David Coleman

David Coleman

Highly sought-after and energetic speaker, author, and entertainer.


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 first speaker ever to win the National Entertainer of the Year Award. 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.

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 outstanding collaborative efforts including Let Your Leadership Speak, infinite INSPIRATIONS, and Keys to Success in College and Life. David’s stage show is a humorous, challenging and candid look at the subtleties and complexities surrounding dating, relationships, romance, sex and friendship. He also had a story featured in the national best seller, Chicken Soup for the College Soul and was a featured TEDx Speaker sharing his true story, “What Would Santa Do?”

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 2,500,000 people worldwide and impacted another 50,000,000 through his appearances on radio, television and in print. Audiences at more than 3,000 college campuses, high schools, military installations, corporations, conferences, churches and civic organizations 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, Federated and civic organizations such as Junior Achievement, Circle K International, MOPS and Motor Board.

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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.