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 seventh attitude of dating?
Gloria MacDonald: Attitude number seven is acceptance. It is really being able to accept love in anyway it comes into your life and being able to see yourself as loving, lovable and loved. So, if a total stranger on a blind date buys you a cup of coffee, really take the time to accept that, even though a cup of coffee does not cost a lot of money. Take the time to accept that as a form of love and appreciation. Maybe the person is not madly in love with you, but it is a form of respect in you and appreciating you as a human being.
So, you really love is a full on give and take sport. You can not be able to give love and not accept love and you can not be able to accept love and not give love. But so many of us feel like we can give love and not accept it. So, when someone gives you a compliment on a new jacket or something, you do not say, Oh, it is nothing. I just it cost me $15. Accept the compliment.
Start practicing accepting love and all the tiny ways it is given to you in your life and love is not just all about romance. It is about people appreciating respecting one another. So, start seeing all the ways in which total strangers, family members, coworkers respect you, appreciate you and start accepting that love in your life and then you will be able to see it more and more and you will have the fruition of that acceptance in a wonderful relationship that is just right for you.