The Relationship Writer: Helping you find, maintain and celebrate love
Where writing and relationships makes sweet, sweet lurve
Hi, I’m Elly Klein – The Relationship Writer.
You know what excites me more than puppies, cheesecake and boarding a flight to New York combined? Blending my professional writing expertise with my passion for dating and relationships to help people find, maintain and celebrate love.
I write dating profiles for singles, love stories for couples (mainly weddings and anniversaries), and solve urgent dating and relationship dilemmas via email. I’m also the author of a humorous relationship advice book. And I blog about dating and relationships with a mix of personal stories and no-nonsense advice.
Finally, I’m my own online dating success story. After experiencing almost every online dating high and low over 11 years, 2 countries (Australia and the USA) and 7 online dating sites, I finally met my boyfriend, David, at age 38 in Sydney in January 2016. We’re currently living together with a view to getting married within the next year or two, so stay tuned! You might be interested to know David worked just as hard (if not harder!) at online dating before he met me. He went on an online dating rampage in 2015 in an effort to find someone he could spend his life with. Good thing he didn’t give up at the end of the calendar year because he only had to wait another 3 weeks until I came along.
An Americanized Australian
I’m originally from Sydney, Australia, but have lived and worked in Canada (Vancouver, Whitehorse and Whistler and, more recently, the US (New York). I’m currently based in Sydney with my gorgeous Aussie man. As my last three boyfriends were American, half my friends are American, and most of my clients are American, I’m somewhat of an Americanized Australian. So, don’t let the accent or time difference fool you. If you’re American or Canadian, I’m totally on your wavelength.
Little Miss Qualified
The one downside to being The Relationship Writer is answering the question, ‘What do you do?’
Oh, if only it were as simple as ‘I’m a lawyer’, ‘I’m a doctor’ or ‘I’m a French Bulldog breeder’. (I love Frenchies!)
Since there’s no Bachelor of Dating & Relationships with a minor in Professional Writing, people tend to be curious as to what makes me qualified to do this work.
If you’re curious too, please bear with me as I toot my own horn (toot, toot)…
♥ Copywriter: I’ve been a professional copywriter since 2001. I hold a Bachelor of Communication (Advertising / Marketing) and topped the auspicious Australasian Writers and Art Directors Association course known as AWARD School. I worked in top advertising agencies writing press, outdoor, radio, TV and new media campaigns for such clients as Virgin and Nestle before going freelance.
♥ Author: I’m the author of the humorous relationship advice book, Men Are Like a Box of Chocolates, which received a ton of media coverage. The book uses chocolate as a metaphor for men (because they’re both delicious!) and puts a positive spin on searching for Mr Right.
♥ Online Dating Profile Writer: There’s nothing more fulfilling than being able to combine my professional copywriting expertise with my vast online dating experience and success to help people find love online. I could be sitting in a top advertising agency on a huge salary writing ads for cars, junk food and alcohol. Or I could be doing this. Um, this!
♥ Love Story Writer: Love should never be taken for granted. That’s why it warms my heart to be able to document a couple’s love story for their wedding or anniversary. Each love story covers how the couple met, how they fell in love, what they love about each other, what makes their relationship work, and what their plans are for the future. (The more couples I work with, the more I learn about relationships!) The love stories are presented as a beautifully designed magazine-style article of around 1000 words and can be used in a variety of ways, from sharing it with guests before the wedding to framing and displaying it in the family home and handing it down to future generations.
♥ Dating and Relationship Mentor: Sometimes, you need help with your love life… and you need it now! That’s where I come in. You can email me your dating or relationship dilemma and I’ll reply within 24 hours with a warm and empathetic, but honest and practical, response. As a writer, I prefer mentoring clients via email because it gives me time to craft my answer, and gives them a chance to read over it more than once and refer back to it when needed. I feel comfortable answering almost any dating and relationship question because of my years of personal experience, my lifelong passion for the subject (I’ve been consuming copious amounts of dating and relationship content – books, articles, videos, podcasts – for almost 30 years) and my desire to take my learning to the next level by investing in comprehensive courses. I currently flex my dating and relationship muscle every day via the written word by being an active member of a small, exclusive Facebook group of Love U graduates who support each other through every dating and relationship dilemma you could possibly imagine. Most people wouldn’t have the time, interest or patience for this, but I love it!
I give plenty of free dating and relationship advice, but here are some of my best blog posts to get you started…
♥ Have you ever been ghosted (a recently coined term that refers to when someone you’re dating or in a relationship with disappears on you) and would like to learn how to handle it? CLICK HERE. This is Part 1 of a three-part series of blog posts. And don’t forget to scroll down to the comments section – it has become a bit of a dating and relationship advice forum.
♥ Do you want to know exactly what to look for in a partner? CLICK HERE.
♥ Do you have an online dating profile and would like to find out if you’re making any (or all) of the top 7 online dating profile mistakes? CLICK HERE.
♥ Ever felt like giving up on online dating? You might want to read this first. CLICK HERE.
♥ Are you a fan of The Bachelor / The Bachelorette and would like to know why it can literally f*ck up your life (even though it’s a lot of fun to watch)? CLICK HERE.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. For more, click around the rest of my site. I hope you enjoy it and decide to stick around for more. Speaking of which…
Help me help you
Here’s the thing… In order for me to help you with your love life, you need to enter your email address below so we can keep in touch. And not some throwaway email address you never use. Your current email address so you can quickly and easily confirm your subscription and receive your goodies. (Yes, goodies! More about that in a moment.) Don’t be scared. I’m not going to clog your inbox with messages. (That ain’t cool.) I’m going to brighten it with little rays of sunshine! Firstly, you’ll receive an exclusive bundle of dating and relationship goodies. Secondly, you’ll hear from me about once a week when I have something new to share with you. Sound good? Yay! See you on the flipside…