While dating coach businesses often focus on helping clients find healthy relationships, pickup artists traditionally have had a more aggressive philosophy aimed at getting clients to "hook up." Dating coach services can include one-on-one coaching, virtual coaching, seminars, books and other products, says Donovan.
Prices can range from 0 an hour for coaching services to more than ,000 for group learning "boot camps" and other long-term programs.
In the movie, Hitch says: "No matter what, no matter when, no matter who -- any man has a chance to sweep any woman off her feet.
He just needs the right broom." "I couldn't agree more," Edwards says.
Actor Will Smith plays Alex "Hitch" Hitchens, who coaches clients on the art of dating.
Donovan says he has collected information on more than 500 businesses worldwide that offer dating coach services -- with almost 350 of those operating in the U. And the number of these businesses has surged since 2005, following Neil Strauss' New York Times bestselling book .