Blog: Photo Tips, Best Practices And More For Business and Online Dating Profiles

Is Online Dating Worth It?

Does Online Dating Work? As an online dating photographer and consultant based in San Francisco, I have worked with numerous people over the years with respect to their profiles, photos, bios, app choices, wardrobe, first impressions, vocal tonality, date ideas and more. But before I jump into assisting folks who reach out to me for help, I...

Online Dating Profile Critique And Review

Virtual Dating Assistance: Photo Analysis, Bio Optimization, Wardrobe Advice, Dating App Strategy, Profile Rating As an online dating photographer and consultant, I have spent more than 5 years helping folks locally, domestically and internationally with their dating profiles, app choice, bios, photos and appearance. My goal is to help...

Online Dating Conversation Starters

First Messages: How To Start A Conversation on Dating Apps Like Tinder, Bumble, Hinge and Coffee Meets Bagel.  There is a tremendous amount of information and coverage around photos for online dating profiles these days - endless source of tips, tricks and secrets circulating all over the internet. As an online dating photographer, my goal is to...

Is Online Dating Safe?

Safety Tips To Protect Yourself On Dating Apps Online dating has come a long way since the days of Match.com. Not only are there more people on dating sites and apps but there are more options available (swipes, curated matches, search etc.). The days of usernames on dating sites is quickly fading. Divulging hometowns, neighborhood residences,...

Online Dating Frequently Asked Questions

Online Dating FAQ's It's very tempting to jump into the deep end and immerse yourself with dating apps. Dating apps are addictive and seemingly simple and straightforward to use. With that said, there is plenty of self-sabotage and mistakes people make when creating a profile. You only get one change at a first impression and with online dating...

Hinge Most Eligible Singles

Starting around 2015 Hinge produced some PR pieces for the 'Most Eligible Singles' in America across major cities and professions. Most of these are lists are a mix of men and women across fields and industries like advertising, media, retail/cpg, startup, non-profit, health & wellness, tech, finance, doctors etc. These articles were written...

Should You Hire An Online Dating Photographer?

Pros and Cons Of Hiring A Photographer For Your Dating Photos There are photographers for everything these days: weddings, engagements, newborns, events, headshots, editorial, food, nature, fine art etc. but on of the newest specialties is online dating photographers. Hiring a photographer to help fill out your dating profile is nothing new -...

Monthly Average Mobile Users For Dating Apps, 2018

The Most Popular Dating Apps by Monthly Average User Counts in the United States, 2018   Please note, highest user counts do not correlate with user satisfaction or recommended dating apps to use. Dating apps like Coffee Meets Bagel and Hinge are largely more popular in larger cities as opposed to smaller towns with fewer users. Also, this...

Happn Dating App Review

What is Happn? Happn is one the latest dating apps on the market to take advantage of the location based capabilities. According to the company it "enables its users to build connections based on real-time interactions." The focus of the app is to suggest profiles of users you have either crossed paths with or might likely run into  based on your...

Tinder Bios And Opening Lines

Conversation Starters Tips and Examples For Tinder For many, Tinder is the first foray into online dating. It's the most popular dating app on the market and it's the most widely known and referenced in pop culture. It is the dating app that started the left-swipe, right swipe era. Nearly every dating app out there has copied their innovative...

Complementary Dating Profile Review

A number of my clients lately have come to me with a bit of frustration and agony partly due to past experiences with and lack of results from other photographers, profile ghostwriters, dating coaches and more. If you have used It's Just Lunch, Vida, Virtual Dating Assistants, Tawkify or other dating service, photographer, or matchmaker, let's...

Best Opening Lines On Bumble For Girls

Bumble (along with Coffee Meets Bagel and Hinge) is one of the most recommended apps I suggest for clients to use. It's a widely popular among guys and girls in the 25-45 year old range and effective for ages north of that in larger cities like NYC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston.  How Bumble Is Different Bumble differentiates...

Best Date Ideas In NYC

New York City Creative Date Ideas: Manhattan and Brooklyn As a former New Yorker, I dearly miss the city I called home for a few precious years. I try to make it back out for quick vacations and work with clients these days. I have spent considerable time carefully curating lists for friends, family, clients, couchsurfing guests and my...

Hinge ‘Most Compatible’ Feature

Hinge dating app is one of the most popular dating apps on the market today and for good reason but in addition to browsing profiles and sending them likes and messages, there is another feature on the app you should be aware of and that is the 'Most Compatible' feature. What Is Most Compatible? According to Hinge's ZenDesk page, the "Most...

Plenty Of Fish Username Examples

POF Usernames: Ideas and Tips For Guys, Girls The first hurdle most people who decide to give Plenty Of Fish a try is how to select a username. Usernames were a big hit for the early dating sites like Match.com and OkCupid that were primarily a desktop platform with fewer required fields but are still in use today. With that said, usernames...