Meet the real life Hitch who claims he can help anyone get a date this Valentine’s Day – and he won’t charge you a penny
Lonely hearts looking for love this Valentine’s Day could benefit from the services of a LOVE DOCTOR who claims he can help anyone get a date.
Benjamin Holmes, 32, who has been dubbed the Real Hitch, teaches people how to find love by giving them tips on how to talk to the opposite sex, giving them confidence to ask their secret Valentine out on a date.
The self-proclaimed love doctor, from Rugby, Warwickshire, claims to have helped hundreds of clients and said his methods are 100% full proof and the best of it is he won’t charge you a penny for his services.
Channelling Hitch from the romantic-comedy starring Will Smith, Benji likes to keep a low profile, only offering to help those who he feels are genuinely searching for love.
Just like in the film, he only has one rule: he refuses to work with people who are only interested in sex.
He said: “My success rate is around 99%, however, the only reason it’s not 100% is because of those few people I refuse to work with, the type who are only interested in one thing, sex.
“There are too many pick up artists out there selling their services on a false promise.
“I take a different approach, my success is measured by what I call moving into a ‘positive destination’.
“This is when a client can honestly say I have made a massive impact, not just within a dating environment, but also in their lives.”
Although his methods may seem too good to be true, Benji boasts an impressive list of ex-clients, including Justin from Channel 4’s popular matchmaking programme The Undateables, who he helped get a date after being on the show.
Describing himself as a confidence coach and specialist in the laws of attraction, he claims to help people with low self-esteem in all walks of life, from the unemployed, the corporate world, media personalities and regular guys trying to find love.
The bottom line of his philosophy is that ‘an ounce of confidence is worth ten ounces of good looks’.
He says that if you can become a great communicator, it doesn’t matter what you look like, attracting the opposite sex can be done mostly through body language and verbally.
Benji, who works as an estate agent, realised he had the ‘gift of the gab’ from an early age, quickly establishing his advanced communication skills with the opposite sex.
After growing up in a care home, he became homeless at the age of 16, but turned his life around after he was given the opportunity to work for an estate agent.
He said: “With the turbulent childhood I had it taught me to be a great communicator, and I managed to scrape myself out of a huge hole when I was homeless.
“I was given a job as an estate agent, which I’ve been very successful at, because they clearly recognised I had ‘the gift of the gab’.”
Jealous of his confidence with woman, his friends would often ask him his secret, to which he’d respond by offering them one-on-one coaching sessions to build their self-esteem.
Once the word was out, Benji , at the age of 24, started charging men from up and down the country between £50 and £100 for his services, but soon started offering coaching sessions for free after his career as an estate agent took off.
But keen to help more lonely hearts find love, Benji , originally from Birmingham, is now looking to set up his own coaching school to deliver practical and theory sessions, covering all areas of relationships from seduction to sex therapy.
Although he’s looking to work with people of all ages and sexual orientations, his clients so far have been mostly men looking for love. But he said he’s been so busy helping others get a date this Valentine’s Day he’s been unable to find himself one.
He said: “I recently split up with my girlfriend, so although I’ll be single Valentine’s Day, I’m still committed to helping other people, there are so many cowboys about in this industry it’s incredible.
“My methods do work 100%, and as far as seduction goes, if that’s what you’re looking for, this just falls into the category of being a great communicator again.”