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 sixth attitude of dating?
Gloria MacDonald: Attitude number six is patience. Sometimes, this is a process, sometimes it happens very quickly and you just meet one or two people and you found your life partner, but sometimes it is a process. Sometimes, you have to meet a lot of people and just remain patient and know that throughout the process, things are happening.
The Chinese bamboo tree has to be watered every single day for five years and you see no results and then after about five years, in ninety days the Chinese bamboo tree grows over 60 feet tall. So, you could easily say during that whole five year period, Oh, nothing is happening. This tree is never going to grow and stop watering it. So, the question is did the Chinese bamboo tree grow 60 feet in ninety days or did it really take five years for that Chinese bamboo tree to grow.
Even though you could not see the results, but it is always the roots that create the fruits and we just do not know what is going on in the whole dating process for us. We are growing, we are learning and so, have patience with yourself as you are going through the process. Allow yourself to grow and learn through all your experiences and know that just like the Chinese bamboo tree, those roots are someday going to create incredible fruits.