About Healthy Framework Dating Advice

Healthy Framework, based in Las Vegas, Nevada, serves as the premiere choice for professional dating advice. For nearly a decade, our team has helped thousands of people build authentic relationships through intentional living. Our team come from all walks of life with diverse backgrounds and expertise to offer the most well-rounded service to our customers and clients.

In addition to dating advice, Healthy Framework employs a top-notch editorial team made up of researchers, data scientists, and industry insiders to offer accurate and actionable information about the dating and dating app industries. It’s nearly impossible to lead people through their relationship journeys without having a detailed understanding of the industry. Not only do we use this research internally, but we share it with the community to help people make better and more informed decisions.

The Healthy Framework team has a combined 50+ years of experience in the dating industry as dating coaches, relationship advisers, marriage counselors, body language experts, dating financial advisors, research analysts, and more. Our team, listed below, not only helps to write our articles and studies, but they also serve as fact-checkers for their respective areas of expertise throughout our articles.

The company is passionate about relationship building and dating and it’s what has propelled Healthy Framework to be the leader in the industry.

Meet the Healthy Framework Editorial Team of Experts

Matt Seymour

Matthew J. Seymour, MSF – Lead Editor and Head of the Interview Team at Healthy Framework

Matthew J. Seymour is a dating industry expert with over a decade of experience coaching singles, reviewing dating apps, and analyzing trends within the industry. Matt is a published author with his most recent work “Get More Dates: How to Master Online Dating Apps” that hit shelves in 2023.

With a Masters of Science in Finance (MSF) degree from the University of Florida and extensive knowledge of the innerworkings of the online dating industry, Matt frequently serves in an advisory role to some of the largest dating apps on the market. In Matt’s current role with Healthy Framework, he leads the interview team that regularly interviews key dating industry leaders, and leverages his financial knowledge and dating app experience to review and share what singles need to know to get the most out of dating online.


Charles Roscopf

Charles Roscopf, CPAFinance and Cost Analysis Expert at Healthy Framework

Matthew J. Seymour is a dating industry expert with over a decade of experience coaching singles, reviewing dating apps, and analyzing trends within the industry. Matt is a published author with his most recent work “Get More Dates: How to Master Online Dating Apps” that hit shelves in 2023.

With a Masters of Science in Finance (MSF) degree from the University of Florida and extensive knowledge of the innerworkings of the online dating industry, Matt frequently serves in an advisory role to some of the largest dating apps on the market. In Matt’s current role with Healthy Framework, he leads the interview team that regularly interviews key dating industry leaders, and leverages his financial knowledge and dating app experience to review and share what singles need to know to get the most out of dating online.


Dr. Nicolette Natale

Dr. Nicolette Natale –Psychology and Mental Health Expert at Healthy Framework

Dr. Nicolette Natale is a physician with a strong background in Psychology, General Medicine, and English Literature, a D.O from Nova Southeastern University and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Miami. Dr. Natale has over 6 years working in the mental health field with a specialized expertise working with mood disorders, PTSD, depression, and anxiety. Her work has been featured on major publications including Healthcanal, Lecturio, NCHC, and EH project. At Healthy Framework, Dr. Natale serves as our lead medical reviewer ensuring that our dating and dating app content is safe, accurate, and best serves our readers.


Monet L. DukeAttorney, Entrepreneur, and Contributing Writer

Monet L. Duke is an attorney and entrepreneur. She began her career at a large law firm in her hometown of Louisville, KY. She then moved into the financial services industry, and spent 9 years working as an in-house compliance officer, consultant, and regulator. While employed full-time, Monet launched Urbanly Chic, a trendy women’s clothing and accessories brand. She eventually opened a pop-up storefront at a suburban Chicago mall, and decided to leave her corporate job. 

Following the success of her first pop-up, she relocated to Los Angeles, CA from Chicago, IL, to open a storefront at the iconic Beverly Center in Beverly Hills, CA.  During her time there, she cultivated celebrity clientele, and formed relationships with women from around the world.  She now resides in Atlanta, GA, and is working to expand her brand to other markets throughout the U.S. and beyond.


Debbie Gutfreund MA

Debbie Gutfreund, MAMental Health and Dating Workshop Expert at Healthy Framework

Debbie Gutfreund, MA holds a B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA in Family Therapy from the University of North Texas. With nearly two decades of experience in mental health treating both individuals and families through narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and trauma therapy as well as running coping skills workshops for all ages, Debbie is an integral part of the Healthy Framework team. At Healthy Framework, Debbie ensures articles about dating apps are accurate, safely written, and presented in a way that best benefits readers. In addition to her work with Healthy Framework, Debbie works as a clinician at the New England Behavioral Wellness Clinic.


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Abdur QuadriRelationship Expert and Contributing Writer

Bashir Alausa Abdur Quadri is an enthusiastic writer with extensive experience creating high-quality content in his various areas of expertise. His personal interests include watching football, fantasy league, rom-com & high school drama TV shows, playing games, and researching new technologies.


Grady Shumway, LCSW

Grady Shumway, LCSWMental Health and Counseling Expert at Healthy Framework

Grady Shumway, LCSW is a licensed social worker with specialized training in the mental health areas of depression, anxiety, trauma, psychotic disorders, and various other diagnoses. Trained in cognitive behavioral interventions, motivational interviewing, and moral recognition therapy, and holding a Masters of Social Work from Arizona State University, Grady has extensive experience working with individuals and families through various life challenges.

At Healthy Framework, Grady serves as a mental health and counseling expert assisting the editorial team in ensuring that dating advice articles, dating app recommendations, and other resources are inline with best practices and provide information in the most helpful manner possible to readers.


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Candis Y. McDowAuthor, Relationship Expert and Contributing Writer

Candis Y. McDow is a 35-year-old Atlanta, GA native. She is a freelance writer, poet, and author. Candis has written for over 35+ publications, most notably Chicken Soup for the Soul, Cosmopolitan UK, Essence Magazine, and Yahoo! Her memoir entitled Half the Battle is available on Amazon.


Detective Nicholas Nalder

Det. Nic NalderCybersecurity and Digital Forensics Expert at Healthy Framework

Detective Lieutenant Nicholas Nalder is an investigations lieutenant with the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office. Det. Nalder has over a decade of experience with law enforcement with specialized experience working with internet safety, online investigations, and digital forensics. When it comes to online dating, it’s imperative that users know which dating apps are the safest and how to keep themselves safe online.

Det. Nadler works with the Healthy Framework editorial team to help make this a reality by reviewing the safety of dating app recommendations, as well as any article dealing with how to keep yourself safe. Det. Nadler has a Bachelors in Criminal Justice Administration, Information Technology, and Cyber Security, an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice, and a Certified Ethical Hacker (CHE) distinction from Columbia Southern University.


John Stringfellow Cyber Expert

John Stringfellow, CEH(Master), CISSM, SSCP, CECI, CCIPCybersecurity Expert at Healthy Framework

John Baxter Stringfellow is one of the most acclaimed cybersecurity experts in the world. As Healthy Framework’s Chief Cybersecurity expert, John helps the team assess which dating apps are safe to use, which may have vulnerabilities, and how users can keep themselves safe when dating online. John’s impressive array of independent credentials as well as Microsoft credentials include CEH(Master), CISSM, SSCP, CECI, CCIP, among many more. With 20+ years of expertise in securing digital landscapes, John’s expertise helps Healthy Framework readers better understand the safety side of online dating.


Rychel Johnson, LCPC

Rychel Johnson, M.S., LCPCMental Health and Personal Empowerment Expert at Healthy Framework

Rychel Johnson, M.S., LCPC has extensive experience in the mental health and personal empowerment fields. With a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas and over a decade of experience in private practice serving adults and teens, her expertise in dealing with dating and romantic relationships is extensive. Rychel is a licenses clinical professional counselor in Kansas and has started a a local therapist collective in Kansas to help establish community and mutual support. In addition to all of this, Rychel is an integral part of the Healthy Framework team ensuring articles and knowledge around dating and dating apps is accurate, safe, and helpful.


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Morgan Blair, MA, LPCC, NCCContributing Editor, Psychology and Mental Health Expert at Healthy Framework

Morgan Blair is a freelance writer and licensed mental health therapist. Morgan holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University in clinical mental health counseling and owns her own therapy practice (Unpolished Journey) in Denver, Colorado. Morgan specializes in working with and treating individuals who are recovering from eating disorders and trauma.

Morgan has also written on topics pertaining to eating disorders, mental health, and psychology. Her articles can be found in major publications including Psychology Today and Race Times Magazine.


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Amy BlueLead Writer and Content Strategy Specialist at Healthy Framework

Amy Blue started her freelance writing career in 2010 as a contributor to the San Diego Gay and Lesbian News. That same year, she co-founded a digital marketing company, helping small businesses launch products in the dating and relationship space. 

She stepped away from marketing in 2012 to focus solely on writing content covering LGBTQ+ issues, dating, and relationships. She’s written for dozens of clients over the years and loves helping people navigate the world of online dating.


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Julianna MarieContributing Editor and Content Strategist at Healthy Framework

Julianna Marie is a writer, editor, and content strategist based in Pittsburgh, PA. As a B.F.A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film & Media Arts, Julianna has gained national recognition for her editorial endeavors — specifically in the wellness, sex and relationships, health, and women’s activism spaces. 

Julianna currently daylights as an Associate Editor at Her Campus, the #1 media portfolio for college-age women, overseeing the wellness vertical. Her contributions at HC have received record-breaking traffic numbers, and she works alongside the national editorial team to strategize new, fresh, and engaging content. Prior to her journey at HC, she worked with publications such as As If Magazine and Now Magazine LA, and wrote content for brands like American Eagle, Tommy John, and other names in the lifestyle industry.


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Brandi BrownContributing Blogger and Dating Advice Consultant at Healthy Framework

Brandi Brown is a daytime copywriter and nighttime novelist. Her projects range from marketing content and commercial scripts all the way to narrative poetry and short fiction. Her debut novel, Bleached, is set to release in 2024.

She has been responsible for writing, editing, proofreading, and brainstorming many of the dating advice articles you’ll find here at Healthy Framework.


Our Core Values and Commitment to Diversity

Healthy Framework is committed to promoting an environment and an online climate that are diverse, respectful, and inclusive of all people. We’re committed to working hard to be diverse in our team members as well as inclusive in the topics we cover and the resources we provide. By doing so, we feel we’re able to offer the most help to the widest array of people.

Some of the key tenets of Healthy Framework’s commitment to diversity include:

  • Working hard to be inclusive when hiring to ensure a voice for all backgrounds
  • A journalistic focus on ensuring that articles and advice respect differing viewpoints
  • A commitment to always working to be better and working together to do better

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