Once upon a time, singles relied upon family, local communities, and matchmakers to find and nurture love.
things have changed.
"Modernity" called for new ways of living that increased disconnection and eroded communities.
singles were left to fend for themselves.
they sought out the newest dating apps. they went to more awkward wine & cheese socials than they could stomach.
Most left feeling lost & alone.
Because Okcupid and speed dating aren't enough.
they can't replace the structures that humanity developed over thousands of years to help singles meet their match.
Don't get us wrong.
we think modern dating tools are necessary and sometimes even effective.
we just disagree with the message that singles must bear their loneliness and somehow stop being single all by themselves.
Enter dating coaching.
In dating coaching, you can get the support you need to create satisfying love life.
Your coach will help you develop the strategy, skills, and follow-through needed to connect deeply with suitable love interests.
Your coach will act as mentor, strategist, cheerleader, and teacher.
Coaching is action- and near-term-results oriented, so expect homework assignments, skill-building through role-plays, honest feedback, and tough love nudges.
If you're looking for help overcoming the psychological blocks that keep you single, we recommend checking out our dating therapy services.
After working with hundreds of singles, we found that many struggle with dating because they lack an effective dating strategy, dating skills, or both. As such, we created the following coaching tracks:
Dating Strategy Coaching
Develop and implement a dating strategy that let's you relax and focus on connecting with love interests. Dating strategy coaching includes:
- Choosing the best place for you to meet the kinds of singles you're interested in.
- Planning activities and locations for first dates and beyond.
- Clarifying what a "typical" dating relationship progression looks like.
- Understanding best practices for communicating before & after dates.
- Systematizing your dating plan so that you can relax and focus on making deep connections.
- Developing a self-care plan that enables you to weather rejection and search long enough to meet your match.
- Online dating profile, picture, & messaging guidance.
- Training on how to meet singles offline and move from hello to first date.
- Accountability, support, and trouble-shooting help as you implement your dating strategy.
- Monitoring the effectiveness of your dating strategy and adjusting as needed.
We recommend at least 12 coaching sessions to develop, implement, and hone your dating strategy.
Dating Skills Coaching
If you're meeting new singles on a regular basis but aren't getting as many yeses as you'd like, we recommend dating skills coaching. Your coach will help you hone your dating skills so that you can build deeper, longer-lasting connections. Largely experiential, your coach will help you improve your:
- Conversation skills
- Listening skills
- Body language
- Flirtation skills
- Humor and playfulness
- Ability to build an emotional connection
- Assertiveness skills
We recommend at least 12 sessions of dating skills coaching to effectively learn, practice, and integrate your new skills.
where coaching happens
One of the wonderful things about coaching is that it can be done in a number of different settings, providing flexibility to meet your individual needs.
BY VIDEO CHAT, E.G. SKYPE
"in the field," E.G. at a singles mixer
at our emeryville office
By email, text, or chat
AT A CLOTHING STORE (IMAGE CONSULTS)