Top Singles Bars in Phoenix and Scottsdale

Top Singles Bars in Phoenix and Scottsdale

If you have ever seen the show Cheers, you know that bars are the classic place to meet new people. Bars are a place to drink, relax, and most importantly, to socialize. Here are 19 great bars in the wonderful city of Phoenix…

Dating in the Age of Social Media

Dating in the Age of Social Media

Here are some dating tips for social media dating: before, during, and after your date from LUMA Luxury Matchmaking CEO, April Davis.

Before the Date

Q: How long should you message before meeting?

A: Messaging back and forth can be time consuming. You have a lot of people that you’re having many conversations with, so you don’t want to do too much. So I always tell people they should go back and forth a little bit and then switch over to Facetime, Skype, or even a phone call. I personally really like Facetime, or even Google Hangouts, because that way you can actually see the person and make sure they look like their profile and also save time from messaging.

Q: Should you Google your date?

A: Well, I think it’s important to trust but also do your homework for personal safety reasons. You don’t want to do too much before you actually meet the person because you’ll start creating this fantasy of who they are and then when you meet them you’ll realize that they are very different than what you thought. So the bottom line is…trust but verify!

Q: How do you keep an open mind before a date?

A: You don’t know this person even if you’ve read their profile. Try and focus on the positive aspects of the person and what you like about them. Be open to new experiences and people having a different perspective than you!

During the Date

Q: Do you share anything on social media?

A: Definitely keep it off social media at this point! It’s embarrassing to see others posting on social media about all their different dates they go on each week. You don’t want to be that person.

After the Date

Q: Should you become social media friends with them right after the date?

A: I wouldn’t suggest that. You want to keep your boundaries since you’re just getting to know the person. It may come in time when you’re truly friends.

Q: What if the date doesn’t work out? How do you end it (without ghosting)?

A: If you just went on a few dates with someone, I think it’s really important to tell them or send a nice text message saying “you know what, I really enjoyed getting to know you but I don’t want to mislead you or waste your time. I think we can both agree that it’s just not a good match.” By giving them the opportunity to agree, it gives them the chance to save face and will feel less like they’re getting dumped.

Do you have any social media dating tips you want to add? Comment below!

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How to Flirt with a Text

How to Flirt with a Text

Often times people ask me both how to decode text messages from someone you’re dating and what to say or text someone they like. There’s no one text that works for every message, but here’s one tip you can implement.

When you’re texting you lose the tone and feeling that you would hear from someone if you were talking instead. One way to make up for that is by using emojis. This goes for women as well as you guys out there. Women will see you as being cute if you’re using emojis and men will see women as being sweet or feminine. Sometimes less is better.

Using emojis as a visual will be entertaining and they’ll think of you as fun, lighthearted, and even can leave a bit of mystery. Texting and using emojis is a way to flirt or say something without saying it directly. Don’t be afraid to use the emojis, but also don’t go overboard. 😉

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Summer Dating Secrets: Part 2

Summer Dating Secrets: Part 2

Freckling: when your summer love lasts as long as your summer freckles! It’s a summer fling that doesn’t last through fall. So how do you turn a freckle into a long-term relationship?

  1. Have Deep Conversations

    Go past the surface level and really get to know them. Ask more in-depth questions! Have you heard of the 36 questions to make someone fall in love with you? It’s an interesting conversation piece because it leads to much deeper conversations. If you go through the questions thoroughly, they say by the end you’re supposed to fall in love. ;)

    This can also bring you closer to your significant other if you’re already in a relationship.

  2. Find Balance

    A lot of times when people get in a relationship, they will disregard everything else in their life and just focus on the other person. What people need to do is still keep their priorities in check and have that balance. Don’t make them your entire life. The reason they like you is because of everything that you have going on in your world. :)

  3. Make Plans for the Future

    If you want the relationship to last, start talking about the future (trip plans together, things you want to do in the future, long-term goals). This shows you’re interested in pursing the relationship and that you want them to be a part of your future, lasting past summer.

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