Get guidance and support on your path to happiness.   

Dating coaching is about seeing yourself clearly, understanding attraction, and developing skills to overcome obstacles. Recognize and break destructive patterns. Identify your own worth and start selecting partners who deserve your time and energy.

    • Increase your opportunities to meet high-quality matches by learning how to attract and connect with new people in your daily life. 
    • Gain insight into how potential partners see you.
    • Genuinely learn how to love and accept yourself and become more open and confident in relationships.  
    • Break free from toxic patterns, and stop dating the same type that keeps breaking your heart. 
    • Identify the signs that someone is interested in you, and learn how to take the relationship to the next level. 
    • Master the art of online dating by learning how to write a strong profile, select your best photographs, and develop chemistry over email. 

    Coaching sessions are conducted online, from the privacy and comfort of your own home. Once your appointment is confirmed, you will receive a secure link to a confidential video chat where you can meet with your dating coach. 

    I’m about to propose. I want you to know before it happens because you were such a big part of it happening. There’s no way I would be at this point without you, and I look forward to being able to say that I found my wife with the help of KickStartLove. - Cleveland, Ohio
    Here is the help busy single people really need. I received one-on-one personal coaching that was tremendously helpful, including guidance and advice on all the myriad website and dating avenues to choose from (which can be daunting). My coach helped me get over my ex, and become ready to date again. - Brooklyn, New York

    Elana Hunter, Dating and Relationship Coach

    Elana is passionate about helping people find love. She founded KickStartLove in 2010 when she was single and intrigued by the world of online dating. As she explored the dating scene, she focused on helping other people write strong profiles to attract high-quality matches. Her clients saw an increase in their matches, and soon they were asking for advice on how to make smart choices about partners, and create meaningful relationships in the real world. She started providing individual dating coaching, leading workshops, and writing the dating advice column, "Ask Elana." With a bachelor's degree in psychology, she decided to earn a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling to increase her understanding of human desire and companionship. Her clients were finding partners, and creating lives together, but it wasn't until she followed her own advice that she met the man who would become her husband. Today, she continues to develop products and services to help people get results in their love lives. Elana and her husband live in Lakewood, Ohio with their adorable Australian Shepherd.

    I decided to give dating coaching a shot because I was sick of asking my friends and family to analyze my dating experiences. I hit a point where I realized that finding love was something I took seriously, and that it warranted enlisting the help of a professional. I am currently in a wonderful relationship, and I can safely say that I would not be in that relationship without Elana’s coaching.
    — San Francisco, California

    Kevin Heller, Dating Coach

    Love can be found practically anywhere, in Shakespeare’s comedies and tragedies, Taylor Swift’s 1989 album and even on a box of General Mills whole grain Cheerios. We are constantly bombarded with what we believe love can be, should be, is and isn’t. How do you make sense of love in a world where every other post is a #singleforlife or a perpetuation of the misinterpreted app world? Kevin's work focuses on empowerment, self-esteem, healthy vs. unhealthy relationship cues, approach anxiety, and meaningful conversation, to help people navigate the complex dating world in which we live. As a gay male, Kevin also understands the social, cultural, professional and personal challenges facing the LGBTQ community because he has had to overcome those very same obstacles. Apart from mapping 21st century love, Kevin graduated with two Bachelor of Science degrees in Geology and Conservation as well as two minors in Spanish and Climatology. He is writing a book #growingupgay and believes that with the right amount of action, attitude, trust, and vulnerability, finding and understanding love is possible. You have the power!

    Our session yesterday made things so much easier today. I spent the day out everywhere just striking up conversations all over the place and it was nice. Like really nice. I don’t exactly understand why I was so anxious and closed up but it’s rapidly going away. Thought you should know. 
    — Cleveland, Ohio

    Lori Peters, Dating and Relationship Coach

    I work with singles who want to get back into the dating world, and those who are in it and want to be as successful as possible in finding a loving partnership. My client focus is females, ages 35 and older but I am happy to work with others if we are a good fit. Your relationship history does not matter; what matters is where you go from here. We will work together on issues that are holding you back from putting your best self out there. Through our work, you will discover more about your strengths and personality.  My specialty is utilizing happiness principles such as self-love, gratitude and personal passions to ensure you are putting your best self out there and attracting people who are a good match back to you.  We will work through dating challenges that you are facing, and figure out what works best for you. Let's make the dating process more fun and relaxing so you can select a partner who matches your needs and desires. I am excited to provide support on your love journey! My credentials include a Master's Degree in Counseling, and Creator of the Happiness Hangout where I write, speak and have a radio show about relationship happiness. I am thrilled that my first book, Getting Married at Last: My Journey from Hopelessness to Happiness has received a 5 Star rating from Reader's Favorite. I'm looking forward to working with you!

    Because of you (and your efforts) I met the love of my life. It’s four years later, and we’re still going strong!
    — Cleveland, Ohio

    Most people schedule weekly or monthly appointments and complete assignments in between sessions to help them achieve their goals. The frequency and duration of your work with a coach will depend on your individual need for support.