Cost of dating coach
Julie Spira's clientele swells during the online dating market's "peak season" between New Year's Day and Valentine's Day.
Spira is an online dating expert, and she sees her greatest number of signups—singles buying her round-the-clock expert advice and guidance—in the 40 million-member singles' online dating market during this period.
That's where online dating coaches have stepped in.
"The reality is that most people are doing everything wrong," said Scott Valdez, founder of Virtual Dating Assistants.
But as work picked up ("I was working 60 hours a week," he said), he had less time to date online.
"I found a writer on Craigslist and paid him to send my messages for me," said Valdez. When I saw he was doing a good job, I'd have him handle the back and forth.
The process starts with an interview that can last as long as several hours, and then the matchmaker will gather even more information through background checks and sometimes even psychological testing.
If you've decided it's time to hire a dating professional, your first step is to think about what you want to get out of the experience and what you're looking for.
These factors will influence the type of service you choose.
"Tinder is more invasive, you have to be on it all day," said Valdez.
The average customer spends ,000 and usually meets someone within three and half months, said Valdez, who added that it usually takes 12 first dates to meet someone.