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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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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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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