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Online Dating… at the Library!

Big news, folks!  I’m going to stop whining about life, love and the frustrations of semi-long distance relationships for a moment and get back to talking about the thing I do best: online dating.

online dating

Now before you get all worried that I’ve dumped The Wedding Date and have decided to re-launch My Great Date Experiment with another six months on Match.com, I haven’t.  We’re fine.  In fact, I’m heading over to his place tomorrow afternoon and on Friday we’re going to his parents’ house for a barbeque.

I have, however, decided it’s high time to do something productive with all of my— well… training in the field of online dating.  So I’ve paired up with the Free Library of Philadelphia to offer a series of free seminars entitled Online Dating 101.

They’re going to be all across the city, at different library branches and on different days of the week, so if you happen to be local and happen to be single, you have no excuse.  I’ll be covering how to choose the best online dating service to meet your personal dating goals, how to write a winning profile and how to navigate the murky waters of cyber chemistry both safely and sanely.

Plus, I’m working on some truly fabulous goodie bags so watch this space for updates and plan to either be there or be square!

That’s all for today, I’m afraid but if you’re just dying for a bit more of Kat-on-dating, check out my latest for HotDateIdeas.com: Setting Up Your First Date.

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Hi! My name is Kat Richter and I’m a writer, dancer and professor of anthropology. I live in Philadelphia with my boyfriend, PIC (aka Partner in Crime) and I started writing this blog to keep myself from going insane when I realized that an MA in Dance Anthropology wasn't the most obvious route to gainful employment. I like to talk travel, design, relationships, writing and a whole host of other things, some funny, some serious, which I like to call "fieldwork."

11 Comments

  1. Maia Simon says

    You know that Jules and I met on Match.com, don’t you? We lived 10 miles apart, across the Delaware, and would NEVER have crossed paths, otherwise.

    • What what WHAT??? I had no idea! And you guys always strike me as the epitome of the perfect couple :) We’ll have to swap stories some time!

  2. Can I just say I totally wish I were single in Philly to hear this online dating 101? And that’s weird cause I never wish I were single, and I’ve never dated online, and I never wanted to live in Philly. I just find the concept super interesting. You should record it and put it online so random married Chicagoans such as myself can gain even more random knowledge they’ll never use.

    • Hmmm… there’s a thought! I’m pretty out of touch with the “new media” world (blogging is about as cool as I get, LOL!) but I have been thinking it might be cool to start a podcast. I’ll keep you posted :)

  3. The Prof says

    Kat the matchmaker! I know you will do it with panache, humour, respect and care. So good luck with the new venture

    • Thank you! I think it will be fun, plus I’ve got to keep my public speaking skills up to snuff just in case I do ever return to the world of CORD/SEM/SDHS, etc…

  4. This is just what I need, Kat. Let me know where and when and I’ll try to make it work with my crazy schedule.

    • Yay! I’m doing five sessions between now and February (most on Wednesday or Thursday afternoon/evenings) so I’ll definitely let you know!

  5. I love the fact that you’re looked at as this sort of online dating pro, yet you didn’t meet your current boyfriend online. Doesn’t mean you’re not a pro, just ironic. :)

    • And that’s not lost on me, believe you me :) The way I see it, the online dating was good practice. Once I met “the one” in the real world, I was really to go! And I’m still fascinated by online dating so even though I’m no longer doing research on a personal level, I keep tabs on recent developments, new services, etc.

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