Adam LoDolce: dating coach visits BBC

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Alexi C. Cardona/Contributing Writer

Adam LoDolce, the dating confidence coach, will be speaking at this year’s sex carnival. LoDolce has appeared on MTV’s show “Made,” and has been featured in national magazines, newspapers and television news stations, including Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, CNN and the Boston Globe.

He also authored “Being Alone Sucks!” a book on transforming people’s dating and social life, and founded the website for women and for men.

This will be the first time LoDolce speaks at the University, but he has been a guest speaker for several other universities, including Notre Dame, University of Texas and University of Alabama.

The presentation will take place at 1 p.m. on Feb. 4 at the Wolfe University Center ballroom. The event is free and open to FIU students and staff and to outside guests as well.

FIU students can expect more than just a lecture; LoDolce gives his audience members more personal experience at events like this. According to his website,, the dating expert stays at his events until the last person leaves and offers mini dating coaching sessions for students.

Why would Student Health Services bring in a dating expert to present at a sex carnival as opposed to a sex expert? Sarah Kenneally, senior health educator for SHS, explains that sex experts focus “just on the act of intercourse,” and that it is necessary to discuss the steps that lead to getting there.

Kenneally said LoDolce’s presentation is important because he teaches students how to be confident and sexy, and those attributes can be empowering and useful tools in social interactions.

“Having the ability to tell someone ‘I’m not interested’ or giving consent in relationships is powerful…Confidence is powerful,” said Kenneally.

In a brief email interview, LoDolce said his mission is “to provide students with the tools they need to socialize, flirt and date the people they desire.”

Michael Collado, a senior majoring in broadcast media, did not know about the event and said it is unlikely that he will attend.

“I think it’s a little strange to bring a dating expert to college when people are not at all that interested in dating specifically,” said Collado.

SHS will be hosting its fourth annual Sex Carnival Tuesday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m in the Wolfe University Center Ballrooms. The carnival will address safe sex behaviors and attitudes, issues affecting the LGBTQA community, consent, victim empowerment and healthy relationships.

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