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As seen in NYTimes, ABC7News, SFGate, WSJ, AskMen, East Bay Express, Women’s Health, Mashable & Hinge’s Relationship Scientist Book
What It’s Like to Work With a Matchmaker
New York Times – “There used to be this stigma around it,” said Eddie Hernandez, an online dating consultant in San Francisco. “
Single? Looking For Love? A Photographer Offers Tips On How To Make A Photo Stand Out On Dating Apps
ABC7News – The Bay Area is full of vibrant, fun, single people so how do you go about meeting someone special? Photographer Eddie Hernandez offers advice on how to take a great profile picture for dating apps.
What An SF Photographer Who Charges $875 For Dating App Photos Suggests Singles Do
SFGATE – When seemingly everyone is complaining about the state of app dating in San Francisco, singles look for an edge in the algorithms. That’s where Bay Area photographers such as Eddie Hernandez have found a calling.
The New Rulebook for First Dates: Sweatpants, No Makeup
WSJ – Eddie Hernandez, a San Francisco photographer and dating coach, has long preached the value of a natural, authentic profile photo. As he explained, “The worst feeling to have on a first date is to have someone end the date immediately before it starts because you don’t look like your photos…. The photographer Mr. Hernandez said something similar, stressing not to change the status quo if you actually wear makeup every day.”
An Expert’s Guide To The Best Dating Profile Pictures
Badoo – Online dating photographer Eddie Hernandez has a few thoughts behind why certain photographic choices are so appealing and why it might be best to leave others in your camera roll.
“Photos that show smiles, enthusiasm and something unique stand out over photos that are lethargic, mundane and taken inside homes,” said Hernandez.
4 Styling Tips for Your Online Dating Profile
Agape Matchmaking – Wardrobe stylist Eddie Hernandez compiled the perfect list on what to wear in your online dating photos, and unsurprisingly, one of the most important things you need to put on is confidence.
The best way to achieve that extra boost of confidence and look your best in your photos is pretty straight forward: wear something that flatters you. Don’t take a risk by wearing clothes that are out of your comfort zone in your profile pictures, instead, go with what you know already works.
P.S. That quote about shape wear is not mine.
SFGATE | This new, popular scavenger hunt has Redditors combing the streets of SF
Every week, local photographer and online dating coach Eddie Hernandez posts a new clue to r/SanFrancisco under his username, u/usctrojan415, which is usually followed by hundreds of upvotes that boost it to the top of the page, encouraging others to join the hunt.
Vogue UK – September 2020 Issue
Pull Out Cover Page: Activism Now – Faces of Hope. Photo of Alice Wong, Photo by Eddie Hernandez
How To Make A Tinder Profile That Stands Out In All The Best Ways | Women’s Health
Women’s Health — “For the best lighting, shoot outdoors in natural light (look for natural shadows for diffused light), take photos closer to sunrise or sunset (for softer lighting), or wait for slightly overcast days (so clouds or fog can soften the light)”…
Cuffing Season Might Be Upon Us, But Don’t Expect to Hook Up as Much This Year — Here’s Why
AskMen — According to online dating consultant Eddie Hernandez, one of the top reasons why people are waiting to have sex this cuffing season is health and safety. There’s still a chance of contracting COVID-19 from those who are vaccinated, and it can take some time to assess your new partner’s habits before determining if you’re taking the same measures to stay safe.
Looking for love? These are the most popular dating sites and apps, according to actual users.
Mashable — Eddie Hernandez, a San Francisco-based online dating consultant, has no singular app he tends to recommend. “I get a sense of not just what the ‘best’ app is, but what I think would be the most appropriate with where [clients] are in terms of their dating expectations,” Hernandez said.
Perhaps You Need A Dating Coach | East Bay Express
East Bay Express — One coach, Eddie Hernandez, left a career in data analysis to found his online dating consultancy company, Eddie Hernandez Photography. He said he applies a lot of the same skills he used to advise tech startups to his new business.
Inside The World Of Dating Profile Ghostwriters
Salon — The visual emphasis in many dating apps has laid the foundation for professional photographers to take part in this burgeoning industry. Eddie Hernandez, a professional photographer based in San Francisco, specializes in online dating photos. Though Hernandez also shoots other social media portraits (like LinkedIn headshots), he says online dating photos make up about half of his business.
Top 10 Mistakes People Make With Their Online Dating Photos – PlentyOfFish Blog
Plenty of Fish — Photos in online dating profiles offer a glimpse into who people are, what they are passionate about, how they spend their time and how they like to present themselves to the world. Unfortunately, many people use less than flattering photos in their online dating profile and they may not even know they’re doing it!
Guest Meddler: Let Others Help With Your Dating Life
Meddle.co — Thanks to the internet and the advent of dating apps, there exists this incredible opportunity for anyone to instantly meet people outside of their day-to-day lives. In a matter of minutes, one can pull likes and photos from their feeds and photo gallery to create a public profile in minutes.
Chart Using Match.com Data Shows Just How Many Single Men Are In San Jose
SFGate.com — Call it preaching to an all-male choir, but there’s further data to support San Jose’s reputation as Man Jose for online dating.
Author, Good Men Project
The Good Men Project was founded as a way to allow men to tell stories about the defining moments in their lives. The hope was to spark a “national conversation” around the question of “What does it mean to be a good man?”
Interview, The Best Life – The One Word You Should Never Include in Your Online Dating Profile
“This is referred to as negative, defensive language,” says online dating consultant Eddie Hernandez. “It suggests the user might be hesitant to give people the benefit of the doubt or at least give people a clean slate to start off a match.” Hernandez suggests replacing this language with more positive framing by focusing on what you do want.
How To Help Evacuees From Sonoma, Napa Fires
“As the wreckage and heartaching losses racked up this week for people affected by the wildfires in Sonoma and Napa counties, Eddie Hernandez of San Rafael yearned to find a way to help.”
Expert-Backed Advice for Couples Moving in Together: 14 Tips for a Smooth Transition
April 20, 2022 – Location and space are a big factor. Will both of you be working from home indefinitely? Do you need extra privacy, quiet space, or proximity to your office or place of business? Not all items can be addressed before move-in. Still, good communication can alleviate many misunderstandings and help you know your partner more intimately than before.
–Eddie Hernandez, Dating Consultant
Taste of Yountville: A Perfect Day in Napa Valley
For those who missed out on Yountville Live, oM SF put together our own “Taste of Yountville,” with a sampling of all that this darling little town (and foodie mecca) has to offer. From pre-dawn to late evening, here’s how to spend a full day in Yountville.
The NYT picked 52 places to go in 2014. Readers picked a 53rd (Photo: Eddie Hernandez)
The NYT picked 52 places to go in 2014. Readers picked a 53rd (Photo: Eddie Hernandez) https://mobile.twitter.com/nytimes/status/498053851640254464
The NYT picked 52 places to go in 2015. Readers picked a 53rd (Photo: Eddie Hernandez)
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About Eddie Hernandez
Eddie Hernandez is a dating consultant & professional photographer based in San Francisco, servicing clients in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and beyond as featured in the NYTimes, SFGate, ABC7News, East Bay Express, Salon; contributor to Good Men Project, Plenty Of Fish and Meddle.
In addition to photos, he provides guidance around app choice, bio optimization, messaging techniques, wardrobe advice, date planning, screening profiles, ID'ing red flags, offline techniques for meeting people organically, naturally.
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