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The Short Version: Fran Greene, LCSW, teaches practical interpersonal skills and relationship values to singles from all walks of life. Her upfront guidance as a dating coach and flirtation expert has positively impacted thousands of people struggling to date in person and online. In addition to dozens of guest magazine articles, Fran has recently penned a thoughtful and step-by-step dating guide called “Dating Again With Courage and Confidence” for anyone getting over a breakup. Many industry leaders, including Match, Cosmo, “The Today Show,” and Jenny McCarthy, have featured Fran’s empathetic advice to help singles understand dating and relationships from an expert perspective. If you’re heartbroken, lonely, or confused in your personal life, you can turn to Fran Greene to learn how to flirt effectively and become a successful and confident dater.
Several years ago, Fran Greene took her then-boyfriend into a local library to pick up books on flirtation. The social worker had been tapped by a relationship expert to teach singles how to flirt at the Learning Annex in New York City, and she wanted to do her homework. Her boyfriend (who’s now her husband) shuffled after her, trying not to let people see the titles of the books he was carrying for her.
Fran wasn’t the least bit embarrassed though — she was determined to learn everything she could about how strangers built strong emotional connections by using their body language, tone of voice, and other expressive actions.
She wanted to empower people to feel more confident on dates. She felt excited by the chance to unlock the inner dynamics of relationship-building for her students at the Learning Annex.
“I never had any hobbies. I wasn’t on any sports teams in high school,” she told us. “But I always had an interest in people. That’s what made me tick.”
Fran’s dynamic flirtation courses took off and led to national TV exposure on “The Today Show,” “Dateline NBC,” and The Travel Channel. Since then, her résumé has only grown more impressive as she shares her relationship expertise in coaching sessions, published works, magazine articles, televised segments, and speaking events.
Based in Long Island, Fran now runs a personalized dating coaching business for singles, and she works couples as well. She’s partnered with Match, Princess Cruises, and dozens of leading names in the dating industry to spread a message of hope and empowerment to daters worldwide.
“Mainly, what I’m teaching is good social skills,” she said. “It’s all about taking risks and not waiting for the world to come to you.”
In her approach to dating, Fran throws out the rule book and encourages singles to follow their hearts rather than a set dating formula. “If you like someone and have a great date, text them right back,” she said. “There’s no reason to wait three days or however long.”
Fran talks to singles and couples in personal consultations over the phone and in person for up to an hour to get to the core of their relationship issues. Her clients, most of whom are over 30, are interested in learning actionable solutions in the dating world. The straightforward coach tells men and women what they can do to improve and get in a relationship.
Her signature piece of advice, she told us, is to reframe rejection so singles don’t feel defeated but actually feel grateful for the opportunity to move on from someone who isn’t interested in them to someone who is. “Nobody likes rejection, but fear of rejection can prevent people from getting in relationships,” Fran said. “These kinds of rejections speak to momentary disinterest only.”
“Being single isn’t a fatal disease. We’ve all been there.” — Fran Greene, flirtation expert and author
Fran also assists singles with online dating, from setting up a profile to answering messages, by providing experienced guidance in an ever-changing dating medium. She gives her clients an extensive questionnaire to learn more about their interests, lifestyle, and goals so she can help them create a profile that’s both authentic and irresistible.
Fran is there to support daters every step of the way. If you want to learn and grow on your own, you can check out 10 of Fran’s top flirting tips for free on her website and start making key changes in how you attract a date.
“Flirting is my hobby, dating is my passion, and my dream is for everyone to have the best relationship they can,” she said. “That’s my life’s work.”
“Dating Again With Courage and Confidence” is an engaging five-step dating plan designed by Fran to help divorcees, widowers, and heartbroken singles find their footing again. Many readers find this book a supportive and motivating influence in times of crisis. The book’s confidence-boosting tips and down-to-earth mantras give singles the courage to tackle dating again.
“This book is for anyone going through a life-shattering breakup or divorce,” wrote JGO in an Amazon review. “This book is full of caring words, helpful exercises, and specific advice that will help you get ready to date.”
From letting go of your baggage to trusting your gut when building a rapport with someone, Fran guides readers through all the ups and downs involved in the modern dating scene.
Fran invited our readers to join her on the book’s 60-day action plan to turn dating obstacles into dating triumphs. She sends out daily dating forecasts to her fans to motivate them to take action, have courage, and make genuine personal connections in their everyday interactions.
You can also check out Fran’s other book “The Flirting Bible” to learn how to make an unforgettable first impression and draw people to you through your personal charms. According to the book, your romantic success has more to do with how you carry yourself than what you look like. Fran encourages singles to take advantage of every opportunity to start a conversation and meet someone new.
As Fran said, “Life is not a dress rehearsal. You get one shot.” Though approaching someone you like is hard, for men and for women, it’s also empowering to take control of your love life and strengthen your flirtatious skills.
When she started working with singles at the Learning Annex in New York City, Fran Greene found her true calling in life. Over the past few decades, she has given thousands of single men and women the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in any dating arena. She validates the needs and emotions of her clients, and many glowing testimonials speak to the success of her coaching career.
“I have made more progress with Fran in three months than I have with other professionals in a year,” wrote Lynn, a New Yorker who took Fran’s love insights to heart. “I no longer feel like a victim but empowered to live an authentic life with grace and love. Fran Greene is a one of a kind, and I am so grateful to have her in my life.”
Many individuals and couples have come to Fran Greene in turmoil and come away with concrete solutions to put into action. Her compassionate approach to coaching uplifts people facing all kinds of emotional situations. “Fran has given me the courage to get out there and meet people,” Charlie said in a testimonial. “Her empathy, honesty, and concern has meant the world to me.”
“What I like most about my sessions with Fran is that they are action-oriented.” — Lynn, one of Fran’s coaching clients
Professionals in the industry likewise heap praise upon Fran’s accomplishments. She has worked with many movers and shakers over the years, including Match, The Travel Channel, Bravo, Joan Rivers, and Phil Donahue.
“I want to thank you for helping me with the series on flirting,” wrote a producer on “The Today Show” after she appeared as a relationship expert on the show. “You are a real pro! I hope we can work together again.”
“Rarely have I seen a talented, experienced, and knowledgeable instructor. Your workshops are fabulous,” praised the Operations Director at the Learning Annex in New York City. “You have received rave reviews from your students, who think you are insightful, creative, and helpful.”
Fran Greene’s background in social work gives her a compassionate outlook on matters of the heart. Her bold take on the dating scene has captured national attention and launched her career as a highly regarded flirtation expert. Today, she has impacted thousands of lives with her level-headed and action-oriented guidance.
Whether she’s teaching flirting skills to hundreds of singles at a workshop or analyzing an online dating profile in a coaching session, Fran has years of experience to share her dating advice. In her work as a dating coach, author, and guest expert, she isn’t afraid to tell it like it is to inspire her clients to get out there and date without fear.
“Sometimes we get in our own way,” Fran said. “You’ve got to make dating your new hobby. Because if you don’t go out and do it, it’s never going to happen.”