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 first flirting exercise?
Gloria MacDonald: So if you feel that you are not good at flirting, you need to practice flirting and there are lots of different ways you can practice flirting and remember, this is something that should be fun, it should be light, it should be playful and flirting is not serious intent, it is not asking for a proposal of marriage. It is about letting the other person know that you think they are interesting, that you value them as a human being, that you think they have some level of expertise or knowledge that you respect them for. So one of the first exercises you can do to practice flirting is sit down right now and make a list of ten people that you can practice flirting with. So for example, a parking garage attendant, maybe a concierge in your apartment and condominium building or your office building, a waiter. They are people that you might see on a regular basis or maybe they are somebody that you have never seen before, maybe someone who works in a store. So write down a list of all the different people, at least ten people that you can practice flirting and remember, this is not serious intent. This is about making that person feel good about themselves. So take two seconds right now or ten seconds and write down that list of at least ten people you can practice flirting with.