Raising the Dating Bar Blog

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.

Thoughts On Planning The First Date

I have a certain way I like to approach planning first dates. I actually refer to them as “pre-dates.” To me, real dates start after I’ve decided 100%, ok, this is someone I’d like to spend time with and to get to know. Pre-dates are simple. It’s coffee, drinks or...

Rejection Is A Part Of Dating. Don’t Let It Bother You.

Rejection is a part of dating. You will be rejected, and you will reject others. It’s not a fun word, it’s not a fun feeling and it adds a lot of difficulty to your dating experience. But, if you let it get you down, if you feed on the negative feelings it creates,...

What I Mean When I Say Don’t Talk About Your Ex

When two people start dating there is usually this awkward cloud looming: The “ex cloud.” It’s one of those taboo topics, right? You have an ex, or exes - you've been in past relationships…. And, you never know what to share and when or how to bring it up. Some of you...

Avoid These Profile Mistakes (Part III)

One day, my awesome, funny, witty, and, above all, sarcastic friend scrolled through some dating profiles on match.com. Below are her thoughts and mine. As I keep mentioning, when writing your online dating profile, think about how others might right between the...

Avoid These Profile Mistakes (Part II)

Working on a post that exemplifies what not to write in a dating profile is always a most amusing exercise. I laugh, I cry, I'm outraged.  But, ultimately, I'm disappointed. Because behind these poorly written profiles are probably countless great people. Yes, online...

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Thoughts On Planning The First Date

Thoughts On Planning The First Date

I have a certain way I like to approach planning first dates. I actually refer to them as “pre-dates.” To me, real dates start after I’ve decided 100%, ok, this is someone I’d like to spend time with and to get to know. Pre-dates are simple. It’s coffee, drinks or...

read more
Avoid These Profile Mistakes (Part III)

Avoid These Profile Mistakes (Part III)

One day, my awesome, funny, witty, and, above all, sarcastic friend scrolled through some dating profiles on match.com. Below are her thoughts and mine. As I keep mentioning, when writing your online dating profile, think about how others might right between the...

read more
Avoid These Profile Mistakes (Part II)

Avoid These Profile Mistakes (Part II)

Working on a post that exemplifies what not to write in a dating profile is always a most amusing exercise. I laugh, I cry, I'm outraged.  But, ultimately, I'm disappointed. Because behind these poorly written profiles are probably countless great people. Yes, online...

read more
Avoid These Profile Mistakes (Part I)

Avoid These Profile Mistakes (Part I)

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 should be avoided. Statements like these don’t make for great online dating profile. Be thoughtful about...

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Be A Happy Single

Be A Happy Single

We date for one reason: To find companionship, whether long-term or short-term. Your dating goals are up to you. Everyone has a right to what they want and what they are looking for. Sometimes, maybe most of the time, it's tough being single. There's a lot of negative...

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What Makes Online Dating A Success?

What Makes Online Dating A Success?

The goal of your online dating profile is to get conversations started. The goal of online dating is to go out on dates. If you get a conversation started with someone (or they start it with you) then your profile was a success. If you go out on a date with someone...

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