Learn how to naturally approach & meet women

Professional Dating Coaching in Melbourne

Want to learn how to approach and meet the women that you actually want to date? Want to build a dating life built on freedom, confidence and choice? 


Dating & Lifestyle Coaching

Helping the men of Melbourne since 2008

dating coaching

Manic Workshops is Melbourne’s leading dating coaching and lifestyle improvement company for men.

We help men to skip the BS, and create real change in their lives, by developing true social confidence. We do this through private consultations, as well as practical infield coaching where we help you to meet women live.

What do We Offer?

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We don’t over-complicate meeting woman, we avoid the weird pickup artist stuff, and we know that traditional dating advice does not help most men. 

If you hate online dating, you get no results on Tinder, and you want to figure out exactly what is holding you back, check out the Services, and contact us to see how we can help you. 


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Melbourne CBD


Sydney CBD, Darling Harbour


Queen St mall, South Bank


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Chris Manak

Founder & Head Coach

Paddy Mac

Dating Coach Melbourne

Dating Coach Melbourne

Alex Dickinson

Andrew Gung

Coach & Stylist

Past Happy Clients!

"My only challenge with Chris is that I enjoy talking with him so much I sometimes forget he's a professional who is running a business. I've gotten more out of talking to Chris for 2 hours than from 12 months of therapy"
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"If someone were to ask me, who would be the best person to teach me how to meet and date women, I would without hesitation send them to Chris. I don't know anyone in this field with as much integrity, authenticity, and humility. There's no magic here, no hocus-pocus, just a path to cut through the bullshit and move towards genuine communication"
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"I have done a workshop with Alex. It was a really good experience. The guy has knowledge and experience to share. I recommend the services"


If you really want to improve your dating life and social abilities, and you’re willing to put in the work, follow our instruction, then this will absolutely help you. 

We do not promise any BS. No“pick up models in 20 minutes” rubbish here, but if you just do the work, put in the time, then our coaching will improve your dating life massively. Your age, ethnicity, confidence, looks – none of this really matters if you come into this with a positive mindset and an open-mind.  

Totally understandable. And the best way to do that is to get better with women in general. No woman wants to date a man that no other woman wants to date. 

So we really advocate learning some social and dating skills in general before you settle into a relationship. Then you’re dating out of choice, rather than desperation. 

Both have their pros and their cons. Watch this video discussing both. 

If you’ve always wondered if you can meet women on the street, or in supermarkets, or in your local cafe, then the day is for you. 

If you enjoy going out, and you see the huge opportunity to meet women in bars, then the night is for you. Bars tend to be slightly easier for completely new guys, as approaching a woman in a bar is more “normal”.

If you’re doing a Skype session, you will be talking with Chris. If you do a day or a night session, then you will be with Paddy, Alex, Andrew or Richard (Sydney). You will be matched with whichever coach suits you and your personality based on our preliminary chat. If you do the Mega Workshop, you will work with all coaches. 

You’re also able to speak with any of the coaches on the phone before booking.

Over the years, Manic Workshops has improved, had more attention in the media, had more people wanting to book, so prices reflect that. 

However we’re still one of the cheapest companies in the industry, especially considering that we coach 1 on 1.

Consider also that we’re trying to save you the hours of wasted time on dud dates, as well as the money that a poor dating life can cost you (dates, buying the wrong girls drinks, nights out to hopefully meet someone, dance classes, online dating, etc). 

No. Manic Workshops has never been a “pick up artist” company. Sure we’re referred to as that in the media, however we consider ourselves dating and lifestyle coaches, trying to improve your overall life and happiness, as well as your dating life. 

If you want a more technical approach to meeting women, we can cater to that. If you want something completely natural and free flowing, this is our speciality.

If you’re after Skype coaching, Chris can help you wherever you are in the world.

If you’re after infield coaching, Melbourne and Sydney are the cities that we always operate in.

If you’re after coaching in other cities/countries, please contact Chris to discuss.

It’s a very common myth that you need to be confident and extroverted to be good with women. In fact, some of our best clients have been very shy and have (initially) suffered from crippling social anxiety.

We don’t ask you to do anything too far outside of your comfort zone. Our aim is to improve you gradually, so that the changes last, rather than freaking you out and you retreating.

Read this article by Chris to understand why being shy might actually even benefit you. 

Absolutely not. Your privacy is incredibly important to us. As far as anyone knows, you and your coach are just friends out on the town, or going for a coffee.

Now since we go out very often, it’s possible that you may run into past clients or the occasional person who knows that your coach is in fact, a coach, however this happens rarely, as we avoid being overt in what we’re doing. 

For Skype Sessions, the usual waiting time is about 1 – 2 weeks.

The wait time for day/night workshops is usually about 2 – 3 weeks.

The wait time for the Mega Workshop can be anything from 2 weeks to 2 months.