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.

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....

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...

Making A Good First Date Impression

Even for the most confident person first dates can be intimidating. Essentially, we’re prepping to go meet a stranger without knowing what could possibly happen. We forget that everyone we meet starts as a stranger! But, this particular stranger could end up being...

When Online Dating, Keep Your Attitude In Check

While online dating is a wildly accepted norm when it comes to meeting people and finding love and relationships, there is still a lot of stigma attached and a fair amount of poor negative attitudes. When online dating, it's important to keep your negative attitudes...

How To Pick The Right Photos For Your Online Dating Profile

Part of creating an online dating profile is also choosing the right photos. Just like what you write, which photos you use are crucial to making a good first impression. You have to think about your online dating profile as a comprehensive whole, and you want it to...

How To Cope With Ghosting When Online Dating

Ghosting is one of the biggest phenomenons in dating. Pretty much everyone has been ghosted one time or another and I bet most people online dating have ghosted another person at least once during their journey. First, what is ghosting exactly? From the...

Funny Online Dating Profiles? Not If You Are Serious About Dating.

Should you write an online dating profile that's funny? It's probably not a good idea. Your online dating profile is not improv at the comedy club. Your profile is an opportunity to portray yourself in a way that shows potential partners who you are and what your life...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

read more
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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