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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

How this dating coach met her own match

How this dating coach met her own match

“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,...more»

Hard dogs to keep on the porch

Hard dogs to keep on the porch

 “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»

Grumpy golfers

Grumpy golfers

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»

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»