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...

Reverse Catfishing – Another New Trend In Online Dating

I learned for the first time about reverse catfishing when a journalist reached out to me for an interview for an article she wrote for Well + Good. There's always something new to navigate in the dating world! And navigating all these behaviors and learning a new...

Online Dating Statistics, And My Thoughts

I'm sure many of you have heard a buzz as it related to online dating. You've heard stories from friends/family, read things online, and come to your own conclusions. I did a search on the real online dating statistics and I was really pleased with what I learned....

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...

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Ghosting Happens. Roll With It.

Ghosting Happens. Roll With It.

As a seasoned online dater I have grown accustomed to the phenomenon termed “ghosting.” This is when you are texting/talking/seeing someone to all of a sudden never hear from them again. This loosely applies mostly to someone you thought was really interested. In...

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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....

read more
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

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