David Coleman

The Dating Doctor

David Coleman is known worldwide as The Dating Doctor.™ He has been honored 14 times as The National Speaker of the Year— 11 times by Campus Activities Magazine and 3 times by The National Association for Campus Activities. He is the only speaker ever to win the National Entertainer of the Year Award from the Campus Activities Magazine. The Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA) honored him with their Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Entertainment. David is a highly sought after coach, speaker, entertainer, radio and television personality and product endorser.  He was recently a featured speaker for TEDx.

David received his B.S. in Speech Pathology and Audiology (’83) and his Master of Arts in College Student Personnel (’85) from Bowling Green State University (BGSU). His books Making Relationships Matter and Date Smart! are well respected and continue to impact lives worldwide. David has also contributed to four outstanding collaborative efforts, Leadership’s Greatest Hits, Let Your Leadership Speak, Why We Hover, and Keys to Success in College and Life.  His DVD, David Coleman in Concert! is a humorous, challenging and candid resource that examines the subtleties and complexities surrounding dating, relationships, romance, sex and friendship. David also had a story featured in the national best seller, Chicken Soup for the College Soul.

David has been featured in such fine publications as Men’s Health, Glamour, Celebrity Living, Mademoiselle, Women’s World, Cosmopolitan, The USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The New York Times. He has been featured on CNN as well as on all major television networks and hundreds of radio stations worldwide.

David has spoken to more than 3,000,000 people live worldwide and impacted another 50,000,000+ through his appearances on radio, television and in print.  Audiences at more than 3,000 college campuses, military installations, corporations, conferences, churches, civic and social groups have experienced his energetic and entertaining programs. He has been a featured speaker for all branches of our Military Service as well as PURINA, Sprint, Merrill Lynch, The Kroger Company and Federated and civic organizations such as Junior Achievement, Circle K International, MOPS and Mortar Board, Inc.

David received a National Service Citation from President George Bush, and has served as a spokesperson for the Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG), Microsoft’s Streets and Trips Campaign , Abbott Labs (Humira), English Leather Cologne and Coca Cola’s Fuze brand. Mortar Board honored him with their Alumni Achievement Award and his alma mater, BGSU gave him their Distinguished Alumni Award.

See here for David’s Military Programs >>> David Coleman – Are You Ready

 Think #Edutainment. David Coleman is the only speaker to ever win entertainer of the year. David’s many programs and workshops are customized to meet all campus needs.


  • TEDx Featured Speaker, 2016
  • The only Speaker to ever win Entertainer of the Year
  • NACA Showcasing Artist and ed session speaker
  • APCA Showcasing Artist and ed session speaker
  • APCA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
  • AFLV presentations
  • CCWL presentations


“David’s ability to change lives, in mere minutes, is almost magical!” – Sonja A., Nebraska

“David is current with his information, powerful in his presentation, and fully engages and captivates his audience. They simply won’t leave the room and don’t want their time with him to come to and end!” – Tim Bessler

“David you did amazing tonight I can’t reiterate enough the effect you have had on students tonight!” – Maryville University


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