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: Are there rules for the date for men?
Gloria MacDonald: You know there really are rules for the date. Women have rules for the date and men tend to be blissfully unaware of what those rules are, but its interesting how these rules developed and you know it really comes from thousands of years of evolutionary psychology. If you think about it today, we are kind of in the very first generations of women, who can support themselves.
It wasn t much more than a 100 years ago that women couldn t own property, women had to either live -- marry a man, to be with a man or they had to live with their family; otherwise, they would have no way to support themselves, no way to live. I mean, it wasn t all that long ago that women finally got the right devote. So, we have had thousands, thousands, and thousands of years where women had to have a man to survive and really for most all of us that are around today that are dating whether you are 20 or 65.
The role models we had in our parents were still that, our fathers were the primary breadwinners and for most of us are families wouldn t have been able to survive, if we had to depend just upon our mothers for the income they could bring in. So, even though today as women we can t support ourselves, it s not the role models, we grow up with and it s not the thousands and thousands of years of evolutionary physiology that we as human beings have just innately in us.
So, the reason why women have these whole test structured is because they needed to be able to find a man, who could support them otherwise they couldn t survive in this world. So, this is all very subconscious, women don t realize they are doing this, but they are doing this intuitive through the literally hundreds and hundreds of women that we have interviewed the test was the same.