Instead of continuing to swipe left, Naza Shelley took matters into her own hands and created a video-based dating app, CarpeDM, to meet the dating needs of professional Black women. In this episode, Naza talks about the importance of “me” time, how she plans for self-care, and the impact dating has on mental health.
1:10 — How do you prioritize self-care?
“For me, I am addicted to my calendar on my phone. And so I plan my self-care — whether that's ensuring that I carve out time to go to the gym or that I have my bi-weekly or monthly massages."
4:36 — Mental health and dating
“I'm an advocate of turning off the dating apps if you need a break from dating. I'm an advocate of being real with people when you're on dating apps, within certain bounds. And all of that, I think, can improve your overall dating experience. There's definitely a connection between online dating and self-care.”