It was sex that made Bettina Arndt famous. One of Australia's first sex therapists, she spent her early career talking and writing about this fascinating topic before moving on to broader social issues. She's still out there, speaking to audiences all over Australia and appearing regularly on television and radio.
But her main day job is now online dating coaching, helping newcomers get started and people who are struggling to increase their success rate. Bettina's warm approachable style and immense experience with relationships – and over 40 years as a writer - makes her uniquely equipped for this new role.
Using her own experience as a successful online dater, she's perfected a unique profile creation process designed to showcase her clients. She provides ongoing support and strategies designed to help singles make this new world work for them.
"Bettina gave me confidence to get out there and learn how to manage the intricacies of online dating . I followed her advice and as clichéd as it sounds, I finally found the man of my dreams," Susie, 50.
Bettina's Latest Blog Posts
"Does titanium tremble?" Yes, it was an unusual start to an online dating profile. I explained that that a meeting of the minds was my ultimate knee trembler. Perhaps we could explore whether my new titanium knee demonstrates these interesting properties, I suggested provocatively. My profile proved a great hit, ultimately...more»
“Votes for Women. Chastity for Men!” This strange slogan was used by 19th century suffragettes who wanted to put an end to men’s tomcatting ways and keep them on a very tight leash. In my recent article published in the The Weekend Australian this week I showed how the suffragettes’ crusade...more»
I had a go at golfers in my story - Men Do It Tougher in Golden Years - that has just been published in The Weekend Australian. “You have obviously never experienced the sheer joy of dropping a long iron shot on the green,” one man wrote to me. Too true. My story was about...more»
Having now worked as an online dating coach for over two years I enjoyed putting together my observations on this fascinating social phenomenon for a recent talk on The Sociology of Online Dating to The Sydney Institute. Online dating came along just at the right time – a magical solution for...more»