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Annie Gleason is a dating coach who guides women and men as they move into loving relationships. She is also a dating expert, advice columnist, writer and speaker.
"I was widowed 12 years ago at the age of 45. Raising kids who were now out of the house, building a business kept me busy but I still always wanted a long term relationship with a man who would like me for who I am.
My kids were good, my business growing, but I was not dating! I thought Prince Charming would knock on the door! And, really, my life was “good enough” and who needs someone – right? But the desire for that special someone kept nagging at me, yet I did not have a clue about how to start dating or to even show that I wanted to date! Everyone thought I was married!
I started back onto eHarmony. Step one. Now what? By chance, I read an article about Annie in the Los Gatos Weekly Times. Hmmm … a dating coach! Well, I reasoned, I hire people to do things for me that I don’t know how to do, ( CPA for my taxes, etc.) obviously I need help in this area. It’s not inexpensive – but neither is being single for the rest of my life! And was I in the game of meeting someone or just going to complain about being single?
Called Annie and started working with her. First need: how to get out of the second and third dates with men I had met on eHarmony and Match. She gave me the script. They were sooo appreciative of the way I did it and I was relieved!
Next. Self-Knowledge – about my dreams, desires for a relationship and what commitment looked like. And while I’m at it – how men think and act. Lessons in how to flirt -- start conversations – even to say “hi” to complete strangers! Very hard for me!
But I was opening up! Annie encouraged me and helped me to re-write my Match.com profile and taught me how to communicate effectively with on-line matches. I used the last part to email a widower in his 50s who looked interesting. Just get a coffee!!! We have been dating ever since – coming on 7 months! During the dating process, Annie has been very helpful during these early stages, helping to navigate the new relationship as it unfolded so I didn’t jump to conclusions, setting boundaries, and giving guidance as to how to communicate with my new love in a way that helps us both!
Annie didn’t introduce me to the new love in my life, but she opened the doors and windows so that I could find him and recognize him! And he me!"
Update by Annie: August 5, 2014 Regarding "the new love in my life..." she reported via email "Btw - he and I are engaged!"
Dating coach, Annie Gleason, has been taking the frustration out of dating since 2007 as she coaches highly motivated single men and women who want to experience real change in their love lives. Sign up for Annie's free Dating Tips Newsletter here. Get great dating advice from her blog on her website: Get A Love Life. Contact Annie email@example.com with your dating questions.
She was frustrated that her latest guy kept disappearing, only to resurface when she started seeing someone else. This had happened to her several times since her divorce, and she wanted to know how to make it stop.
Marcie was puzzled. She was attractive, smart and active. She was a great mom to her three kids, enjoyed a successful career and had tons of friends. But her dating life felt like a disaster.
She longed to be in a long-term relationship and hoped to remarry. And she knew that if other people could connect with loving, successful men, that she might need help to escape from her dating roller coaster ride.
We worked together for three months as Marcie created new, successful habits that replaced those that felt “right” to her, but weren’t bringing her the type of man or relationship that she desired.
We talked every week, and she took full advantage of her ability to get feedback between appointments.
We revamped her online profile. She began to respond differently to men, because she understood them in a way that hadn’t occurred to her before.
After a couple of weeks, things started to change for Marcie. Her confidence soared. The drama in her dating life plummeted.
After a couple of months, she met someone online. Even though they clicked, she took her time getting to know him. He was crazy about her. Her family loved him. She fell in love with him.
He proposed on the anniversary of their first date. They married in Maui. I recently saw one of her posts on Facebook. “I’m one of the luckiest women alive. I’m so glad that I married Don.”
If you would like to be one of my dating success stories, contact me for a free 20-minute consultation to see how we can work together.
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