About — Sally Landau

sally11 Sal­ly Lan­dau is a Cal­i­for­nia-based dat­ing coach and rela­tion­ship expert. In the pan­theon of pro­fes­sions, it may lag behind heart sur­geon, cli­mate sci­en­tist, or inner city school teacher, nev­er­the­less, her sage coach­ing ele­vates dat­ing and romance to its right­ful place: mys­te­ri­ous, excit­ing, and essen­tial.

Hav­ing cho­sen to have a hap­py life, majored in psy­chol­o­gy, co-man­aged a pres­ti­gious archi­tec­tur­al firm for many years, endured more self-help sem­i­nars than a sane, adjust­ed per­son would ever admit, and since 2001, has been a cer­ti­fied life coach, Sal­ly is expert­ly posi­tioned to extend her trained hand to women over forty who hate to date and want a mate.

Quick-wit­ted, fun­ny, some­times acer­bic but always car­ing, the whin­ing-inclined might want to tread care­ful­ly. Sal­ly instructs, she coach­es, she inspires, she directs; and in her trea­sured reflec­tive moments, she blogs. She is also writ­ing her sec­ond book. Dat­ing Can Be Fun is her com­pa­ny name and up until 2003, it was her guid­ing mantra. Sal­ly went on forty-six first dates in six months with a wide array of qual­i­ty men, and con­trary to the avalanche of dread­ful and life sap­ping dat­ing sto­ries she had heard about and part­ly expect­ed, she had a ball.

Sal­ly knows how to help clients love them­selves, she guides self aware­ness, she crafts a process where women can gen­uine­ly define what they’re look­ing for in a mate, but most impor­tant­ly, she preach­es that the dat­ing moment and jour­ney have to be fun.

In Sally’s uni­verse, flirt­ing is an exam­ple of such fun and unde­serv­ing of any bum rap. It does not have to be sex­u­al. The thought of flirt­ing, or even bet­ter, ban­ter, can be a rea­son to wake up in the morn­ing. There’s so much fun learn­ing to play in the moment. You appear engaged and there­fore attract like-mind­ed peo­ple, because they find you engag­ing.

It’s impor­tant to Sal­ly that her clients under­stand that dat­ing is an oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn more about your­self and the more you know and embrace and love about you, the more you’ll have to give. Sally’s dat­ing jour­ney, her fun-filled tri­al and error, was extra­or­di­nar­i­ly prov­i­den­tial. And from the 46, she plucked No. 45, the love of her life. They’ve been togeth­er since August, 2003, and in August, 2009 they got mar­ried.