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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.

Bettina's Latest Blog Posts

Kinder, gentler online dating.

Kinder, gentler online dating.

Road rage makes most of us shudder but some of the behaviour you encounter in online dating can also leave you gasping. Like the shortish man (5’9”) who was told by a woman he approached that she would never date him because “he was a hobbit.” Or the seventy year old man...more»

For all those who think they are too old for online dating…

For all those who think they are too old for online dating…

I’ve just published a story about an amazing couple. Peter, 84, is a Melbourne writer who last year met his partner, Lieselotte, 80, through RSVP. After making contact last February they spent months emailing and making phone and Skype calls before she finally met him at her local Gold Coast...more»

Why has online dating become such hard work?

Why has online dating become such hard work?

While many people are successful in meeting partners online, there are others who find the whole thing too hard. They dip their toe in the water and then quickly retreat. So what’s going on here?  Well, online dating has become a victim of its own success. So many people are joining...more»

What is success in online dating?

What is success in online dating?

It’s been a long time between blogs. But there’s a reason – I’ve just acquired a new knee (pictured!)  A lengthy, painful process but I am finally back on deck and just a little bit wobbly. In the meantime it was fun to be featured in Channel 7TWO’s new series, Time...more»