About Jennifer Kelton
BYLINE: Entrepreneur, social media innovator and dating advisor Jennifer Kelton helps people learn, laugh and connect based on their shared bad date experiences. Jennifer is founder and CEO of BadOnlineDates.com, and creator, director and producer of Bad Date TV and the new Internet dating game show Dating in Disguise. This "IT girl" is changing the way singles connect while teaching etiquette and basic dating skills with innovations such as the BadOnlineDates "virtual bad date wingman" iPhone App. Jennifer is the author of Don't Use My Sweater Like A Towel, a candid dating guide based upon her own dating experiences. Check out Jennifer's blogs Blog.BadOnlineDates.com, www.DailyDatingAdvice.com and www.NerdGirlsAGoGo.com; and her websites www.BadOnlineDates.com and www.BadDateTV.com.
BROADCAST BIO: Ever been on a date with someone who bore no resemblance to their online profile, or trapped at dinner with someone who was a bore, or worse? Now there's an online community where people can connect and learn from their dating disasters. With us today is Jennifer Kelton, dating advisor, social media innovator and founder and CEO of BadOnlineDates.com and Bad Date TV.Jennifer's blogs Blog.BadOnlineDates.com, www.DailyDatingAdvice.com and www.NerdGirlsAGoGo.com help people navigate the perils of dating. She created the BadOnlineDates iPhone App, a "virtual bad date wingman" that allows people to share their dating experiences in real time with a supportive community. Welcome, Jennifer. How is technology changing how we date and deal with bad dating experiences?
FULL BIO: Entrepreneur, social media innovator and dating advisor Jennifer Kelton has been investigating the game of love for 30 years. Jennifer is founder and CEO of BadOnlineDates.com and creator of Bad Date TV and the new Internet dating game show Dating in Disguise. This "IT girl" is changing the way singles connect while teaching people etiquette and basic dating skills with new technology such as the BadOnlineDates (BOD) iPhone App.
Jennifer worked as a fashion designer of eco-friendly clothing before it was "cool." She's owned and operated a nightclub, traveled the world, and is a certified hypnotist. Her dating experience began in high school when she juggled two boyfriends, one in her hometown of L.A. and another in Idaho. She is the author of Don't Use My Sweater Like a Towel, a candid dating guide based upon her own dating experiences.
Jennifer's advice blogs Blog.BadOnlineDates.com, www.DailyDatingAdvice.com and www.NerdGirlsAGoGo.com give singles free tips and insights. In 2007 she launched www.BadOnlineDates.com, the first website that allows people to meet and connect based on their shared experiences of bad dates. BadOnlineDates.com combines the best of online dating with social networking, helping people meet by matching their dating attitudes and expectations.
Jennifer is creator, director and producer of the webisode series Bad Date TV,featuring archetypal bad date characters, improvisation and lessons to improve dating manners and etiquette. She is also creator of the groundbreaking Internet dating game show Dating in Disguise premiering in early 2011.
When she's not helping the world fall in love, Jennifer is an avid snowboarder, information seeker, tea totaller, top shelf tequila swiller, philanthropist, and a very curious world traveler. Check out Jennifer's blogs Blog.BadOnlineDates.com, www.DailyDatingAdvice.com and www.NerdGirlsAGoGo.com; and her websites www.BadOnlineDates.com and www.BadDateTV.com.
About the Book
Don't Use my Sweater Like a Towel
By Jennifer Kelton
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Green Knights Press; 1st edition (December 28, 2006)
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One year. One woman. Twelve men.
Don't Use my Sweater Like a Towel presents the results of Jennifer Kelton's "year of science," 365 days investigating the dating and mating habits of the world's most unique and complex animal: the human being.
The book begins at the end of a long-term relationship - a casualty of Kelton's introspection and the realization that she wasn't being fulfilled. With a "broken heart," she enters into the typical, yet unpredictable, world of dating, bringing readers along on a year-long journey into the study of attraction and what happens when you follow the advice of America's top self-help books.
Don't Use my Sweater Like a Towel is not intended to be an advice book or even a self-help book, but it can't help being both. Kelton's shared experiences are raw, honest, and in some places X-rated. Reading this book is like having access to a best girlfriend who has been through it all and is happy to share.
Topics covered include:
- The truth about dating advice books; do they really know what they're talking about?
- Kelton's "Man-O-pinion," exposing what guys really feel and think about dating.
- A study of pheromones. Kelton purchased pheromones online and tested their ability to attract (or repel) the opposite sex (as promised in the ad, of course).
- How to identify a sexual predator, addict, or other loser, including some insight into why you keep going back to Mr. or Ms. Wrong.
- A candid look at the way we are "hard-wired" when it comes to finding a mate, why what one person finds desirable another finds completely unappealing. What is it about our make-up that attracts us to others?
- Finding your soul mate. Kelton discusses the eternal hope that there is one person out there who is meant to be with you.
Oh, and if you're wondering about title significance ...