Christine’s Journey

Christine - Mobile Dating BootCampSince I created a new OKC account, I’ve been visited by 30 people and have received ten messages…not a bad ratio for online dating!  Only issue is I’m not attracted to a single one of them.  :(

I got a delightful message from another 50+ year old man:

“I offer romance, respect, and never ending friendship. I have deep experience in many explorations that may interest you. I have lived in Europe and Asia as well as North America. I have virtually explored Mars with a camera I built that landed there. I have invented technology that has touched your life. You intrigue me. I hope you will find my combination of attributes attractive. Please let us meet in person so my passion for life can elevate our conversation to a captivating level!”

I downloaded Tinder for the fun of it.  It’s like boyfriend shopping!!  And you can easily play around it with with your friends while you’re waiting for drinks or food while out.  Granted, a lot of the guys are just looking for a quick hook up, but I’ve had a few fun conversations…that led nowhere.  It’s also a great ego boost.  I’ve had 27 matches since signing up on Friday afternoon, four of whom have sent me a message.  I wish that ratio were higher, but to be fair, I’m not taking the initiative either.  I think part of that is because I like to be pursued, even just a little bit.  If he already knows I think he’s attractive, why not reach out to me?  One thing I also really like about Tinder is that only mutual matches can send you a message.  That’s a lot of saved “wasted” time.  :)

As for eharmony, I got 25 multiple choice emails from guys.  I’ve responded to 4 and last night reached out to three more of my matches (2 have already replied.)  It’s all multiple choice, which is weird, but I’m seeing where it goes.  At least it requires effort so I’m assuming the guys are looking for something more and a “buddy.”

I’ll keep you posted!

Mobile Dating BootCamp was created by online dating expert Julie Spira to help singles find love from the convenience of their mobile phones. Spira has taken her Online Dating BootCamp a step further by featuring the latest mobile dating apps. Find out more at CyberDatingExpert.com and MobileDatingBootCamp.com.

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Stephen’s Journey – Mobile Dating BootCamp

StephenHi, it’s Stephen with my first blog post.

I have been testing out OK Cupid and How About We…

I find that many of the profiles on OK Cupid are actually real. This is surprising as it is a free service and one would think that it would have more fake profiles. However, considering that How About We is a subscription service, I think it actually had a couple fake girls. Both interfaces are very user friendly as far as updating profiles, searching dates and sending messages.

The principle behind How About We is that users post ideas that dates can respond to. Suggestions are streamed for daters to browse. I did notice another problem where I noticed many of the profiles had the same exact suggestion.

OK Cupid has been around a lot longer, so they’ve been able to perfect their software. I feel it’s fine the way it is, and if they make any drastic changes it would be a mistake. The most interesting feature is the match feature which tries to match dates according to specific dating questions and answers.

I’m hoping to have my first date this week and will keep you posted.

Mobile Dating BootCamp was created by online dating expert Julie Spira to help singles find love from the convenience of their mobile phones. Spira has taken her Online Dating BootCamp a step further by featuring the latest mobile dating apps. Find out more at CyberDatingExpert.com and MobileDatingBootCamp.com.

Follow the contestants at Facebook.com/MobileDatingBootCamp

Jaime’s First Post – Mobile Dating BootCamp

Jaime old photojaime31Oh how my profile needed some help!

Online dating expert Julie Spira and I emailed back and forth for a few weeks about my background, what I am looking for in a relationship etc. Last night we had our first phone conversation. We talked again about what sites I had been using for dating and then we went over my profile. First off, Julie told me I had way too many pictures up, I had 13 but she recommended having 5 up. I had always figured the more pictures the better, I am sometimes suspicious when someone only has a few pictures on their profile.

Julie told me not to give everything away in my profile, just to make it a bit of a teaser. I always had a picture of myself in a bikini, which she said is sending the wrong message. I had put it on the site because some of my guys friends that does online dating told me I should. I am looking for a serious relationship- I want to get married and have kids so Julie told me I had to take this picture down. The picture did get me a lot of attention, probably not the kind I am looking for!

We went over the rest of my profile, made some changes that will hopefully help! I am going to to play around on the Tinder and Match.com mobile apps and see how it goes!