Finding Love Online At Any Age with Dr. Duana Welch

Heartbreak & Hope with Pat Barbarito

Mar 30 2022 • 47 mins

Contemplating online dating, but not sure how to begin? Tried a few sites and found the whole process unnatural or unnerving? Feeling embarrassed about using dating apps to find a partner? Host Pat Barbarito encourages listeners to banish such unhelpful mindsets and invites recurring featured guest Dr. Duana Welch to reveal the science-backed secrets of successfully finding love online.

Highlights include:

  • How to mentally prepare yourself for online dating, including clarifying your own goals and profiling your perfect partner;
  • Exactly what types of pictures your profile should include, how many to upload and in what order, and why picture perfect could backfire;
  • Why Dr. Welch recommends against describing yourself in your online profile, and what she views as the best method to create the most compelling and truly personal ad;
  • How to evaluate responses, manage appropriate conversational volleys, and, ultimately, take the talk offline;
  • A few respectfully worded ‘scripts’ to help you effectively reject mismatched suitors;
  • “High status” strategies to avoid becoming pen pals with charming but non-committal candidates;
  • The Sex Talk - the right time for physical intimacy, why the 'too soon' conundrum is biochemically driven, and so much more.

BONUS: Stay tuned to the very end, where Pat offers insight into a few legal consequences all relationships should consider.

READING MATERIAL: Love Factually, 10 Steps From I Wish to I Do