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 fifth attitude of dating?
Gloria MacDonald: Attitude number five is about enjoyment and celebration. So, no matter what, enjoy the process. Do not think of it as arduous and grueling. You are out there meeting new and interesting people, so every time you meet someone new, look for something that is interesting, that is intriguing. Maybe you did not meet the man or woman of your dreams, but look for the things that you can enjoy and count each date as a success, even if this is not your prince charming.
So, professional athletes spend hours and hours and hours programming their brain, their mind for success. So, think about Tiger Woods, the greatest golfer in the world. Tiger hits horrible shots, you do not normally see them on TV, but he hits horrible shots and he does not say, Oh, forget it. I am never going to golf again. I hit a bad shot. He has lost far more tournaments than he has won, but he is still out there. He does not get a hole in one in every Par-three and yet when we are dating, we have such high expectations and we think that everything is a failure. Well, start celebrating the successes. Program your mind for success and when you do, you will start experiencing success. So, even if the person you just met was not the person you are going to spend the rest of your life with, celebrate the success because you have one fewer people to meet on that road to finding your perfect partner.