Story and photos by: Randi E. Roberts
Mike Goldstein took his success with dating girls growing up, his networking and business savvy, and his personable attitude to help people help themselves in the world of love. After assisting his friends in finding love for five years, he dropped everything and created EZ Dating Coach, a service offering advice and support in dating and communication. Mike explains his love for his new town and helping people to find their soul mates.
What’s your relationship with Hoboken?
I fell in love with Hoboken. I actually had no intentions of moving here. I grew up in a boring suburb that is residential with only one bar, a few restaurants, that’s it. The exact opposite of Hoboken. I started visiting friends living here and I said, “I must live here.” I got a plan and moved to Hoboken. I’ve been living here for about 6 years. The town is absolutely amazing. I love all of the food, the restaurants, the bars, and in my opinion, it has the best mozzarella on the planet.
How did you become a dating coach?
I’ve been doing this for 5 years now. I started working pro bono for my friends. I always did pretty well with girls growing up, and my friends knew that. So they thought that my advice is probably pretty credible. One of my best friends, the poor guy, never went on dates, never had a girlfriend. And I said, “Let me help you.” We set up his online profile. I taught him my messaging methodology, and he ran with it. Three months later, he was in a monogamous relationship and was very successful. Friend after friend was going on dates, getting in relationships, and then I started getting people married. Eventually, I was like “wow there’s a business here.”
Tell me about EZ Dating Coach.
It has always been a dream of mine to have a business in Hoboken. Quite frankly, I saw the need here. So in comes, EZ Dating Coach, which provides dating coaching, confidence building exercises for guys and body language hints for girls, amongst other services. I give my female clients the male perspective. I am not an expert on women, but I do understand men, because I am one. Not only do I help with dating, I help with communication. My whole business is geared around finding love.
What do you think about the Hoboken dating scene?
It’s amazing and terrible all at the same time. It’s amazing because in this little square mile you’ve got very successful business people in their 20s and 30s. It’s terrible because Hoboken has the most bars per square mile, which is great, but if you are looking for a relationship bars are not the best as people are looking to hook up.
What’s your favorite pick up line?
“Hi!” It’s the one that works. To learn more about EZ Dating Coach, check out the website at http://www.ezdatingcoach.com/.