Your Own Personal Dating Coach
Are you having trouble in the D.C. dating scene? Maybe attaining dates is not your problem, but retaining them proves to be very difficult? Turns out, there’s a coach for that. You may not be able to receive dating advice directly from Will Smith (remember Hitch?), but there are dating coaches and companies in the DMV that specialize in one-on-one coaching to help you navigate the dating scene.
Professional Pickup is a company based in Washington, D.C. that provides DMV residents with the opportunity to attend classes and receive professional coaching in all their dating needs. According to their website, “The objective of Professional Pickup is to make you into a better person that has removed his/her self-limiting beliefs and is able to go forward and take responsibility in his/her life and social scene in order to get the relationships that you want.” The dating company has been featured in The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan and on the Today Show.
Evan Marc Katz
If you are a woman specifically seeking a coach that understands men, Evan Marc Katz might be the coach for you. He specializes in training women to find the right man because, as he says, “If men are not going to make the effort to understand you, the only thing you can do is make an effort to understand men.”
If this sounds like something you may be interested but don’t want to shell out the big bucks for personalized training, check out his books and other training products on his website.
Smart Dating Academy
Smart Dating Academy is another service provider. This is a woman-owned business that has been featured on ABC, NBC, the Steve Harvey show and in Glamour to name a few. Smart Dating Academy has clients from all over the nation and helps them figure out what they want in a partner, to set goals and stay motivated. They also help clients create online dating profiles that receive responses.
Clients go through a photo-shoot process and receive help writing online dating profiles. However, this company has a photographer based in Chicago, so if you are looking to purchase a dating coach package through Smart Dating Academy, be ready to start booking a flight to the Midwest.
These are just a few coaching options available for Washingtonians to fine-tune their dating skills. Although pricey, it may be an option to consider if you are ready for love, but can’t seem to make it to a third date with anyone. If a personalized coach is not for you or your wallet, then stick to reading the Flirty section of DC on Heels for more dating advice, anecdotes and ideas.