Lesson Transcript

Hi, everyone. I'm Christine from EnglishClass101.com. In this video, we'll be talking about dating in Los Angeles. It's really hard to meet people in Los Angeles because everything is so spread out. Thankfully, there are many social events, people can go to lounges, and networking events, but the most popular way nowadays is online. Some of the most popular dating apps now, of course, there's Tinder. There's also Bumble, Coffee Meets Bagel, and Hinge. Those are just some of the few. For websites, there are Match.com and OkCupid, that I know of.
The advantages of online dating, of course, there is a huge database of people. There are photos that you can see whether or not you think you'll be attracted to that person, and you can match your interests and see if you would like to do some of the same things. The disadvantages are that you can't really gauge how well your interaction will be like in your life.
The do's, definitely, to have a variety of photos in your profile and to have different angles and photos of different events: maybe one of when you're at an event, another one of when you're doing something fun and active. Of course, you have to write a short paragraph about yourself. Some of the don'ts are you cannot have zero photos on your profile, and, definitely, don't leave your profile blank about your interests and some descriptions about yourself.
I have met people online before and I do have a funny story which, apparently, is very common. They show up and not look anything like their photos on their profile at all.
In LA, people usually go to coffee shops. They have dinner. You could go to museums. There's so many museums here. Or, a casual stroll on the beach.
See you next time!