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Hinge Dating App Review

What Is Hinge Dating App? Is It Free? Should You Use Hinge? 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...

Should I Try Facebook Dating?

Facebook Dating Pros, Cons & Privacy Concerns 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...

Online Dating Photographer In Los Angeles Next Month

I will be returning to Los Angeles for a few days between October 16th-20th and have 2 slots left available for online dating photoshoots. These shoots will be taken in DTLA, Arts District, Santa Monica, Venice and Manhattan Beach on a first come first serve basis. I went to school at USC and return to Los Angeles every so often so I know my way...

Best Dating Profile Photos for Guys

Dating App Photo Tips 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...

Should You Try Match’s Dating Coach Service AskMatch?

What is AskMatch? Should You Try It Out? 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...

How To Write A Good Online Dating Profile

What To Write In An About Me Section, Help With Creating A 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...

The Best Hinge Prompts, Questions and Answers

Good Hinge Prompts To Use On Your Dating Profile And How To Answer Them  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...

Online Dating Messaging Tips and Etiquette

Dating App Conversation Tips, Best Practices 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...

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...