Many people struggle with romantic and sexual interactions due to problems like social awkwardness. The problems associated with dating can be fixed once they’ve been identified. Those who suffer from these “social” problems are rarely aware of them. If they were, they would be in a relationship already.
Dating coaches help uncover their clients’ blind spots in regards to his or her social incompetencies. After reviewing what they’ve already tried to address, you’ll suggest some things they might do differently. You might do things such as encourage them to make their desires clearer to their partners. Or, soften their approach if they are coming on too strong. Even little things like putting an extra ten minutes before a date can make a huge difference.
The ultimate dating issue is a lack of confidence.
Self-direction and accountability are important to instill in your clients in this specialty. However, it’s important to remember that your clients have probably come to you after having experienced many disheartening rejections. Because of this, coaches who have the charisma and sensitivity to make success seem like an inevitability have a leg up on the competition.
Coaches who are adept at using online dating sites have an even greater edge, as teaching a client to use those effectively provides them with a far larger pool of potential candidates. 59% of Americans think that online dating is a good way to meet people, and the number of people who use it is continuously growing.
Building skills in this area could potentially pay off exponentially in the future.
As far as credentials go, dating coaching is a somewhat different field than most. Most dating coaches are qualified relationship coaches (a related but slightly different specialty) who narrow their professional focus. As a result, few dating-specific coach training programs exist. The program offered by Christine Hart Coaching, teaches dating-specific material but they are not affiliated with accredited institutions. In most cases, relationship coaching credentials will suffice.