Dating Resumes: The Alternative To Apps That's All About IRL Confidence

Believe it or not, there was a time before online dating where people actually met in real life. It's a crazy concept, we know, but your grandparents definitely didn't have Tinder back then, so meeting in person was their only option. Nowadays, we have the luxury of scrolling through a list of potential matches without ever stepping foot outside. According to Statista, more than 25 million Americans are using dating apps like Bumble, Tinder, and Hinge to find their perfect match; however, there's a new alternative to apps that forces you to put down your phone.


We're talking about dating resumes — the latest trend for singles looking for love. One TikTok user, @crazyauntemily, demonstrates how she uses this tactic to meet potential dates IRL. Unlike dating apps, handing out dating resumes requires actual face-to-face interaction, which tests your flirting skills IRL (there's no hiding behind your phone here). If you're interested, let's take a look at exactly what goes into making the greatest resume, and how you can use it to snag your ideal match.

How to create your own dating resume

You might see the word resume and immediately start to panic, but don't worry, this is nothing like the one you submit to a potential employer. In fact, making a dating resume is much more fun. As you can see here in this video posted by @crazyauntemily, she made a very simple, easy-to-read resume, stating her name, age, and email, as well as her favorite hobbies, simple pleasures, and special skills. She also adds her phone number, should he choose to follow up. It's straight and to the point, and she does all the work for him.


Of course, which information you choose to disclose is up to you, but we do recommend the basics, such as your name and age. If you aren't comfortable giving out your phone number, give them your email or social media handle instead. Just because you met them IRL doesn't mean you have a total grip on who they are. Remember, safety first.

It's all about confidence

One of the allures of dating apps is they alleviate the pressure of talking to someone in real life. A lot of people have trouble going up and talking to strangers, which makes online dating the perfect solution. There's less fear of rejection, since you're hearing it from behind a screen. By taking the dating resume approach, however, not only are you putting yourself out there, but you're showing off your confidence, and there's nothing sexier than a confident woman.


If you need moral support, don't be afraid to bring a friend along. Not only can they act as your support system, but they're also there to hype you up by reminding you how awesome you are. We're not denying handing out dating resumes takes serious guts, but we can say it's worth a shot. Like the saying goes, you never know unless you try. Now get out there and show them what you got!