My name is Christan Marashio. After 10 years of writing the internationally-read dating advice column And That's Why You're Single, I decided to switch gears. Despite being considered a "dating expert" by some, I struggled romantically, largely due to childhood trauma.
In 2019 I took a break from writing my column to pursue my coaching certification. It's my personal belief that online dating has become traumatic for many singles largely due to the overwhelming amount of disappointment, rejection and anxiety many daters experience.
In addition to coaching, my goal is to educate people on not just traditional theories but the science behind them. My specific goal is to dismantle misogynistic "Bro Science" theories regarding mating rituals and sexuality. The -ology in Dateology Coach refers to the different aspects of human behavior - Psychology, Sociology and Biology to name a few. My study of the brain started with my certification course and has continued to this day.
In addition to holding a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Emerson College, I received coaching certification through the International Association of Trauma Recovery Coaching in August of 2019. Although I'm based in NYC, I serve as a dating coach for singles across the globe.
Like Liam Neeson's character in Taken, I have a particular set of skills...
I've owned and operated BuffsandBrainiacs.com a successful singles-events business for over a decade. My company hosts about 30 dating events per month and creates singles events and speed dating events in NYC, Boston & DC.
I created and wrote the internationally-read advice column And That's Why You're Single for ten years.
In 2018, I became a co-host for The Dateology Coach Podcast. In addition to offering insights into media & pop-culture, my co-host and I dish out incisive & inclusive dating advice for men and women.
I've been single. Like, a lot, which means I've used the same apps and dating sites as you with varying degrees of success.
If you're looking to hire someone that offers straightforward and successful dating advice, especially advice for online dating, you've come to the right place. You won't find an dating coach that shares my background, education and experience.
In my spare time I practice yoga and perform HIIT interval training. I'm a Dog Mama to Luca, a Pitt/Terrier mix. She joins her brother Ignazio, a long-haired black cat adopted from the ASPCA, and Nunzio, another rescue cat. I also walk dogs part-time and hope to apply my training in PSTSD & Trauma Recovery to dogs who have been abused, abandoned or suffer from anxiety or aggression issues.