dating transformation logo

What’s Your Dating Superpower? 6 Ways to Spark Connections!

Featuring NYC Dating Coach Connell Barrett
listen on Spotifylisten on Apple podcasts

Dating Coach Connell Barrett helps you find your dating superpower in this episode of the Dating Transformation podcast, and gives you 6 ways to spark connections.

Do you get stuck in your head when talking to women? Do you doubt yourself and think, “What would she see in me?” Do you send boring texts that make girls ghost you? If so, then it’s time to use your dating superpowers to spark connections!

That’s right! EVERY guy has a dating superpower. You just have to harness it. This week, dating coach Connell Barrett helps you uncover YOUR special dating skill. He also shares 6 powerful tools that you can use to spark connections, get more dates, and exude more confidence. Listen now so you can make sparks fly and attract your dream girlfriend.

"Asking meaningful questions that evoke emotions and encourage self-expression is what resonates with women. It's those questions that truly matter."

-Connell Barrett

"Resilience may not be glamorous, but it can attract an incredibly attractive companion. Embrace your resilience. It's a superpower."

-Connell Barrett

"Courage is the key to confidence... So be brave and believe in yourself."

-Connell Barrett

Featured in this Episode

Connell Barrett

Founder and Executive Coach of Dating Transformation





00:00 Introduction

00:15 Unleashing Your Dating Superpowers

08:23 Harnessing the Power of Resilience

10:31 The Power of Persistence: Socializing Beyond Limits

13:21 Unleashing Your Inner Courage: Embracing Fear in Dating

17:20 Sparks and Connections: Tapping into Your Dating Superpowers

15:07 Fear-Free Flirting: Unleashing Your Courageous Charm

19:35 Mastering the Art of Asking Feeling-Based Questions

21:40 Crafting Engaging Narratives for Dating Success

25:51 Outro

This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at

Related Episodes:

How To Overcome Fear of Rejection in Dating

How To Be More Attractive To Women

Consent is Sexy


Connell Barrett:


Welcome to the dating transformation podcast. Here's your host, dating coach, Colonel Barrett.


Alright. Welcome back to the dating transformation podcast. I'm your host, Dating Coach, Conner Barrett. I help men gain confidence, learn to flirt, and always know what to say. and eventually get a great girlfriend. Who knows? Maybe by the end of this podcast episode. you'll have found your dream girl. Okay. I don't usually work that fast, but anything's possible. So I'm excited about today's episode. I'm gonna start with a question for you. Do you ever fear that you are just boring when you're talking to a woman or texting her, or do you ever get stuck in your head and just aren't sure what the heck to say? Or maybe your fear is a bit more internal, and you might go on a date or be talking to a woman at a social event, and you just feel like, I don't know what to do. I don't know what to say. I don't know how to turn this into something that makes the sparks happen. with the 2 of us. Well, let's talk about that because today I want to help you fix that. and help you get in touch with knowing what your dating superpower is. That's right. I want you to know that you have some dating superpowers that at least at least one but you can you're gonna end up with more than 1 by the end of this episode. You've got dating superpowers that you can call on to help you flirt help you know what to text that can give you confidence and just make you walk into that date or approach that woman. or send that text and know that you're gonna probably have a really good interaction and that you know how to make some sparks happen. So what's an example of a dating superpower? Here's a quick story. I have a client named Barry, and Barry and I recently went out on the town in New York City. And what I do here in New York is every couple weekends, I go out with a couple of clients, and we approach women. We go out to clubs to a bar, to lounges, coffee shops, parks, funerals. Just getting just getting we go to social places, and I help them approach women. I help them chat, flirt, basically, socialize, and create some create some romantic connections. And I went out with Barry a few weekends ago, and Barry was having a tough night. Barry had had an incredible first night. He grabbed a whole pocket full of of phone numbers. for these, what I call, Wingman weekends. I go out with guys for these Wingman weekends, and I help them get numbers. I help them get dates and just confidently chat with women. So Barry gets a pocketful of phone numbers on Friday night. On Saturday night, we're at a rooftop bar. in Times Square. And Barry is struggling on the 2nd night. He's in his head. He's essentially stopping action. He just found him in a corner, not in a corner. I found him on the phone by himself. And I say, Barry, what's up? Let's go talk to some more ladies, shall we? And we got to talking, and he was kinda down on himself. And I said, alright, man. Well, you know what makes you special? because he was basically saying I wanna give up. I wanna go home. I wanna stop. And I said, you know what makes you special, Barry, is you are the most resilient client I've ever had. He said, what do you mean? And I said, you never stop. Last night, you talked to 25 women. You were tireless. You were so resilient. And then I also reminded him about something in his personal life. He had undergone a recent tragedy and he talked to me about how he had to bounce back from losing this person in his life. And he bounced back, and he just showed some resilience. And I said, you know what I love about you, man? You are so resilient. You always when you get knocked down, you get right back up again. That pretty much sums up, Barry. Barry gets knocked down. He gets back up again. He's a human Chumbo Wamba song. And he laughed. And then I said, so let's do something right now. Why don't you show me some resilience? okay. He said, okay. And we did a drill that I do sometimes with my clients called 5 and 5 in 5. We do 5 approaches in 5 minutes or less. He's gotta talk to 5 different women in 5 minutes or less. And He did 5 in about 4 minutes 57 seconds, and the 5th and final approach he did, it clicked. He walked up to a very classy, elegant woman in a gorgeous dress, a beautiful brunette. And they start clicking and hitting it off. And all of a sudden, Barry is back in the game and doing great, and they were pretty much together the rest of the night. And how did that happen? Well, Barry had to call on his superpower, the superpower of resilience. basically saying, I will not give up. I'm gonna keep taking action. And that's a superpower anyone can cultivate. anybody can choose to be resilient. And not not but now not all superpowers are available to everyone. Right? Just like in the comic books. Not every superhero can fly. Not every superhero has x-ray vision. But there are some overlapping superpowers that everybody has access to. So let me go through a couple of the dating superpowers that every guy has access to, give you a couple quick tips on how to how to access them and harness them. And then I'll also talk about some other superpowers that are more specific to different people. And then by the end of this episode, you're gonna have some tools for putting some superpowers into action in your dating life.


Connell Barrett:


I'm gonna read your mind. Ready? I'll bet that you would love to confidently approach women. Get great matches on the dating apps, flirt with charm, and attract your dream girlfriend. Right? But fear keeps you from approaching. You're not sure how to flirt. You struggle on the apps. and desirable women just don't seem into you. Well, I have great news. Dating coach, Connell Barrett, can help. He's guided thousands of men like you to more confidence and help them attract their dream girlfriends. So book a free strategy called Today, to see if Connell's coaching is right for you. On your call, Connell or a team member will give you personalized advice to help you have more confidence, more dates, and more fun. Oh, and you'll be dating women as your best self, a charming gentleman. That's because Connell does not teach creepy pickup artist tricks. He unlocks your most confident self so you can make authentic, romantic, connections. Your next steps? Book your free call today datingtransformation/contact and grab a time that works for you. Then you'll be on your way to more confidence, better results, and attracting bright, beautiful women. Oh, So you know, Soon Connell will stop taking on new clients, so book a call today while you still can. Go to forward slash contact and transform your love life. Bye.


Connell Barrett:


And you're also gonna, hopefully, be able to know, hey. I think I have my own superpower and knowing what your specific dating superpower is. So let me start by talking about some of the universal superpowers every guy has access to. The first one would be well, resilience would be one of them. Going back to Berry, resilience is a choice to continue taking action and to continue to have a a solution based mindset in a given setting or in a given area of your life. So, basically, Barry and I went out for the wingman weekend, and he made a decision. He said, I am not gonna stop taking action. I'm gonna keep moving forward no matter what. and it's just this sense of inner steel. You decide you're not going to give up until you reach xyz finish line or until the timer goes off. So that kind of resilience is incredibly powerful. It's not super sexy. It's not, like, being the world's greatest wittiest flutter. or being the most charismatic person in the world, but every guy has access to it. So there are ways to leverage your resilience. So here's a quick story from my past about oh, man. This was over a decade ago. I was in Las Vegas taking a program where I was working with other dating coaches, and I was approaching women. Now I was having a tough night. I was going out, and I was at this club called XS, the letter letters XS. and I was approaching women all night, and nothing was really clicking. I was having a tough night. And I was about to leave. I was actually walking out of excess, and then I stopped into the restroom, and I threw some water on my face. And I remember looking in the mirror thinking, don't quit. Don't be a quitter. Stick around. Do another half hour. just another half hour of socializing and talking to people talking to women because you I basically had promised myself I was gonna stay out to a certain amount of time. My old coach, Owen, used to say hammer it out to the bitter end. Go out until the very end of the night. and you can walk home with your head held high. So I looked in the mirror and I said, no. I'm not leaving yet. I'm gonna go back out here, talk to another two or three women, and then maybe I'll leave. But not until I take one last little runaround excess. And I leave the restroom. I go back to the bar. I grab a quick drink. And lo and behold, I order this beverage, and I and a girl I hear a girl say next to me, oh gosh. That's the same thing I ordered. And I turn I'm looking at this really beautiful woman named I better use a fake name here. named Lisa. Let's call her Lisa. And Lisa was the most beautiful woman in the bar. brunette, tight, the toned tummy with a little, like, kinda stud in her navel. I remember she was wearing a Bart Simpson's t -shirt, but it was cut off at her waist. And she was just absolutely gorgeous and really cool and smart. We start talking about Hunter Thompson books. and writing. And I realized that she likes tall, nerdy, introverted dorks like me, and she likes tall nerdy guys. So long story short, she and I hit it off. We ended up going back to my room to listen to Beatles songs, and we had a really wonderful romantic weekend together. And that by the way, the very next day, I ran into some guy friends who I was with in Vegas for the weekend, and they came up to me. And they said, dude, how did you hook up with her? we saw you leave with her. Every guy was staring at her. How did you do it? And the truth is, the answer to that question was resilience. I did it with resilience. I didn't quit. I stuck with it. So, anyway, resilience is not sexy, but it can get you a very sexy date. So be resilient. That's a superpower. Let's talk about some other superpowers here. the superpower of courage. Courage might be the single most powerful dating superpower that you have access to because everybody has access to it. Okay? Everybody has access to courage. All you have to do is make a decision to take an action to the best of your ability in spite of the fear you feel. doesn't mean it'll be a pleasant action. Doesn't mean you'll feel great before you do it. But afterwards, you're gonna feel fantastic. and courage will serve you better than almost any superpower. What's a courageous action? It's any action when there's fear, and you do it anyway. You wanna go for that first kiss? You're afraid she won't be into it. you go forward anyway. Or you see that gorgeous woman at the bar, and you really wanna talk to her and you're afraid Move your feet one step at a time, walk up, and say, hey. What's up? I just wanna meet you. You are adorable. Hi. I'm fill in my name here. That's courage. Maybe you have a crush. Maybe there's a woman in your life who you have been meaning to ask out and you grab your phone, and you send that scary text. Even though you don't know what she's gonna say, and you say, text. You text. Hey, name. I've been meaning to ask you out because I think you're absolutely awesome, and I'd love to take you out on a date. Please circle yes or no. Whatever you text, it doesn't matter. as long as you put courage on the line, and courage is going to change your dating results. change and transform your dating fortunes if you put it to use. So courage is really important. Sometimes the hardest thing to do on a date is just saying something flirtatious because of that fear. Oh my gosh. How is she gonna receive it? How is she gonna respond? Well, we don't know. There's only one way to find out using courage. And a lot of guys say, oh, how do I get more confident? I wanna be more confident with women. Well, confidence comes second, courage comes first. Courd is the currency that buys you confidence. Courd is the currency that buys you confidence. In other words, it's the superpower. that will help you fly. So use courage. So courage is available to everybody. A couple other dating superpowers that you have access too that you might not know about. Oh, here's a good one.


Connell Barrett:


Rejection, ghosting, loneliness, lack of dates, and lack of confidence. For many men, dating just sucks. but it doesn't have to. There's a simple yet powerful way to gain instant confidence and attract a great girlfriend. Be radically authentic. It's all laid out in the number one Amazon best selling book. Dating sucks, but you don't. your step by step guide to attracting wonderful women and doing it with total authenticity. Author and dating coach, Donald Barrett, has had and fixed all the dating problems that you struggle with. He's also helped thousands of men gain confidence and find love. He's put his best tips and strategies into dating sucks, but you don't so that you can confidently approach women and get dates. Become magnetic and attractive even if you're not tall or great looking. Always know what to say to make sparks fly. Get lots of great matches and dates on the dating apps and attract your dream woman. You can find dating sucks, but you don't on Amazon or wherever books are sold in paperback, Kindle, and audio books. Getting dating sucks, but you don't today. To transform your confidence and find your dream girl.


Asking great questions to a woman or of a woman, asking great questions on a date Noticing when your questions are too boring or logical, and asking questions that are more thought provoking, more emotion based. Right? Women love a guy who can ask good questions. And this means I could do a whole podcast. I could do a 3 hour podcast about asking good questions of women and on dates. But to boil it down to a simple tip, ask her questions that are not logical and purely informational. In other words, don't just ask how you know, what year did this happen? Or how long have you been at your job? ask her questions that encourage her to reveal some emotion or tap into some emotion. Those are good questions. Those are better questions. Question instead of how long have you been at your job. Ask her what do you love most about your job? instead of, oh, how long how many days did you spend in Northern Europe in Scandinavia. Ask her what was your single favorite moment in Sweden. or what part of Sweden did you fall in love with the most? Do you hear the emotional subtext to those questions, feel based questions are good. Questions that ask her to dig a little bit deeper and go to a more emotional place. These are good questions because then you're getting you and your date to start feeling things. rather than just mining you're mining for emotions rather than mining for information. Logic and information is not romance and fun. I forget who said this. I'm gonna quote someone, and I forget her name. I'll remember on a later podcast and credit her. but a dating expert woman said something that I love. She said logic is the opposite of romance. So don't ask logical questions. Ask emotion based questions. Ask how you feel type questions. That's a superpower asking great questions. And one other really great superpower is fun and playfulness. And this is something, again, you may or may not be good at this right now, and that's okay if you're not. This is something you can absolutely cultivate. You can learn to become more fun and playful when talking with women on a day or a slash on a date. So for example, on 1st dates, I love to have my clients do things like thumb wrestling, staring contests, bar bets where you might make some kind of a fun wager about something that the two of you are looking at in the bar. Like, I remember I was on a date once, and I said, oh, that guy over there, he is definitely from New Jersey. And the girl I was on a date with, we had got into this fun little back and forth, and I had better twenty bucks. that he was a guy from Jersey, and she said he was not from Jersey. And I lost the bet. We ended up going over and asking him But it became a fun little back and forth game we turned it into. So look for ways to have fun, playful things in the game. on dates, like, play, you know, 2 truths and a lie, 2 lies one truth. There's a whole bunch of games I have in my book. which you can check out for when dating sucks, but you don't. But, anyway, cultivate, ask yourself, ask yourself what's fun and playful for me when just when you're with your friends. What do you do with your friends or people you're very comfortable with? fun and playful, and you might be able to apply some of the things that you already do with people in your life on dates or when talking to women. Because anything you do that's fun and playful with your friends, it's probably a good thing to bring to a date. So the superpower of fun and playfulness is really powerful because the bottom line is on a date or any kind of romantic context, potentially romantic context with a guy. If a woman is having fun, if she's being playful with you, then chances are she's gonna be having a good time, and she's gonna feel really good about you. She's gonna essentially forget about all those logical worries she has, and you're the guy who's helping her have fun. And if you're the guy who's helping her have fun and play, then you are gonna be a superhero to her, and that's that dating superpower. Here are a couple other dating superpowers. that not everybody has equal access to, but let me just throw it through right, throw a few ideas at you, and then we'll wrap up. My dating superpower, I think my biggest number one dating superpower is my wit. My wits, my ability to use humor and wit in general, but also in a date in context. That's something that to an extent I believe I was born with, but also I nurtured it. And Not everybody has the quote, funny, witty, Jean. You don't need it, by the way. It's not required. it's 1000% not required, but my but, definitely, a lot of the women I've had great connections with, they really respond to my wit. On my better days, I'm a pretty, witty, funny guy. On my bad days, I'm worthless, but on my better days, I'm pretty good. So that's probably my biggest dating Superpower. There are other dating Superpowers, storytelling. I have some clients who are great storytellers. Storytelling, by the way, is something you can absolutely cultivate. One of the best things you can do on a first date is share a personal vulnerable or just funny story from your life, from your past. That's a great way to sort of become charismatic, more compelling to a woman, and get good at storytelling. And I would say flirtiness being flirtatious, and using your words in a very flirtatious way. That's something that is learnable, totally learnable, It's also something that certain men are better at than other men depending on the situation. So, yeah, What is your dating superpower? I guess that's a 2 part question. Feel free to send me an email. By the way, you guys can always send me an email. If you have a dating question, my email is So feel free to shoot me an email. and say, hey, Connell. Here is my dating superpower. I'd love to know what yours is, or maybe you have a question for me about how to get better at one of the dating superpowers I mentioned. Or maybe you want to suggest another dating superpower that you have. I'd love to hear from you. Tell me what your dating Superpower is or ask me any question about any of the dating superpowers I talked about, and I'll hit you back. So email me at connell Okay. That wraps us up for today until next time. And remember, women out there already like you. They just have to meet the real authentic you. See you next time.


Thank you for listening to the dating transformation podcast. For lots of free tips, videos, and other goodies, Go to See you next time.



Produced by Heartcast Media.

Get Transcription
Dating Tranformation with Connell Barrett

Welcome to the Dating Transformation podcast. I'm coach Connell Barrett, and I help men build confidence + connect with women by being their own authentic selves.

dating sucks but you don't #1 Amazon bestseller

Get this Book & Attract Your Dream Girlfriend


NYC Dating Coach Connell Barrett

106 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001

linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram