By Jen Kirsch Special to the Star Fri., Feb. 22, 2019 The lonely task of searching a dating app for a potential mate has officially become a social event. Called sip and swipe parties, friends get together — drink in one hand, phone fully charged, dating app of choice open in the other — and group-help each other select their next relationship. It’s eye-opening, insightful and at times can mimic a group-therapy session, of sorts. I recently got together with my going-out friends Drydon Chow, Claudia McNeely, Vanessa Wicktorczyk to give it a try. I chose these particular friends because they are all single and looking, open-minded and aren’t known to bite their tongues. We met up at Casa La Palma, a new restaurant in the city’s west end. We ordered seasonal cocktails and cozied up on the modular couch in the sunken living room by the fire place. It felt homey — the perfect environment to sip and swipe. Article Continued … [Read more...] about Turn the depressing task of online dating into something social with a sip and swipe party
Rsvp online dating
Learn about online dating from the FindHer series Curtain-raisers: • Did you know that a theater actor didn’t know how to “pulp” during the shoot of a love scene with a semi-retired sexy actress? Luckily, the production assistant who, out of camera range, helped him by holding his legs, pushing him forward and pulling him backward to simulate, well, “excitement.” Not sure if the actor has learned how to do it by himself. What Funfare knows is that he has grown swell-headed, has raised his asking price to a few millions and has developed a stiff neck that prevents him from looking back where he came from. • A chinky-eyed newcomer hasn’t really made even a small name yet but he has started boasting about “loving my craft” and “acting for art’s sake.” When he does, a well-awarded young actor under the same talent agency cringe in embarrassment. The chinky-eyed newcomer swaggers a … [Read more...] about Learn about online dating from the FindHer series
By Chip Cutter The Wall Street Journal Thu., Dec. 20, 2018 A decade ago, when Mandy Ginsberg asked couples how they met, some would give a fictitious answer: “Oh, we met through friends.” When she then revealed she worked at an online dating company, their answers shifted: “Oh, we actually met through Match,” they told her. In her nearly 13 years at Match Group Inc., where she became chief executive in January, Ms. Ginsberg has watched the stigma of online dating fade almost entirely. Today, many people even proudly pursue a multiapp dating strategy. Match owns well-known dating apps including Tinder, Hinge and OkCupid, along with lesser-known brands such as PetPeopleMeet.com, devoted to single pet lovers, and LDSPlanet.com, focused on those in the Mormon Church. The Dallas-based company is expanding in Latin America, Japan, South Korea and India to tap what it estimates is a market of 600 million singles. Her first year at the helm has been … [Read more...] about The CEO behind Tinder, OkCupid on the future of online dating
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?
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