Tag: online dating

Adding Tinder to My Dating Marketing Plan was the Missing Piece for Finding Love

Adding Tinder to My Dating Marketing Plan was the Missing Piece for Finding Love
It’s been exactly five years since I joined the dating app, Tinder. I resisted at first because it seemed like it was meant for people in their early 20s and 30s. I didn’t think there would be anyone on there in my age range looking for the same things as me. Someone who watched new... Read more »

Don't Delete Dating Apps, Learn How To Use Them

They said it couldn’t be done, but I met my fiancé on Tinder. “You’re too old for Tinder.” “People your age aren’t using apps.” “Dating apps are just for hookups.” Guess what? In real life, there are also people who are looking to just hook up. Apps are vehicle that delivers single people into the... Read more »

Create The Perfect Online Dating Profile By Doing A Little Research

In my first-ever ChicagoNow post in June 2013, I wrote about two of my four Rs of Dating: Risk and Rejection. Those words have never been more true than after I downloaded the Tinder app. That site is all about rejection. Within seconds, they are swiping left to get to the next person. A cuter... Read more »

Let's Play A Game of Murderer or Socially Awkward

I’ve gone on dozens of dates with complete strangers. I rely on my journalism degree and hard-hitting investigative skills to decide whether I should venture out alone, usually via text and email.  I’ve never been on a first date with a guy who actually scared me.  A few have been a little wacky, but pretty... Read more »

Week 15: If Everyone Is Listening You're More Likely To Find A Great Blind Date

I don’t like dating guys who are younger than me.  Even though friends think that puts limits on the dating pool, I’ve tried it.  And I don’t like it.  Without trying, they make me feel old. “My parents wouldn’t let me watch Seinfeld growing up,” they would say after I made a reference to the... Read more »

You Don't Look As Boring When You Smile

This week, my challenge is to become indispensable, specifically standing out among all of the Match.com profiles.  Whenever I write about online dating, I hear from people who share all their crazy stories that prompted them to stop using those sites.  They say they never meet anyone great online, but that’s not always the reason... Read more »

Tips From A Car Salesman Can Improve eHarmony Profile For Cyber Monday

“What do I have to do to get you into a car today?”  That’s what I think of every time I see a commercial for a car dealership, which I saw a lot of during all the Black Friday advertising last week.  That’s the first time I noticed cars getting into the holiday shopping mix.... Read more »

What's The Shame In Online Dating

Over the summer, I ran into a friend I hadn’t seen in awhile at our mutual friends’ wedding.  His wife died a few years ago, so I never bring up the subject of his love life.  We chat about everything else, but always steer clear of any talk about dating.  Well, dating as it pertains... Read more »