Ten rules for dating
We've all been guilty of this one, at some point in our lives or another.
But unfortunately the result is a white-hot romance that burns brightly and then fizzles out."We all make mistakes." Nowhere is the cliché more apt than when it comes to relationships.As a dating coach I've been privileged to help other women recognize and break free of self-defeating patterns and habits that have kept them from realizing the relationship of their dreams.I've dated countless women and it has always amazed me how little they know about men.If nothing else, this blog is an outlet for voicing my astonishment at the typical female's ignorance of the male mindset.Dating Mistake #4: Jumping into a "whirlwind romance." If your love life looks a bit like Jennifer Anniston's, your 0-to-60 relationships might benefit from a judicious application of the break pedal.
Yes, speed bumps can be annoying, but without them you'd end up driving too fast, without adequate time to observe, maneuver and react.
If he's truly smitten by you, he'll rise to the challenge and cherish you more.
If not, then let him float away now, before he wastes more of your time and ends up breaking your heart. Look approachable and friendly - that's all the encouragement your future (adoring) husband needs. You've just met the guy and you're telling him about the back-stabber in your office, the fight you had with your sister, the details of your recent root canal. During the first few dates, the man is still essentially a stranger.
If you want to get married but the guy you've been dating for over a year still isn't sure, set a time limit of how long you're willing to wait then stick to it.
Once D-Day (decision day) arrives, and he's still waffling, then move on and do not look back (if he's ever going to know and man up to a proposal, this will be your best - and his last - chance).
If you're still wallowing in despair over a break up, then put your profile on-line, start going to singles events, and let friends know you're available for set-ups.