The 10 Commandments of Online Dating by First Dating Coach

 Andrea McGinty, Founder of 33000 Dates and It’s Just Lunch, listed as the First Dating Coach and Featured on Oprah, NYT, WSJ, People, Today Show, and more. These are interesting and practical commandments for dating, and it’s clear that they come from a wealth of experience. Let’s break down the key points and offer some comments:

Politics matter.  A lot.
So you meet a hot conservative and you run with the liberals….eventually, 95% of these relationships will fizzle.   

If you always do what you always did, you always get what you always got:
Change and innovation in your approach can bring fresh and positive results. Being bold and unique in messaging and presentation can set you apart.

Take a goofy picture (not a selfie):
 Adding a touch of humor to your profile can be a great way to showcase your personality and attract like-minded individuals.

No doomscrolling: Maintaining a positive mindset is crucial for the overall online dating experience. Negativity can affect your interactions and outcomes.

Commit to Three Months Online: Patience is key. Relationships often take time to develop, and committing to a reasonable timeframe shows dedication to the process.

Keep it a secret: Limiting external opinions during the initial stages can help you focus on your feelings and experiences.

Over 50% of singles aged 50 and over have had a positive experience online:
Positive experiences are common, and acknowledging this fact can boost confidence and motivation.

It only takes one:
The idea that there’s someone for everyone is a positive and encouraging perspective. It emphasizes quality over quantity in dating.

Overall, these commandments offer a balanced and realistic approach to online dating, emphasizing the importance of attitude, effort, and time investment. The scoring system provides a helpful self-assessment tool.