Until this past Sunday, I was completely unaware there was actually a business card specifically for dating. One of my close friends was discussing her job when she handed out her new business cards. One she said was for work/networking and the other was for dating. There were striking differences between the cards. Unlike the standard business card with titles and work information, her dating card had her personal email, her name sans titles, and a little catchy phase ” It was great crossing paths with you! Let’s keep in touch!”
An example of a dating card(picture from here):
Her rationale is that a lot of men get intimidated by the “alphabet soup” (her degrees) behind her name. She believes that the dating card would allow a man to approach her if he really liked her without all of the nuances. In addition, it would enable her to disclose about her job in her own timing.
I did a little web searching on these dating cards and a lot of people seem to be using them. Some of the reasons where to control the amount of information you give a complete stranger and to prevent potential internet or facebook stalkers. But the main theme seemed to run towards preventing intimidation.
As a Microbiologist, soon to be Infectious Disease Epidemiologist, I could see how some men could be intimidated my by education. But to me that only means that those men are not the right ones for me. I am not sure if I would go through the effort to have a separate card for potential love interests. Would you?