From the online merriam-webster.
2: having, involving, or displaying special skill or knowledge derived from training or experience.
Sounds reasonable to me. I have asked myself, and others, what makes an expert on dating or relationships. One doesn't need a degree based from this definition, but some may have a degree or two in psychology. I'm not sure that there are any degree programs on dating anyway, maybe.
In the blogging world the word expert can often times make someone ask, "What makes you an expert?" This is a fair question, although, how would someone prove an expertise on dating anyway, unless in person?
I think reading what one has to say about the subject, and the way they present it, is really all anyone has to go on. There is a movement in cyberspace, that I guess comes from the television show "The pick up artist" that has become quite a community. They are mostly abbreviated with PUA.
Reading a little about PUA's, I have found that they have some good advice and it is quite possible that many of these PUA's are experts in the social scene. I'm sure they are not always successful at what they do, but neither is a professional basketball player, yet still professional.
I think one should keep an open mind when coming across a blog or website that lay claim to being experts. There's no skin off my nose that they call themselves experts. Besides, I have found, for the most part, that most give some really good advice.
What is your opinion about "Experts" in dating and relationships?