On this week’s What Women Want Talk Radio, Judy Goss and I explored how to make our digital dealings more personal with Olivia Poole and Ali Beck.
Olivia Poole was frustrated when finding new friends in a new city, so she invented, Hey!VINA, an app that connects women to each other, based on your social habits. Night owls, nature lovers, wine connoisseurs and others all can find each other and make plans to socialize outside the app on her online platform. Poole also created ladybrag.com, a site dedicated to helping women embrace their achievements large and small. Too often, Poole said, women do not achieve what they are capable of because, unlike their male counterparts, they do not brag as much, so she created a space for women to do that. I think this idea is amazing. I admitted on air that sometimes I have inadequacy issues and I think this platform is a great way to remedy some of those feelings.
Ali Beck, kindergarten teacher-turned-dating expert, went on 20 dates in 30 days. Beck has tried all the dating apps and in this interview offers insight to keep you happy, healthy and safe while looking for love. With the advent of online dating, women have unique concerns when looking for love and Ali advises on how to avoid catfishing, bread-crumbing and ghosting. Though not a dating app user myself, some of my relationships did start online and it was interesting to hear Ali’s thoughts as she shared her experiences.