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, 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 Setting Up Your First Date.

11 Responses to “Online Dating… at the Library!”

  1. Maia Simon

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

    • Kat Richter

      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. Chicago-Style Girl

    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.

    • Kat Richter

      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

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

    • Kat Richter

      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. Anna

    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.

    • Kat Richter

      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. Ash

    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. 🙂

    • Kat Richter

      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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