Sunday, January 3rd, was the start of peak dating season. To talk about how to harness the power of dating,  my dear friend Bela Gandhi returns to the show. Bela is my go-to for all things dating advice and coaching. In fact, she gets the Divorce Survival Guide seal approval!

There is no better time in your life to start thinking about dating than now. Bela breaks down some of the do’s, don’ts, and how-tos for maneuvering through dating during peak season and beyond.

Show Highlights

  • What is it about this time of year that makes you feel the pull to start dating? (5:10)

  • Are there great partners out there? (6:22)

  • How to screen people in and what that means. (9:48)

  • Some dating advice for women who have recently exited a relationship with a toxic abuser. (13:17)

  • All the love in the world will not change a Beast into a Prince. (18:51)

  • If dating makes you excited, Bela shares how to harness the power of dating season, including some dating profile tips. (22:13)

  • Some pandemic silver linings in the world of dating. (31:22)

Learn More About Bela:

Bela Gandhi is a dating/relationship expert, founder of Smart Dating Academy and a weekly media correspondent. She is a relationship expert and has been featured on most national/local media outlets.

After she graduated (with dual degrees in Finance and German from the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign), Gandhi worked in mergers and acquisitions for Arthur Andersen in Chicago for a year before joining her family’s chemical and manufacturing company (CCC) as the, where she divided her time between Chicago and Europe helping to expand the business. When the Gandhi family sold its business to Akzo Nobel, she was asked to remain its leader, and became Akzo Nobel Non-Stick Coating’s Global Vice President of Housewares. But even as she quickly climbed the corporate ladder, Gandhi had a feeling that her career would one day be taking a sharp turn in a different direction – because she discovered her love of matchmaking and providing dating advice.  She launched her Smart Dating Academy in 2009.

Smart Dating Academy has quickly become one of the nation’s top date coaching firms – and teaches busy, successful professionals to jump start their dating lives successfully.  Smart Dating Academy is described by its clients “like going to Harvard Business School, but for dating and relationships”.  SDA’s coaches become personal trainers for their clients’ love lives.  The SDA coaching program is results-oriented and fun – which helps you to clarify who is right for you, stop old dating patterns, and use technology the RIGHT way. You become positive and enthusiastic about dating / relationships again! Its clients receive personalized dating plans, and essential training in how to meet high caliber singles, personal style, conversation, and online success.

Resources & Links:
Smart Dating Academy
Bela on Instagram

Bela on Facebook

Bela on Twitter
Smart Dating Academy on YouTube

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