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...

Wondering Who My Clients Are? Folks Just Like You.

Happily married now, I'm so grateful that the internet connected me to the love of my life. It took time, and I had my own ups and downs, but it was worth it in the end, for so many reasons. But, this post isn't about me, or for me. It's about YOU and for YOU. This...

“If You Always Do What You’ve Always Done, You’ll Always Get What You’ve Always Got.” ~ Henry Ford

“If You Always Do What You’ve Always Done, You’ll Always Get What You’ve Always Got.” ~ Henry Ford Like many quotes, this one is simple yet powerful. Think about it. The premise is if you want something different out of your life you have to put something different...

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How To Craft An Opening Email When Online Dating

The goal of your online dating profile is to spark intrigue and to get conversations started. One of the most challenging parts of online dating getting the conversation started. I'm sure many if not all have experienced this. You search online, read through profiles...

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

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...

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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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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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