Pepper Schwartz

As a real-life ambassador of love and relationships (for the AARP), Dr. Pepper Schwartz has translated her knowledge and passion of human sexuality and relationships into a career as a scholar, speaker, author, columnist and, most recently, virtual match-maker. Schwartz created a tool for PerfectMatch.com called the Duet Personality Profile, which is similar to a Myers Briggs personality test, but used to help identify compatibilities that will ideally lead to stronger romantic online matches.

A member of the KIRO-TV news staff for 12 years, columnist for Glamour magazine for eight years and American Baby magazine for nine years, Schwartz is author of 16 books and more than 50 scholarly articles, as well as contributing columnist for the likes of The New York Times, Sexual Health and Psychology Today, in addition to appearing on numerous national TV programs and documentaries. Schwartz currently serves as professor of sociology at University of Washington, in addition to juggling national and international consulting and speaking gigs. Schwartz was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Washington University, where she received both a bachelor’s and master’s degree. She also holds a master’s and doctorate degree in sociology from Yale University, and has been recognized by multiple organizations for career achievement in sociology and her study of sexuality.

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