By Jennifer Miller The New York Times Tues., April 3, 2018 Over video, chat and text — though rarely in real life — digital dating coaches help you create a more attractive online profile, decipher your date’s cryptic text message and boost your confidence after an unsuccessful Tinder fling. These are not substitutes for a licensed therapist, but they’re convenient. “We strive for instant gratification,” said Liron Shapira, 30, co-founder of a chat-based Silicon Valley startup called Relationship Hero. “We give 24/7 service. If you want advice at 4 a.m., you can get it.” Like virtual brunch Online dating coaches have been around practically since online dating began, but their focus has shifted. In 2009, when Laurie Davis Edwards started a company called eFlirt Expert, her most popular offering was a dating “concierge” who would write client profiles, suggest potential matches and even respond to messages … [Read more...] about What can online dating coaches do for you in the Tinder era?
Sometimes people find the perfect match through a dating app and sometimes those matchmaking apps give them nightmares. A woman from London has seen the dark side of dating through social media and now she is not alone on this list.A recent survey has shown that 57 percent of women file complaints after feeling harassed via online dating sites. While the research revealed that 39 percent of Tinder users and 38 percent of OkCupid users have complained about harassment, a 23-year-old young woman Samantha dealt with a weird man named Michael, whom she found on another site Bumble.When Samantha said 'Hello' to Michael, he replied with a message where he attached a picture of another woman in underwear. According to The Tab, Michael wrote that he could meet Samantha if she could make an effort in the gym to become like the woman in the picture.The chat turned into harassment when Michael kept on hurting Samatha's feelings through his messages. The annoying man wrote to Samantha: "So I'm not … [Read more...] about Just a ‘Hello’ on dating app turns into a nightmare for this London woman
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and "Fifty Shades" star Dakota Johnson are reportedly dating and fans cannot keep calm. After calling it quits with Jennifer Lawrence, Martin is once again set to create a new tune in his life and this time it's with Dakota.After first going on a date last month here, Martin, who was earlier married to actress Gwyneth Paltrow for 13 years before their divorce last year, is holidaying with Johnson in Israel. He has also been taking advice on music from her, reports usmagazine.com."Dakota and Chris are definitely dating. They've got to know each other really well and are very comfortable from one another. Chris sends Dakota his music to get her opinion. It's more than just a fling," said a source.Before the Israel trip, the couple was spotted on a date in Sushi Park here, in November.Martin, 40, was last linked to singer Dua Lipa, 21, after breaking up with actress Annabelle Wallis. He has also dated actress Jennifer Lawrence in the past.Johnson, 28, on the … [Read more...] about Chris Martin, Dakota Johnson reportedly dating
Like male peacocks showing off their magnificent plumage to attract a mate, some men on dating sites post topless mirror gym selfies.Not such a good idea, according to dating experts. Women, they say, tend to swipe left when they see gym selfies.Likewise, dating sites are full of women’s selfies taken from an elevated vantage point, highlighting their cleavage.“Some women think, ‘If I show a sexy picture, he’s going to think I’m sexy.’ If you show a sexy picture, he’s going to want to hook up,” says online dating expert Julie Spira, founder of CyberDatingExpert.com.Her advice instead: “Anything that you wouldn’t want your children, your parents or your boss to see, doesn’t belong on a dating profile.” … [Read more...] about Dos and don’ts for profile pictures on dating sites
Traditionally, the first Sunday in January sees the highest traffic on dating sites and apps, as singles try to make good on their New Year’s resolutions to meet someone. As you’re setting up your profile, swiping and sending those first messages, here are some pieces of advice.1. Write a bio. This seems obvious. But so many people’s “about me” sections are blank! I shouldn’t swipe right on these guys, but sometimes I do. And occasionally I’ll send a message asking them to tell me something about themselves, pointing out that their bio is blank. Yes, dating apps are image-heavy, and some people will swipe left or right without even reading your bio. But that’s no reason to leave it blank. If you don’t put the minimum effort in to create an online dating profile, it shows you’re not taking it seriously and doesn’t bode well for the kind of effort and attention you might put into a date or a relationship. For certain … [Read more...] about 9 tips for upping your online dating game