How long do I have to be Prince Charming?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Gloria MacDonald offers advice on how long into a relationship a man should continue to act the part of Prince Charming.

    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!”

    Host: How long do I have to be prince charming?

    Gloria MacDonald: The good news for you guys is you don t have to be perfect and be prince charming forever and ever and ever. This is really all about those first two, three, four, five times you are getting together, those first dates. Once -- you know after the fifth or sixth date, you are really working into a relationship now and you can really start to relax, you don t have to be absolutely perfect all the time and it when you are in a relationship, that s when all those various love drugs start kicking in, all those natural pheromones and things that we have and so both of you were madly in love with one another and you don t see the other person s faults.

    But until you get to that point where you really have a relationship going on and you are seeing each other on a constant steady basis, you really need to kind of keep up these things, be that gentleman, open the door, order the right bottle of wine, make sure the car is clean, after that it will happen naturally. So, take heart, yes, you might have to work a little extra hard to get her attention initially, but you don t have to be perfect forever and ever and ever.