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: How do I know that I am on a dead-end date?
Gloria MacDonald: It is tricky. Sometimes, people think that a date is an absolute dead-end because it felt like the conversation was really difficult and you just didnt know if he was attracted to you or you didnt know if she was attracted to you but believe it or not, even though things are awkward, because so often people are nervous, we are not a 100% ourselves, we are anxious, we are excited, you just can't be a 100% yourself.
So sometimes what you think might be a disaster, really wasnt so bad and you might be surprised that you hear from that person again that you never thought you would hear from. So, my advice is dont cross it out as a total disaster even though it might have appeared that way and sometimes, you just can't tell if its a dead-end or not.
Even though it might seem like the conversation was grueling and that was hard to get through it. It might be that, that is the sign of a dead-end date, but it might not be.