‘Dating Doctor’ gives tips, good laugh

By Abigail Keefe
April 6, 2006

Dan Squire

Grace Hall was filled with the sounds of laughter on the night of March 27. Certainly, not the sounds you would expect to come from a seminar on healthy relationships. However, the Dating Doctor, David Coleman, provided entertainment for all and helpful advice on dealing with the opposite sex. Students who attended were sure to come away with helpful tips on dating and relationships, as well as a good laugh.

“I thought he was funny and he seemed enthusiastic and he was very informative,” said Jillian Smith, a freshman English and communication major.

Coleman is the author of five books and is a nationally recognized speaker. Coleman gave valuable advice to both male and female students about many different topics; such as the differences between men and women, how to be romantic, commitment and of course, how to have a healthy relationship. This, combined with a uniquely humorous approach through slides titled “The ABC’s of Initial Interest” and “Worst Pick Up Lines Ever,” made the Dating Doctor the man of the hour.

Coleman often interspersed his information with witty bits of advice. “There is a fine line between serendipity and stalking,” Coleman said. And this was just one of many memorable quotes from the night.

The office of Health and Wellness Education along with campus and activities programing board and many of the campus resident advisers from Residence Life sponsored the event. Some special incentives for students included door prizes and a pizza party for the house or floor of the RA who got the largest number of their residents to attend.

Chris Hyson, the director of health and wellness education had previously brought Coleman to Drexel Universitiy’s campus when she worked there.

She felt that Cabrini students would be interested in Coleman’s advice and would enjoy his presentation.

“We were very pleased with the turnout and the positive feedback we have gotten from students so far,” Hyson said.

Hyson also mentioned that hopefully the Office of Health and Wellness Education will be able to plan more events similar to the Dating Doctor that provide students with information on healthy relationships.

Posted to the web by Shane Evans

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Abigail Keefe

Abigail Keefe is a Cabrini College student studying communications, enjoying her time in Radnor, Pennsylvania. Abbie loves working for the school newspaper, the Loquitur, and is also passionate about everything that the communication field has to offer.

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