President of the Academy, Managing Director, and Master Mentor
As a published author and Asia’s top dating coach, I help people attain the social intelligence, competence, and confidence they need to achieve success and happiness in dating, relationships, and their lifestyles.
Over the years, I’ve had the great privilege of helping thousands of people from diverse backgrounds and from all over the world, including East and Southeast Asia, North America, Europe, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. And I’m honored to have served as their guide in surpassing their relationship goals and have been overjoyed to witness some of them go on to become happily married men and even proud fathers!
In late 2010, I resigned my tenure-track professorship at the National University of Singapore to take up my current position at the Aura Dating Academy.
When I told my close friends and family I was resigning my university professorship to serve at this dating academy, I was looking forward to their encouragement and support. At least, I was expecting understanding.
But after stunned silence, they said, “David, you are absolutely out of your mind! How could you do something so off-the-wall crazy?!”
My Friends Thought I Was Completely Crazy!
And they had a point…
Life was really great for me the past several years leading up to this.
I had transformed from a very lonely, socially awkward graduate student and divorcee, spending my weekends eating cup noodles while hunched over mountains of library books all alone… into a guy who had fought with Japanese yakuza, wrestled with Chinese mafia (and lost pretty badly), trained in the Chinese underworld, trekked my way through much of Asia, enjoyed the abundance of Asia’s women, juggled several quality girlfriends at a time, and befriended some of the coolest people in the world.
Over almost a decade, I had acquired the mindsets and skills to enable me to meet and date some amazing women of the type that I had only dreamt about as a young man. And now, I am enjoying a loving, pleasure-filled, fulfilling long-term relationship with a wonderful woman.
I knew years ago that David [The Asian Rake] had the potential to reach the level of the top gurus and even beyond. And now he’s fulfilled all that and more! He’s one of the few guys I turn to when I’ve got questions about women, love, or life. Anyone who has the chance to learn from him can expect total transformation.
Founder of The Social Man and Hidden Mic Pickups, co-founder of Charisma Arts.
In 2007, I had started up a blog on my dating life at www.asianrake.com under the pen name, Asian Rake David, which chronicled part of this journey and gained me a lot of notoriety around Asia and the world. I had lots and lots of pleasure during those years and really lived it up, jet setting around the world and enjoying the high life—“models and bottles” and more pleasure than I could handle.
Within a month after I arrived in Singapore in 2008, the press came calling. The media featured me on the front page of a national newspaper with a full 3-page spread about my work as a dating coach. This led to my own regular dating column each week in a national newspaper, as well as numerous appearances on regional and national TV, and in Chinese and English media. All this press coverage led to a flood of requests for advice and coaching.
In my professional life, I had finally achieved the success I had been aiming at for over a decade as a budding academic. And I had become the envy of many of my grad school peers, having secured a coveted tenure-track position in a top research university in one of the most vibrant cities in Asia. I made a 6-figure salary, including a housing allowance. As an assistant professor, I taught about 7 hours a week total for about 6 months of the year. The rest of the time, I freely indulged my personal interests reading and writing about philosophy, religion, and the meaning of life.
I had a super fab pad in the tallest residential building in the country with 5-star (they called them “6-star”) facilities that rivaled the top hotels. I was continuing to date some amazing women. And I had a great social circle of cool and fun friends. We went to the most exclusive parties and venues in town, usually with VIP treatment (sometimes ridiculously billed as VVVIP—Singapore is a city of superlatives). And I was doing this in many other cities around Asia and the Americas.
On top of all that, I had met some wonderful women who gave me all the love, pleasure, and romance I was seeking and with whom I enjoyed fulfilling relationships.
Life was very comfortable, and I was lulled into a kind of complacency in life that comes from not having to worry too much about anything.
That’s why when I told my friends and acquaintances that I was quitting my job at the university to launch Aura Dating School, they thought I was crazy!
“You’re living the dream, man. Why take this unnecessary risk?”
It wasn’t just because I needed another challenge.
For me, the biggest thing that kept haunting me during all those easy initial years in Singapore was that I knew I could make a much bigger difference in this world if I could continue to help more men meet, attract, and date the women of their dreams.
I wanted to contribute to something that was far bigger than myself.
After all, the wisest people in the world would agree that the three most important things in life are having good health, wealth, and relationships.
And I knew that my life trajectory, experiences, and skills had given me a unique way of contributing value to the world, coaching others to success in their relationships.
In many areas of life, I had already reached success and happiness, and now it was time to focus on the next level—helping others actualize their potential.
David Tian, the renowned Asian Rake, is as intelligent as he is charming. He makes you feel at ease just being around him, which makes you wonder how quickly and comfortably he makes women melt. It’s a pleasure to meet a fellow dating coach who is so passionate about helping his clients to meet the women of their dreams.
Creator of the Love Systems Day Game Workshop and Chief Day Game Instructor at Love Systems.
I derive my significance in life from helping YOU achieve your goals.
I loved the high of helping other guys find love, pleasure, and romance for themselves, and just plain seeing them become happy. So I thought, why not devote my life to this great cause?
Like the time one of my previous Platinum Program clients emailed me from China announcing that he had met the girl of his dreams, and then a year later, sent me my wedding invitation to their special day.
Or how excited another client was when he finally had his first real kiss at 24 years old. He had taken a photo with his phone of the two of them kissing in Clarke Quay.
Or the time I got an email from a previous client, who had just gotten married the year before to a woman he had met during our coaching program, announcing the birth of his baby girl.
It can get kinda crazy, too, like the NSFW photo a Platinum Program client sent me of himself in bed in the morning with two sleeping beauties he had taken out on a group date the night before.
Or the constant stream of email from alumni updating me on their very active love lives and thanking me for changing their lives and for helping them live their dreams.
So I took a long, hard look at the current state of the dating arts industry—what Singapore men could choose from if they wanted to get help with women—and I saw some huge flaws and problems.
After much research, testing, and analysis, Aura Dating Academy was born to address those needs and truly transform the dating lives of countless men in Singapore, Asia, and the world.
I am now the Executive Director of Aura Dating Academy and the only full-time dating coach in Singapore coaching infield. While the other guys are working their day jobs, I am working on becoming an even better dating coach for you. While the other guys are answering to their bosses at work, I am answering clients’ dating questions all day and night. While the other guys are concerning themselves with upcoming projects at their day jobs, I am concerning myself with getting YOU the results you want in your dating and love life.
I am super excited and honored to be a part of this movement in Singapore and around the world towards empowering Asian men to fulfill their potential as sexy, powerful, and charismatic men.
I’ve gone all in.
Now it’s up to you…
Get it done. Get it handled.