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|Hayley Matthews • 3/11/16|
The Short Version: From detailed profile writing to convenient date planning to one-on-one coaching, eFlirt’s customized concierge services personalize the steps for every client to find dating success. Founded by Laurie Davis in 2009, eFlirt helps singles present their best digital selves, increase the quantity and, most importantly, quality of their dates, and find the relationship they’ve been looking for.
For some singles, online dating can often be overwhelming and time consuming. It’d be great if there were people who could walk you through every step — whether it’s choosing the right dating site, crafting that all-important first message, setting up the perfect first date, or deciphering cryptic texts.
Thankfully there are people who can do that, and you can find them at eFlirt.
With individualized concierge services and in-person consultations, eFlirt’s certified experts make it easier for men and women to navigate the terrain where romance and technology meet.
Recently Laurie Davis, Founder of eFlirt, sat down with us to discuss how her marketing background sparked the idea for the company and how she and her team guide each client through their individual dating experiences.
Before founding eFlirt in 2009, Laurie handled the marketing for several Fortune 500 companies that were putting on large-scale corporate events. Her focus was getting their message across to attendees in engaging and creative ways.
When the recession stalled her career, Laurie knew she needed to find an alternative. As a veteran online dater (she started in 2001 when she was just 19), she found her new calling by giving her single friends advice. From creating an eye-catching profile to writing interesting messages to setting up a unique date, Laurie took what she learned and used it to help them improve their love lives.
She then put two and two together; with her background in marketing and experience in online dating, she started brainstorming (right there in her PJs on the couch!) about how to support more singles. Two days later, Laurie launched eFlirt with just $50 and a Twitter account.
“If you think about it, marketing translates to the way we represent ourselves in online dating because you’re trying to reach a specific audience. You don’t want everyone to go to your conferences — just like you don’t want everyone to go to your profile,” she said. “You want to attract the right type of person, and then you want them to take the right action.”
What started with profile writing soon expanded into numerous concierge services at the request of daters who wanted more, which proved to be the right move for everyone. More than 50% of eFlirt’s former clients are in relationships, and today Laurie is one of the most respected dating coaches in the industry, authoring the popular book “Love at First Click: The Ultimate Guide to Online Dating” and appearing in mainstream media outlets like TIME.
eFlirt is committed to providing every dater with start-to-finish services that help them with all their dating and relationship needs. And they do that through their concierge services and readily available experts.
Many dating experts will work with you when writing your online dating profile, but then what happens after that is usually up to you. With eFlirt, someone is always by your side and every detail is covered:
Out of all of these wonderful concierge services, the individual coaching is the most important component of the business — it’s the reason so many singles end up in relationships. You won’t get a bunch of dates thrown into your lap and a “good luck!” In fact, you’ll get as much personalized time as you need with eFlirt’s experts, who will tailor the dating process to your particular situation.
“We really are with you every step of the way: every date you go on, every text message you get that sounds confusing, every situation,” Laurie said.
“While the help starts with our services, it also continues in the way we support our clients as they date, the way we teach them how to manage their own relationships,” she continued. “A lot of dating is decision making and managing relationships and emotions, and once you can get a handle on that side of things, it makes it a much better process. It makes it feel like it’s not something you dread, and that’s what we bring to the industry and to our clients.”
Besides Founder Laurie, the team includes three eFlirt-certified experts (Krissy Dolor, Ashley Parsons, and Jessica Kane) who all have unique skill sets — public relations, editing, and more — that make the company stand out from the rest.
A commonality they have is they’re first and foremost professional writers, which Laurie said is extremely valuable when working with singles on their communication with matches.
“It’s so important that everyone on our staff has a background in writing because so much of what we’re doing primarily is writing for our clients day in and day out,” she said.
Whether it’s an About section, flirty text, or introductory email, eFlirt’s experts use their writing experience to help smooth out communication between clients and their matches as well as prevent any miscommunications.
The eFlirt team also concentrates on assisting clients with the emotional aspect of dating. Laurie said there are often internal barriers that people don’t realize hold them back in their love lives. eFlirt’s experts will help you address and break through those barriers so you can be the best you as well as find and maintain a healthy and happy relationship.
“The breakthroughs are what help put daters in a place to meet that right person, a place they wouldn’t have been had they not had any of the coaching,” she said.
Not only do eFlirt’s experts work with clients on a deeper level, but they also make the process a collaborative effort. Even when surrounded by millions of other singles, online dating can be lonely if you’re doing it on your own, and that’s why it’s great to have eFlirt there for support and encouragement.
“If you’re online dating alone, you can feel a lot more heartache and it can be harder for a lot of reasons — not just because you’re spending so much time doing it, but also because you’re unclear about some aspects of your dating life — and those are things you can easily work through with our coaching,” she said.
Online dating has been around for decades, and there are so many different dating sites and apps out there that the process can sometimes feel intimidating and nerve-racking. With one-of-a-kind services, reliable expertise, and a personalized touch, Laurie and the folks at eFlirt are making online dating fun, easy, and welcoming — just like it should be.