Hello there! I’m Virginia. That picture is really old, but it sums up my personality so well that I can’t bear to update it. I still look roughly the same five years later, though: tall, blondish, bespectacled, enthusiastic, and somewhat goofy. A little chubbier, frizzier, wiser, and happier with every coming year.

I have my own business as an online dating coach over at The Heartographer, helping people find love online. I also do some freelance writing and social media marketing, and various other things you can check out here. I’ve been interviewed or featured in ELLE and Hallmark magazines, and The Stranger and The Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspapers. My humor posts have been voted into Best-Of Craigslist several times. In addition to online dating, I write about technology, love, life, linguistics, design, décor, fashion, food, advice, makeup, hair and skin care, video games, plants, and more I think.  I half-heartedly maintain Heliotro.pe, a pseudo-beauty blog, and  Framboi.se, a lazily food blog. But I tend to blog right here more than those two spaces, and of course I blog about online dating and relationships at  TheHeartographer.com or my P-I Reader Blog most of all. I love my husband and my cat Trumpet and my life.

Since the internet is simply filled with ways to track people down, you shouldn’t have too much trouble. If you just want to say hello, I recommend using Twitter or App.Net. If you want to actually hire me, use email.