The Real Cost of Hiring a Coach

By Nikhil Hutheesing - 2012-09-26T23:15:46Z

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Dating and Relationship Coach

<p>"Any man has a chance to sweep any woman off her feet," said Will Smith, playing a dating coach in the 2005 movie "Hitch." "He just needs the right broom." Sara Sharnoff, a coach in Boston, provides the broom. Sharnoff, who has a masters degree in family therapy, coaches men on how to approach a woman by texting or in-person. "We'll write out a script if that helps," she says. She'll even be a "wingwoman" and accompany a client to a bar to watch him in action. (If the date finds out about that, all bets could be off.)<br /><br />$200: Hourly fee; various packages available --</p>