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January 2, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

Meeting Mr. Right Online!


Dr. Dale Koppel the author of "THE INTELLIGENT WOMAN'S GUIDE TO ONLINE DATING: And She Lived Happily Ever After." joined the show. Dr Dale teaches workshops on online dating as well as coaches women one-on-one. Her book is based on her own online dating experiences as well as her expertise in the field of psychology.

Note: Refer to audio player below to listen to this episode.

Just three months shy of the big Six-O, Dale Koppel, PhD, found herself suddenly single. Her seemingly perfect marriage of 25 years was over. Her husband had left her, for a man. Twelve days later, ignoring her girlfriends who thought she was moving too fast, she joined an online dating service. As she made her way through thousands of profiles and met hundreds - yes, hundreds - of men, she learned how to make the most of online dating, achieve her goals, and come out on top. She developed skills and created strategies that really worked. And she had the best time. She met her Mr. Right, and this past June she married him. She decided to share her secrets of success with other women and wrote THE INTELLIGENT WOMAN'S GUIDE TO ONLINE DATING: And She Lived Happily Ever After, available on and at

Dr. Koppel holds degrees in education, psychology, and journalism. Her stories have appeared in newspapers and magazines throughout the country. She wrote Women Are The Superior Sex and Why Women Worry for Globe Communications. She teaches online dating workshops and is an online dating coach in Massachusetts and Florida.


Eric Michaels: Why do women seem to have such a hard time meeting Mr. Right online?

Dr. Koppel: It mostly is because they wait for Mr. Right to come to them. They don't take the initiative, they don't do the searches themselves and they just sit there and wait. It's sort of the old fashioned - waiting for a knight in shining armour to knock on your door - it doesn't work that way. The women have to be in charge, take control and do what they need to do and meet the man they are looking for and not wait on random men to look at their profile and contact them. The women must do the contacting.

Eric Michaels: What's your best advice when it comes to writing profiles?

Dr. Koppel: Well, even though they say that men just look at the pictures, I sometimes joke about it and say a woman could say she is an ax murderer but if she is blond and beautiful she will get lots of dates but that's not exactly true. When I was online I really wanted to meet a man who cared about what I wrote in my profile so I think women have to pay close attention to writing their profile. The most important thing, even though these profiles says to tell us about yourself, men for whatever reason, you would know better than I, want to read more about themselves than about the women...I recommend to women not to write so much about who they are...

Eric Michaels: What kept you sane during the three years you were doing online dating?

Dr. Koppel: I think what kept me sane was my sense of humor, positive outlook which with my personality traits and I think they are very important. You can get really bogged down in it if you don't keep upbeat and optimistic. And I also think and keep repeating this, when you feel like you are in control, then you can hold onto your sanity. I had a mantra and my mantra was one word and that was - NEXT - and that kept me sane too...


Want the entire audio version of this eHealth Radio Episode? Dr. Dale Koppel discusses & answers:

  • What's the biggest frustration about online dating?
  • Do you think there are viable alternatives to online dating?
  • Conclusion Tip...

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