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Dating questions answered

Our friend and colleague Erika Ettin answers your dating questions in The Bristol Herald Carrier “Q: I had a date planned with a woman, and I hadn’t heard from her in two days. I texted “Are we still on for coffee today?” and she never responded. Then another — matched with a woman on Tinder, had some good chats and seemed to be going somewhere, and then all of a sudden, no responses, she just disappeared. — Trevor, 39, Atlanta, Ga.”

Click here to see the answer to this readers question: https://www.heraldcourier.com/community/erika-ettin-dating-questions-answered/article_6c967cdd-5ecc-5f49-9b80-a170ca5ed3be.html

Can a Dating Coach Help You Find Your Soul Mate?

Elizabeth Bernstein writes for The Wall Street Journal ” Jonathan Robinson thought his text exchanges with an attractive woman he met on a dating app were going so well that he asked her out. He was delighted when she said yes. But then she asked about his past relationships. After he said he was divorced, she peppered him with questions: When was the breakup? Was he really over his ex? Did he feel emotionally available?”

Click to read more: https://www.wsj.com/articles/can-a-dating-coach-help-you-find-your-soul-mate-1544450922

Should single parents reveal their kids when online dating?

Ben Life writes for ABC Life “”But if I didn’t know, and went on a date and liked them and then found out … I think I’d be okay with it.” I was contemplating online dating for the first time after the break-up of an engagement. With not much else to go on, the perspective of a woman well versed in the ways of Tinder demanded serious consideration. As any single parent creating a dating profile will tell you, there’s a binary choice that can’t be avoided. Either A: Be upfront and say you’ve got kids (thus scaring off the Chloes of this world).”

Click to read more: https://www.abc.net.au/life/should-single-parents-reveal-their-kids-when-online-dating/10504602

Dating at work gets trickier as City firms tighten policies

Becky Pritchard reports for Financial News “Romance at work has always been thorny. How do you figure out if a colleague likes you? When do you tell colleagues that you have become an item? And what happens if you break up? But in the wake of the #MeToo movement, which has prompted questions about consent, sexual harassment and power imbalances, dating colleagues has become a lot more complicated and more financial services employers are introducing policies requiring staff to declare relationships. Barclays, the UK bank, as well as Linklaters, Clifford Chance and Herbert Smith Freehills, the law firms, have all updated their policies or made them public this year. They all require employees to declare romantic relationships with colleagues that could pose a conflict of interest.”

Click to read more: https://www.fnlondon.com/articles/dating-at-work-gets-trickier-as-city-firms-tighten-policies-20181114

Dating In Your Prime

Teresa Pelham writes for Hartford Courant “Many of us dating in the 1980s and earlier have waited by the phone all night for an MIA date to call, not knowing if we were being stood up or if a flat tire was involved. Now, as we over-50 singles navigate the high-tech 2018 dating scene, we’ve got problems we could never have thought possible: Catfishing, ghosting, sexting and breadcrumbing, just to name a few.

Online dating — or even just dating in general — can be an all-consuming technological challenge, especially for people who didn’t grow up with a cell phone in hand. The amount of time and energy required to do online dating is a heck of a lot more than anyone could have predicted years ago.”

Click to read more: https://www.courant.com/hartford-magazine/features/hc-hm-prime-dating-over-50-20181125-story.html

Online Dating Safety

Colleague and Friend Erika Ettin writes for Bristol Herald Courier “Many of my clients, especially those who were married for a long time and are now entering the dating scene for the first time, ask me questions about how to stay safe when doing online dating. While I’d never advise anyone to assume that online dating is inherently unsafe — couldn’t be farther from the truth — I do try to impart some common practices to make sure you only have to focus on whether you’re having fun and not your well-being. Below are a few of the more common questions I receive: 1. Are there certain facts I should know about a date before meeting in person?”

Click to read more: https://www.heraldcourier.com/community/erika-ettin-online-dating-safety/article_6c15c0c0-3da6-5e8f-aac3-6ff551200040.html

The dangers of online dating-Preventative actions to take to date safely online

Jeanna Kelley reports for Concho Valley Online “ASU student, Jeremy Ifasso, says, “we don’t know really who is behind the screen until we see them face-to-face.” Jeremy has used the online dating apps, and like many other students… ASU student, Eric Valle, says, “that should be creepy. You don’t know this person and they want to meet up already.” ASU student, Sonja Gonzalez, says, “I don’t know, I’d be kind of cautious about it.” Taking precaution while you’re looking at other people’s profiles is key, so when it comes to our own profiles, it is important not to overshare. Public Information Officer for SAPD, Tracy Gonzalez,says, “never put your personal address out there. Don’t show your phone number at first. Don’t provide an email. Don’t tell the person where you work.” Educating yourself on the safety tips these apps provide is recommended.”

Click to read more: https://www.conchovalleyhomepage.com/news/local-news/the-dangers-of-online-dating/1600578766

How To Start Online Dating, If You’ve Never Done It Before

Ronnie Ann Ryan writes for Your Tango “Are you ready to find love online? Great! Online dating sites (like OKCupid, Match and eHarmony) and dating apps (like Tinder and Bumble) are both easy and accessible. But, for the best results, there are strategies that can help you meet people online so you can connect with “the one” faster. Plus, when you know what to do and what to expect when it comes to dating online, you’ll feel more confident and in control of the process.”

Click to read more: https://www.yourtango.com/experts/RonnieAnnRyan/beginners-guide-using-online-dating-sites-apps-okcupid-match-tinder-meet-men

Here’s How To Get Someone To Ask You Out On A Dating App, According To An Expert

Hannah Schneider writes for Elite Daily “So, you’ve been exchanging messages back and forth with a match on a dating app. Each time your phone lights up with a new message from them, you feel butterflies in your stomach. They’re cute, have similar interests as you, and you’re pleased to know you can hold a conversation with them. But… you want to actually meet in person. It’s hard to know what to say to get someone to ask you out. It’s so easy to get stumped when it comes to figuring out how to hint that you want to go on a date.”

Click to read more: https://www.elitedaily.com/p/heres-how-to-get-someone-to-ask-you-out-on-a-dating-app-according-to-expert-12960296

The conflicting incentives of online dating sites

Colleague and Friend, Erika Ettin writes for The Bristol Heard Courier  “The founders of online dating sites like Match, JDate, and even Tinder (which is owned by Match) want you to use their sites to meet a significant other. Online dating makes it so much easier to connect with people. And these sites get a thrill out of touting their success stories — using anything from online advertisements to Times Square billboards — and contributing to the ever-growing statistic of how many relationships started online. I love this!Back in the day, according to a study in 1932 (so, way back in the day), a sociologist at the University of Pennsylvania looked through five thousand consecutive marriage licenses on file for people who lived in the city of Philadelphia and found that a whopping 33 percent of the couples who got married had lived within a five-block radius of each other before they got married. (If you recall, my parents met because they lived next door to each other. Mom is five-and-a-half years older, though, so she was out in the working world and my dad was in school!)”

Click to read more: https://www.heraldcourier.com/community/erika-ettin-the-conflicting-incentives-of-online-dating-sites/article_808cf8e8-f391-5fc7-9be3-005bfa273833.html

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