Dating is hard. There’s no getting around it. It can be awkward, nerve-wracking, and exhausting. But, it can also be fun, exciting, and butterfly-inducing. Regardless of how you feel about dating, it’s important to know the ins and outs of the entire dating process.
This 14-video series covers the most important topics in dating—knowing if you’re ready to get out there, marketing yourself well both online and in person, putting your best foot forward on the first date itself, following up after the date, and either letting someone go or letting someone into your life.
Whether you’re getting out there for the first time in a long time or the first time ever, I’m really excited to go on this journey with you. And even if you’re not quite ready to get out there, this series might just be the “nudge” you need to feel more confident.
Erika Ettin is the Founder of, an online dating consulting service, and the author of the book Love at First Site:Tips and Tales for Online Dating Success from a Modern-Day Matchmaker (available on Amazon). Her company offers services to guide people through all aspects of online dating, from first click to first date, and her book takes all of her tips and combines them with anecdotes to make for an educational and fun read.
Erika studied economics at Cornell University and received her MBA from Georgetown University. Her company, founded in early 2011, has been featured in The Washington Post, NPR, News Channel 8, AskMen.com, and JDate, and Erika currently writes a syndicated column for the Chicago Tribune.