Damona Hoffman is the dating expert of the new generation. An online dating early-adopter and success story, she has been showing singles how to harness the power of technology to find love for over a decade.
A former TV casting director and executive, Damona always entertains while she teaches about celebrating your own unique experiences and personal story and learning to LOVE AS YOU ARE instead of conforming and compromising your individuality to find love.
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How Love Happened for Me
It was love at first sight…of his profile. The minute I saw him online I knew he was different. I still remember waiting for him to walk in the door on the first date, wondering which tall, dark and handsome man matched the picture I had seen.
Finally, he appeared dressed like a model from Banana Republic. No, literally, he was wearing the same wool pants with a black v-neck sweater over green button down shirt that was on the store mannequin. I took one look at him and said, “Ohhhh, he’s too nice. I have to set him up with someone.”
You see, I’d become accustomed to the “bad boy.” The kind of wayward artist/actor/writer who wouldn’t be caught dead in a chain clothing store. The kind of bad boy who would tell me everything I wanted to hear then mysteriously stop returning my calls. How Love Happened for Me… Speaking
I never was the girl in school who was chased by boys. I never had a date on Valentine’s Day. I always struggled to feel beautiful and to fit in. My low self-esteem allowed me to be with men who didn’t treat me with respect and who didn’t value the things that made me special.
All of those qualities I wanted to hide from other guys were able to shine through when I met my Mr. Right. Actually, many of them were the qualities that attracted him to me.
3 dates later I was completely smitten…
4 years later we were married…
2 kids later we are still completely in love…
This my love story. Now I want to help you write yours.
“We married a year later.”
“I signed up in January and met Kevin in March. We married a year later. Damona, you helped me realize I have to put myself out there— there’s no other way to do it in this day and age.”
“I had my first girlfriend ever”
“This year, I’m 41 years old. I had my first girlfriend ever and that’s directly due to working with and learning from Damona who has taught me one of the most important lessons: If you want to actually find the person that you want to spend time with, then you have to invest time into doing that. ”
“Damona, you are amazing!”
“Thanks for being in my corner. You are amazing at what you do.”
“Damona, you really are a game changer.”
“I always love your advice. It is so salient. I’m happy to be a partner in this with you.”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I sign up for one-on-one coaching sessions with Damona?
A. The one-on-one program is by invitation only. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application. In the meantime, you can register for one of Damona’s self-led online programs HERE.
Q: Does Damona offer dating classes?
A. Yes! Sign up for our mailing list to know when the latest classes and workshops are available. The best and easiest way to sign up for the mailing list is to download the Free Profile Starter Kit at profilestarterkit.com.
Q: How can I listen to the Dates & Mates podcast?
A. Listen on your favorite podcast player including Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify. Or visit damonahoffman.com/dates-and-mates-podcast every Tuesday for new episodes.
Q: How do I send my dating question to Damona?
A. Email Asst@DamonaHoffman.com, send a DM @damonahoffman or leave us a voicemail at 424-246-6255.
Q: Will Damona answer my question on Dates & Mates?
A. Damona tries to answers many questions as she can. If you send Damona a question, it will be added to the queue to be answered on the Dates & Mates podcast. Once your question has aired, you will get a notification from Damona’s team with a link to the episode. You always have the option to ask your question anonymously, as well. Just let us know in your original message.
Q: How do I hire Damona to speak at my event?
A. Click here to get more information about Damona’s speaking availability. Tell us about your event HERE for hosting or speaking requests. For college speaking opportunities contact Marty Essen at email@example.com or 406.642.3333.
Q: I want Damona to be a guest on my show. How do I schedule this?
A. For media and booking inquiries, click here. Email any details about your show to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Who is Damona Hoffman’s husband?
A. Seth Hoffman, a TV and film writer and producer. They currently live in Los Angeles.
Q: Where did Damona meet her husband?
A. On a dating site called Nerve.com.
Q: Where has Damona studied?
A. Damona has a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Northwestern University, a graduate certificate from UCLA, and a coaching certificate from the I.D.C.A. (International Dating Coach Association).
Q: What is Damona’s cultural background?
A. Damona identifies as bi-racial, black, and Jewish.
Q: What media outlets does Damona collaborate with?
A. Damona currently writes for The LA Times and The Washington Post. She is also the Love Expert of The Drew Barrymore Show, and OkCupid’s Official Dating Coach. Her work has also been featured in LA Magazine, NPR, The New York Times, and many national TV and print publications. Click here to learn more about Damona Hoffman.