My phone is buzzing and I see that it is my top shelf tequila sipping buddy and morning interviewee, Jennifer Kelton, 21st Century Dating Expert, author of “Don’t Use My Sweater Like a Towel,” and founder/CEO of BadOnlineDates.com.
After the usual chit chat we get down to beeswax. “So what does a dating expert do all day?” I ask her.
“I’m exhausted from talking about dating.” She replies.
“Well, what about actual dates? Have you had any lately?” I inquire.
“I was just blogging about this guy I met last week, who wanted me to go have sex with him in his car after knowing him for 30 minutes.” I indulge in the sordid details later as I peruse her blog, http://blog.badonlinedates.com.
I also pop over to her innovative dating and social network, BadOnlineDates.com to check out its growth since its launch in October 2007. Its free, and it features members from all over the world, with profiles to browse, and bad date stories to share and connect over. You can be sure there are no fake profiles or fake comments on her sites. It is as genuine as Jennifer herself is.
The curious name sparks a lot of questions. “The site has been created to fill a gap where other sites don’t – allowing people to have a supportive community”. But its not all bad she says. Sure there are some real horror stories out there, like the girl who went to Cozumel with a guy she met on Match.com, and he beat her up etc. But there are also some real nice folks on there, like ArthurT, who is looking for “a fellow romantic and an upbeat visionary.”
And, if you’re in trouble on the seas of online dating, heres a life raft: sign up on DailyDatingAdvice.com and email Kelton with your personal dilemma.
But don’t expect Kelton to spoon feed you advice. She says most people already know the answers to their questions. She tries to get them to think about their own behavior, and that usually leads them to their own conclusions.
As a humanitarian, Kelton feels that she is truly helping people to evolve to their highest potential. For the sugar-free truth on all fronts you will find her posts humorous, heartfelt, and philosophical.
In the end, what it boils down to says Kelton, is respect and communication. “All these horror stories are a result of some f amp;%@ed up parent who didn’t teach their kid to be a decent human.”