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 natural way to meet people?
Gloria MacDonald: One of the ways to meet people is through what we call the natural way, is meeting people through friends, relatives, coworkers. Obviously, one of the great benefits to that is it is free, it doesn't cost you anything and generally speaking, there is a comfort level because if someone is saying you really should meet my friend or my cousin or this buddy of mine at work or this friend of mine, you have some sense of comfort that, that person is pre-qualified in a way, you have a level of personal security and safety. So that's a good thing. But the challenge is that your friends, relatives and coworkers don't always have such a great sense of who is good for you. I hear lots and lots of stories from people about, they introduced this woman to a nice guy because he was single and the woman comes a way and thinks, What on earth did they think we would have in common? The friends say, Well, but he is such a nice guy.
As you know, if you are a single out there looking someone just being nice, doesn't mean that you are going to have anything in common with them and that they are the right person for you and of course, when you are meeting somebody through friends or relatives, it can be a little dicey sometimes to tell your buddy that his wife's, cousin's, sister's best friend isn't the woman of your dream. So it can be a bit touchy, but of course, it is free. Now the thing about this is if you are going to use this method, you really need to work hard at it if you want to be truly successful. This is all about increasing your opportunities of finding that great person. So if you are serious about this, you should be out there networking with everybody you meet, friends, relatives, coworkers and let them know that you are looking for someone and give them some ideas about what you love to do. That you are really looking for somebody who loves to ski or loves to golf or loves to hike. Give them a little bit to go on so hopefully, one thing you are doing is broadening their horizon so that they can think of people who they might not have otherwise thought of. But you are also helping them have some sense of who might work for you. So it is a great way because it is free, a little bit tricky because you have to tell people that their friend might not be the right person for you, but you also have to work at it in terms of telling people that you really are looking for someone.