Always ambitious and never particularly content in customer service, I asked JDate if they could promote me – maybe they could call me the “Date Doctor” and charge for a consultation to revamp member profiles. And even though I was in film school and working at JDate, I realized I was onto something.JDate pretty much told me to shut up and keep answering the phones. There were 40 million people dating online; nobody was showing them how to do it well.

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I receive close to 10 contacts per day across all my accounts from ladies I've never contacted. I may have to abandon giving a personal response to each one...

Your last breakup caused months of painful second-guessing. I will also explain to you, once and for all, how much of the break-up is your responsibility, and how much had to do with the fact that you chose an incompatible partner. You remember the joy, the excitement, and the connection of your best relationships. That’s why I wrote “Believe in Love.” Because while dating can take a toll on your emotions, it is ALWAYS worth it to keep going. In a world where it’s hard to meet men in real life, online dating is the best option around – if you know how to use it properly.“I’m nice, smart, kind, warm, honest, fun and successful. I’m looking for my best friend, lover, and partner in crime for a lifetime of love and laughter.

One year later, I wrote my first book and launched my first website, e-Cyrano online dating profile writing.

The book got a glowing review in Time Magazine, which led to a piece in USA Today, which led to a segment on CNN.

To this day, my Mom remains a strong, opinionated woman who taught me at a young age about the importance of commitment, compromise and unconditional love. That summer, I both took (and cancelled) my LSAT’s. But, at the end of the day, I didn’t write the big script that sold. And after I got laid off of my job selling hair restoration products (seriously), I had to figure out what I was going to do for a living.

Alas, there’s a big difference between knowing something and living it. I was doing odd jobs for a living and losing faith in my ability to make it as a writer. I certainly didn’t want to be the 40-year-old guy trying to sell a screenplay.

If you want to read my professional bio, click here. And without going into great detail, my inability to make it in Hollywood certainly wasn’t for a lack of effort.

Personally, I think that it’s far more relevant that you understand where I’m coming from, how I became a dating coach, and how I can help you find love. This is particularly ironic because I come from a highly functional nuclear family; my parents were together for 30 years before my Dad died. I’m positive I was the only summer intern at Post-Newsweek television who was secretly thinking about doing stand-up. From 1996-2001, I was in the Warner Brothers Writers Workshop, finished in the Top 20 of the IFP Screenwriters Lab, placed in the Top 3 of the first Project Greenlight with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, and went to UCLA Film School.

I really feel that we are moving towards the next level in our relationship and I continue to listen to “Why He Disappeared” on a weekly basis to keep myself grounded.