Doc Loves Continues To Inspire Modern Singles

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Doc Love’s Dating Advice Continues to Inspire Modern Singles

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Ashayla Blakely

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The Short Version: Relationship coach and dating expert Doc Love dedicated his life to uplifting single men and advising them on how to become the best version of themselves. Now nearly two years since he passed away, the Doc Love name continues to inspire modern singles and couples who need relationship advice. Thanks to his library of archived guidance, his work remains impactful and relevant to today’s single men. Through Doc Love’s articles, radio shows, and YouTube channel, singles can learn a thing or two about how to make relationships last. 

In the words of author Maya Angelou, “If you’re going to live, leave a legacy. Make a mark on the world that can’t be erased.” I know, that sounds like a lot of pressure — especially when you’re still trying to figure out the meaning of life. It’s normal to wonder what legacy you will leave behind once you pass, and it can be inspiring to see how others have made their mark and left the world a little better as a result.  

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Tom Hodges AKA, Doc Love.

Tom Hodges, AKA Doc Love, was a man who dedicated his life to encouraging and sharing tangible advice with singles. Unfortunately, the highly popular relationship coach passed away in the summer of 2020. People mourned him from all over the world and shared their appreciation for the impact he had on their lives.

“Doc was the one to wake me up and get my head straight regarding relationships. His articles on the Ask Men website were the cold water showers I desperately needed. I swear, it was like he was writing about me because he described all my dating blunders to a “T”,” said Charles Foxworth in a comment on a Facebook post. “Doc’s work is the rock upon which the modern manosphere stands today (even though most won’t admit it).”

Since 1965, Doc Love has taught men how to treat women with dignity and respect. Although he is no longer with us, his teachings and wisdom remain accessible to anyone who needs it. 

“If a guy loves women and he doesn’t think he’s doing everything right, I will help this guy, train this guy, and he’s going to be smooth and nice,” Doc Love told us in a previous article.

Dating Tips for Men Based on Years of Research

Doc Love has been classified as a man’s best friend and the godfather of dating. Many couples and singles have expressed their gratitude for Doc’s advice. Thanks to his team, Doc’s teachings have taken on new life as they are featured weekly on radio shows and blogs for singles to check out. 

Throughout his career, Doc Love interviewed thousands of women to ask them questions such as: “Why do you choose to stay with one man versus another?” He wanted to learn what qualities attracted and repelled women, so he could teach men to be the best partners and be in a relationship where each partner wished the other one well.

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Doc fill men in on what he learned from his research from interviewing women.

His investigation allowed Doc to share insightful dating and marriage tips with men. Some of the best responses to his interviews are posted weekly for Doc Love Club members to see. 

Doc applied what he had learned from his research in his book, “Doc Love’s The System: The Dating Dictionary.” Throughout the book, Doc shared tips on how to not only attract a great woman but how to keep her. See, it’s one thing to catch a woman’s attention, but it’s another thing to keep it. Readers have said that the book has opened their eyes to a different perspective that has helped them in their relationship. 

“ The greatest compliments she pays me time and time again is, “you are so different from other men, “or, if I give her a Doc line with my own twist, “ Boy, you are smooth.” ,” said Chris in a review.

From Radio Shows to Insightful Blogs

As most of us have heard before, the best things in life don’t come easy and that includes dating. Dating sometimes isn’t a walk in the park. Instead, it can be a path of curves and obstacles along the way. It’s just a matter of how you deal with those challenges. Thankfully, there are coaches and mentors out there to help guide us through.  

Doc Love has over 300 podcast episodes that offer guidance for men who want to be successful in their relationships. The episodes educate men on how to be better partners. 

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Doc’s radio show features insightful tips on how to excel in your relationship.

“Many men don’t know how to approach relationships and handle them properly,” Doc said. “You have to constantly give your wife affection and romance, just a little bit each day, to let her know you really value her.”

The best part of the episodes is that they don’t have an expiration date. Doc Love Club Members can listen to Doc’s shows that go as far back as 2005 and podcast listeners  can listen to over 300 shows that go back to 2016 and best of all Doc left so much material that fresh shows and podcasts are still being produced weekly. It may be 2022 now, but Doc’s advice will always come in handy for someone who needs a relationship tip or two.

Doc Love’s Legacy is in the Lives He Touched

Doc Love has left singles with decades of timeless content that we can all learn from. Although Doc’s dating tips are tailored to helping  men, anyone can benefit from his advice.

In addition to teaching men the do’s and don’ts of a relationship, Doc also focused on sharing tips on proper social skills. Doc said that there’s a lot involved with dating besides asking for a phone number. Being able to hold a conversation is an important factor — in fact, it can make or break a first date. 

Doc Love’s website continues to promote his words of wisdom, and people can look to his advice articles and podcast episodes to learn the dating skills they need to get into serious relationships. 

Doc Love created a legacy of advice and encouragement that continues to touch people’s lives. That’s the stamp he left on the world, and it’s one his team intends to continue in his memory. People who still want to keep up with his work can check out his YouTube videos or become a Doc Love Club member to gain access to even more excerpts. 

“Men cannot get a better guide in relationships than by paying attention to what Doc Love taught,” said Doc Love’s team.