Gloria MacDonaldGloria 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: What is the third flirting exercise?
Gloria MacDonald: So the third exercise is asking someone for help or instructions that you wouldn't normally ask for. So for example, let us say, you are at a restaurant, you can ask the waiter for help. Smile, make it playful, make it light-hearted. So for example, you can do something like, I just can't figure out for the life of me, what I should have. You are the expert here, what do you think is the best thing on the menu? Is it the Chicken Supreme or is it the old parmesan? Again, it is making eye contact with the person, being light-hearted and it is acknowledging them that they are the professional, they are the expert, they know something you don't know, they can help you. So it is all about again, making that other person feel good about themselves. Maybe you are in an office building downtown and you are looking for directions, go up to the Concierge and again, make eye contact with them, be light-hearted, be playful and say, I always get so lost when I am down here. Can you help me find such and such street? I never remember if it is two blocks over or three blocks over.
Just practice, even if you know exactly where the street is, it doesn't matter. Practice with a stranger, you will feel comfortable. You are not asking the concierge to marry you, you are not asking him out on a date, but you are getting out of your comfort zone, you are recognizing that person that, that concierge must know the area, he must know downtown, he gives directions all the time, this is an area he is knowledgeable about. So ask that person whether it is a male or a female. Even if you are a female, you can practice with females. If you are a male, practice with whoever you are comfortable practicing with. But get out of your comfort zone and start practicing making people feel good about themselves.