New Survey: How 3,500 College Students Use Dating Apps

Abodo, an apartment search platform, interviewed 3,500 college students to uncover how and why they use the dating site Tinder and other dating apps that revealed surprising results. To see the full report, read ‘Swipe Right for Love?’.

How are college students using dating apps? INFOGRAPHIC

Key Findings

  • 37% of men DO NOT think using dating apps while in a relationship is cheating.
  • 31.5% of female app users said they would NEVER hook-up on a first date.
  • 9.4% of male app users said they would NEVER hook-up on a first date.
  • 84% of college students prefer Tinder over any other dating app.
  • 91% of college students are primarily NOT using the apps for hook-ups.
  • 27% say that they’ve been sexually harassed on dating apps (Grindr and OkCupid report the highest rates).

Which dating apps are college students using the most?

First-Date Hookup

What's the goal when using a dating app?

Thoughts on the Survey

It surprises us at Fromgirltogirl how many college students prefer to use Tinder because that particular dating app is for hook ups for the most part. We assumed there would be more of a balance of hook-up culture and wanting a monogamous relationship but the survey indicates less people are looking for just hook ups. A finding that did not surprise us were the number of men using dating apps and not considering it as cheating while in a relationship. We feel this is accurate because men define cheating differently than women. We have even heard men define a need for sexual interactions with multiple partners while in a relationship as something fun to do – not thinking how it could emotionally or physically harm a significant other. As for women saying they would never hook-up on a first date, we believe that is based on not wanting to be seen as too promiscuous versus not having the thought to hook-up on a first date.

A physically attractive person that one enjoys the company of is hard to resist. It is a temptation from the start because it’s desire. Just because a woman says she would never hook-up on a first date, it doesn’t mean she wouldn’t if the opportunity came into fruition. However, we do feel more men in comparison to women would jump at the chance to hook-up on a first date. More shockingly, we are shocked that 91% of college students are not using dating apps for hook-ups. Are students looking for steady dating but lost hope in face-to-face first introductions? It is definitely something to look more into. Chat with Fromgirltogirl on Facebook and Twitter to let us know what works and doesn’t work for you when using dating apps. What is your primary reason for using dating apps? We would love to hear from you.

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Office romance gone right: An ‘Updater’ love story – helping people move

We’ve all heard stories of forbidden office romance. Some too easily crash and burn while others go perfectly well.  For two techie loves birds that’s exactly what happened and you won’t believe where they found love … in the moving industry. The couple, John and Landis, met at work, at the relocation technology company, Updater. Their love story is a complicated one, but it ends with a chance encounter with an industry friend on a plane and an impromptu proposal right there at 30,000 feet in the air. She said ‘Yes!’

Some may say this is an unconventional love story and we hd the chance to connect with the happy couple to hear them explain in their own words how the moving industry changed their lives in a way they never could have imagined.

 

How Updater changed John and Landis’ life for the better

From the start, everything about Updater was fated. On the very same day, my dad and my best friend each told me about the company. I knew right then that Updater was the place for me. John was a Senior Engineer at Updater, and although we didn’t work closely together, I always thought he was handsome and an all-around good guy. On the same day that John left to start BeADoer.io, he asked me on our first date. We both realized quickly that this love was meant to be; all thanks to Updater, and the co-workers we prefer to call friends.

Updater moving industry company office romance goes right

About Updater

Updater is a time-saving tool that helps your clients organize and complete all of their moving-related tasks, from transferring utilities, to updating accounts and records, to forwarding mail, and much more– all in one easy-to-use platform. For your next office move, reach out to Updater to save hours on dreaded moving drama.  Moves have many moving parts and 15,000+ businesses have partnered with Updater to make moving easier for you, with more joining daily.

Updater makes moving easier for the 17 million households that relocate every year in the US. With Updater, users seamlessly transfer utilities, update accounts and records, forward mail, and much more. Hundreds of the most prominent real estate companies in the US (from real estate brokerages to multifamily and relocation companies) rely on Updater’s real estate products to save clients hours with a branded and personalized Updater moving experience.

Headquartered in New York City, Updater has raised over $50 million from leading investors, including SoftBank Capital, IA Ventures, Commerce Ventures, Second Century Ventures (the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors®), and more. Learn more at Updater.com.

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Love and Fashion: How to rock your lingerie with confidence

Built-In Bra Chemise and Thong by lingerie designer Psyche Terry.
Goddess Built-In Bra Chemise & Thong created by Inspire Psyche Terry.

Do you know that more than 90% of women are unhappy with their bodies? Another study shows that what we wear can have a significant impact on our self-esteem. Fashion entrepreneur and women’s empowerment expert Psyche Terry shares her tips for how to build the confidence you need from the bra strap on out. Her new line of lingerie and sleepwear, “Inspire Psyche Terry,” is helping women sized 4 – 24 to look and feel confident and beautiful. Here are some of her top tips  for rocking lingerie like a queen with confidence.

Top Tips to Rock Your Lingerie with Confidence

  1. You are not alone. There is a huge number of women who lack confidence; it’s not just you. This is something that even famous, beautiful women struggle with and the first step to overcoming it is to recognize the issue and face it head on.
  2. You are not the problem. Your products are. According to a UK survey conducted by Simply Be, from a sample of 2,000 women ages 18 – 34, 55% reported feeling more confident in a perfectly fitting bra. Sadly though, 80% of women are not wearing the right size bra. How many women would be trying new bras and style if they had options that truly fit their figure, specifically designed to enhance their shape? Many more.
  3. Just go for it. In the end, you have to take a leap of faith. Start small and work your way up. You may not jump right to a thong, but maybe start with a new, exciting color or a sexy nightgown that flatters your body shape. Everyone’s comfort zone is different so do what’s doable for you but still bold enough to challenge you.

About Psyche Terry

UI Global Brands, LLC founder and Chief Inspiration Officer Psyche Terry was born in small-town Michigan. Raised by her great-aunt, Psyche strove to overcome limited economic circumstances and today is a successful woman, entrepreneur, wife and mother to three children. Through her #GirlsThatRock program, Psyche travels all over the country sharing inspiration and wisdom with high-school girls, encouraging them to believe in their dreams and apply to college. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County, MI and is a member of Project Help Us Give. Additionally, Psyche is a fitness competition body builder, foodie and nutrition enthusiast. Psyche’s new line of Greek-inspired lingerie and sleepwear, “Inspire Psyche Terry,” was created to help women of a range of body types feel empowered and beautiful throughout the day. A modern-day Wonder Woman, Psyche is changing how women feel about themselves, from the bra strap on out. For more information, visit InspirePsycheTerry.com.

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Women’s March paused and cheered for this Chicago couple on wedding day

Women's March Wedding photo Credit: Yahoo Style and Jai Girard Photography
Credit: Yahoo Style and Jai Girard Photography

During the Women’s March, recently married couple Allison Baker and Marko Milincic were not paying very much attention to the women’s marches taking place around the globe. It was, after all, their wedding day. However, after getting stuck in traffic six blocks from where they were to meet their wedding photographer, Jai Girard, the couple decided to brave the march.

In an interview with Yahoo Style, Baker explained what happened next. “Once we stepped out the door everyone was clapping and cheering,” she said, “They parted the march for us and then they started surrounding us. They started chanting, ‘Love wins!’ and ‘Love trumps hate!’ It was all about love and acceptance.” Read the full interview ‘The Women’s March paused and cheered for a Chicago couples wedding pics.’

The bride, Allison Baker on her wedding day thoughts

The whole day was way more than we could have ever hoped for. I’ve never participated in a protest, but the protest participated in my wedding.

Jai Girard on working with the bride

  • Working with the bride: “I’ve had so many brides and grooms that wouldn’t even let their dress touch the hotel carpeting, let alone go outside. This bride was literally walking six blocks down Monroe Avenue without one complaint, with her hair flying everywhere.”
  • Her top advice for the wedding day: “Instead of getting upset about what was happening, you’ve just got to make it work for you — and have the courage to do it.”

 

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Being held back from love? Learning how to move forward in a productive relationship.

How to find and maintain a productive romantic relationship - advice from Natalie Nelson
With Valentine’s Day coming up, a new assessment tool to help people find if they resonate romantic energy, or are being held back by emotional baggage is available. Natalie Nelson, Energy Healing Educator, Program Developer and daughter of renowned holistic physician Dr. Bradley Nelson is here to give insight to why people seeking healthy romantic relationships are being held back from love and how to move forward in a productive relationship.

Resonating Relationships: The Energy of Romance

Many people have had the experience of dating someone with too much emotional baggage, but what if you are the person with the emotional baggage? You might not know that negative emotions from past experiences can cause you to sabotage relationships or attract Mr. or Miss Wrong. To help people who are struggling to find or sustain loving relationships, Natalie Nelson and her company HealersLibrary.com have created a new guide to healthy relationships titled Resonating Relationships, specifically to help people discover and get rid of the emotional baggage that can sabotage love, romance and healthy, lasting relationships.

“Having been in several relationships and struggled, and seeing alot of people who I know just totally struggle in their relationships, I got really frustrated with all of that because I think it shouldn’t be so difficult,” she says. “And I think that so much of the reason why people struggle is because there’s just things going on that they’re just not aware of. That’s part of the reason why I created this guide.”

Natalie will share tools from the Relationships That Resonate guide and assessment, including questions to help people get to the bottom of what may be holding them back from love, including questions such as:

  1. How stressed are you about your relationship / lack of relationship?
  2. How much control does your relationship issues have over your happiness?
  3. How blocked do you feel from nurturing romantic relationship(s) now or in the past?
  4. How difficult have you found it to communicate calmly with partner(s) now or in the past?
  5. How often do you put aside your own needs or feelings to keep the peace?

Natalie can also share:

  • How family history and traumas affect our ability to give and receive love
  • How to use visualization to find what you want and need in a partner
  • How to identify negative connections with others you must cut to heal and move on.
  • Metrics to help singles and those in committed relationships decide if they are in “Connection Mode” or “Isolation Mode; “Nurture Mode” or “Conflict Mode” and for those in committed relationships, “Harmony Mode” or “Discord Mode”

About Natalie Nelson

Natalie Nelson has spent more than 15 years studying, experiencing and teaching the powerful healing that is possible through The Emotion Code and The Body Code, created by her father Dr. Bradley Nelson. When she found herself in a failing marriage, she became inspired to create a new Body Code expansion program, Resonating Relationships: The Energy of Romance, a system that can affect powerful change that heals people and couples from the inside out. She currently resides in Salt Lake City, UT.

About Dr. Bradley Nelson

Dr. Bradley Nelson is a holistic Chiropractic Physician, a Medical Intuitive, and one of the world’s foremost experts in the emerging fields of Bioenergetic Medicine and Energy Psychology. His bestselling book, “The Emotion Code,” provides step-by-step instructions for working with the body’s healing power. Download a free copy at EmotionCodeGift.com.

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Valentine’s Day: Love & Money quiz – How do you score?

Pamela Yellen Valentines Day Financial Tips for Couples

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and Fromgirltogirl has tips for how couples can boost their financial as well as their emotional and physical intimacy from two-time New York Times bestselling author and financial security expert Pamela Yellen. Read below:

Greater Communication & Trust Around Money = More Intimacy

Couples who improve their communication around finances are more likely to have better sex, as Pamela notes in this Chicago Tribune column. Having spent years conducting research and surveys on how money affects relationships, Pamela shares these statistics:

  • Financial stress causes problems in almost 70% of relationships.
  • 31% of respondents said they have kept spending secrets from each other
  • Almost half of couples never discussed finances before committing to the relationship
  • Arguments about money can throw a wet blanket on sex lives
  • 20% of couples say they would have sex more frequently if they had more money

Pamela’s tips to help couples improve their communication around money

  1. Recognize that money is an emotional issue: Choose a time when you’re both relaxed and not rushed to start talking about money issues.
  2. Regularly discuss finances together: Set goals together, and track your progress.
  3. Agree on how to divide your money: Topics to cover include individual discretionary spending, household expenses, retirement savings, and extended family responsibilities.
  4. Avoid taking on too much debt: Instead of constantly talking about the burden of your debt, focus on your financial goals — where you’d really like to be, and how you’ll get there. Facing your debt as a team can actually strengthen your relationship.
  5. Never engage in financial infidelity – If you haven’t been fully honest regarding finances, now is the time to clean it up! Begin by stating “Our relationship is important to me, so I want to make sure we have a foundation of honesty about our finances.” No matter what comes up, stay calm, and avoid judgment, and focus on positive solutions.
  6. Understand and acknowledge your different spending habits – Seek to understand rather than correct each other. If something in your partner’s attitude bothers you, tell him how you feel and why. See if you can find compromise.

Want to learn how your relationship stacks up when it comes to financial intimacy? Take Pamela’s Love and Money Financial Self-Assessment here. It only takes a few minutes.

About Pamela Yellen

Pamela Yellen is a financial investigator and the author of two New York Times best-selling books, including her latest, “The Bank on Yourself Revolution: Fire Your Banker, Bypass Wall Street, and Take Control of Your Own Financial Future.” Yellen investigated more than 450 financial strategies seeking an alternative to the risk and volatility of stocks and other investments, which led her to a time-tested, predictable method of growing wealth now used by more than 500,000 Americans. For more financial tips and information on Yellen visit BankOnYourself.com.

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Share Your Photos Big Fake Weddings Event 2017 Giveaway


Winter holiday engagements happened and now January is the start of a busy wedding planning season. Before you seal the deal on that venue, hire the photographer and book the band, find the closest Big Fake Wedding event near you! ‘Share Your Photos’ is thrilled to be the first ever National Event App Sponsor for the Big Fake Wedding —including all 25 of their events for 2017!

What is The Big Fake Wedding?

It’s a bridal show alternative complete with an emotional vow renewal ceremony, light bites and a dance-party reception. “Wedding guests” are brides- and grooms-to-be who get to truly experience the wedding vendors in action. What events are lined up for 2017 so far? Here is the list:

Atlanta – January 26

Los Angeles – February 9

San Francisco – February 16

Nashville – March 16

Dallas – March 23

New York City – April 19

Charlotte – April 20

San Antonio – May 18

Chicago – June 29

And more to come soon!

How does the Share Your Photos App Make Weddings Even More Memorable?

The ‘Share Your Photos’ app helps brides and grooms keep track of all the photos that were taken at the event. Of course, you’ll get your shots from your professional photographer, but instead of searching social media after the wedding to see the pictures your friends took, emailing relatives you saw snapping away, and texting friends to send the candid shot of you and your mom on the dance floor, you can have them all in one, easy-to-find place. Plus, you can keep the photos there forever for free, download and print your favorites, and even create a wedding album right from your smartphone.

Here’s How It Works, Step-by-Step:

  • Simply download the Share Your Photo free app and register.

  • Create an “event” within the app and give it a unique event ID.

  • Invite your wedding guests via email or text message and share your unique event ID with them. (Don’t forget to invite people who couldn’t make it, so they can enjoy all of the photos too!)

  • Start viewing photos from guests, uploading your own, saving your favorites and creating prints to frame.

‘Share Your Photos’ can’t wait to help brides and grooms keep track of all the great photos their guests take at the wedding—and all the other events (including the rehearsal dinner, ceremony, bridal shower, bachelor party, and more).

Keep an Eye out for our Big Fake Wedding Giveaway!

Best of all, ‘Share Your Photos’ have FREE tickets to give out to each of the Big Fake Wedding events throughout the year. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter because they will start giving away tickets soon!

About Share Your Photos

Share Your Photos, from the makers of Picture Keeper, is a FREE app (available on iTunes and Google Play) that allows all party guests to easily and privately share photos from special events. Any occasion can benefit from this super-­easy and free way to collect and share images. Use ‘Share Your Photos’ to gather and distribute pictures from weddings, reunions, birthdays, school events, holiday parties, work functions, family vacations and more! Relive every moment from your events, from every angle!

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‘Ask Bree Anything’ Podcast Starts: Episode 1

Thrilled to announce that Fromgirltogirl has started its podcast series ‘Ask Bree Anything’ which will touch on topics of health, business, social, culture and relationship development. To make sure the podcast is readily available to all you can find it on the following platforms:

Subscribe to Fromgirltogirl on Youtube

Fromgirltogirl on Zcast

Fromgirltogirl on Soundcloud

And don’t forget to catch ‘Ask Bree Anything’ on Facebook Live, Sundays at 8pm EST:

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Now playing: ‘The Lucky Ones’ | Natalise + the Sunset Run

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Natalise + the Sunset Run, a pop/alternative band radiating a magnetic softness releases a brand new album ‘Glimpses of the Sun’ and the brand new single ‘ The Lucky Ones.’ And the single ‘The Lucky Ones’ is definitely worth the watch. Check it out now:

About the song The Lucky Ones

“When Natalise wrote the ‘The Lucky Ones,’ she was going through a sort of deep introspection and sadness for a period of time after having watched two loved ones around her get diagnosed with stage 1 and 2 forms of cancer. They were both very young, beautiful, and talented. It was a shock to the system and really one of those times she asked “Why them? Why do bad things happen to good people?”

A bit later, she faced a health scare of her own. This made Natalise realize when one is faced with a possibility of life being finite, a wave of memories from the past and hopes for the future flash by. One begins to reconsider what is really important. And you start coming to the realization that life is pretty short. You have to make every moment count.

The final impetus to write the song actually came from a film script that ran across her desk and a call from a producer. He was looking for a possible song for an upcoming film about a young couple, where the female lead was dying and she wanted to say goodbye. Natalise’s thought was that she wanted the song to be one of celebration and gratefulness for life — she felt it to be true and authentic to her character and certainly a philosophy that resonates with her.

There’s nothing in the ‘The Lucky Ones’ that reveals that it is related to cancer or saying goodbye in any way. That was on purpose, of course, because after all, the song is about gratefulness and cherishing every moment you have. But a few months ago, ASCAP (a performing rights organization) held a conference and played ‘The Lucky Ones’ on a panel. After the session, a man in his late 50s came up to her with tears in his eyes. “I’m a stage 4 cancer survivor. I have four kids and a wife. I didn’t think I’d be standing here today.” He continued, wiping his tears, “This song… it reminded me of the fact that I am grateful… every day. I am so lucky. My family…we are the lucky ones. Thank you so much for writing this song. People who have gone through what I’ve been through need to hear this.” It was at that moment when it all came full circle for Natalise. These are the moments she feels worthy as a songwriter — that she was able to move someone, to touch someone’s heart with a piece of music.

About Natalise

Natalise is an unexpected talent in the music industry. She began her musical journey at a young age and has taken a variety of adventurous paths to find herself where she is today. Piano at three, dance at seven, church choir at eight all led her to the renowned San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she became an accomplished classically trained pianist and vocalist.

While her classical background informed her understanding of music, Natalise found true solace in writing songs on the piano, inspired by her own experiences in love and heartache. These acoustic songs are the genesis for her formation of Natalise + The Sunset Run. Inspired by artists like Coldplay, One Republic, Adele, and John Legend, she has been creating modernly heartfelt music that has landed on networks like MTV, VH1, Oxygen, and The WB/CW, as well as performing at venues like the Warriors’ Stadium (The Arena at Oakland), Viper Room, House of Blues, and colleges across the country, including her alma mater Stanford University, from which she graduated in three years in order to go on tour promoting her first radio release.

Her newest release, Glimpses of the Sun, is a gorgeous collection of songs that radiate a magnetic softness. Natalise’s approach is one of minimalist beauty that lets the music breathe, and showcases her dynamic musical talents for the world to see. Her new single, “The Lucky Ones,” is the first offering from the album and one well worth the investment.

“The Lucky Ones” is the kind of video that lifts the viewer out of their own body and places them in a calming, beautiful world created by Natalise and director Andrew James Abajian. The clip is centered on Natalise standing on a rocky stretch of the California coast, at first staring out into the infinite. As the waves crash behind her, she serenades the camera with the heartfelt message of ‘The Lucky Ones.’

Interspersed in between are shots of real moments from real people in varying states of life. Whether it be a first kiss on the Brooklyn Bridge, welcoming home a newborn baby, or an elderly couple quietly enjoying each other’s company, the 8mm style footage inspires a heartwarming connection between viewer and video. Learn more abotu Natalise by following her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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How to stop ghosts of Christmas past from ruining your holidays

The holiday season is a time people try to come together for joyful celebration with loved ones in a way that feels loving and positive for all. However, a recent study shows that well more than half —about 61%—anticipate arguments and contention during the holidays. Holistic physician, lecturer and author of the bestselling book, “The Emotion Code,” Dr. Bradley Nelson helps people to let go of unhelpful emotions from the past so they can enjoy the company of loved ones in the present.

Are the Ghosts of Christmas Past Ruining Your Holidays?

In the story “A Christmas Carol,” Scrooge is visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past who takes Scrooge on a tour of the parts of his life that have led to him becoming the angry, miserly man he is today. No matter who you are, you have past events that color emotional reactions in the present. These unhealed, often hidden “trapped emotions” can ruin your chances of living a healthy, happy life.

What parts of your past have contributed to unhealthy present ways of being?

“Do you ever feel that you are struggling under the weight of something that you can’t quite put your finger on?” asks Dr. Nelson. “Perhaps your life is not turning out how you had hoped. Perhaps your attempts to form lasting relationships never seem to work out. You may wish that certain events in your past had never occurred but feel powerless to move beyond them. You may even have an uneasy feeling that your present is being held hostage by your past in some vague and indefinable way.”

  • Emotions you carry from upsetting things that you have experienced are your very own “Ghosts of Christmas Past.”
  • You can change your present moment by committing to a healthier, happier version of yourself. Those old “trapped emotions” can be released through Dr. Bradley Nelson’s Emotion Code.
  • Give yourself the promise of a better future by healing the past.

 

Dr. Bradley Nelson

About Dr. Bradley Nelson: Dr. Nelson has lectured internationally on the natural healing of chronic illness and successfully treated patients from across the US and Canada for more than 20 years. He has trained more than 2,000 practitioners worldwide on how to help people overcome unresolved anger, depression, anxiety, loneliness and other negative emotions and the physical symptoms associated them.

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