Posted By: Niki Payne Date: 06-13-2016 Comments: 0
As a dating journalist for the last seven years, I like to think of myself as a consumer advocate for online daters. I have my favorite dating apps, just like I have my favorite dating coaches. Today, I’d like to share with you the latter.
If time and money were no object, these are the best dating experts I would recommend hiring in a heartbeat (in no particular order). They all have unique backgrounds that are bound to make a profound difference in your love life. I chose each of these men and women based on my personal experience of their work. Some I have met in person, others I’ve interacted with through email or social media, and a few I’ve already invested in for myself.
Regardless of my relationship with these individuals, these are all well-respected dating professionals I aspire to work with in some capacity, as a client, as a colleague, or maybe even both. You may want to check them out for yourself.
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Damona Hoffman is a former Hollywood casting director turned online dating expert who met her husband online using the same branding techniques she used to teach actors. She has her own weekly radio show called “Dates & Mates” and is the co-host of FYI’s reality series “#BlackLove. As a widely recognized dating coach featured all over the Web, Hoffman leverages her background to help singles stand out with dating advice that’s spot on and delivered with a fun splash of humor.
Kimberly Seltzer is a dating coach and matchmaker that specializes in virtual makeovers and image consulting. Her background includes 10 years as a therapist, running dating boot camps for men with world-renowned dating expert David Wygant, and managing the VIP division of a national matchmaking company. She has an “inside-out approach” to dating, helping singles feel confident in their own skin so they can attract more love and opportunities into their lives.
Lauren Frances is a celebrity love and relationship expert who literally wrote the book on “Dating, Mating and Manhandling.” As the founder of The Institute of Romantic Research, she’s a featured guest expert in popular women’s magazines and network television shows. She is the queen of flirting and helps women tap into every man’s GPS (or “Girl Positioning System”) through her love coaching and man magnet makeovers.
Laurel House is the author of “Screwing the Rules: The No-Games Guide to Love” and an international dating coach you’ll soon be seeing on E! Network’s “Famously Single,” where eight celebrities move in together to work through their biggest relationship challenges. If you’ve been following ABC’s “The Bachelorette” then you don’t want to miss House’s opinionated breakdown of JoJo’s options. Her dating advice is straight up, practical and to the point.
Laurie Davis started out as a marketing consultant before launching a successful online dating consultancy. She’s been nominated two years in a row for Best Dating Coach at the iDate Awards and is best known for her book “Love at First Click.” She’s iconic in my mind for finding love on Twitter when she married fellow dating expert Thomas Edwards. As an eFlirt Expert, Davis and her team provide concierge dating services that help singles effectively present themselves online.
Marni Kinrys found her calling on a whim when she showed up to a singles mixer to “window shop” and noticed no one was talking to each other. She wasn’t interested in anyone for herself, so she decided to help men break the ice with the women in the room. That night, the Wing Girl Method was born. Through her products, coaching and workshops, Kinrys helps men understand women so they can have the upper hand in dating. She’s reasonably priced too!
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Thomas Edwards describes himself as a social strategist who helps professionals improve their dating lives and be more confident in social situations. He’s the founder of The Professional Wingman and helps single professional men, and some women, get into long-term relationships by developing their social skills, overcoming their insecurities and creating an all-around better life for themselves. He’s married to eFlirt Expert Laurie Davis too!
Matthew Hussey is the author of “Get the Guy” and is probably one of the youngest dating coaches on this list. He has some really great online video coaching programs designed to help women attract the guy, get the guy and keep him. But the pinnacle of what he does lies in his live training events which include a five-day intensive program in paradise where women are taken through a transformative experience for dramatically improving their relationships and their careers.
David Wygant is a widely-recognized dating expert of 20 years who works with both men and women from all over the world. He’s a straight-shooter with a solid reputation in the industry for the results he delivers. Most of his advice is based on universal principles he learned growing up, hearing first hand from women where men were going wrong, and recognizing most women’s tendency to overanalyze their love lives.
Jonathon Aslay is the author of “Understand Men Now: The Relationships Men Commit To and Why” and has a knack for helping women separate the serial daters and serial monogamists from the nice guys, and the bad boys to the commitment-ready man. As a dating coach who works exclusively with women, Aslay is clearly a man in touch with both his masculine and feminine energy. He delivers tough love dating advice with a compassionate heart and empathetic ear.
Evan Marc Katz is a dating coach that spent 15 years figuring the dating thing out for himself before he discovered how to have a healthy relationship. Katz started his career answering phone calls for the online dating site JDate before writing his first book and launching a profile writing service called e-Cyrano. This eventually led him to become a dating and relationship coach despite his own failures in love, until he started taking his own advice and met his wife.
Paul Carrick Brunson is an award-winning dating coach and matchmaker as well as the author of “It’s Complicated (But It Doesn’t Have to Be).” Brunson found his calling as a matchmaker while working with low-income students as part of a non-profit program, and realized the nuclear family was disappearing. Since then, he’s become a well-known dating expert featuring in hundreds of media outlets and now sits on the board of advisors for The Matchmaking Institute.