• MEET STEVE DEAN

    ONLINE DATING CONSULTANT & SPEAKER

     

    Hi, I'm Steve, the founder and principle consultant at Dateworking.

     

    On a daily basis, people ask me for advice on everything from dating, to job hunting, to personal development, to intimacy. Creating deep, authentic connections and opening up new opportunities to people and their businesses is what I do. It’s what I live for.

     

    I host workshops, salons, dinners, meetups, and coworking sessions nearly every night of the week across multiple cities in order to bring people together from all over the world to share their stories and build new friendships, startups, and movements.

     

    Since 2011, I have advised, recruited, and consulted for dozens of dating companies, including OkCupid, CoffeeMeetsBagel, Hinge, Spectra, and Happy Hour. I like to focus on competitive research, business development, user acquisition, team expansion, and my personal favorite: product/launch strategy!

  • What Makes Dating So Difficult?

     

    I get it. Dating is complicated.

     

    You've got dating apps, profiles, photos, messages, outfits, date spots, texting, missed signals, flaking, ghosting, body language, relationship talks, non-monogamy, and more.

     

    BUT...
     

    You also have me, a dating consultant!

  • Consulting for Individual Daters

    1-Hour Dating Deep Dive
    150.00
    We'll take 1 hour to fully dive into whichever issue(s) around dating, relationships, or intimacy you need help with.

    We can cover topics like choosing the right dating app, profile design & photos, sending messages, date ideas, jealousy, non-monogamy, and personal development.

    After each session, I'll create an action plan so you can immediately begin making the changes you want to see.
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    1-Month Dating & Relationship Coaching
    1,000.00
    Let's put you on a path toward clear results.

    We'll do a monthlong deep dive into every area of your dating life, with weekly checkin calls and clear milestones so that you can look back and be proud of how much you've accomplished in 4 short weeks.

    Together, we can cover:
    • In-depth communication skills
    • Hands-on first date practice
    • Choosing the right dating site
    • Profile photos, bios, and design
    • Constructing clear, effective messages
    • Designing the right relationship for you

    Purchase now or reach out for a free introductory call via the contact form at the bottom of this page.
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  • Consulting for Startup/Enterprise Clients

    Monthly Retainer for Dating Companies
    2,000.00
    I like to be able to work closely with founders and executives to drive their businesses forward. My connections go deep within the dating industry on both the enterprise and the consumer ends, and I like to leverage both to help you.

    Whether you're a fledgling dating brand or a well-established player, we can work together to tweak your product, grow your user base, connect you to talent and PR opportunities, and keep this industry growing.

    70+% of people are expected to meet online by 2040. Let's make sure they meet through your platform.
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    1-Hour Enterprise Consultation Call
    250.00
    For dating startups, established dating companies, and dating industry service providers.

    During our call, we can discuss:
    • Market positioning, forecasting, competitive analysis
    • Product strategy, UI/UX
    • Business development, partnerships, team formation, recruitment
    • Design, development resources
    • Marketing & launch strategy
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  • Testimonials

    “Steve ‘gets’ people. He has an intuitive ability to understand and appreciate others’ perceptions and expectations of the world even if their values and interests differ from his own. Steve also has a particular way of looking at systems and instinctively identifying how they could be made more efficient and effective. I’ve worked alongside him for two years and he’s one of the most creative and resourceful people I know.”
    ~ Serra Kornfilt

    "Steve is one of the most well-connected people I know. I can rely on him for domestic and international connections as well as innovative ideas around online community-building and an intuitive ability to connect likeminded professionals. If I want a close, personal connection, I turn to Steve and he always points me in the right direction."
    ~ Damian Tew

    "I usually try to quickly meet dozens or even hundreds of people at conferences and I'm focused on finding the best of the best. Steve is one of the most energetic, thoughtful, kind, nice and product savvy people I know in the social networking and dating space."
    ~ Vincenzo Belpiede

  • Past Work

    iDate Dating Industry Conference

    Conference Speaker, 2014-Present

    Keynote sessions on mobile strategy, product innovation, and competitive landscapes across the dating and social networking categories.

    Courtland Brooks

    Special advisor & mobile expert, 2013-Present

    I partner up with the world's leading online dating consultancy to advise internet dating companies & service providers on industry best practices, competitive strategy, business development, new product features, and talent sourcing.

    Coffee Meets Bagel

    Guest blogger, 2012

    OkCupid

    Product Advisor, 2011-2012

    Performed an in-depth analysis of competing companies, assessed their potential for expansion in the U.S. market, and devised innovative approaches for maintaining a competitive edge; explored partnerships with NYC-based venues to develop engaging user events and outings

    100+ individual workshops

    2011-Present

    Clients include all ages, races, gender identities. LGBTQ-friendly

  • Follow me on Instagram for dating & relationship tips, insights, and interviews with the founders of your favorite dating apps!

  • Considering a personal consultation?

    Answer a few questions in the 5-minute survey below in order to learn about yourself and to set us up for a successful session together.

     

    At the end of the survey you'll find links to insightful personality quizzes.

  • Find my latest writings on Medium.

  • Modern Connection Podcast

    For my entire life, I've sought to discover the most impactful methods for how we can better connect with one another.

    In this podcast, I interview:


    • experts and specialists in the art and science of human connection, psychology, and personal development


    • individuals and experimentalists who want to put the experts' wisdom into practice live on air


    • founders of apps, businesses, and social movements that scale human connection, trust, and friendship around the world

  • Hire me to speak at your next event

    iDate LA 2016 - Creating a Mobile Dating Strategy

  • Subscribe on YouTube for expert/founder interviews and dating/relationship guidance

    Our game plan to change the face of modern dating

  • Contact Me

  • Connect with me anywhere

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