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The Short Version: Dating coaching came naturally to Lisa Daily. Since her first book “Stop Getting Dumped!” made a splash in the dating industry, Lisa grew her authority as a dating expert by doling out advice on television and radio shows. The professional dating coach now helps singles one-on-one in personalized sessions where she recommends specific strategies to get in a lasting relationship. Throughout the years, Lisa has penned several self-help books and novels about modern dating issues, including cheating, online dating, attraction, and rejection. Hoping to reach more people with her message, the best-selling author attends book signings and events across the country. In her published works and educational talks, Lisa Daily continually inspires singles with a positive and candid approach to dating.
In her friend group, Lisa Daily was always the go-to person for dating advice. Her friends trusted her instincts and often took her suggestions to heart. They enjoyed many late-night girl talks until, one by one, her friends found their Mr. Right and got married. But there was one friend who remained stubbornly and hopelessly single. Tina was constantly getting into the wrong relationships for the wrong reasons and then having her heart broken by men.
“She was the worst dater in the history of daters,” Lisa said jokingly. “She made all the classic mistakes.”
After watching her friend struggle, Lisa just wanted to knock some sense into Tina. Working at an advertising firm had taught her how to write persuasively and compellingly, so she decided to put her skills to good use. She wrote a self-help book speaking directly to singles, like Tina, who are experiencing dating difficulties.
She called her book “Stop Getting Dumped!” — blunt, but effective — and it soon became a bestseller in the US and the UK.
Lisa felt blown away by the positive reaction from readers all around the world. Just like that, she had an audience, and she wanted to do more to reach out and help singles. She started writing a dating advice column to raise her profile as a dating expert, and, within a few years, she had joined “Daytime,” a syndicated morning television show, as part of a weekly relationship segment.
“I love the weekly gig,” she said in her bio. “There are a lot of topics that are more fun to cover in a visual medium like television.”
Now, over 15 years later, Lisa has written six books, including works of fiction, about the trials and triumphs in the dating world. The nationally acclaimed author travels the country giving talks about dating do’s and don’ts so singles everywhere can gain insight into what makes relationships last and what daters can do to change their situation for the better.
Lisa also dedicates her time to giving dating advice one-on-one in coaching sessions over Skype and phone. She is fascinated by the evolving dating culture and enjoys helping singles come up with specific and modern fixes to their relationship quandaries.
“I’ve spent a lot of time researching how people come together,” she said, “and there’s always something new to learn. Ultimately, I just want those around me to be happy, and that’s why I do what I do.”
Lisa typically sees mature clients, ranging in age from 30 to 55, who focused on their careers early on and now want to settle down with a partner for life. Some are divorced and facing a dating world that is radically different than it was just a few decades ago. She tailors a coaching program to meet the needs of clients coming to her from all over the world.
This prolific dating coach gives single men and women the tools, strategies, and goals to be successful as a dater. Whether she’s overhauling online dating profiles or offering therapeutic guidance about specific dating issues, Lisa approaches coaching with compassion and a dash of humor.
“Humor can help break down those barriers,” she said. “I tell people that we’re all in it together, and that makes it easy for them to open up and get to the root of the problem.”
Her strong personality and upfront conversational style stands out in televised segments where she answers common dating questions like “Am I a bad date?” You can check out her TV appearances in media clips online to see if her coaching style would be right for you.
Throughout her career, Lisa has been featured by many television and radio shows, including “MTV Live,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “Good Day LA,” “Valentine in the Morning,” and “The Radio Ritas.” She also guest starred in the 2005 rom-com “Hitch” as a real-life dating expert.
Lisa said she’s particularly proud of the work she’s done as a weekly contributor on Daytime. “I get to talk about anything I want, and our viewers are fantastic,” she told us. “I’m reaching a whole lot of people who otherwise might not get that information.”
Lisa brings a cheerful disposition and marketing eye to the dating world. She emphasizes the importance of showing yourself in the best light on a date and places value on the unspoken emotional exchange. “In a way, dating is just advertising,” Lisa told us. “You’re selling benefits, not features. It’s not about having a laundry list of traits. It’s about making your date feel good when they’re with you.”
Over the years, Lisa has written several books to share her perspective on dating and relationships. “Stop Getting Dumped!” was just the beginning. She has tons of constructive advice to give to singles who are at a loss in the modern dating scene.
Her new book, cleverly titled “Single-Minded,” is about a newly single woman trying online dating for the first time and getting into all sorts tricky situations. “A lot of my work and experiences come through in my writing,” Lisa said. “I write about all the bizarre things that go on in dating.”
Lisa aims to tackle universal dating issues in an honest and empathetic way. Through fiction and nonfiction she addresses troublesome dating scenarios ranging from how to know when a partner is cheating to how to start over as a grown-up dater.
Oftentimes, her ideas come from what she sees daters struggling with. The inspiration for her book “How to Date Like a Grown-Up” came from touring the country at speaking events. She saw crowds of 200 women, many of them middle-aged or older, who were coming back to dating after a hiatus and didn’t know where to start. Her book is a jumping-off point for beginners looking for direction in the modern dating landscape.
Lisa engages with her readers on a personal level through signing events, newsletters, and swag giveaways. You can join the discussion using her website’s Book Club Guide page and subscribe by email to keep up with the latest goings-on with the author.
Lisa’s books have gotten a lot of praise from singles who value her honest and straightforward approach to dating. One reader named Tammy Molnar appreciated “How to Date Like a Grown-Up” for its candid discussion of personal dating topics, adding, “The author clearly knows what she’s talking about.”
“More than anything, this book tells you to celebrate your life (with or without a man),” wrote BeInspired in a review of “Stop Getting Dumped!” on Amazon. “Lisa Daily offers guidance much like a wise older sister would. A fun, easy, quick read.”
One woman wrote in a letter to Lisa that her advice changed her life because it inspired her to revamp her approach to dating and take control of her romantic relationships. After struggling with an on-again, off-again relationship, she was now happily married and thankful for Lisa’s words of encouragement.
“After not dating for 25 years, this book gave me serious information to assist me in making educated dating decisions.” — Tammy Molnar in a review of “How to Date Like a Grown-Up”
At a book signing, a woman approached Lisa with a dog-eared copy of “Stop Getting Dumped!” She said it was one of the first nonfiction books about dating she’d read when she was trying to figure out how to get in a relationship. The single woman credited Lisa’s advice with empowering her get back out there. An engagement ring sparkled on her finger as she handed her paperback to Lisa for signing, and she was grinning from ear to ear.
“If I don’t do anything else in my life, I’ve helped this person,” Lisa said, “and that makes it really worth it to me.”
After years of heartache, Tina ended up meeting someone special and getting in a long-term relationship. At last, she stopped getting dumped. Lisa told us a big part of her friend’s newfound dating success came from learning to embrace herself and mellow out on dates.
Lisa loves to see her clients, readers, and friends make that kind of transformation and become happier in every aspect of life, not just dating. The dating coach’s good-natured advice encourages single men and women to focus on themselves and the things they can do to build the life they want, one date at a time.
In addition to appearing on TV and radio shows, Lisa has written several upbeat books discussing central matters of the heart because she cares deeply about the dating obstacles and troubles that hold some people back, and she wants to be part of the solution for daters everywhere.
“For me, the biggest takeaway is to focus on the benefits — choose somebody who makes you laugh, makes you feel safe and happy,” Lisa said.