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.

Your Online Dating Profile IS A Personal Brand

This is a topic I am very passionate about, and something I'd really like all online daters to understand. Your online dating profile is a personal brand. How you are perceived by others will result in how they are going to react to you. How you are perceived is going...

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...

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...

Dating Is A Time Investment Whether We Like It Or Not

Time Is Precious. But, When It Comes To Dating, Let's Lighten Up A Bit.  I've said this a few times: You are going to go out with more people you are not going to click with than people you are going to click with. You're not going to know either way unless you go out...

The Goal Of Online Dating Is To Get Offline

The goal of your dating profile is to get conversations started. The goal of online dating is to ask for dates and go out. Online dating does not actually mean date online. It’s a forum to introduce yourself to someone new. It’s a place to meet new people and say,...

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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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There Are No Mixed Messages In Dating

There Are No Mixed Messages In Dating

We've all been there. We've all dated that person who's got us guessing. That place of unknown, limbo and the back and forth - one day you're sure he/she likes you, the next not so much. You're left always wondering. But, of course, you are too afraid to ask. And,...

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Thoughts On Dating Over 50

Thoughts On Dating Over 50

Dating does not come without challenges, no matter who you are. But, if you are over 50 it comes with a unique set of challenges. There are many. Below are a few of the most common. First Challenge: It’s been decades since you’ve been single and dating. And, online...

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Don’t Fall In Love With Potential

Don’t Fall In Love With Potential

This has happened to many of us. We've met our perfect person……almost.  You've met the man of your dreams. He's handsome, has a great job, works hard, is ambitious, smart, he makes you laugh and you simply adore him. The problem? He's emotionally unavailable. He has...

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Don’t Date With A Bad Attitude

Don’t Date With A Bad Attitude

I will get straight to the point: There are no bad dates, only bad perspectives. If you date with the right perspective, with the right attitude, it will be a better experience. Here's a truth: You will not click with more people than you will click with. If it were...

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