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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

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»

Far more than Luke Warm Sex

Far more than Luke Warm Sex

The ABC’s recent series, Luke Warm Sex, was a great idea. It was a brilliant concept to take a nerdy man who is scared of sex and teach him what it is all about. Particularly when that nerdy man is comedian Luke McGregor who’s built his stand-up routine around the...more»

Lily-livered universities

Lily-livered universities

What nonsense that one of our leading universities has caved into protesters objecting to boys in a college singing bawdy songs. How is it possible that our top ABC current affairs programme made this story their lead item earlier this week? I wrote in The Australian about this ludicrous story, commenting on...more»

Minister for Prevention of Family Violence needs to think about her own family history

Minister for Prevention of Family Violence needs to think about her own family history

What an extraordinary episode of Australian Story this week. It featured Australia’s first Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Fiona Richardson exposing her own family’s violent history. The programme was a classic example of the misleading, distorted way the issue of domestic violence is being dealt with in this country....more»