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Cosmo Learns How to Kiss a Girl

By David Ingber “I haven’t had sex since Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean.” “All my female friends see me as a brother. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong.” “I spend nights in bed, just lying there, terrified of the thought of approaching someone.” Not being able to talk to women is stigmatized in a…
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Chicago Tribune: Going out on a limb — with a safety net

"When I get nervous," says a young woman named Rebecca, "I shut down. I go blank." She sits in a circle of 20 in a dance studio in Manhattan. Everyone takes turns introducing himself, explaining what brought him out on a Saturday evening to a dating coach's class for the socially anxious. Rebecca is a…
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Slate: A dating coach for the socially anxious.

“When I get nervous,” says a young woman named Rebecca, “I shut down. I go blank.” She sits in a circle of 20 in a dance studio on the west side of Manhattan. Everyone takes turns introducing himself, explaining what brought him out on a Saturday evening to a dating coach’s class for the socially…
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Learning How to Pick Up Women Made Me a Better (Black) Man

When Think Like a Man, the romantic comedy starring Gabrielle Union, Kevin Hart and Michael Ealy among others, hit the big screen, my friend, Trublud, said he “had to” see it. We were sitting in Trublud’s laundromat, called Afro-Suds, discussing the box office smash. It is a dramatization of Steve Harvey’s best-selling book, Act Like…
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My First Experience with a Dating Coach

By David Seaman This past weekend I celebrated my 25th birthday in Vegas. My friend Chris Luna, a popular New York dating and relationship coach, was in attendance. He’s the founder of Craft of Charisma. I’ve read books like Neil Strauss’ The Game and have certainly found that world interesting to read about, although for the…
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The New York Times Going Infield with Dating Coach

By Eric V. Copage “It’s a back approach!” Michael McFadden shouted over the thumping music. “I’m not approaching someone from the back!” It was after 1 a.m. on Saturday and Mr. McFadden, 34, was standing behind three blond women who looked to be in their 20s. One of his companions had just urged him to…
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