Online Dating Profile Critique And Review

Over 70% of clients, friends and strangers I have met randomly over the years have admitted that they have never sought out feedback on their dating app choices, photos, bios and messages. That is a startlingly high rate considering most people seek out feedback on their resumes, wardrobe, furniture, and even brunch options. Some folks are...

Online Dating App Conversation Starters And Tips

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 not only make sure clients have great, natural photos but also have the supporting captions and profile to...

Is Online Dating Safe? 10 Safety Tips To Protect Yourself

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, colleges attended, Instagram handles and daily...

Online Dating Frequently Asked Questions

Online dating is a misnomer - dating sites are merely tools for introductions. Online dating should be no different than meeting people offline. With that said, anonymity encourages bad etiquette, check-boxes create unhealthy expectations, upfront information creates a false sense of security, easy profile setup creates lazy behavior, people read...

Hinge Dating App Review

Hinge has been around since 2012 and in June 2018 Match Group acquired 51% stake in the company with a 12 month window to acquire remaining shares. In February 2019 it did just that. It's an unfortunate exit from a customer perspective (since Match is where all dating apps go to die) but I am hopeful the some of the bugs will at least worked out...

Should I Try Facebook Dating?

After an initial launch in select, limited markets Facebook dating is now available in the United States. The selling point of Facebook dating as noted by their PR firm is that it "is a separate experience within Facebook" and "takes the work out of creating a dating profile." Let's take a few seconds to digest that last quote from their press...

Best Dating Profile Photos for Guys

After years as an online dating photographer and consultant for clients in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the world, I have seen some pretty cringeworthy photos used by guys on dating profiles. After much press and coverage you would think guys would learn but no. Open any dating app today and you will see some things you cannot unsee....

Should You Try Match’s Dating Coach Service AskMatch?

Recently Match revealed a new service feature called AskMatch which is essentially a dating coach service for users of Match with the hopes of help them with their profiles (bios, photos, answers etc.). Sean Captain of Fast Company wrote a great piece covering the service here. For the record, I was approached my Match to take part in this...

How To Write A Good Online Dating Profile

So you downloaded the the dating app, uploaded a few photos and synced your Facebook, Linkedin, Spotify and Instagram accounts to populate your location, hometown, age, height, favorite band, company name and title. That was easy, wasn't it? Not so fast. While it's true that most people only review the main profile photo when doing a first pass...

The Best Hinge Prompts And Questions

While photos (particularly your main profile photo) will have the single biggest impact on your dating success, bios and questions should not be ignored. An incomplete bio or one-worded answers to questions can signal lack of effort, creativity or sincerity. If you are serious about meeting quality people, don't skimp on your questions and...

Online Dating Messaging Tips and Etiquette

So you managed to get a match on a dating app, congrats! So what now? Many people focus on their profile, photos and bio but fail when it comes to communication. As difficult as it is to get a match with someone you are particularly interested in, it is that much harder to convert matches to dates. In my previous post, I cover intro messages to...

Should I Link My Instagram To My Dating Profile?

Many dating apps today are eager to obtain as much data about you as possible in an effort to understand you better and match you with more compatible people (or so they claim). Providing a glimpse into your lifestyle can provide intrigue and encourage conversation but it can also invite stalkers and also result in a self-sabotaging effort....

Never Stop Meeting People Offline

I work with many people from all walks of life — those who are recently single, those who are new to the area, those who are super busy in their lives, those who have had bad luck meeting people offline and those who are looking to meet others outside of their day to day lives. These are all great reasons to start online dating however there is a...

How To Optimize Your Online Dating Profile and Bio

As an online dating photographer and consultant, I can confirm that good photos do help your chances at success in online dating however, what you write can negate any advantages your photos provide. In case you haven't done so already, check out this intro guide for writing your online dating bio. Once you have the basics down, come back here to...