David Coleman

The Dating Doctor

David Coleman is known worldwide as The Dating Doctor.™ He has been honored fourteen times as The National Speaker of the Year— 11 times by Campus Activities Magazine and 3 times by The National Association for Campus Activities and is the only speaker ever to be honored as the National Entertainer of the Year!  He is a highly sought after speaker, author, entertainer, media 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 book, Making Relationships Matter, has completed its second printing run, and his previous works, Date Smart! and 101 Great Dates are well respected and continue to impact lives worldwide. David has also contributed to five outstanding collaborative efforts, Leadership’s Greatest Hits,  Let Your Leadership SpeakBluePrints for SuccessWhy We Hover and Keys to Success in College and Life.  These publications are all filled with anecdotes, strategies and ideas to help expand one’s relationships and leadership potential.

His DVD “David Coleman In Concert!” is a humorous, challenging and candid resource that examines the subtleties and complexities surrounding dating, relationships, romance and sex. 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 Us Magazine, 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 on hundreds of radio stations nationwide.

David has spoken to more than 2.5 million people in all 50 states, Canada and Europe and another 20,000,000 through his appearances on radio, television, and in print,  Audience members at more than 2,500 college campuses, corporations, conferences, single’s organizations, military installations, churches, and civic groups have experienced his energetic and entertaining programs. He has been a featured speaker for all branches of our Military Service, Purina, The Sprint Corporation, Merrill Lynch, The Kroger Co., Federated and Flo-Tork, Inc. as well as civic organizations such as MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers), Junior Achievement, Circle K International, and Mortar Board.

David received a National Service Citation from President George Bush, and has served as a spokesperson for Microsoft, Abbott Labs, English Leather Cologne, Carpenter, IHG Hotels and Coca Cola.


  • 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 Speaker


“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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