile and reaching out to people via text message. ...

How Thoughtful Responses Shape Authentic Conversations

Does It Feel Like Pulling Teeth When Having An Online Conversation?   In a world where we can hide behind our screens while we meet potential matches on dating sites, it’s important to continue striving toward authenticity. Self-discovery emerges as a guiding...

Instead Of Funny In Your Online Dating Profile, Use Vulnerability

Do Funny Online Dating Profiles Actually Work?   Contrary to popular belief, funny is not good advice when writing your online dating profile. It comes off as tacky and trying too hard. You risk misunderstanding and turning potential partners toward the opposite...

What Not To Write On Your Online Dating Profile (Part VI)

There’s No Right Way to Write an Online Dating Profile   Everyone is different. We look different, act different, and online date different. Since we all have our own unique qualities and quirks that make us special, there’s no perfect way to write an online...


April 2024
Why And How To Background Check Your Dates

Why And How To Background Check Your Dates

In this day and age, it's common to do a little digging into a person you are dating or planning on dating. In fact, it's to be expected. A little transparency is important in dating. It's important to feel safe and to know a little bit about what you're getting into....

read more
Avoid These Profile Mistakes (Part I)

Avoid These Profile Mistakes (Part I)

Want to avoid making mistakes in your online dating profile? There are lots of thoughts and opinions out there about what’s right and what’s wrong with online dating profiles. Below are my thoughts and my opinions on what mistakes should be avoided. Statements like...

read more
Single Serenity: A Solo Traveler’s Journey

Single Serenity: A Solo Traveler’s Journey

The idea of traveling alone takes on new meaning at a time when our encounters are shaped by our internet connections. Even though many people would rather travel the world with a friend, there is a certain charm to going it alone in the middle of turmoil. The trek...

read more

"Thank you for doing this I’m in awe, you are so creative. I would have never been able to say everything like you did."

Jennifer B.

Read all reviews here.

A Well-Written Profile Makes The Difference Between a Pass or a Partner.
Learn more here.

"Thank you so much Lydia.  This does really help and jives with my evolving understanding of the modern dating world 🙂 I really appreciate your service. "

Todd K.

Read all reviews here.

We Write Love So You Can Live It.
Learn more here.

"I wanted to thank you for the match.com profile you wrote for me. Ever since I started using it, my response rate on emails has gone from about 10% to 50%, and I’ve been getting more high quality dates. "

David Q.

About Me

I'm on a mission to help people find themselves and be found through online dating. I craft detailed, intriguing, and interesting online dating profiles. I take the time to get to know you, so that your profile represents who you really are.
    Your Cart
    Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop