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.

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...

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...

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...

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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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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...

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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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