Leap into love in 2021 with these tips from dating expert Bela Gandhi

Here’s how the founder of The Smart Dating Academy helped one woman find love in 2020 amid the pandemic.
5:49 | 01/11/21

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Temper Time now to leap into love. All about finding her perfect match in 2021. First we met Elizabeth long last year, mom of two was ready to look for love, we called in dating expert B eshgs lshgs la Elizabeth long took a leap of lo to find love right here on "Gma" last February. Are you ready to take this leap? Leap into dating in a private sort of setting. Little discreet. But here I am. Reporter: To help Elizabeth get started. This is your marriage map. Reporter: "Gma" teaming up with her dating coach Bela Gandhi. I will take things slowly and date many people at the same time. Can you do that? Yes. Reporter: But just weeks after filming the country shut down. And Elizabeth says the dating game quickly changed. With covid it just leveled the playing field. Nobody knew how to date during the pandemic. Reporter: Getting creative through socially distant walks, facetimed dates and, yes, dating apps. It turned out I loved the apps. Ultimately, I met someone really special in there. Reporter: Elizabeth swiping right into love. Matching with Corey Ryan. I'm actually going to be in your neck of the woods going on a bike ride Saturday morning. Would you like to meet for I would love to meet you. Reporter: Elizabeth says the rest is history. Never in a million years, less than a year later I would have met this extraordinary man. The thing is, I didn't have to have the answers. I just had to say yes. Joining us live now Elizabeth and Corey. Also dating expert Bela Gandhi. Elizabeth, so good to see you again, and to meet you, Corey. Elizabeth, what was your one word that got you through 2020? I think the one word that comes to me first, of course I was excited to take this journey, but the word "Courage" comes to mind. It takes courage to love foward. It takes courage to be vulnerable. It takes courage to persevere after you go on national TV to profess you're going to start dating and the whole world shuts down. That's true. It also takes courage to believe that the best is yet to come. Bela, tell us what Elizabeth also did right last year. So, she did three wonderful things. First, her mindset was awesome. Like, she said she was so scared of getting online, but he stayed optimistic through the entire thing. Her mindset, I'm going to go out and meet lots of friends. Number two, she didn't ignored red flags. We went over red flags right away. If someone seemed good on paper, if he seemed controlling, we got rid of them. Last, she kept going through thick and thin. Dating is a marathon not a even when it's tempting to quit, when you have a disappointment, she kept powering through and powering through. Look, she found love. Corey, what was your thought? Did you foe that Elizabeth had been on "Good morning America" looking for love? Were you aware of that at all? I was in the beginning. On the second date I found out about it. It was a wonderful experience going through covid and kind of, you know, the almost dystopia of it and finding Elizabeth. She's just a wonderful human being. The fact that you found each other, you know, she didn't find you, you didn't find her. You found each other. Elizabeth? Just a little secret. So recently I asked Elizabeth if she would marry me and join my family and she said yes. That's wonderful. That's wonderful. You set the bar very high now for everybody else who participates in this, the fact you were able to find each other and you're now engaged. We couldn't be happier for you both. Bela, what advice do you have for someone watching? What about me, how can I find Do something that's going to change the results that you're dip a toe in. You can do this. You can find love. It can happen to anybody. You just have to believe it. You got to believe it. That's right. You got to believe it. Thank you, Bela. Also Corey, and Elizabeth, it's so wonderful. Thank you for being so open and sharing. Thank you. Maybe we'll televise the wedding. We announced the wedding. Who knows. We'll find out. I can see Elizabeth right now going, enough, enough. You can follow Bela at Bela dating academy where she gives tips. We'll be right back. This is a channel 7

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