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

Online Dating First Dates

First Date Ideas, What To Expect, Where To Go, When To Ask For Dates, Exchanging Numbers, Coffee Dates & MoreSo you have matched with someone on a dating app, managed to flirt your way through not so awkwardly spaced exchanges and are ready to ask the person out on a date - congratulations! Many folks don't make it this far due to various...

Online Dating Etiquette

Texting Rules, Responding To Messages, Arranging Dates, Asking For Phone Numbers, Dating Multiple People, When To Meet, Manners, First Dates, Not Interested   When it comes to online dating, the waters have been muddied by indecisiveness, access to devices that allow for instantaneous communication, access to unlimited profiles at ones'...

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 does not...

Men’s Headshot Wardrobe Tips

What Guys Should Wear For Professional Business Headshots: Tips, Ideas & ExamplesDepending on the industry you are in, headshot options are limitless, especially if you decide to capture your headshot outside of a studio i.e. public space, office space, outdoors etc. Over the years, there has been a shift from more formal looks to more...

Women’s Headshot Wardrobe Tips

What To Wear for Female Headshots, Outfits, Clothing, Accessories, Makeup & MoreDepending on the industry you are in, headshot options are limitless, especially if you decide to capture your headshot outside of a studio i.e. public space, office space, outdoors etc. Over the years, there has been a shift from more formal looks to more...

Marin County Date Spots

Favorite Date Nights, Happy Hours, Fun Casual Dinner Spots, Special Occasion Anniversary Ideas and Creative Places To Meet Singles In The North BayFor years, residents in Marin County ventured off to San Francisco when it came to date nights, meeting singles, nightlife and more due to lack of options nearby. Most publications and guides focus on...

Dating In San Francisco

What is Dating in San Francisco Like in 2019? Why Dating in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley is Hard In the city where people love to complain about everything from electric scooters, to Ubers blocking bike lanes, long waits at Blue Bottle, incorrect DoorDash orders, fog, nudists, delayed MUNI lines, price of avocado toast, steep...

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...

How To Take A Good Professional Headshot

Professional Business Headshot Tips: How To Prepare, What To Wear + How To Pose When Taking A Headshot For Linkedin Profiles, Websites Headshots are more widely used than ever before. From Linkedin profiles, press releases, articles, websites, social media, avatars, business cards, sales collateral  to speaking engagements, headshots are...

Online Dating Profile Critique And Review

Virtual Dating Help: Profile Review & Feedback (Photo Analysis, Written Bio & Messaging, Wardrobe Advice, Dating App Strategy)As an online dating photographer and consultant, I have spent more than 5 years helping folks locally (here in the San Francisco Bay Area), across the country and internationally with their dating profiles, app...

Online Dating Conversation Starters

First Messages: How To Start A Conversation with a Girl, Guy on Dating Apps. Funny, Interesting and Creative Opening Lines. 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,...

Is Online Dating Safe?

Safety Tips To Protect Yourself On Dating AppsOnline 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 FAQ’s

Online Dating FAQ's, Advice, Tips And Introduction Guide: App Choice + Strategy, Bio Optimization, Best Photos To Use & MoreIt'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...

Best Bumble Profile Prompts And Answers

Examples of Conversation Starters + Openers: Good Bumble Profile Prompts For Your Dating Profile + How To Answer Them As an online dating photographer in San Francisco, I have reviewed and improved countless dating profiles, photos and bios over the years. While photos (particularly your main profile photo) will have the single biggest impact on...

Hinge Most Cliche Answers To Prompts

Hinge Prompt and Answer Bingo Card: The Most Common, Overly Used Hinge Answers To Prompts... EVER!!! If you have been on Hinge long enough the answers should look very familiar to you. Although photos are the most important items on your dating profile (most people would agree 80-90+% of your dating success is driven by photos), prompts should...

Online Dating Resource Guide

Comprehensive List of Resources For Online Dating: Podcasts, Articles, Studies, Surveys, Safety Guides and More   Tips from a dating coach and consultant. Over the years I have stumbled on a variety of resources, articles, stories, anecdotes, books and moe covering dating culture, online dating, regional trends and more. Some of these can be...

How To Meet People IRL

How To Meet Friends, People Organically, Offline In Real Life, Near You, In Your Area   Dating apps are not for everyone and even if you do decide to give online dating apps a try, you should never abandon trying to meet people offline, organically. Even if you meet online, you still have to communicate, plan dates, have conversations, read...

LinkedIn Profile Photo Tips

What to Wear, How to Take a Good Photo, Should You Smile, How To Crop Headshot, What To Wear In Your Picture   LinkedIn is one of the most heavily trafficked website on the planet. As a marketing and research tool, it is often times the default method for recruiting, competitive intelligence, finding a professional, evaluating possible...

Psychological Effects Of Online Dating

Online Dating and Mental Health: Loneliness, Social Anxiety & the Negative Effects of Online Dating   What are the psychological effects of online dating and how does it affect mental health. I am a big fan of online dating when done correctly. As a tool, it's a great way to meet others outside of your routine. Single parents, busy...

Hinge – Invited You To Start The Chat

What Is Hinge’s Invited You To Start The Chat? How Does It Work? Hinge's Invitation To Start A Conversation Feature. Mark Unresponded Messages If you have used dating apps long enough, you will noticed a large portion of likes or comments turn into matches. Of those limited matches, few turn into conversations. There are a variety of reasons for...

Online Dating Profile Background Checks

Dating Profile Background Checks - Which Apps Offer Them, Should They Be Required, How To Screen Dates   Online dating apps have grown in popularity over the years even across older demographics and with that increase in popularity comes increase in sex offenders and predators looking for their next target. Online dating apps have been known...