Ok Cupid is free to join, free to search, and free to message. Mary Gorham Malia is a dating coach and founder of the website
The Internet has really evolved over the last ten years and with that it’s transformed the way we learn, connect and of course date.
When I first came out there was very little useful information available for someone like myself.
Now any kind of information you want is easily available thanks to amazing search engines, easy to create blogs and websites and people that just want to share what they know to those that provide valuable services and products online.
As my own personal and professional life evolved, I’ve discovered deep satisfaction in making an impact in the lives of lesbians in my community and using the Internet to make that happen.
My desire to help lesbians live their best lives requires the access to people that only the Internet provides and after a couple years of experimenting with ideas the Gay Girl Dating Coach was born.
What do you hope to provide that other blogs are not covering?
My main focus is reaching women in their 40’s, 50’s and beyond.
Now some would think that means I’m involved in nonprofit work (I have been an Executive Director of national nonprofits in the past) but for me it’s been about creating community and connection for lesbians through and taking that experience even further with Gay Girl Dating Coach.
I started as a volunteer organizer of the Portland Lesbian Coffee House meetup group in Portland, ME and continued it when I moved to Austin, TX by starting the Austin Lesbian Coffee House meetup group.
Both of these groups together have a membership of over 2000 women.
My experience with both of these meetup groups and the individual women that make up these groups has had a significant impact on my decision to reach out to the larger lesbian community across the US and beyond.