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 are singles events?
Gloria MacDonald: There are all kinds of singles events available today where you can meet people. Now, obviously, singles events usually, cost some money. They are usually, not outrageously expensive, it is a moderate price. One of the big challenges with singles events can be that men don't tend to go to these things. So very often, there are lots more women at these singles events than there are men. Singles events can be dances and dinners, but they can also be things that revolve around a specific area of interest. So volleyball for singles, ski trips for singles, rock climbing for singles, things that are important to you and things that you love to do. So those are always good things to do because you already enjoy them and they are fun, but one of the challenges, the biggest challenge I think of singles events tends to be that men don't turn up at these things and there tend to be a lot of women. So if you are a guy, that might be great, but if you are a woman looking for a man, you might find great single females and great friends, but not necessarily the man of your dreams. But then again, I suggest you do everything that you can possibly do if you are truly serious about trying to find a great partner. Do as many things that you can do to get out there, meet people and find someone.