LA’s 17 Best Dating Coaches of 2014

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LA’s 17 Best Dating Coaches of 2014

Hayley Matthews Hayley Matthews • 10/09/15

A dating coach not only helps you find a date – they also help you become a better person. Train on your own all you want, but these 17 LA-based dating coaches will whip you into the greatest dating shape of your life.

When your love life needs some TLC, these are the folks to call.

Julie Spira


Bragging Rights: the pioneer of online dating

Considering she made her first online dating profile 20 years ago, Spira knows more than a thing or two about online dating. She’s authored a best-selling online dating book, created the Mobile Dating BootCamp and ranked as a top 10 columnist to follow on Twitter. If you need to give your digital love life a makeover, she has the tools and the skills to help you do it.

Social Clout: 27,625+ Twitter followers; 5,720+ Facebook likes

Twitter Handle: @juliespira

Gina Stewart


Bragging Rights: featured in Men’s Health

When she started dating online, Stewart realized people were looking for advice – there was just nowhere to find it. She began consulting men and then expanded to women, helping everyone better their online presence. She offers five different services for all different levels of online dating, from newbies to seasoned professionals.

Social Clout: 365+ Twitter followers

Twitter Handle: @ExprtOnlneDatng

David Wygant


Bragging Rights: been a dating coach for almost 20 years

Wygant’s advice doesn’t just work for one type of person. Based on universal human nature, he has coached people of all circumstances. He’s trusted by both men and women, and he’s coached thousands of people from all over the world. If you want a real guy who actually knows what dating in the real world is like, he’s your man to get you on track for dating success.

Social Clout: 8,570+ Facebook likes; 5,260+ Twitter followers

Twitter Handle: @DavidWygant

Evan Marc Katz


Bragging Rights: more than 5 million blog readers

Fifteen years of dating mistakes and plenty of odd jobs led to Katz becoming a dating coach. He works with women because, as he says, “Men need more help. Women ask for more help.” He offers his insight and experiences to women in an effort to explain men. He focuses his advice on the things you can control, not the things you can’t. That’s why he’s so successful.

Social Clout: 8,755+ Twitter followers; 6,705+ Facebook likes

Twitter Handle: @evanmarckatz

April Beyer


Bragging Rights: host and expert matchmaker for “Making Mr. Right”

Beyer created Smart Sexy Soulful Dating to share with women how to flirt, date and communicate. Her methods have allowed her to bring together thousands of couples. The key to her impressive work is the emphasis she places on soul searching, communication and faith. Dr. Phil McGraw called her “the best of the best” when it comes to dating experts.

Social Clout: 23,390+ Facebook likes; 1,200+ Twitter followers

Twitter Handle: @aprilbeyer

Ellen Smoak


Bragging Rights: has a 3-part video series on getting over your ex

If anyone understands that breakups are a bitch, it’s Smoak. Fortunately for you, she has made it her job to help people get through them. She shows her clients how to heal their heart and move on while also helping them make their exes wish they were still together. She’ll “… send you back out into this badass world so you can make that huge, badass footprint you’re meant to be making.”

Social Clout: 1,595+ Twitter followers; 405+ Facebook likes

Twitter Handle: @ellensmoak

Tripp Kramer


Bragging Rights: an expert on women

Tall, lanky and nerdy, Kramer has spent a large chunk of his life trying to escape the friend zone. He created his own formula for attracting women, holding conversations with them and living the life he always wanted. With his help, you can do the same, too. Kramer considers it his calling to help people succeed at dating, and he guarantees to get you the results you want.

Social Clout: 2,575+ Facebook likes; 2,160+ Twitter followers

Twitter Handle: @trippadvice

Marni Battista


Bragging Rights: developed the 10-Step System to Manifesting Love of Self and Others

With more than 25 years of dating under her belt, Battista knows what it’s like to date in the 21st century. When you feel like you’re wasting time with dating, she will offer you compassion, support and guidance to help you improve your relationships with others and yourself. Her work is not instantaneous, but it is real. She will definitely get you the results you want.

Social Clout: 28,685+ Twitter followers; 3,640+ Facebook likes

Twitter Handle: @MarniBattista

Allana Pratt


Bragging Rights: featured on TLC

Life hasn’t been easy for Pratt, and there were times where she hated her body and her relationships. She knows the guilt associated with walking away from “the perfect” anything, but she also teaches her clients – much as she taught herself – that honoring and nourishing the relationship with yourself is always the first step you should take.

Social Clout: 16,940+ Twitter followers; 5,185+ Facebook likes

Twitter Handle: @allanapratt

Damona Hoffman


Bragging Rights: previously worked for CBS

Using her knowledge of personal branding and making first impressions, Hoffman found she had a talent for online dating. Her unconventional strategies have led to matches for countless clients. Individualized coaching sessions and collaborating on a dating plan are just the beginning, as Hoffman arms you with the tools you need to create your ideal love.

Social Clout: 1,760+ Twitter followers; 845+ Facebook likes

Twitter Handle: @DearMrsD

Jordan Harbinger


Bragging Rights: teaching you world-class social skills in six months

The ability to talk your way out of any situation is a handy one. It’s also an ability Harbinger will teach you. He’ll also grant you access to an exclusive social network, provide one-on-one guidance as a coach and make a game out of your learning so you have fun while you do it. You can easily become more confident with women and dating with his guidance.

Social Clout: 33,440+ Facebook likes; 14,350+ Twitter followers

Twitter Handle: @theartofcharm

Amie Leadingham


Bragging Rights: a certified master relationship coach

The sheer number of possibilities for your dating life can leave you overwhelmed, but Leadingham is here to help you. She hand-tailors programs to the needs of her clients, focusing on their specific relationship needs. She implements the Conscious Dating® Program, which teaches practical and effective dating strategies. From workshops to tele-clinics, she’s there for you.

Social Clout: 910+ Facebook likes; 460+ Twitter followers

Twitter Handle: @Ask_Amie

Kate Anthony


Bragging Rights: trained and certified by the Coaches Training Institute

Every lady has a wonder woman inside of her, begging to get out. Anthony will do what she can to help her do that. She works as your friend and ally because she knows what it’s like to be you. Anthony will help you discover everything about you that’s unique and worthwhile. Then she’ll show you how to implement your talents to create a life (and love life) worth living.

Social Clout: 1,945+ Facebook likes; 115+ Twitter followers

Twitter Handle: @TheCoachKate

Lisa Shield


Bragging Rights: wrote “Naked Dating”

For Shield, relationship coaching isn’t just her career – it’s her passion. Once she found her own soul mate, she wanted too help others find theirs. She empowers her clients by providing them with insight into their relationships and showing them how to gain control in their dating lives. For a simple – not simplistic approach to love – Shield is the person to see.

Social Clout: 1,170+ Twitter followers; 1,105+ Facebook likes

Twitter Handle: @lisashield

Sally Landau


Bragging Rights: went on 46 first dates with different men and had a blast

People often put too much pressure on dating, which is why Landau wants to remind everyone dating can be – and should be – fun. Her belief is dating is an opportunity for everyone to be out and about while enjoying themselves. No matter what happens on a date, that the experience happened should be enough to make you feel good. She’ll show you how to have a good time!

Social Clout: 530+ Twitter followers

Twitter Handle: @sallylandau

Jamie Thompson


Bragging Rights: exclusively takes on clients who put in the effort

When she started a new chapter in her life, Thompson wanted to help others do the same. She helps men unlock the mystery that women often are. By taking an introspective approach, she helps her clients see themselves as they are and how they can be. If you want to create powerful, unforgettable connections with women, get to know Jamie Thompson.

Social Clout: 8,270+ Twitter followers; 555+ Facebook likes

Twitter Handle: @TheMysteryKey

Nick Savoy


Bragging Rights: the president and program leader of Love Systems

Savoy is the dating coach who teaches other dating coaches how to be great at what they do. As the author of the men’s “bible” of dating and seduction, he has developed many of the concepts dating coaches implement today. You can get one-on-one training with him if you are an advanced client with LS, and he will show you how to succeed with women.

Social Clout: 8,165+ Twitter followers

Twitter Handle: @LS_Savoy