The Scoop: Patti Feinstein didn’t know what a dating coach was when she got into the dating industry in 1992. She just knew she wanted to advise singles and set them on the path to love. In time, she became known as America’s Dating Coach. Today, she offers personalized coaching, matchmaking, and online dating management services to support singles in the modern dating scene. Patti is always looking for ways to help daters improve themselves and enjoy the dating experience, and she recently launched a private group coaching program to let single women know they aren’t alone in their struggles.
Success may look easy from the outside, but such accomplishments rarely come without effort, intention, and, most of the time, collaboration. When striving toward a big goal, individuals can start to feel run-down or overwhelmed by all they have to do, and that’s when it’s helpful to seek out professional resources and support systems.
Even professional coaches need some coaching every now and then. About a year ago, Patti Feinstein, also known as America’s Dating Coach, turned to an online coaching group for business leaders and entrepreneurs to give her the motivation and tools she needed to grow her business.
“It was very inspirational,” she told us. “I did it to improve my marketing, and I saw improvements within two weeks.”
Patti learned from her peers in group coaching sessions and took steps to expand her reach on social media so she could grow her client base. In a couple weeks, she grew her LinkedIn following from 110 followers to 700 followers. She also added over 300 followers on Facebook.
Patti said her group coaching experience blew her away and inspired her to launch group dating coaching for her clients. She intends to make her high-end coaching services both more affordable and more effective by inviting clients into a friendly group setting. Group coaching helped Patti transform her professional life, and now it can help singles transform their love lives.
“I’m testing it out right now,” she said. “It could morph into something bigger in time. It just depends on what people need.”
Knowing what people need is right up Patti’s alley. She has spent decades in the dating industry and has developed personalized dating coaching and matchmaking services that yield results.
Participants Discuss Dating & Learn From Each Other
Patti started coaching in 1992 when the dating scene was a radically different place. This was before online dating. Before texting. Before ghosting. At the time, Patti was among the first professional dating coaches to offer her advice to singles. She worked in several matchmaking offices before launching her own dating coaching business in 2002.
Today, as America’s Dating Coach, Patti meets with her clients over Skype and discusses how to navigate online dating and choose the right partner in a fast-paced and high-tech world. She has watched the dating industry grow in the last few decades and has been keen to keep up with new trends and ideas.
She launched internet profile management a few years ago to supplement her one-on-one dating coaching. This service has given singles the tools to upgrade their profiles and hone their messaging skills on a trustworthy platform.
In recent weeks, Patti has further diversified her services by launching private group coaching for single women and men. She started with a small group of six people to see how things go. Weekly support meetings and assignments keep participants on track and prompt them to ponder on their personal dating strategies and successes.
Patti said she gives participants weekly worksheets or assignments that prompt them to make progress between group sessions. She also pairs participants up so they have a buddy they can keep in touch with as they go on dates. This system gives singles a way to vent, celebrate, and support one another.
“It’s an automatic bonding thing,” Patti said. “You hold each other accountable and learn from each other. A lot of single women don’t want to date alone, so this gives them that support system.”
The Matchmaking Database Has 1,000+ Professional Men
Patti’s boutique matchmaking business is primarily focused on single professionals who are too busy, too frustrated, or just too exhausted to look for dates for themselves. She primarily takes on male clients, though she said she will, on occasion, arrange dates for a particularly successful and clear-headed single woman.
Patti said she only takes on matchmaking clients when she feels certain she can deliver them a perfect match. If she doesn’t have that confidence, she turns the client away or refers them to someone else. Her primary goal is to help singles find love — not to take their money. She puts her client’s best interests first and makes an effort to grow her matchmaking services in a responsible way.
The complicated challenges of modern dating may faze some dating professionals, but Patti sees the difficulties and struggles as opportunities to help singles.
“It’s 2018, and I’m hearing that people are getting more difficult to work with, so matchmakers are stepping away,” Patti said. “I need to make it safe again.”
Her knowledgeable and reasoned guidance has put many singles on the right track. In the last few years, Patti has endeavored to grow her database to include more highly educated and attractive single men. She now has over 1,000 professional men available to pair up with her female clients. “These women are going to be thrilled because you can’t find a database like mine anywhere in the country,” Patti said. “I’ve taken time to build this into what it is today.”
Investing in the Clients Who Invest in Her Services
Anyone who works with Patti knows that she gives her all to every project and every client. She offers her coaching clients unlimited email support — they can always shoot her a message and expect a fast reply. She makes herself available to singles because she knows that dating challenges can arise at any moment. All it takes is a late-night text to send someone into a frenzy of uncertainty and frustration. In those moments, Patti is there to talk her clients through their options and guide them to make the right decision.
Patti is a practical dating coach focused on solving problems and getting her clients to their goals. Instead of psychoanalyzing singles, she offers them concrete dating tips based on decades of experience in the dating scene.
“I am closer to finding my true life partner than I ever was before.” — Marsha, one of Patti’s clients
“Patti redirected me in a positive, entertaining way,” said Marsha, a former coaching client. “I am closer to finding my true life partner than I ever was before because now I know what I want and deserve.”
It’s not about telling people what to do or making them feel they’ve done anything wrong. Her coaching style is more upbeat than that. During one-on-one sessions, Patti facilitates a constructive discussion where singles feel empowered to make their own decisions and direct their love lives.
“I can tell Patti anything and be assured it will be held in strictest confidence,” said Kathie in a testimonial. “She never judges, and she never tells me what I should or shouldn’t do. I make my own choices.”
Patti is a Trustworthy Ally in the Dating Scene
Whether your goal is to launch a business or fall in love, reaching success is often a long and arduous process. It’s probably not going to just happen overnight, so it helps to have a support system to guide you through the ups and downs. Group coaching spurred Patti to increase her visibility on social media and improve her coaching services. Now she plans to give singles the same system of feedback and support that was so instrumental to her current success and growth.
Patti will lead group coaching sessions to share her professional insights on dating and help women help themselves into a relationship. These groups will offer a forum where single women can talk things out and come up with solutions to their dating problems.
Singles of all ages can seek Patti’s guidance as a dating coach and matchmaker and use her resources to get out of their dating slumps. “I just want to run a clean and ethical business where you have someone you trust,” she said. “I’m not out to take people’s money — I want them to succeed.”