While seemingly fun and exciting in theory, the thought of online dating is in fact triggering for many single women. It quite literally evokes feelings of PTSD, thanks to bad experiences in the past.
From the flaky folks and time-sucking conversations that lead nowhere to nightmare dates that leave you feeling worse than ever about your “single” status, the thought of online dating is often associated with fear and anxiety, rather than with warm and fuzzy rom-com-like hopes of finding love.
Online dating often results in behaviours like ghosting, gaslighting, orbiting, and bread-crumbing (Google the terms if you’re in the dark; they’re essential to know and identify). It also turns people into menu items. It is exhausting and borderline soul sucking. It’s sad, but true (but, of course, most of us know this by now).
With COVID-19 inspired social distancing measures still firmly in place, however, the reality is that a dating app is the only option you really have to meet someone new instead of relying on friends and family to set you up. Yes, this prospect sounds daunting but it doesn’t have to be. All you need is a professional to weed out the time-wasters and attract your best matches.
Canadian company Shift Dating may change your view and online dating success rate. The Executive Dating and Coaching Service is one good reason not to give up on your online quest for love just yet. Their dating professionals do all of the work for you, so you don’t even have to lift a finger. Think of Shift Dating as a team of professional dating managers who have mastered the system and can share their expertise to ensure you’re getting more matches with the type of men you actually want to meet.
In what could be your best-kept online dating secret, the Shift Dating team can curate your Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, eHarmony, or OKCupid photos once they decide which platform is the best for you. They offer personalized tips and tricks to ensure you’re as right-swipe-worthy as possible. With Shift Dating, you’ll finally get the layered, witty banter you’ve always wanted from dating apps. They can even communicate with your matches on your behalf – sorting out the catches from the questionable ones – and send you notes and match suggestions.
Basically, the dating managers can do everything for you short of actually showing up on the first date.
With over 10-years of combined experience, the Shift Dating team has learned how to manage the maddening machine. “A lot of women – especially once they hit their mid-thirties – tend to hit a wall when it comes to online dating,” says Shift Dating founder Anita Sedgwick. “And the longer they unsuccessfully stay on the particular dating app, the worse the entire experience becomes. Opening that dating app icon can become a stress-inducing and frustrating activity.”
The reality is that the worse you perform on the dating app (in terms of how much interest you generate), the more the algorithm works against you. So, it makes an already disheartening experience even worse (what a sick cycle, right?).
“If you’re unsuccessful on a dating app, the machine gives you a metaphoric slap on the wrist and puts you at the bottom of the pile, so to speak,”
says Sedgwick. “We will wipe your unsuccessful dating account clean, start fresh, and reset your entire online dating experience.”
The Shift Dating team does this with better, more engaging photos that prove you’re more than a static person on a screen. “You want to show your well-roundedness. So, for example, you don’t want a profile where four out of five of your photos are you all dressed up,” says Sedgwick. Rather, the most attractive profiles add depth and dimension with photos of you living your life – whether that means riding a motorcycle through the city, zip lining over a rainforest, crossing the finish line at your last marathon, or kayaking at your cottage.”
Shift Dating Clients can choose between options that range from a profile set-up package to an Executive Online Dating Coach who you can text. The Profile Setup package includes:
- a review and re-write of customized bios
- a full redesign and overhaul of your online dating profiles
- a review and update of all photos, and tips, tools, and
- advice based on your personal dating goals.
The Online Dating Coach package offers everything in the Profile Setup package, but adds features like one-on-one access to your own online dating coach, coaching through your dating journey, and access to real-time advice and tips. – That means that you don’t have to rely on the advice of your married friends. Taking it a step further, the Executive Online Dating Coach package includes the review and selection of hundreds of potential matches, the managing of all communication, screening of potential matches, regular status reporting. For these clients, they essentially do all the swiping and chatting for you. All you have to do is show up for the IRL (or virtual) date.
As time is still in short supply, the last thing most women have time for is a pen-pal – especially when it rarely amounts to anything more. With Shift Dating, all you have to do is show up for the date.
For more information on how to elevate your online dating game, visit ShiftDating.com.
In Partnership with Shift Dating.