Sarah launched her Naked Redhead blog ( in 2008 as a way to "soul puke" anonymously on the internet, she said.

Sarah launched her Naked Redhead blog ( in 2008 as a way to "soul puke" anonymously on the internet, she said.

Since then, her meaningful and funny insights - which she also employs in her work as a public speaker - have touched on topics ranging from stress to marrying and divorcing young to belly dancing.

Don't get any wrong ideas - the "naked" in the blog's title refers to living honestly and openly.

"I can't complain, though," she said. "I have many loyal followers who came looking for, ahem, one thing and stayed for another."

Dating tip No. 1:

Have fun, trust your gut and laugh - a lot.

Dating tip No. 2:

If a man says he doesn't want to karaoke to "Ice Ice Baby," you probably shouldn't sign him up for it as a joke anyway. Some people are real sensitive about their karaoke time.

What's the best compliment you've ever received?

"You know how to move people." It was given to me by one of my old professors after he saw me speak. I'll never forget that.

What are you looking for in a mate?

I think all anyone wants is someone else who "gets" you. I also look for a well-tuned sense of humor, a commitment to community, an active lifestyle and just a touch of "nerd."

Deal breakers on a date?

Is he crying? It's probably a deal breaker.

What's the best first-date location in Columbus?

Any place in the Short North that has good ambiance and people-watching. Hubbard Grille is a great new spot, and Burgundy Room has plenty of dark, secluded corners.

What's your dream date?

Honestly, I'm so busy, I'd love it if a guy said, "Block this time off. I've got it all planned out" and handled all the details. Except don't do that if we're not dating yet. That's what we call a prelude to kidnapping, folks.

What's it like dating in the digital era?

Dating in the digital era is strange at times, especially if you have a blog or public presence. I think sometimes people forget they still have to earn your trust and get to know you as a person. A profile picture and a bio is a very small representation of a whole.