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!

Mobile Dating BootCamp 2 – Dating in a Mobile World [video]

Season 2 of Mobile Dating BootCamp is up and running.

Watch our six singles finding love from the convenience of their mobile phones using the latest mobile dating apps.

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Mobile Dating BootCamp is hosted by online dating expert Julie Spira in partnership with Three Day Rule. Visit MobileDatingBootCamp.com to watch the progress of our daters and like us at Facebook.com/MobileDatingBootCamp.

Payal’s Video – Mobile Dating BootCamp

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Kyle’s Video – Mobile Dating BootCamp

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Joe’s Video at Mobile Dating BootCamp

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Jen’s Video – Mobile Dating BootCamp

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Franklin’s Video – Mobile Dating BootCamp

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Date Update from Franklin – Mobile Dating BootCamp

Franklin - Mobile Dating BootCampHi, it’s Franklin again checking in from Mobile Dating BootCamp.

So for the last two weeks I have been continuing to use the eHarmony app for the iPad. I was pretty skeptical of the guided communication process when I last checked in, but it’s starting to grow on me. No burden of creating an ice breaker, the ice breakers are built in.

I’ve managed to work my way through the guided communication pretty quickly with some women. I like the “Must Haves and Can’t Stands” step where we send 10 traits that we think we cannot live with and 10 more that we cannot live without in a prospective mate. As soon as I see, “Family” and “Kids” and “Children” on that list, I have to close the match. It’s just not what I want to have as part of the dating conversation right now.

I have managed to get through one complete guided communication with one woman and she seems like a catch. Looks like next is the secure phone call! Did I mention the app is delicious? I can’t stop using it. It’s really a super easy and elegant way to browse profiles.

Check back to view my profile page on Mobile Dating BootCamp to find out more.

Mobile Dating BootCamp was created by online dating expert Julie Spira, CEO and founder of  CyberDatingExpert.com. Watch as the singles try to find love from their mobile phones and like us at Facebook.com/CyberDatingExpert and Facebook.com/MobileDatingBootCamp

Post iDate Date Update from Franklin

Franklin - 27Hi It’s Franklin.

What a terrific panel on Friday at the idate Mobile Dating Conference! It was phenomenal appearing before an audience of people dedicated to mobile and online dating. My mom always says that if you’re going to complain about a problem, then complain to someone who could act to resolve the problem. Well there were definitely some great points of feedback on Friday from everyone—and in front of people who would actually take our feedback and run with it!

Julie Spira was kind enough to let me tackle eHarmony, one of the crown jewels in the online dating world. The iPad app is so delicious. It gives the experience of all of the needed major options laid out on a table. Navigation is super simple, and the animated transitions are seamless, and setting up a profile was painless with a guided wizard walking through the key points of information needed.

Perhaps that summarizes the eHarmony experience: guided. They insist upon grabbing the user’s hand every step of the process. For example once you have decided to send a message with a user, they take you through Guided Communication. It’s a series of questions that you send to a user to see if they will respond, everything from “How many books did you read last year?” to “What are some of the most important marriage issues to you?”

I guess some people need some help with communication off the bat. Personally, I am far more used to introducing myself to someone in my own way based off of what they have in their profile. However this process takes the burden off of me to come up with an icebreaker—they are already there!

View Franklin’s Mobile Dating BootCamp personal page.

Mobile Dating BootCamp featured eight single daters using a variety of mobile dating apps. Led by online dating expert, Julie Spira, the group met with dating executives in Beverly Hills, CA to talk about their experiences. Like us at Facebook.com/MobileDatingBootCamp and Facebook.com/CyberDatingExpert.

Mobile Dating – Looking for Mr. Right

Payal - 26Hi everyone, it’s Payal with a date update about my Mobile Dating Bootcamp experience.

I’ve been diligently using both OkCupid and Badoo since my last post. Now with less than 28 hours until the iDate conference, I’m still looking for Mr. Right.

OkCupid still seems to have a better selection of men (and women for those of you looking!) than Badoo. Outside of my personal preferences, men on Badoo seem to have nothing to say except “hi” and makes my experience more like an instant messenger chat experience (like AIM or Gchat). It is also disappointing that there aren’t better filters like interests so I can have better luck in meeting someone.

I’ve been sending notes to guys on OkCupid and it doesn’t seem to be successful. Either they want to be the first to start a conversation with a woman or maybe I’m just not their type, who knows…? At first if you don’t succeed, try try again :-) So I’m still trying!

Looking forward to iDate!

Click here to visit Payal’s Mobile Dating BootCamp Personal Page and watch the contestants on Facebook.com/MobileDatingBootCamp.

Mobile Dating BootCamp is led by online dating expert Julie Spira. Watch as 8 contestants try to find love from their mobile phones using the best mobile dating apps. Participants will be sharing their stories at the Internet Dating/Mobile Dating Conference.