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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. Her latest exciting venture is dating coaching, helping men and women write great online dating profiles and giving them advice on how to meet their match.

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The sociology of online dating

The sociology of online dating

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»

Some families are better than others for children

Some families are better than others for children

I'm used to copping flak. I started my adult life speaking out about sex back in the 70's when it was a taboo topic. But nothing I write about attracts nearly as much venom as the topic I am discussing this Sunday at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas - that some families are...more»

Great news for older men

Great news for older men

The price of Viagra has dropped through the floor. Reliable erections now come cheap, costing less than a cup of coffee. When Pfizer’s patent for Viagra ran out in mid-May, the company offered pharmacies an amazing deal on their own little blue pills, hoping to carve out some of the cheaper...more»

Have you been ripped off by an introduction agency?

Have you been ripped off by an introduction agency?

I’m extremely concerned about the number of women coming to me for online dating advice who have paid up thousands of dollars to so-called ‘exclusive’ introduction agencies only to find they can’t come up with anything like the promised number of matches. If you’ve been in this situation I’d love to...more»