What we're about


The Asheville Authentic Dating Meetup is a group for men and women who want more love, more fun, more passion and better sex in their lives. We organize events that combine Authentic Relating, sexuality education, and connection games. We run both Asheville local events and virtual events over Zoom as part of the Authentic Singles program (https://authentic.singles).

Marco Beneteau
Author, Sexual Educator, Intimacy Advocate

Note: if you are interested in Circling, which is the "relational technology" that underlies our work, check out our other Meetup https://www.meetup.com/Asheville-Developmental-Circling-Authentic-Relating and also the Asheville Circling Institute (Cathy Courtenay's group -- highly recommended) at https://www.meetup.com/Asheville-Developmental-Circling-Authentic-Relating . Other Circling and A/R events are run by Seek Healing ( https://seekhealing.org/ )

Upcoming events (1)

Authentic Dating & Sexual Communication Circle - in Asheville!

The Purpose Collective

Do you imagine that on a date you need to hide the real you, or pretend to be something different than who you are? And do you feel like the people you are meeting are also being real? Authentic Dating happens when people show up as who they truly are. It’s essential to meeting a partner that will really work for you. Please join us on our next Authentic Dating & Sexual Communication Circle. We will be using the skills of Circling together as well as sharing information about how to convey your desires, and have more fun and success with dating. This is an opportunity to meet seekers like yourself, interested in deeper conversations about love, romance and the relationships to Self and others. Engage in conversations about what you want and need in intimate relationships and how you yourself show up for other people, and gain skills that may change the way that you engage the opposite sex. This circle is hosted at the Purpose Collective. It is our first event in Asheville. Cost: $12 in advance at this link and $15 at the door. https://authentic.singles/product/authentic-dating-circle-in-asheville-thursday-oct-24/ Tickets are limited and may sell out, so pre-registration is recommended.‎ YOUR HOSTS FOR THIS EVENT Your hosts are Marco Beneteau, author of the "Circling and Authentic Relating Practice Guide" (http://circlingguide.com) and the book "As Lovers Do: Sexual and Romantic Partnership as a Path of Transformation" (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B013RZY5IM). And Rebekah Beneteau, Sex & Relationship Coach and Access Bars Facilitator, Founder of Pleasure Evolution (http://pleasureevolution.com)

Past events (5)

Tantra Speed Dating - Asheville

Violet Owl Wellness

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