BIOGRAPHY - Michelle Valentine
Matchmaker, TV & Radio Personality, Author & Columnist, Relationship Expert, Motivational Speaker & Educator, Dating & Relationships Coach
Matchmaker and Dating & Relationships Advice Expert
Michelle Valentine earned her B.A. degree in Psychology from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Her studies included Psychology of Social Behavior, Human Sexuality, Abnormal Psychology, Psychology of Adjustment, Physiological Psychology, Learning & Memory, and Child Development.
She is a professional Matchmaker, and has created thousands of marriages and relationships. Michelle Valentine is well-known for her singles parties, especially her monthly galas held at country clubs.
Michelle Valentine’s unique life experiences and her relationship expertise attracted the attention of producers for PBS, and a special feature about her life was taped and aired on national television titled, “Miss Matchmaker”.
TV & Radio Personality
Touted by the media as “Orlando’s Oprah”, Michelle Valentine has hosted her own relationship advice cable TV talk show since 1998 - the “Michelle Valentine TV Show” - and has now grown into a worldwide internet viewing audience. The Relationship Expert is known for dishing traditional (yet savvy) psychological advice during the “Dear Michelle Valentine” advice panel segments ("Oprah" meets "The View" meets "Sex And The City"), and she interviews celebrities, psychologists, marriage counselors, and romance novelists – providing viewers with educational information to use to enrich their life. Michelle Valentine also takes the show on the road, traveling to romantic restaurants, tours romantic bed & breakfasts, jump aboard hot air balloon rides, takes scenic boat tours, and interviews singles on the beach.
In addition to her hosting her own TV talk show, Michelle Valentine is a “media darling” and a highly sought-after guest for other TV shows and news programs. You’ve also seen her on national FOX TV on the Rob Nelson Show, discussing matchmaking, gold diggers, and her online dating book, on national PBSThe Matchmaker, a feature biography story about her life, as a relationship expert on ABC/CBS/NBC news affiliates including Good Day Orlando, and she’s provided on-air call-in relationship advice on BBC radio, Up All Night and WXXL’s Doc & Johnny Show and WTKS radio shows The Monsters of the Midday and The Drew Garabo Show.
Author & Columnist
Michelle Valentine is the best-selling author of the dating book, “How To Find Love Online: Secrets, Tips and Lists for Getting the Best Response”. Book signings include Borders Books, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Florida libraries, the Southeast Booksellers Association conventions, and the Publishers Association of the South convention.
Michelle Valentine received her book deal after successfully having over 100 of her “Dear Michelle Valentine” relationship advice columns published in the Orlando Sentinel, Orlando Weekly, Orlando Me Magazine,East-West Times, and more.
An aficionado of dining & wining, Michelle Valentine was a featured Q & A etiquette expert on the world's largest calendar of food, wine, beer and spirits events website. An avid sports fan and excellent writer, Michelle Valentine anonymously wrote wrestling sports columns, “In This Corner”, which were published in Orlando Sentinel newspaper.
Currently, her advice column, "Dear Michelle Valentine", is published in Orlando Woman Newspaper.
Motivational Speaker & Educator
Michelle Valentine is a highly sought after keynote and motivational speaker. Whether talking to an audience of high school students, to 30,000 attendees during a convention, or to vacationers aboard a Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, or Princess cruise - Michelle Valentine is a dynamic speaker who inspires and motivates others to see themselves and the world around them in a new light. She speaks about and leads workshops on psychological and social issues ranging from dating dilemmas, relationship makeovers, work-life balance, and discovering new career paths & choices.
As a life and dating coach, Michelle Valentine’s mission is to empower people to accomplish the goals that will enable them to achieve breakthrough performance in their personal and professional lives. She provides people the expertise and insight needed to reach their full potential.