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Erika Ettin

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You Seem Interesting Episode 46: Online Dating & Erika Ettin

You Seem Interesting

In an incredibly short amount of time, online dating has become ubiquitous. Our guest this week is the founder of A Little Nudge, Erika Ettin. She left her career in finance to start her own business helping people find love. What are the biggest mistakes people make with their profiles? Why is 'What are you up to?' among the worst things one can open with? What are the least realistic expectations a client has had? Great conversation with someone who has seen everything in the world of online dating.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy


13 Apr 2021

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EP195 – Tips for Creating the Perfect Dating Profile During COVID with Erika Ettin


Welcome to episode 195 of the Sexology Podcast! Today I'm delighted to welcome Erika Ettin to the podcast. In this episode Erika talks to me about online dating, the best practices you can use to meet people online and things to consider for yourself and the person you’re engaging with when dating online.   Erika Ettin is the Founder of A Little Nudge, a consulting company that helps people navigate the world of online dating, from first click to first date. She is also the author of the book Love at First Site and the co-host of the popular dating podcast So, We Met Online…  Erika studied economics at Cornell University and received her MBA from Georgetown. She started A Little Nudge in 2011 (after a seven-year career as an economist). She is responsible for many relationships, marriages, and the confidence some people simply need to “get out there.”  A Little Nudge has been featured in media around the country, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Good Day Philadelphia, CBS, and Ask Men, and she currently writes a weekly syndicated dating column.    In this episode, you will hear:  How well does online dating work?  Does online dating work better dependent on your sexuality?   Looking at the issue of perceived flaws   Understanding that you need to need cast a wide net to get a good amount of quality responses  The common mistakes people make when dating online  The importance of being authentic and truthful when representing yourself  Be positive about yourself but don’t over-do it  Seeking out niche sites for those into Kink, BDSM etc   Being honest about your intentions whether it’s a one-night stand or long-term relationship  Head to Nazanin’s Instagram each Friday in September for a new cooking challenge she is doing, focusing on enhancing your sensuality and libido!  Ebook: How to Increase Your Libido – For Women  https://oasis2care.com/how-to-increase-your-libido/ Find Erika Online  https://www.alittlenudge.com Find Dr. Moali online:    http://www.sexologypodcast.com Find me on social media:    https://www.instagram.com/sexologypodcast https://www.facebook.com/oasis2care If you are interested in booking a video counselling session with Dr. Moali:  https://oasis2care.com/contact-nazanin-moali-psychologist Podcast Produced by Pete Bailey - http://petebailey.net/audio  


22 Sep 2020

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Pandemic Dating with Erika Ettin

Dating in the Bae

The pandemic is still affecting our dating lives, but we might as well just accept this is the new normal, at least for now. In this episode, Erika Ettin, creator of A Little Nudge, joins us to share with us her professional advice on online dating, how to safely navigate the insanity of dating apps, and how to actually flirt (in case you have forgotten what that’s like). Listen now to prepare yourself for jumping back into the dating game, because living in a pandemic doesn’t mean we have to stop searching for meaningful connections.Follow us on Instagram (@datinginthebae)Jump straight into:03:02 - Every bad date is a good story: Erika’s sitcom worthy kugel date.10:11 - The potential of spreadsheets in the dating game.13:23 - The unexpected duration of the pandemic and the boost of online dating.16:30 - How to use angles and lighting in your favor during a Zoom date.17:38 - Double check who’s giving you dating advice.19:14 - Tinder is insane: breaking down mysterious acronyms and bossy profiles.24:37 - Flirting 101: Tips to actually enjoy getting to know your dates.29:57 - How to have a sparkly comeback into the dating field without feeling overwhelmed.34:13 - Q&A: long term relationship breakups, should you give unsolicited advice, and who’s supposed to pay for the date? ResourcesFollow Erika on InstagramA Little NudgeLove at First Site by Erika Ettin So, We Met Online


2 Sep 2020

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Episode 3 - Brown Bear chats with Erika Ettin Founder of A Little Nudge

Dating Laid Bare

In this episode I speak to the wonderful Erika Ettin who is the founder of A Little Nudge a company that can help you with all things dating from profile creation to match selection all the way up to message writing and date planning. Before chatting about the specifics of her company and the like she shares a rather amusing dating story where the interpretation of playful banter is very different from both sides and leads to some rather cringeworthy awkwardness.

1hr 3mins

24 Aug 2020

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How to get the most out of dating apps (with Erika Ettin)

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If you have ever stressed about the world of dating apps, worried about how many photos to put in your profile or what to write in your bio, then you will want to swipe right on this episode. Dating coach and podcast host Erika Ettin gives you some tips and tricks to help navigate the online dating world. Follow Erika at @alittlenudge and listen to her podcast, "So, We Met Online." 1:17: Erika Ettin joins the show 2:15: How are people handling dating during quarantine? 5:33: How do you feel about being a wingwoman for everyone? 11:30: What are your thoughts on shows like The Bachelor and Love Is Blind? 15:15: How did you become a dating coach? 21:55: “Let your quirks shine!” 27:21: What is the most common dating question you get from people? 35:25: How to select the pictures for your dating app profile 40:40: Dealing with vulgar messages on dating apps 44:08: How important is the bio in your dating app profile? 46:44: Who pays on the first date? 52:30: “Would You Rather?” Wednesday questions 57:10: Dropping the mic


23 Jul 2020

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That Episode with the Online Dating Coach, Erika Ettin

Ask a Matchmaker

It’s the first episode of Ask a Matchmaker!  We start off this new series with a deep dive into the world of online dating! With the coronavirus pandemic, online dating has been taken to a whole other level. Since the in-person meeting options aren’t always available, how do you work through this new, uncharted world? That’s why Maria has brought on Erika Ettin to answer your questions and help you navigate these different dating times!  Erika Ettin is an online dating expert and dating coach who helps people navigate the world of online dating. Her expertise includes profile creation, photo selection and photography, message writing, and date planning. She is also the author of the book Love at First Site: Tips & Tales for Online Dating Success from a Modern-Day Matchmaker and the co-host of the popular dating podcast “So, We Met Online…” Things discussed in this week’s podcast include… The perfect first message to send a match on an app. How to know whether a match is real. How men and women scroll through dating apps differently. Erika’s system on how to use an app so it doesn’t make you go crazy. Insight into the new world of zoom and virtual dating. Find Erika’s book, Love at First Site on Amazon. Find Erika on Instagram Follow Maria on Instagram Have a question for Maria? Want to be part of an upcoming live taping of Ask a Matchmaker on Zoom? Visit askamatchmaker.com Join our Facebook group to be part of the ongoing dating conversation. To learn more about how Maria and how her team can help you find love, visit agapematch.com. 


7 Jul 2020

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Special Mini-Episode With Erika Ettin

Pun Intensive

Whelp, look what we did! If you can tolerate the Zoominess of the audio, take a listen!This week's panelists are:Aaron Fasel (Check out his other business venture, Fantastic Magic Camp)Erika EttinWant more?Our web site is punintensive.comPlay games at faceboook.com/punypageSocial media where we reside:facebook.com/punintensiveinstagram.com/punintensivepinterest.com/punintensivetwitter.com/punintesiveyoutube.comWe always like to give special thanks to the band Dark Meat, whose music ("When the Killers Came") we have come to love to use in our podcast.(Please rate us on iTunes!)Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punintensive)


28 Mar 2020

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Interview 2: Erika Ettin

Pun Intensive

This week we have a special interview episode with Producer Aaron Fasel and Cope Reducer Gary Hallock.Our guest today is Erika Ettin, of A Little Nudge. She's a veteran performer/contestant at:Pun DMV (Washington, DC) five-time champPunderdome (NYC) semi-finalistO. Henry one-time competitor in Punniest of Show (and killed it!)Facebook #MondayPunday creator and lead punster.You can also find her on the podcast So We Met Online. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punintensive)

1hr 8mins

4 Mar 2019

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21: Erika Ettin Helps Clients Create the Perfect Online Dating Profile

The Life Story Coach

Erika Ettin gives people A Little Nudge up in the dating world What does online dating have to do with life stories? A lot. If you've ever looked at a dating site, you've seen a user profile, that miniature snapshot, in words and pictures, of a person in search of a partner. And just like with life stories, some people need help writing them. Erika recognized this need years ago when friends started asking for her help with their own profiles. She got so good at it that she left her job in the finance industry and created A Little Nudge, a service that caters to singles ready to jump into the online dating pool but not sure they know how to swim. Erika assists her clients through profile writing, picture selection, coaching, and date planning. In this episode, we talk about what it looks like to write a client's dating profile and even the messages they send to potential dates. Listen as we discuss: Erika's biggest demographic— Women over 50 (a typically common demographic, incidentally, for life story clients) turning what you love to do into a viable business the process of creating a client's online dating profile the narrow line between coaching and therapy serving a population of people who are single, but don't want to be managing clients' expectations the gratification of working with someone fresh out of a long-term relationship who is just getting to know herself again   A few questions life story writers can borrow from Erika I'm always looking for interesting, conversation-stimulating questions to ask my storytellers. Here are a few that will elicit more playful responses: What's something about you that your friends would make fun of? Do you have any stupid human tricks (i.e. something you wouldn't put on a resume!)? Tell on yourself! What's a funny or awkward story about you that makes you shake your head and say, "Yep, that's me!"   What it takes to be a good dating profile writer-for-hire You have to be an excellent writer. You have to be intuitive about people. You have to be a good businessperson and salesperson. Links, contacts, and stuff: A Little Nudge Erika's book, Love at First Site The New York Times article featuring Erika and her business Listen to Erika's podcast, So, We Met Online... Like this episode? Help others find it by leaving a review on iTunes. Thanks for listening! Now go out and save someone's story (or help them find a partner!)


14 Jun 2018

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Under the Beltway, Episode #7, feat. Erika Ettin of 'A Little Nudge'

Under the Beltway

Got dating advice? We do! Well, actually, scratch that: Erika Ettin does. Before the advent of Tinder, Ettin, a long-time finance consultant, decided to go rogue and start her own consulting business -- but of the online dating variety. So in 2011, she launched her D.C.-based company A Little Nudge armed with a few spreadsheets and a heaping of personal experience. We chat with Ettin about how she helps the District's residents out with their online dating needs, what does and doesn't work on profiles, and her own relationship history. Sorry our interview made you late for a first date, Erika! Plus: Anna learns why her OKCupid dating profile needs some improvement.


17 Jul 2017