GetMeMoreDates.com is a professional writing service that helps singles across the US (& Canada) build a stronger, more efficient dating profile.
Their objective is twofold: “To help you clarify what you want out of life and your relationships, and to make finding relationships that fit, easier.”
With a skillful background in psychology and sociology, the team at GetMeMoreDates.com offers a very strategic and personable approach.
Founder Tania has taken the time to answer a few questions in this great, thorough interview, providing an insider’s look into her services and enlightening us with dating tips.
When did you start operating Get Me More Dates?
www.GetMeMoreDates.com became “official” on July 1, 2014! I was very excited about starting a service that could really cut through the challenges of online dating.
How did you come up with this concept / ideas?
www.GetMeMoreDates.com was born out of my own experience, frustration and ultimate success with online dating. After pulling the plug on a long-term relationship, I suddenly found myself single at an unexpected time in my life. Having exhausted my circle of singles, I thought I’d try online dating. My journey was a long one; I didn’t anticipate it would take a whole year to find my remarkable man. My goal is to prevent this from happening to others.
From my experience, I learned that my profile wasn’t targeting the right person for me, sending me on a string of bad dates. After a series of disappointments, I decided to write a more SPECIFIC profile, outlining my views, my values and the kind of person with whom I truly wanted to be. I was not prepared for what happened next…I got a TON of feedback from potential dates:
“Really enjoyed reading your profile!”
“Love the way you express yourself!”
“Thanks for painting a real picture of who you are – refreshing!”
One fateful day, I had a conversation with a potential date, who jokingly said:
“Your profile is FANTASTIC! You know…You should do this for others!”
…And, light-bulbs went off! I thought:
“Why not help people get off the merry-go-round of bad dates, so they find what they’re looking for FASTER through a targeted approach, rather than date aimlessly?”
And, that is how www.GetMeMoreDates was born!
Can you tell us more about your background?
I’m a College Professor and Public Health Professional with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree of Health Science. I have an expertise in helping organizations better understand their clients, patients and staff by interviewing and running focus groups, gathering targeted information to enhance performance. Now, I am able to bring this skill set to the world of online dating, and I’m having a lot of fun with it!
Can you tell us about your team?
My team is fun, hip, articulate and brilliant! They have a background in Journalism, Psychology and Sociology and all have similar traits: They are extremely curious and have a passion for helping people! Our company motto is: “Increasing happiness for our clients and ourselves through intelligent questions.” We have a group of committed, caring and exceptional interviewers — I’m very proud of them.
Where are you located?
Our head office is in Aurora, just 40 minutes north of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. However, we serve clients across the United States and Canada, conducting phone interviews to reach daters within the comforts of their home.
What kind of questions are you asking over the phone?
We ask questions that allow daters to SPECIFICALLY define their end goals. For example, ‘What are you hoping to find through online dating?’ or ‘What kind of qualities does your ideal date possess?’ The goal is to become crystal clear on who and what you want. You want a potential dater to read about you and say, “I am that person! That’s what I want, too!” OR, “Nope, this person is not for me,” and to move on. Ultimately, this leads to less money spent on membership fees, and more fulfilling dates leading to your last. That’s our goal.
How many success stories did you initiate?
We are in the process of collecting this data now. Our business is thriving and growing everyday. We hear from our clients daily, telling us they’re happily involved and grateful for getting off the ‘dating roller-coaster.’ Our success is measured by the degree to which we help our clients achieve their end goals, and for every client, this is different.
Do you have any anecdote to tell?
So many….We recently heard from a past client — a well-rounded, professional man in his mid-40s. He is divorced, has 3 children and was really nervous about dating after 17 years of marriage. He’s the nicest guy, but had no idea how to convey this in his profile, nor did he have the time to write it. We created it for him, and gave him the tips he needed to effectively do online dating. He has been seeing a woman he describes as his “twin” for 6 months now. She is also a mother, so they jive well together…We’re very excited for him!
What is the most common mistake made by online daters?
People post a few pictures and some vague sentences, and think this is enough. The problem is, this makes them sound like everyone else and doesn’t target who they’re really after. Their search becomes frustrating, and oftentimes, totally unsuccessful. Pictures are just one component of online dating, but they don’t ‘seal the deal’, which is why we do more than just profile creating. Our service also includes advice on:
- Photo selection;
- Using dating sites effectively;
- Sending emails that get more responses; and,
- The DO’s and DON’Ts of dating.
What advice would you give to online daters regarding their profile and pictures?
You need to accurately represent who you are, and who you’re after. The more specific the profile, the better online dating will work for you! In fact, we created a blog that features ‘How-To’ guides to better help our clients reach their end goals: https://medium.com/@GetMeMoreDates
What kind of profile / characteristics have most clients?
The typical profile is vague, discusses weekend interests and says, “Message me if you want to know more.” The problem is, you have to give people enough of a hook to WANT to know more! You need to stand out from hundreds of other profiles daters are reading…We help people do that.
Are some clients using your services more than once?
We have not had any repeat customers. However, referrals are driving our business right now.
Are some clients consulting to get hookups?
Our clientele is vast. However, we typically serve people who are more interested in dating casually, or have long-term intentions.
What makes an enticing profile?
It has to be genuine, specific and exciting…Like a good movie, a profile should be packed with adventure, and end with a cliff hanger, leaving the reader to want more. This is why our questions are so targeted and intentional – to generate answers and put an end to frustrating dating experiences.
How much time do you recommend to wait before the actual first date?
We recommend that people get to a first date as soon as possible. Nothing can replace face-to-face contact. We hear unfortunate stories of daters emailing for weeks, and suddenly their potential date falls off the face-of-the-earth. This is sad, because both people will never truly know if they were a match.
Do you have any advice for the first date?
Yes! Absolutely and unequivocally, BE YOURSELF! Have fun…Enjoy the process, and have no expectations. Help the other person feel comfortable enough to really show you who they are. Our blog shares some tips on how to do this: https://medium.com/@GetMeMoreDates/change-everything-by-doing-just-one-thing-look-for-assets-a774cde53e9c
According to you, why is it so difficult to find a date?
Without taking a targeted approach, daters are attracting the wrong people. Their dating experience becomes much like throwing random darts at a board while wearing a blindfold, and hoping to hit the bullseye. …This is exactly why I started www.GetMeMoreDates.com
Hope you got a lot of insights from this very valuable interview. If you’re looking to optimize your online profile, take actions and increase your online dating success by contacting Get Me More Dates at www.GetMeMoreDates.com.