Posted By: Kelly Seal Date: 09-13-2019 Comments: 0
The next stop in our dating and relationship expert series is Dallas, Texas. While the lone star state is known for its barbecue, cowboy boots and down-to-earth style, Dallas is in a league of its own with a focus on the finer things in life – including upscale restaurants and bars, hipster neighborhoods, and a vibrant arts scene.
The dating scene in Dallas is like any big city – there are tons of places where singles tend to gravitate, so you’ll always find something to do. But like other big cities, (Dallas is one of the largest in the country and very spread out), it can be hard to meet new people outside of your social circles and neighborhood. People tend to stick to the places and people they know. This is where dating experts come in handy to help you strategize your time and efforts, and we’ve found a few you might want to check out.
Jennifer Styers is one of the most prominent figures among the dating experts in Dallas, and has been interviewed on countless TV, podcast and radio shows. She offers plenty of tips and advice for singles on these platforms and on her website LoveJenn.com, but you can also sign up for her matchmaking or dating coaching services to get some personal guidance. (She began her matchmaking business after clients who went through her coaching program began to ask her for referrals!) She has been voted by Match.com as a top Matchmaker and Relationship Expert in the Dallas-Ft Worth area for over 5 years, and has been named one of the Top 10 Relationship Experts in the nation.
Marilyn is a dating and relationship coach who created the program “Your Journey to Lasting Love,” focusing on the personal work of helping people build better relationship skills. She worked in organizational management for companies like IBM for many years, focusing on helping people through transition processes, to communicate more effectively, and to build better relationships. She provides individual coaching services as well as classes and online communities for both personal and professional development. She’s also a YourTango expert.
Deni Abbie is a certified Life Coach and Hypnotherapist, working with people to help them overcome internal obstacles and move forward in their lives. She specializes in relationships and dating and offers very practical techniques, like how to address anxiety and nervousness about meeting new people, and changing negative behavior patterns to create healthy relationships. She runs an “emotional intelligence workshop” and has contributed to many publications, including Self and Essence Magazines.
Dr. Nore Salman
Founder of The Heart Centered Leadership Institute, Dr. Salman is one of the most prominent life coaches in Dallas. Her work is focused on finding and addressing obstacles to creating success for her clients and refocusing them to pursue what’s in line with their values, whether it’s for career or love life. She offers individual coaching and classes for clients.
Makenna Maness – Mint Matchmaker
Makenna provides matchmaking services to people in the Dallas area through her company Mint Matchmaker. She has said that her clients generally aren’t finding success on dating apps, and that’s when they come to her. Her mission: “I want to bring love and courtship back.” She encourages clients to commit to the process and have the patience to find the right match. She offers guidance on everything from dating coaching to wardrobe styling before you meet a potential match, depending on how much you want to spend.
Sameera Sullivan – Lasting Connections
Sameera Sullivan is the founder of Lasting Connections, an elite matchmaking service based in the Dallas area with offices in New York, Houston and Portland. A former HR recruiter, she has keen insight into people and behavior, and has developed a dynamic matchmaking system to help her clients find success. In addition to matchmaking she offers coaching and image consulting services, as well as luxury singles retreats for her female clients. She is an advocate for women too, and spends her free time shining a light on women’s issues in developing countries and fighting sex trafficking around the globe.
These are some great options to get you started – have fun meeting new prospects!
Kelly Seal is a freelance writer, dating expert, and author of the book “Date Expectations: A Guide to Changing Your Dating Life and Finding Real Love.” She got her start in the dating industry by hosting speed dating events around southern California and offering advice and encouragement to attendees. She now lives in L.A. and spends her free time hiking in the Santa Monica mountains and blogging at www.kellyseal.com.