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 transfer my flirting skills into the dating scene?
Gloria MacDonald: So now that you are out there having fun with total strangers flirting, the question is, how do you transfer this into the dating scene?
Well, if you make this truly just a natural part of your everyday communication with strangers, then realize, when you are out there dating, again, it is all about having fun, being light-hearted and making the other person feel good about themselves. If you take the attention off yourself and feeling awkward and uncomfortable yourself and you realize that you genuinely want that other person to feel comfortable, you want the other person to feel good about themselves, then it is a natural thing to do and it is no longer, Oh gosh! I wonder if this person likes me or doesn't like me. I wonder what kind of an impression I am giving.
You are thinking about making the other person feel good about themselves and it is so much easier to think about someone else and making them feel comfortable and if you have made this a habit now and you have practiced this, then it will flow naturally into that dating thing. Remember, it is not a proposal of marriage. So this can be fun and light-hearted and even if this person isn't the man or woman of your dreams, that's okay. You have had a positive experience, you have made them feel good about themselves and when they feel good about themselves, that's going to reflect back to you and the whole dating experience will be much more fun, much more enjoyable and much more light-hearted.