NYC’s 12 Best Dating Coaches of 2014

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NYC’s 12 Best Dating Coaches of 2014

Hayley Matthews Hayley Matthews • 10/09/15

When you play a sport, who helps you get better? Your coach. When you’re playing the dating game, a coach can also help you get better.

With these 12 awesome dating coaches in New York City, you can probably even score.

Laurie Davis


Bragging Rights: featured in more than 400 media outlets

Dating online throws some new rules into an already tricky game – that’s where Davis has you covered. She will coach you through decoding text messages, writing your online profile and flirting on social media. Technology can be an amazing asset, and she’ll teach you how to use it correctly.

Social Clout: 12,140+ Twitter followers; 1,430+ Facebook likes

Twitter Handle: @eFlirtExpert

Thomas Edwards Jr.


Bragging Rights: featured in Cosmopolitan and Maxim

The thought Edwards has with The Professional Wingman is it is more than a company – it’s a lifestyle. He works with his team to provide the best dating coaching. This entails offering innovative strategies and techniques to people who want to reach a higher quality of life with higher-quality relationships.

Social Clout: 7,240+ Twitter followers; 1,205+ Facebook likes

Twitter Handle: @ThomasHEdwards

E. Jean Carroll


Bragging Rights: the longest currently-running advice column in American publishing

Thousands of people have trusted Carroll’s relationship advice since 1993, and you can have her coach you on how to date. Whether you’re looking for an in-person heart-to-heart convo or a little cocktail coaching via Skype, she’ll tell it to you like it is – and how you can make it better. Carroll’s “Ask E. Jean” column appears on Elle Magazine and is read by 6 million people. She also is the co-founder with Kenneth Shaw of Tawkify, your personal dating concierge.

Social Clout: 8,835+ Twitter followers

Twitter Handle: @ejeancarroll

Diana Kirschner


Bragging Rights: two best-selling books

When she was younger, Kirschner often found herself heartbroken, finding solace in Ben & Jerry’s. She has since uncovered the secrets to a successful relationship. True love exists and can last a lifetime. She will be your love mentor along the way, helping you to find it for yourself.

Social Clout: 56,165+ Facebook likes; 1,725+ Twitter followers

Twitter Handle: @drdiana

Matt Titus


Bragging Rights: founder of The Love Consultants

A former player who realized the error of his ways, Titus now spends his time teaching women how to find their true love, as well as couples how to reignite the passion in their relationship. His relationship advice is backed by his experiences, so he really knows what he’s talking about.

Social Clout: 30,515+ Twitter followers; 1,285+ Facebook likes

Twitter Handle: @matttitus

Donna Barnes


Bragging Rights: Good Morning America’s relationship expert

Barnes has more than 30 years of personal dating and relationship experience, which gives her a lot of insight to offer her clients. She makes dating an empowering experience for you. She’ll help you turn your dream relationship into a reality by setting goals and working with you every step of the way.

Social Clout: 3,165+ Twitter followers; 715+ Facebook likes

Twitter Handle: @DonnaBarnes

Tracey Steinberg


Bragging Rights: from civil litigation attorney to dating coach

Looking at how wonderful her parents’ relationship was, Steinberg realized how much she wanted that kind of love for herself and for everyone who was looking for it, too. She met the love of her life and became a Dateologist, helping others “flirt their way to a healthy relationship.”

Social Clout: 1,780+ Twitter followers; 345+ Facebook likes

Twitter Handle: @traceysteinberg

Rachel Moheban-Wachtel


Bragging Rights: created the Ultimate Relationship Resolution Program

Moheban-Wachtel has always been interested in how people relate to one another. Now that she works as a dating coach, she provides peoples with skills, techniques and psycho-education. She helps them transform their relationships and prevent problems from happening with her proactive approach.

Social Clout: 1,360+ Twitter followers; 420+ Facebook likes

Twitter Handle: @RachelMoheban

Hunt Ethridge


Bragging Rights: CMO of the International Dating Coach Association

Having consulted hundreds of men and women, Ethridge has the experience you’re looking for in a dating coach. He treats every one of his clients as an individual, striving to figure out what works best for them. He has been featured in countless publications because he’s one of the best in the field.

Social Clout: 280+ Twitter followers; 60+ Facebook likes

Twitter Handle: @huntforadvice

Arthur Malov


Bragging Rights: senior dating coach at New York Dating Coach

While most dating coaches focus on how to date at night, Malov specializes in daytime dating. His insight into the psychology of dating is profound. He also is the founder of and a partner at IDCA. Great dating is his life, and he can introduce it into yours.

Social Clout: 15+ Twitter followers

Twitter Handle: @IDCAdatingcoach

John Keegan


Bragging Rights: teaches how to naturally connect with people

The Awakened Lifestyle is one Keegan embraces. Personal collaboration is key to this. He won’t waste time merely lecturing his clients. He’ll help you work on your inner state and “show you great locations to meet and attract men and women in New York City and how to handle yourself in front of them.”

Social Clout: 860+ Twitter followers; 715+ Facebook likes

Twitter Handle: @awakenyou

Chris Luna


Bragging Rights: head dating coach for Craft of Charisma

Dating is hard, especially when you have anxiety. Luna founded Craft of Charisma as a means to help folks get through their anxiety and master dating. His Abolish Approach Anxiety is a weekend retreat that will prepare you to go up to anyone. He also offers a series in dating foundation and dating mastery.

Social Clout: 705+ Facebook likes; 325+ Twitter followers

Twitter Handle: @craftofcharisma

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