Does the Prince Charming test work?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Gloria MacDonald offers her take on whether the Prince Charming test really works when women begin dating a man.

    Gloria MacDonald

    Gloria MacDonald is the founder and President of Perfect Partners, The Personal Relationship Executive Search Firm, a highly successful, personalized matchmaking service. Gloria has interviewed hundreds and hundreds of single men and women and has introduced over 1500 couples. She is an expert in the field of dating and relationships, having appeared on a variety of TV and radio shows. She’s the co-author of the highly acclaimed book Laws of the Jungle: Dating for Women Over 40. She believes, and has seen through her work, that there is a perfect partner for anyone of us who truly desires to find that relationship, believes they can have it, and are willing to accept it. Gloria is an engaging and dynamic speaker and trainer who changes lives. Testimonials from people who have attended Gloria’s seminars: “Gloria uses her exceptional knowledge of real world dating and her unique and exciting style to inspire women to not give up. Truly a wonderful presenter. I would highly recommend anything she does now and in the future.” “This is the information single women and men have been waiting for.” “A truly engaging seminar. You are obviously an expert on the topic. Your knowledge, compassion, sensitivity and forthrightness was spiced with humour to create a clean and practical approach to relationship success.” “Attending your seminar has truly been an inspiration. YOU ARE AN AMAZING TRAINER!”

    Does the Prince Charming test work?

    The Prince Charming test does not really work, that is the problem. We as women are looking for these things from the minute we meet the men. We are looking for the man to be chivalrous, to be a knight in shining armor, to be romantic, to be generous. I mean what women does not want to meet a man who is generous, has good manners, well dressed, well groomed, knows how to open doors, has a nice clean car, all those things but the problem is the only thing that the Prince Charming test tells us is if the man knows the rules of the game and knows how to pass the test.

    The Prince Charming test does not tell us if this truly a wonderful man who is honest, who is faithful, who is intelligent, sincere, warm, and genuine, the things that are really going to hold a relationship together. So, we need to learn to go beyond the Prince Charming test. We need to learn to give a man a chance. We have a serious problem with our Prince Charming test; it only tells us if a man could be romantic, and if he can look good on the outside. It does not tell us about the deeper enduring things of a true relationship.

    Do not forget, there is another problem with this Prince Charming test. We are asking man to take a test that they do not even know they are taking. So, we want them to pass the test and they do not even realize that there are any rules to the game and things that they are supposed to pass.

    So, again give the man a break, give yourself a break, and allow this man to get into date mood and show you what he is really made of but do not just judge him on this outside rules of the game. Give yourself an opportunity to get to know who he really is as a person.