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.

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...

Which Dating Site Should You Use? Let’s Break It Down.

I am often asked, “What dating site should I use.”  If you are pondering the same question, keep reading.   I have a fast answer and a slow answer to this question.   The fast answer is to go where the people are. Where you live is going to add a big variable in which...

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. Yes, it feels weird and awkward. It feels like you are violating someone's privacy. But, I say, who cares. This is about your time, your safety, your life and...

Stop The Stigma Of Online Dating

This post is for those who have an objection to online dating, or for those how have thought about it but are unwilling to take the plunge. I learned the other day that someone close to me met her soon to be fiancé online. But! She's too embarrassed to tell anyone...

What Not To Write On Your Dating Profile Part II

This post is a long overdue follow up to my original post, What Not To Write On Your Online Dating Profile. 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...

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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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Stop The Stigma Of Online Dating

Stop The Stigma Of Online Dating

This post is for those who have an objection to online dating, or for those how have thought about it but are unwilling to take the plunge. I learned the other day that someone close to me met her soon to be fiancé online. But! She's too embarrassed to tell anyone...

read more
Traveling Alone. Do It!

Traveling Alone. Do It!

For some of us finding that special someone is taking longer than we would otherwise like. In that reality we end up not participating in activities because we'd rather plan them with a companion. A special someone we can share our experiences with. After all,...

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My Week On Bumble

My Week On Bumble

My week on Bumble. I was unsure about Bumble. I didn’t think of it as something worthwhile to try. I thought that mostly because of where I live. I thought it was a big city app and that probably no one in my small city was using it. After chatting with a friend of...

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