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Bettina Arndt

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

Help change the debate

Help change the debate

Since I started writing about the domestic violence industry last year I have heard from hundreds of people who are concerned about the way this important social issue is being so grossly misrepresented. It's time everyone stepped up and worked to change the cultural dialogue over domestic violence. There's plenty you...more»

Exposing the domestic violence industry

Exposing the domestic violence industry

The domestic violence industry is at it again. This week Attorney General George Brandis released new domestic violence guidelines for judges and magistrates, spelling out behaviour which is now to be considered domestic violence in our courts. Included in the list: criticizing a partner’s appearance or housework skills, threatening to have...more»

Why you should never give a cent to White Ribbon

Why you should never give a cent to White Ribbon

For years now, all the key players in our well-orchestrated domestic violence sector have been singing from the same page, happily accepting government money to promote the idea that domestic violence is all about dangerous men terrorizing their partners. Malcolm Turnbull is on record boasting that the government is spending...more»

There's a stranger in my bed

There's a stranger in my bed

“There’s a stranger in my bed. There’s a pounding in my head.” I used Katy Perry’s lyrics about the hook-up culture to introduce my recent story published in The Weekend Australian - "And so to bed " - on the whole complicated business of negotiating sex with someone new . What’s different about...more»