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Theme: Swipe Left: Love, Dating, & Situationships

This event occurred on
February 16, 2017
Wilmington, Delaware
United States

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The World Cafe Live at the Queen
500 N. Market Street
Wilmington, Delaware, 19801
United States
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Debra Laino

Clinical Sex Therapist
Dr. Debra Laino is a clinical sex therapist, sex educator, relationship therapist and life coach. She holds a Doctorate in Human Sexuality, a Master's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Education. She is in private practice, a University professor, published author and a major media contributor.

Jack A. Daniels

Celebrity Psychotherapist
Jack A. Daniels also known as the King of Breakthroughs is the TV Host of A&E’s BlackLove, a psychotherapist and founder of The Breakthroughs Institute, a new twist on love, money and life. He is also one of the world’s leading authorities in overcoming fears and getting people unstuck. Jack is an international speaker who helps organizations increase their clarity and connectivity to their customers. He is a 5-time bestselling author of books like “Stay Out of Your Own Way” and “I Need a Wife – Where are the Real Women?” Popular media personality and clinical psychotherapist for high-achieving–high-profile executives, athletes and entertainers.

Kavita Patel

Kavita Patel is a Love & Relationship coach whose mission is to help people understand that relationships are a window into the self. She has studied ancient eastern philosophy for 20 years, and combines those practices with her studies in family systems and human behavior to create her own transformational methodology. Her practical-meets-spiritual, no-nonsense method of coaching teaches her clients how to turn inwards to identify and release subconscious parental patterns. In her signature course, Soul Level Love, Kavita has helped thousands of people around the globe break free of these patterns to create deep levels of connection and intimacy within themselves and with their partners. She has been seen in: Huffington Post, Fox News, CBSNews, Women’s Health, Women’s Day, and more.

Kevin Carr

TV Host + Personality
Kevin Carr is an accomplished author, speaker and TV Host/Personality. With over a decade of experience, his perspective on dating offers a practical road-map to help navigate being single while learning to create the relationship you desire. Whether addressing millennials, college students or a group of professionals seeking a meaningful relationship amidst their busy careers, Kevin delivers a message that provides direction and promotes honest dialogue. His unique perspective and engaging delivery have made him a sought after speaker across the country including appearances on ABC, BET, CBS, FOX and TBN. As a contributor, his work has also been featured in Essence, HelloBeautiful.com, and The Huffington Post. In his first book, “If All Men Are Dogs, Then Women You Hold the Leash,” he shows women how to tap into their personal power to control the pace and direction of their relationships.

Rani St. Pucchi

Bridal Fashion Designer
Rani St. Pucchi is an internationally known, award-winning, bridal fashion designer whose expertise has been recognized in such media outlets as Entertainment Tonight, Harper’s Bazaar, Town and Country, Bride’s, Cosmopolitan Bride, Martha Stewart Weddings and The Knot. She is the author of two bestsellers: Your Body, Your Style and The SoulMate Checklist. Renowned for her savvy regarding women’s challenges in relationship to self and others, Rani shares her knowledge of more than three decades as she points out: “Women are experts at planning a wedding but clueless about planning a marriage”. She walks women through their journey of finding soul mate love by first gaining clarity on the true meaning of what a soul mate is, and isn’t.

Yvonne Orji

Actress + Comedienne + Writer
Yvonne Orji is a Nigerian-American actress, comedienne and writer who continues to display her versatility and passion with each project she takes on. On television, she stars in HBO’s new comedy series “Insecure”. The show follows the friendship of two modern-day black women and all of their uncomfortable experiences and racy tribulations. Orji stars as one of these women opposite Issa Rae, who is executive producing the show along with Prentice Penny and Melina Matsoukas. She is also currently developing a half-hour sitcom, based on her life entitled “First Gen”, that Oprah and David Oyelowo are executive producing. The show is a comedy about a Nigerian girl who trades medical school for a career in stand-up comedy and the adventures that ensue after her strict African mother discovers her plans.

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Wilmington, DE, United States