In 1995, debuted as an online dating site for singles.  At that time, there was a stigma attached to meeting matches online vs. “the old fashioned way.”  Three years ago, when Tinder burst onto the scene, dating online had already become a widely accepted way of meeting your mate.

 Just because online dating is available and acceptable, doesn’t mean dating is easier.  In fact, almost anyone who has done any online dating will tell you that it makes dating hard.  Many spend time endlessly emailing, texting, or messaging without ever meeting in person.  Remember the couple who messaged on Tinder for 3 years before finally meeting? 

Marketing experts say that too many choices is a bad thing, because it creates a decision making paralysis.  Since scrolling through pages and pages of potential matches is much like online shopping, you can imagine why it is so challenging to meet, in person, and then connect long term with the right person. I recall shopping for a travel pillow.  There were so many variations on the travel pillow theme, it took me several trips to the website to choose the one I wanted.  

 The goal of this blog is to help online daters have a better dating experience and be better daters themselves.  Drawing on my 13 years experience as a modern single person (I won’t count my experience as a single person pre-electronic media, as many of those rules don’t apply anymore), I’ll offer tips to help cut through the BS of online dating and, hopefully, help those who want to find someone special achieve their goal. I hope to start a dating conversation, where those who are dating can share their dating experiences as well.

Andrea wants to live in a world where the neighborhoods are walkable, bike lanes are plentiful, and the food is fresh, delicious and readily available. A 20-year veteran of the health and wellness industry, she started her career in the fitness industry while earning a master’s degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, and then on to the burgeoning field of worksite wellness. Andrea has competed in collegiate level soccer, worked as a personal trainer, fitness instructor, wellness coach, and master trainer, climbed 14ers, and completed cycling centuries and metric centuries. All of these experiences give her the opportunity to view well-being from many different perspectives. When she’s not helping others to be their healthiest self, you can find her at a farm to table restaurant, down dogging at the yoga studio, or experiencing the Colorado landscape on a bicycle, snowshoes, cross country skis or on foot.