Online dating tips from an expert

Last week I was interviewed on The Healthy Beauty Show at ‘1380 am the woman’ – the first woman-talk radio station which broadcasts from St Louis, MO. The hosts, Sonja and Kara asked me to share tips and advice on online dating, specifically the do’s and don’ts, red flags, what to include or leave out of a profile- and how to handle questions that ask your age or what age (range) the man you would like to meet falls into. The discussion got lively at times as Sonja and Kara shared some of their personal experiences in online dating and what challenges and turn-offs they encountered.

There is a lot of information out there about how to be a successful online dater- from writing a great profile, to handling that first email to moving your online connection off line for a first date. We tackled some beginning basics, but I will be on the show again in June to continue the discussion.

If you have found online dating to be a disappointment and would like to learn how to be more successful in both attracting and connecting with compatible others, check out my interview linked to Sonja’s blog on

Also, check back for the next time we discuss how you can have a more successful online dating experience.

Author: Toni Coleman

Toni Coleman, LCSW, CMC is an internationally recognized dating and relationship expert and founder of Her expertise is sought frequently by local and national publications and top ranked dating and relationship websites and she has been a guest on a number of radio and TV programs. She is the featured relationship coach in “The Business and Practice of Coaching,” (Norton, September 2005); the author of the forward for, “Winning Points with the Woman in Your Life, One Touchdown at a Time;” (Simon and Schuster, November 2005) - and her popular relationship articles can be found in several magazines and a number of self- help, personal growth and dating/relationship websites. Toni holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work, is a licensed psychotherapist in the state of Virginia, and earned a certification in life coaching.

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