Authentic Dating & Sexual Communication 101

Learn to navigate online and in-person dating with more pleasure, ease, joy, and ultimately success
Rating: 3.8 out of 5 (7 ratings)
1,268 students
Authentic Dating & Sexual Communication 101
Rating: 3.8 out of 5 (7 ratings)
1,268 students
For both men and women, learn to navigate online and in-person dating with more pleasure, ease and success


  • No pre-requisites for this course. Familiarity with Authentic Relating or Circling a plus. You can see my other course about this.

Whether you are a man or woman, single or already partnered, monogamous or poly, straight or gay, vanilla or kinky, applying the lessons given in this course can bring more fun, more love and connection, and more sexual expression into your life.

This course is recorded from a series of live video workshops given by Rebekah and Marco at Authentic Singles Dating, with supplementary content added after the fact. Intimate, improvised and real, the video and audio quality have some glitches (just like dating!), however the content has the potential for transforming all your relationships, sexual or not, and for bringing you the love, friendship, community and sexual connections that you want.

What are Authentic Relating and Circling?

Authentic Relating is an emerging trend in how to connect with others. Circling is a mindfulness and communication practice. Together, they are a a recipe for how to listen with presence, and how to share with vulnerability.

How does Authentic Relating work with Dating and Sexuality? 

What would it be like to be really you on a date, and come away feeling like you got to know someone else beyond the usual small talk?

This is an alternative for men who have studied at "Pick-Up Artist" schools, and found the connections hollow or the results lacking. As a man, you will find the ideas in this course not only immensely more effective with women, but also in full integrity with who you are as a man, what you want to bring to the world, and what you want to bring to women. You will find that having success in dating and romance is much simpler than you previously imagined, just by showing up as who you truly are. Learning to connect more deeply with the opposite sex may be the most valuable study of your life.

For women, these tools can give you more confidence to ask for what you really want, and open your heart after disappointment. Authentic relating is about knowing who you are and what you desire. What if dating wasn't a job interview, but a chance to have fun?

Structure of the course

The course is structured as 4 lectures.

  1. Lecture 1: Authentic Relating and Dating. We give you a basic context ("ground-zero") for what is possible by embodying these ideas. Note: watching this lecture, or any lecture, will not be sufficient for you to become effective immediately in Authentic Relating. You will need to practice. For this purpose, this lecture will show you where to find other training resources.

  2. Lecture 2: Sexual Polarity and Sexual Communication. Men and women are different, and these differences tend to be amplified in our sexual and relational needs. To approach your opposite-sex partner as a copy of you, is not a good idea. In  this lecture we explore gender differences as seen in the books of David Deida, Alison Armstrong, and others, and give you practical strategies for relating to the opposite sex more loving and more effectively.

  3. Lecture 3: Authentic Dating mindset.  In this lecture we explore the right mindset with which to date, addressing questions such as : are you really ready for dating? What are the rules and requirements? Why is it so hard?  What is wrong with me, that I  can't seem to get any traction? Etc. You may get a better understanding of why you are getting the results you are getting, and what you can do about it.

  4. Lecture 4: Authentic Dating Strategy. Here you will learn our 8-step process for becoming effective in dating, whether you are using online apps or prefer meeting people through activities and social networks (both are good, and we'll describe the different approaches). This lecture also give practical guidelines for writing your profile, responding to profiles, handling the first date, and more

About your instructors

Your instructors are Marco Beneteau, author of the "Circling and Authentic Relating Practice Guide" and the book "As Lovers Do: Sexual and Romantic Partnership as a Path of Transformation". And Rebekah Beneteau, Sex & Relationship Coach and Access Bars Facilitator, Founder of Pleasure Evolution.

A long time ago, Marco and Rebekah were married to each other. Like many couples, they struggled to understand each other. They had triumphs and failures there, and after 9 years together went their separate ways. After their separation, they discovered that as friends and business partners they can still create and love each other. From that place of connection and understanding, the Authentic Singles Dating program was born.

Marco and Rebekah are both very passionate about singles and couples finding more love, more fun and better sex in their lives. They bring to this venture their own experiences as a married couple, their experiences in dating before and after their separation, and their studies and personal mentoring with some of the greatest sexual educators of the 20th century.

You can read more about all this on the Authentic Singles website.

Who this course is for:
  • Single individuals looking to meet people.
  • people interested in monogamy and/or alternative relationships
  • Adults returning to the dating scene after a relationship
Course content
1 section • 5 lectures • 1h 6m total length
  • Authentic Relating and Dating
  • Sexual Polarity
  • Authentic Dating: Mindset
  • Authentic Dating: Strategy
  • How to get further training in Authentic Relating and Circling

Founder of WP Academy, Best-Selling Instructor/ 40k students
Marc Beneteau
  • 4.1 Instructor Rating
  • 235 Reviews
  • 45,244 Students
  • 4 Courses

Marc Beneteau a WordPress developer, trainer and productivity specialist.  He is the founder of WP Academy, where he has trained thousands of small-business owners, self-employed people, virtual assistants and others to make professional-looking, and profitable, websites in WordPress.  He teaches short high-impact courses that will get you selling your products and services using some of the most powerful open-source software and free services available. And we won't be having you watch 10 hours of video because your time is important to us. All our courses carry a 30-day money-back guarantee and could save you thousands of dollars a year in terms of pricey services that you really don't need, and get you to first base faster than any other method. 

Sex and Relationship Coach and Healer
Rebekah Beneteau
  • 3.3 Instructor Rating
  • 38 Reviews
  • 2,167 Students
  • 3 Courses

Rebekah Beneteau is a nationally-known Workshop Leader, and Coach. Her podcast, The Ask Me Anything Love and Sex Show and her weekly Video program The Rebekah Beneteau Show on YouTube has helped thousands of people have more gratified relationships and sex lives. Her years on the stand-up comedy circuit, and training as an award-winning Toastmaster, combined with her training as a healer and coach, have given her a uniquely fun, humorous, compassionate, and spiritual style. Her mission in life is to Transform the World by helping people allow and express their Authentic Sexuality.