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Free Dating Boot Camp Announcement

By November 1, 2011

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In the four-and-a-half years I've written for About.com, I've had countless readers ask me to create a free, accessible, uplifting and powerful boot camp -type process. Folks wanted a day-by-day and week-by-week series that they could read anytime, find support from other singles just like them, while learning how to take ownership of their dating lives in a positive way.

I've taken your advice, suggestions and ideas, and for the next 90-or-so days, will provide each and every one of you with a daily dose of inspiration and to-do's. Essentially you'll become your own dating coach, with some help from readers just like you, as well as experts, matchmakers, dating-advice-giver-outers like myself.

Tomorrow I'll begin the series, and you can read about it every day in this blog. I'll post links to read and questions to answer, and you can work through it all on your own time. Subscribe now to the RSS feed so you don't miss any updates, or switch your homepage to this blog as a daily reminder.

What will you get from this dating boot camp? Here's an abbreviated list, which I'll update as we progress through the series. The general intent however is to help single men and women disconnect as much as possible from a previous breakup, whether it was a day or ten years ago, and move into a better, more positive, attractive place so they can meet the person of their dreams.

  • Work through any residual issues with past relationships, family, friends and/or loved ones so that you're ready and able to welcome new love into your life;
  • Focus on the positive, without dwelling on the negative or getting 'stuck'. For those who struggle with the more serious blocks to love such as working through a divorce, and you'll get lots of guidance as to where to go next, along with suggestions for professional intervention if need be;
  • Learn what you really want, need and must have in a relationship, as well as how to meet folks that fit your specific criteria;
  • Create a support system both virtually and in real life that will help you to make decisions with regards to love and relationships;
  • How to flirt, ask someone out, where to go and what to do on a first, second, third and beyond date;
  • Concrete advice dealing with long distance relationships, jealousy, confidence, attraction, safety, gift giving, ex's, and more;
  • Help and specific information for folks of all sexual identities, single parents, divorcees, seniors, teens, and more; and
  • How to fight 'fairly' and deal with conflict in your romantic and personal relationships.

I've created a small badge that you can display proudly on all social media, blogs or your personal website, to share with other folks that you've committed to this process. I'll create something bigger ASAP, but in the meantime, feel free to use this badge, making sure to link back the blog post you're reading now:

Dating Boot Camp Participant Badge

As well, I'm open to suggestions for content to cover in this dating boot camp, so please feel free to comment honestly and openly here and share your thoughts, or email me directly and privately at dating.guide@about.com.

Ready to start? Here's Day One.

November 3, 2011 at 10:44 am
(1) Bertha says:

Love is something real and once you get your mr/miss right never go of them

November 8, 2011 at 2:57 am
(2) Cindy says:

I look forward to reading more about free dating. You are the greatest.

November 11, 2011 at 4:14 pm
(3) Dina says:

I can’t wait to read all of the goodies!

November 15, 2011 at 4:46 am
(4) Larry says:

Hi My name is “Larry” just want to share my experience with the world on how i got my love back and saved my marriage… I was married for 7years with 2kids and we lived happily until things started getting ugly and we had fights and arguments almost every time… it got worse at a point that she filed for divorce… I tried my best to make her change her mind & stay with me cause i loved her with all my heart and didn’t want to loose her but everything just didn’t work out… she moved out of the house and still went ahead to file for divorce… I pleaded and tried everything but still nothing worked. The breakthrough came when someone introduced me to this wonderful, great spell caster who eventually helped me out… I have never been a fan of things like this but just decided to try reluctantly cause I was desperate and left with no choice… He did special prayers and used roots and herbs… Within 7 days she called me and was sorry for all the emotional trauma she had cost me, moved back to the house and we continue to live happily, the kids are happy too and we are expecting our third child… I have introduced him to a lot of couples with problems across the world and they have had good news… Just thought I should share my experience cause I strongly believe someone out there need’s it… Don’t give up just yet, the different between “Ordinary” & “Extra-Ordinary” is the “Extra” so make extra effort to save your marriage/relationship if it’s truly worth it.


November 1, 2012 at 1:17 pm
(5) larry says:

i have a girlfriend who is awesom

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