College Dating Coaches offer hilarious tips


By Anna Lynch, Contributor


Dating can be tough. Somehow a quick trip to get frozen yogurt can evolve into one of the most awkward experiences known to man. Especially if your date spills the contents of their ice cream sundae in your lap, hot fudge and all.

College dating coaches Dave Ahdoot and Ethan Fixell are coming to UNO Sunday Oct. 21. The pair will perform in the Nebraska Room of the Milo Bail Student Center from noon to 1 p.m.  The event, sponsored by Maverick Productions, is free and food will be provided. Although, they can’t advise your date on how to avoid spilling ice cream on others, they can provide humorous tips to college students when it comes to dating.

Nicole Sweet, Maverick Productions’ Diversity Thinks Co-Chair, suggested students attending the event to bring any questions.

“When it comes to Dave and Ethan, there are no stupid questions. Single, taken, neither or both, everyone can get a kick out of their performance,” Sweet said.

It began in 2008 when Ahdoot and Fixell began looking for women to double date by posting requests on Craigslist and YouTube. Since then, they have gathered plenty of dating experience from more than 200 dates, molding them into “bona fide Dating Experts,” according to their official website.

With a successful trip to campus a few years ago, the pair have since “appeared on “Jay Leno” and have gone on hundreds of dates, written a few more songs and are ready to wow us again,” Sweet added.

“[The comedy show]pokes fun at what dating has turned into these days, as well as some great pickup lines, pointers and a question and answer session,” Sweet said. 

Aside from their national tour as “College Dating Coaches,” in which they educate and inform students across the country on dating experience, the comedians were also voted the Best Comedy Performers in Campus Activities Magazine in 2012, their website stated.

Ahdoot and Fixell have also been featured on several television shows, including “The Tonight Show,” “The Colbert Report” and Bravo’s “The Millionaire Matchmaker.”