Taking Charge on International Women's Day

By Jessica Kane, Client Relationship Strategist

March 8th is International Women’s Day, giving ladies worldwide a reason to feel empowered -- particularly in the arena of online dating. That's why the eFlirt Experts are encouraging women to take charge of their love lives on this special day (and onward)! Ask yourself: how many conversations have I started on the site or app I'm using? Am I getting bored waiting for that guy I've been messaging to ask me out offline? If you're not satisfied with the answers to these questions, try changing things up. Making that first move can preemptively stop guys from dragging their feet, boost your self-confidence, and increase the number of dates you go on.

Coffee Meets Bagel is celebrating in style this International Women's Day by offering ladies who initiate conversations 100 beans. It’s a great incentive to try and change the statistic CMB recently discovered: only 27 percent of conversations on the site are initiated by women! This find is surprising, considering more female-targeted sites (like Bumble) that require all first messages to be sent by women have become so popular. The stereotype that ‘men have to make the first move’ has held fairly strong over the years, but the success of female-driven sites has shown this commonly held notion might be fading. According to CMB, the majority of men actually LIKE when women initiate a conversation!

No one can argue that sending the first message is difficult; the thought of rejection can be paralyzing. But it’s important to remember that risks reap rewards in the digital dating sphere. A message never sent is a connection possibly lost. Still unsure of how to strike the perfect tone? eFlirt Expert Laurie Davis has suggestions on how to make that initial hello really pop in a recent piece she wrote for Metro. So read on and get typing, ladies: your true love's inbox is waiting!

Want to learn more? Check out some of the other female centric statistics Coffee Meets Bagel discovered in the infographic below!