Last Saturday, Match spent the day at Create & Cultivate’s San Francisco Conference, where C&C transformed an old parking garage into an instagrammable hot spot for female hustlers. The event featured Kourtney Kardashian as the keynote speaker and attendees were A-list group of female influencers and business owners killing it in the panels held throughout the day.
Match has long been known to have the most experience and insight into singles and dating culture, and C&C was the perfect opportunity to showcase our newest app feature – Date Coaching. Every Match subscriber has access to a free one-on-one call with one of our expert dating coaches to chat about everything from conversation starters to moving on after a bad breakup.
So, which of our experts was fit to take on the challenge of giving advice to thousands of love-seeking women? Enter, Rachel DeAlto: Match’s Chief Dating Expert (you may recognize her from Married at First Sight or Kate Plus Date). attendees rushed to the “Dating Bubble”, where Rachel gave one-on-one sessions, answering all of their dating and relationship questions and lending an ear to the issues plaguing single women today. The takeaway for the day–take control and be the CEO of your dating life. Here are Rachel’s top three tips to get you started:
1. Date intentionally – There so many daters that have no idea what they are looking for. You have to be a gate keeper and set non-negotiables as to the qualities you are looking for. Not physical characteristics, but personality traits and values. Create a list of four and ONLY date people who meet those non-negotiables.
2. Go after what you want – Dating on Match is not the time to be timid and wait for your ideal person to reach out to you. Send initial messages (keeping them short, sweet, and personalized) and make the move to take it offline and into real life. Regardless of your gender, you are in charge of these initial stages. Act like the boss you are.
3. Make the time – Like any good CEO, you have to work on your time management, and it’s the same for dating! We all are busy, but if dating and the potential for love is a priority, make space for it. Set aside 1-2 nights a week for dates, and take time to create opportunities by searching and messaging.
Dating takes work, but it should still be fun. If you’re feeling rundown by dating fatigue, overwhelmed by the idea of dating or just discouraged by all of the apps – call one of our coaches. Take control and be proactive. If you’re ready to be the CEO of your dating life – give us a call at 1-833-996-2824.