Panelist Tiffani Knowles speaks to the audience during the inaugural “Love and Golden Relationship Panel” held Saturday, Dec. 9.


Staff Report

LAUDERHILL, Fla. – From South Florida to Europe, heartbreak and cheating in relationships are too familiar. Love hurts and many singles are giving up on their quest to find ‘The One,’ preferring what they deem ‘the safety of singlehood.’

But to live without love is tragic. That’s why relationship expert and author King Kevin Dorival presented the “Golden Love & Relationship Panel” as a solution to this epidemic on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Escape Lounge & Restaurant in Lauderhill.

Panelists included: Tiffani Knowles, professor; Dr. Tasha, family therapist; Mandy Fresh Fredricks, gospel singer; Chris Priestes the Comedian; and Caprio Jackson, a creative director.

According to Dorival, he produced the event after receiving an overwhelming positive response in the United States and London while on tour for his new relationship goals/women empowerment book, “7 Types of Queens That Kings Desire.” He said he hand-picked the panelists for maximum impact.

“This golden occasion was created to rejuvenate and build new relationships by attracting hundreds of singles and couples under one roof. We hope to host this event in several states,” Dorival said.

Dorival said many men and women have complained to him how difficult it is to find a quality companion, but he still believes in good old-fashioned love.

“We need more positive, strong, and healthy marriages in order to save and build trust in our community,” Dorival said.

At the event attendees dressed in gold and red to symbolize love, royalty and successful relationships. Photographs were taken on the red carpet in addition to dancing, speed dating, great food and networking.

According to a 2017 study conducted by WalletHub, Fort Lauderdale is ranked 86th and Miami is ranked 49th out of 182 of the best cities to find true love. More than 45 percent of the U.S. population is unmarried, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

Dorival wants to help change those numbers and he believes if Saturday was any indication, he’s on the way to doing so.

“We had a(n) awesome time and great turnout!! Yes, they’ll (sic) be a part 2,” Dorival posted on Facebook thanking everyone who attended.

To learn more about Dorival’s work and future relationship panels, visit