Online Dating: My Story and Your Path to Success

Stacy KarynGeneral Dating Advice18 Comments

I’m guessing that you are here because of your insatiable curiosity about the world of online dating. Well, so am I. I spend my days in continuous research on how to succeed as a temporary single. This blog is simply going to be my way of extending that research while sharing my findings with all of you!  

Whether you have been single for a while, or have just recently entered into “singledom”, you’ll definitely find enough resources here to help you step up your game. In the weeks to come, you can expect to find anything from detailed tutorials, to messaging advice and motivational action plans.  Additionally, I’ll be rolling out regular dating site reviews in order to assist you in choosing which site is best for you.

And who am I?

Well that’s a long story. But here’s the condensed version:

I’m originally from California. Lived there until my mid-twenties. Worked as a wedding planner. Got my AA degree. Moved to New York City. Worked at a preschool. Got a B.A. degree in theatre. Signed up for online dating. Helped friends with their online dating profiles. Began tackling the New York dating scene…

Took a solo trip to Europe. Moved to Spain. Got my TEFL certification. Went on a bunch of terrible first dates. Became an English teacher. Went on a Tinder date with Mr. Wonderful. Became the girlfriend of the guy from Tinder. Moved to Hong Kong with said boyfriend. Fell in love. Moved to Germany, and then to the Netherlands. Started my business as an online dating consultant. Married the guy from Tinder. Moved back to Germany. Continued to travel the world while working. Helped over 1500 singles improve their online dating profiles. Wrote a book. And, here I am!

Basically, I have gone through online dating and the process of falling in love.

I have dealt with the unbelievably complicated emotions that go along with it. To this day, I still credit the success of this relationship to vulnerability. This amazing Ted Talk by Brené Brown changed my entire outlook on the dating process.

Needless to say, I now apply these same values to what I do as a dating consultant. I encourage and guide people to access and display their vulnerable, true, and quirky selves – both online and offline.

In the same way that I give my full attention to my clients during dating strategy sessions, I give my full attention here. Please feel free to connect at any time, whether it’s through commenting on blog posts or personally contacting me through the form on the contact page. In order to maintain the best possible experience for everyone, public comments will be moderated in order to keep conversations friendly and free of inappropriate responses.

There are a lot of fun things in store for this blog and community, so I hope you continue to check in and connect!

But for now, what are your burning questions about online dating? What would you love to get help with? If you have a question, please post it in the comments below! This way, I’ll have a bit of guidance for future blog posts. And in the meantime, if you’re interested in getting extra help with online dating, make sure to check out my shop and services.

Until next time!

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18 Comments on “Online Dating: My Story and Your Path to Success”

  1. Well first of all, nice to meet you! I am impressed of what you have done and succeed so far! Great job.
    For now, I am married and I have a great hubby, so no online dating for me. But if I ever need to use it, my main concern is about trust!

    1. Yes, trust is huge for sure! I actually just wrote up a blog post on the idea of keeping safe in the online dating world. Luckily the good stories always outweigh the bad. Either way, feel free to keep checking in, as many of my posts are relevant for couples as well. <3

  2. Nice article stacy karyn this is very creative of having to pick up interest in peoples relationship life as regards online dating, i think i might need your help some thing to boost my love life and in search of a date online but till them keep up with the good work.

  3. Your blog is such a new way to help people into relationship. Online dating is growing much more…pros and it’s good to take guidance from an expert about your emotions.

    1. Totally! It’s growing like crazy and it’s becoming rare to find singles who aren’t making use of it. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much! And yes, dating apps can be brutal, but dating without apps can be just as tough! Either way, I’m happy you found the right person for you, with or without the help of online dating.

  4. I want to say a big thank you for letting us into your personal space. I already feel like I know you from reading this post. Though I am married, I feel your post will really help a lot of people immensely. Thank you.

    1. That’s so nice! And I’m so glad you stopped by because many of my posts are relevant for people in relationships as well. Hope you can find some use in them! <3

  5. Congrats on all your success! I met my hubby on a dating site. I met plenty of duds on the same site before I met him. LOL! Some I would rather forget. Haha. We’ll be celebrating 6 years together this August. Online dating can turn into such a wonderful thing. 🙂

  6. Online dating in India its really tough as because most the profile on them would be either fake or just looking for flings. No long term relationships . It’s great to hear your story though that you could find someone .

  7. Such a great information shared. Nowadays online dating is inevitable, I would say better educate people at least let them aware the pros and cons. And how to be successful.

    1. Totally! Online dating has become the norm, and one of my goals is to encourage people to move past the negativity and embrace the whole process!

  8. Congrats on all your accomplishments! Go girl! Now, dating apps. I just can’t get into them. I still prefer the old-fashioned way of communication in all relationships. It’s too easy to miss redflags and gauge a person through body language. However, a lot of people seem to find success with it, so there must be something to it. Thanks for this!

    1. Aw, thank you!! I totally get why you’d prefer the whole in-person approach. Although, keep in mind that the “online” part of “online dating” is just a tiny piece of the puzzle. After a few messages, you’ll get that opportunity to sniff out the red flags and body language cues. That said, sometimes people thrive at meeting others naturally. And if that’s something you’re good at, then it’s my turn to say “go girl!” . 🙂

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