Erika Ettin
Erika wants to help us be the unicorn on the right.

Meet Erika Ettin, an Online Dating Consultant Who Wants to Give Us a Little Nudge

Age: 40

Basic bio: Erika Ettin is the founder of A Little Nudge, a consulting company that helps people navigate the world of online dating. She wrote Love at First Site: Tips & Tales for Online Dating Success from a Modern-Day Matchmaker and co-hosts the dating podcast So, We Met Online… AND she’s doing an online dating workshop for TueNighters, starting September 8. TueNighter members can register here. Non-members can register here.

Beyond the bio: I’ve always been a happy person, and right now is no exception. I truly believe that you make your own happiness, much of which comes from hard work. COVID taught me that I’m not 100% extroverted, which took me 40 years to learn! It turns out that sometimes I just want to be by myself rubbing my dog’s belly… and that’s more than okay.

What makes you a grown-ass lady? I stick up for myself and express my needs in relationships of all kinds. As I tell my clients, you get what you allow.

1. On the nightstand: A glass of water, my iPad (to do the NYT crossword puzzle), Post-it notes, about six pairs of glasses (I can’t stop buying cute glasses).

2. Can’t stop/won’t stop: Making puns. All the time. Everywhere.

3. Jam of the minute: I’m not really a music person (though I do love Broadway), but I have been watching that silly TikTok Happy Dog.

4. Thing I miss: People being reliable and showing up when they say and replying in a timely fashion.

5. ’80s crush: Harvey from Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

6. Current crush: Patrick Dempsey.

7. Latest fave find: That I can buy things I love on Stitch Fix in every color. When I like an article of clothing, I try to buy it in at least three colors.

8. Last thing you lost: Probably my keys. Or my wallet. Or my sunglasses. Hopefully not my dignity anytime soon 😃

9. Best thing that happened recently: I won three separate pun competitions.

10. Looking forward to: Sleeping in on weekends.

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