Steve Dean

Consultant, Writer, and Entrepreneur in New York

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I'm Steve Dean, a dating & social networking industry consultant, podcast host, tireless community builder, and public speaker.

Creating deep, authentic connections across communities is what I do. It’s what I live for. I host salons, dinners, meetups, and coworking sessions nearly every night of the week across multiple cities in order to bring people together from all over the world to share their stories and build new friendships, startups, and movements.

Since 2011, I've advised dating sites like OkCupid & CoffeeMeetsBagel, as well as hundreds of individual daters through my online dating consultancy, Dateworking.

In 2012, I cofounded a career matchmaking startup, Jobsuitors, that used the algorithms of the dating industry to match people to their best-fit careers.

I LOVE writing about dating, relationships, and how to use data to map out our next moves in life. You can read most of my content on Medium.

My mission is to help the world become a kinder, quirkier, more interconnected place. If you'd like to fuel those efforts, you can support me on Patreon, a platform where anyone can support the work of content creators they love, and receive interesting rewards in the process.

In 2018, I launched a podcast called Modern Connection to explore the best methods for how we can better connect with one another in a world driven toward physical and emotional disconnection. My guests include founders, C-level execs, and community builders who are shaping the future of human connection.

Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to reach out anytime!

  • Work
    • Online Dating Consultant & Speaker at Dateworking
  • Education
    • Swarthmore College
    • Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth