Meeting Women on Dating Sites

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I have a good female friend that I have known for almost 10 years. She turned 60 last year, has never been married, but in her earlier life was a casino croupier on a cruise ship and sailed the world. From time to time she goes on internet dating sites, often not for very long, and around 2 months ago she told she had joined another site.

I didn’t see or hear from her for most of the past 2 months, but we caught up the other day. Her words were ‘soul destroying experience’ and she is now off the site, until the next time, whenever that will be. She was quite attractive in her younger days, and no doubt put up a pic when she looked her best. Most women will get lots of messages from guys – it’s not always the same for men. She met several men during the period, and even went away for a weekend with one.

Her major concern was most men want more of her time than she is willing to give, and one guy who wanted to speak with her every day was soon dropped. The guy she went away with wanted to catch up with her for lunch and her words were, “I couldn’t fit that in!” Like most women she has a group of women she socialises with – they spend time together, visit each other’s houses, and go out together. I know other women who are exactly the same – they appear to lose interest in men, and stick together like glue.

There is no doubt she is busy, she works longish hours, and her friends come first. Many women are in the same situation, they work, some rear children; they have family responsibilities and often have no time for a man, even though from time to time they feel the urge, especially as Christmas or some other special occasion approaches.

If you meet a woman, and especially through a dating site, make sure she has time for you and can fit you into her life. Men, especially those who are lonely, isolated or vulnerable can ‘fall’ very quickly for a woman, often without seeing any warning signs. If you find you are in this situation, try to take a step back and see what she is giving you.

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Understanding Coaching

Perhaps the best analogy with coaching is understanding the European Missionaries who went to the newly conquered lands from 1400 AD onwards. These were the Spanish, Portuguese, British, and Dutch, mostly white who travelled to Africa.

Despite the damage they did – bringing European diseases, reinforcing Colonialism, and taking land from the indigenous peoples, they also brought science, medicine and education armed only with a Bible, but often backed by a Colonial army.

There is a similar story with the indigenous peoples of the USA. At some stage they must have met doctors, even though they were little more than ‘butchers’ in the early years. The tribe had a ‘Medicine man’ who was responsible for curing the ill – he wouldn’t have been too impressed when he found out he had competition. Also within those tribes, only the Chief had power – a ‘squaw’ could hardly call a doctor, even if her ‘brave’ or child was dying. Money was also a problem – from my understanding indigenous ‘Indians’ bargained and swapped valuable items – a successful MD may have been offered a chief’s daughter or a pony.

Both the Missionaries and the MD’s interacting with indigenous Americans do the same as coaches – neither has a tangible product. Missionaries and Coaches sell beliefs – doctors sell relief.

So how did they do it?

  1. I presume the first thing is they came to the people, rather than expect the people to come to them.
  2. They lived among the people – their motives where on show – they showed they were there for the long term
  3. They established trust, especially with the local leaders
  4. They gave first – they helped with infant mortality – they brought medicine
  5. They shared their knowledge
  6. They assisted with the Coloniser’s language
  7. They helped with food production – they introduced new crops
  8. They learnt the local language
  9. They established schools
  10. They employed local people to build schools, churches
  11. They won the hearts and minds of the people

I am sure that not all attempts were successful, and I’m sure some of the missionaries would have been massacred, but all in all they were successful in converting the local people to Christianity.

So fast forward several centuries – how to apply what they did to the 21st Century?

  1. You have to come to the people – you have to be visible – people have to see you, even on TV, but more importantly in person – Tony Robbins holds massive gatherings, but note his fame doesn’t transfer to other coaches – people want him! In Perth an organisation called Authentic Education holds free seminars – they need 5 people to pay and they can cover costs.
  2. We can’t live among the people, but knowing where you are, your motives and whether you are there for them is important. Having Social Media accounts and a website is important.
  3. Trust is still important and if you can get a local or well known leader on board that will help enormously.
  4. You have to give first – it’s a universal human law – give information on your website, do podcasts, write blogs.
  5. Share your knowledge – offer to coach for free for a short time.
  6. Know your audience and speak their language where possible.
  7. Help the people achieve the results that they want. The more extraordinary the results the more referrals you will get.
  8. People want something – mostly money, which many think will buy happiness. Achievement, success and recognition give most people a great ‘lift’.
  9. In humans, fear is a greater motivator than pleasure – find the ‘pain points’ and stress them.
  10. Try to win the hearts and minds of your potential clients.

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Letting Go and Moving On

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I answered a plea for assistance over the weekend. The plea came on Saturday afternoon and was for assistance to move a caravan that was parked on the sidewalk and the local Council would impound it if it wasn’t moved by Monday morning.

I arrived there on Sunday morning and was told that 2 other guys would also arrive. Nothing had been prepared, and she had a plan which couldn’t be deviated from – I have assisted this person before. Several small trees and bushes needed removing, a pile of leaves, that I had helped stack some months previously and a pile of sand at the top of the driveway needed moving so the caravan could have a new home.

She had no idea what to do with the cuttings from the trees and bushes, and men couldn’t be trusted with chainsaws, so despite her injured shoulder, that the Chiropractor had made much worse, off she went with a chainsaw in hand. She didn’t last long and a guy took over and started taking small pieces of branch (so they could be moved) off the nominated trees. I started moving the leaves with a wheelbarrow she had borrowed with a flat tyre, and the other guy started taking the grass out of the pile of sand.

Halfway through she decided everything would stop as she would hire a mulcher, so she started ringing around, but none was available, so after a 30 min break we went back to work.

She decided that she would make a cuppa for everyone, and then remembered she had put some pasties in the oven. She came out with the tea and coffee but the dogs somehow opened the oven and devoured the pasties. We continued. She had a ute with a tow bar, but I couldn’t see that move a 20 foot caravan that hadn’t moved in 12 years. To her credit she did get a tyre guy to inflate the tyres.

After 5 hours we managed to prepare the spot, and with the help of a guy with a 4 WD moved the caravan close to where she wanted it, despite the fact she constantly mentioned that no guy could move a caravan like she could, but he managed first time – I left around this time.

The whole 5 hours she whinged and complained and was supposed to be doing legal work. It didn’t matter what subject anyone raised, she had done that – I knew about this. She would take the Council to Court, but she has two large legal cases on her hands – one for $millions against the State of Western Australia and the other a Custody battle she has been fighting for more than 12 years. Despite all the jobs and positions she claims to have had, she hasn’t worked for years, so I think that might hinder her chances of getting custody – her youngest must be at least 14.

This woman is almost 60, constantly lies, is always last minute, has no respect for guys, is always looking for an excuse to take legal action – I don’t think she has ever won a court battle, but she claims to have won all of them, but they always seem to continue. The caravan is practically worthless – scrap valve only, but it reminds her of the past, when she had a family, and maybe found some happiness. She can’t or won’t move on – she lives in the past and will tell anyone who listens about her adventures – she has had every job possible, she must have 30 degrees, she has been everywhere, and her accent changed when she was pregnant.

I tolerate her and assist her where possible, but I think until she let’s go of the past and moves on she will have trouble making new relationships – what about you – have you moved on?

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Issuing Invitations

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This blog is intended for single and unattached heterosexual males over 18 years, looking for a monogamous relationship and caters to divorced, widowed and separated men who are looking to start another relationship.

Some men can feel very isolated and alone, especially those away from family and friends, or those divorced or separated or otherwise estranged from a partner. This blog may help those, but is applicable to everyone, male and female.

If you are shy and reserved it can be hard to make friends, let alone find a lifelong partner and if you are introverted the challenge and energy required to be around people can be daunting. For the introverted try to pace yourself – schedule social forays every 3 – 4 days to give you enough time to recover.

Shy and reserved people sometime wait for others to issue invitations, but they rarely come, and this is for a variety of reasons that has nothing to do with the individual. For the shy and reserved it can become a vicious circle the less they mix the less the chance of meeting anyone and the more the likelihood they will form the belief that no one likes them. If this a problem for you spend the money and get a relationship coach – it will be the best investment you ever made.

Even for the shy and reserved, they can smile and that attracts people, be easy to be around, and they can say hello and show interest in others they meet on a regular basis – at work, sharing hobbies, interests, at church or the people serving them in a shop. It takes practice, but it is possible and well worth the discomfort you may feel at first. To be successful at anything in life you must move outside your comfort zone. Dale Carnegie, in his book How to Win Friends and Influence People advocates this piece of advice, “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”

When you show interest in others they will usually show interest in you. Smile and give a genuine compliment and that often starts a conversation. If you find something in common, always issue an invitation – the other person may not accept immediately, but they will know you both share a common interest.

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Which woman do you ask out?

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This blog is intended for single and unattached heterosexual males over 18 years, looking for a monogamous relationship and caters to divorced, widowed and separated men who are looking to start another relationship.

So you see a woman you ‘fancy’ – find attractive – what do you do? Well you have 3 choices, you approach her and talk to her, you ignore how you feel and walk away, or anything in between.

My advice is to approach her – as the old saying goes, “You never know your luck in a big city!” If you are somewhere where you have power – you lead a group or are good at a particular pursuit, then your chances will increase – she may have already noticed you. Smile at her and walk over as confidently as you can and say “Hi, I couldn’t help notice you, so I had to come over and introduce myself. I’m (your name). She will probably say thank you or smile back. Next ask her about where you both are – maybe you are in a coffee shop queue – ask, “I haven’t seen you here before, are you from this area?” and continue. Show an interest in her, flirt and find out if you have anything in common. Touch her on her hand, arm and shoulder – women like being touched – it shows her you like her.

Compliment her and make her feel good and always ask her out and make it clear it’s a date, regardless of how you make think you are going – many women have learnt the art of hiding how they feel to a new man. Make sure you have a place in mind to meet – somewhere you can talk to each is great and get her number – she will expect that.

When you meet bring your questions with you, but avoid an ‘interview’ or ‘inquisition’ – if you are into sport, ask her how she feels about sport and see how she answers – you are aiming for 80% compatibility

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Why Speaking To Women Is So Important

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This blog is intended for single and unattached heterosexual males over 18 years, looking for a monogamous relationship and caters to divorced, widowed and separated men who are looking to start another relationship.

Many men are nervous around women, some have little confidence, some are shy and others think they aren’t ‘good enough’. Where does this lack of confidence come from? In many cases it happens in school – a guy may like a girl and is rejected, or thinks he is – it doesn’t take long to lose confidence – sometimes only once, sometimes twice or three times. TV shows have the most attractive men and women and it doesn’t take a genius to work out an average guy would have little chance – or so they think.

We act like we think, and so if you have no self belief, you will rarely approach a woman, which is a shame for both of you. Here are two old adages, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” and “Handsome is as handsome does.” Adages tend grow because many people have similar experiences and, once accepted, become part of the culture.

Men tend to be very visual – a man can ‘fall’ for an attractive woman just on her looks and often thinks women are the same. They aren’t – women tend to work on feelings, and so, if you make a woman feel great, you have a great chance of winning her heart.

So if you suffer from lack of confidence around women, what can you do? Try concentrating on her, and not you and your needs – that has proved helpful in many cases. Even in today’s day and age, a woman will rarely approach a man she doesn’t know and there are many reasons for this. Most women want a bold, brave man and being frightened of her gives her power she doesn’t want or need. If you don’t make an approach she may think you have no interest or you are gay. She can only choose from the guys that show interest in her, so why not throw your hat in the ring? Practice in a mirror or with friends if you lack confidence – most women will not make a fool of you, despite what your imagination may tell you – they usually don’t want a fuss and will usually walk away.

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52 Places To Meet Your Perfect Partner

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This blog is intended for single and unattached heterosexual males over 18 years, looking for a monogamous relationship and caters to divorced, widowed and separated men who are looking to start another relationship.

There are 168 hours in a week — let’s say you need 8 hours sleep each night, and you work full time Monday to Friday, which including commuting and meals times are 12 hours per day, that still leaves 52 hours for most people. What you do with those hours will dictate your success or otherwise in finding a lifelong partner.

So let’s start with where you live

1 Neighbourhood

You are part of a community. Maybe you live at home, with friends or alone.

2 Other members of your household

If you live with friends and share accommodation, they will have contacts that may assist you. Your immediate family members may be able to the same. If you live on your own ensure you get out as often as you can.

3 Neighbours

If you live in an urban area you will probably have neighbours — be friendly and try to get to know them — most people know at least 250 people — I couldn’t believe it either, but when I checked I knew twice that amount and then some.

4 Borrow a cup of flour

Although it’s not as common as it was you could knock on a neighbour’s door and ask to borrow a cup of flour, sugar, milk. It’s a great way to start a conversation and you get the added bonus of returning the borrowed goods.

5 Strata / management committee

If you live in an apartment building with other residents there is normally a committee that meets periodically to manage the building. Normally you have to own an apartment within the building to be eligible, but even as a lessee you could ask to sit in on the meeting and you will meet the most active members of your building.

6 Door to door salespeople

Although it isn’t as common as it used to be, there are still people who go and knock on each door in a neighbourhood — most want to sell you something, so be wary, but if you are new to the area it may be a way of getting information about the community. There is always the religious groups who want to ‘convert’ you, and normally on a weekend.

7 Extended family

You may live away from your immediate family, but have extended family members — grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews (depending on their age). These are a great way to get introductions to women and because they already know a family member you will have something in common.

8 Family gatherings

This again is a great way to meet other people — there are a host of these types of events — parties and celebrations, family reunions, ‘house warming’ events, christenings, baptisms, engagements, weddings, coming of age, funerals, and many religious or semi religious ‘rites’ or celebrations.

9 Friends

Friends are a great source of introductions, and don’t forget their friends, and friends of friends. It can be awkward for a guy to ask a male friend for an introduction to a woman — there may be a competitive edge between the two males, but persist, you never know until you try.

10 Community centres

Communities often hold meetings for the suburb, ward, or county (in the USA). These aren’t often, maybe quarterly or semi annually, but you can meet other residents of your area, but outside your initial neighbourhood.

11 Hot spots

If you have lived in an area for a while there may be a local ‘hot spot’ to meet others in your age group. This can be an event, pub, bar, or local sports or activity centre.

12 Walking a dog

Walking a dog is a great way to meet others in your area — almost every dog owner that passes will make a comment about your dog, and you can make a comment about their dog. You both have something in common and women will often feel ‘safer’ walking their dog.

So that’s your local area covered, now we will go on to your activities, interests and hobbies.

13 Meetup

To meet new people in person you can’t go past Local people organise groups with a myriad of interests — there are millions of these groups worldwide and I would imagine just about every interest or hobby is catered for. Naturally there are more groups in urban areas, but even if you live in a small rural area, you may be able to arrange accommodation through the group organiser to attend meetings. insists that people actually meet face to face and anything from a small group to hundreds can attend an event and there is always a designated organiser that doubles as a host / hostess. This is an online website and is free to join, but to organise there is cost — check out their website.

14 Hobbies

Most people have at least one hobby, which is much more enjoyable shared with others. There are solitary hobbies, but if you can meet others with a similar interest that can be a bonus. There are countless hobbies and myriad of books written about each one.

15 Interests

Most people have an interest — some are topical, some not so much. The huge interest at the moment is ‘Black Lives Matter’ calling for social justice for minorities. Apart from that there are as many interests as there are people on this Earth.

16 Political parties

Some people enjoy politics and want to serve others as a politician. Others enjoy debating and discussing what political leaders say and do. Each political group has an organisation and at least some meetings — check out the internet to find a party whose meeting you may want to attend. Some are free and others involve elaborate dinners or conventions — most will want a donation from you.

17 Exhibitions

Most cities have exhibitions in public places — you may have an art exhibition, a literary, dance or cultural exhibition — most are advertised in local newspapers and on the internet. Some are free, or low cost, whereas others are more expensive. These are great place to rub shoulders with others who enjoy the same as you.

18 Libraries

Although libraries are places where silence is expected, it’s still possible to meet people — you can ask directions to where your favourite books are or chat with the librarian or their assistants. You may meet someone searching for a book in genre you enjoy, or maybe entering or leaving the library. Where I live they provide a brilliant service — they will search for a book anywhere in Australia and get it to the local branch.

19 Events

There are many types of events — some famous like ‘Burning Man’, some not so famous like the local beach sand castle competition. Most events will provide the opportunity to meet people with similar interests.

20 Religious Events

There are the large, highly organised religions and there are the small sects, but most will welcome you to join their service. Most have a ‘holy’ period — in the Catholic religion (that I know most about) Lent starts with Ash Wednesday, a period of fasting follows for 40 days, the crucifixion of Jesus Christ occurs on Good Friday and Easter Sunday celebrates his resurrection. Easter sets the entire Catholic calendar.

21 Public galleries

Most cities have public galleries — at least one main art gallery, several museums, including some special exhibitions, and several music venues designed for live music performances — this includes operas, classic music and themed concerts. Some are free, others low cost and others quite pricey, but a great place to meet like minded people.

22 Historical monuments

Most cities have historical monuments — sometimes fortifications, city walls, cathedrals, churches, gaols, wrecks, reconstructions of famous sailing ships, docks etc. Some offer tours, others pamphlets, some charge admission and others don’t. Apart from locals with an interest in history you can also meet tourists.

23 Shows

There are various venues to host shows, including trade and product shows, so if you have to have the latest gadget this is the place to be. Some of these are to sell products — we have a boat, wedding and lifestyle show here in Perth. Some are free and others charge admission — most want you to book so that, even without COVID 19 they can manage their numbers.

24 Concerts

Most large cities host international artists and depending on the climate can be indoor or outdoor. Some attract over 100,000 people and many have pricey admission charges. Some allow you to bring your own food and drink and some don’t, sometimes charging exorbitant prices for food and drink. Illegal drugs can also circulate at some of these venues. The music can be very loud, and some seats quite a distance from the stage, so not the best place to meet others, but great to see your favourite international artist.

25 Festivals

Most cities host festivals — jazz, beer and heritage festivals are common. Some attract lots and others fewer, some charge and others don’t, but a great place to meet people with similar interests.

26 Sporting events

Most cities have sporting events — Australia have the Australian Open tennis in Melbourne starting at the end of January, COVID 19 permitting, We have a Formula One event, a national horse race called the Melbourne Cup on the 1st Tues in November, all forms of cricket, the AFL grand final in Melbourne and NRL grand final in Sydney and the Sydney to Hobart yacht race in December. Almost all major sports are represented, including children’s versions on Saturday and Sunday morning. Being an official or a member of a sporting club is a great way to meet others with an interest in that sport.

27 Shopping

I have read about this several times, although I have never seen it done in practice. Being tall I sometime see a short woman struggling to get an item off a high shelf and I oblige. I suppose a man could accidently bump the trolley of a woman he finds attractive and start a conversation — certainly women are not on ‘high alert’ as they often are when out in mixed company.

28 Pubs, bars hotels and clubs

There is sometime heavy competition in these venues, with many more men than women. Also people tend to sit in groups and it’s hard to meet women in this situation. Being a ‘regular’ at a venue and knowing the bar staff can help a great deal as you may be able to find out a little about a woman you fancy. You can try your luck when she is alone, like at the bar buying drinks, but many women are quite defensive in these places. Always say hello and be friendly — you may get to know her over time and something may develop.

29 Coffee shops

Many women stop to have coffee at a coffee shop; some even bring their laptop and work from there. COVID 19 notwithstanding, tables in coffee shops are close together, so it’s not hard to eavesdrop, or start a conversation. Again you have a slight advantage if you frequent that venue and know the staff.

30 Meals out

Eating out, even alone puts you with others. Lunches are usually much less expensive than dinners, and there are many more female sales assistants than men, and the same goes for receptionists, PA’s, primary school teachers, bank tellers and nurses, so pick your spot guys — the commercial heart of a city, especially with lots of offices is ideal.

31 Restaurants

Restaurants can work, especially in larger hotels — many women travel and stay in hotels, so you may catch one. The down side is she may be from many miles away, but you can offer your local knowledge, and she may be lonely.

32 Out with friends

When out with friends they may bump into people they know that you don’t and you may get an introduction. Also you have your friend to fall back on and give you ‘moral support’.

33 Public transport

When travelling by public transport you may get the opportunity to sit next to an attractive woman — either can you choose to sit next to her, or she may sit next to you. Either way it’s an opportunity to start a conversation and it’s not seen as offensive. You may see her get on the bus or train, so you can guess where she lives. In any case if it’s on a regular route she can’t be that far away from you.

34 Weekends away

When we travel to another place we are usually more open to asking questions of strangers simply because we may not be able to locate where we want to go. Put your phone away and ask directions — you can always check them later. You may be attending a festival, or coming to see a landmark or historical feature — ask about it — ask where to eat, best place for entertainment etc. Once you have made the connection you may see the person again later.

35 Airbnb’s

With the advent of Airbnb and the cost of an overnight stay has reduced considerably. Also you get the chance to chat with the owner of the place where you are staying and can get valuable local information.

36 Holidays and vacations

When you are on holiday you are usually much more relaxed and receptive to trying new things. You may pass through several airports, board and disembark from several aircraft and sit next to or near several people. You may stay at a hotel or resort and meet more people. The downside is they could live several thousand miles from you, but you could also meet someone really interesting.

37 College, Uni, Tafe

You may decide to take a course about a hobby or interest you have and so you enrol in a community college. This gives you the opportunity to meet others in the course over an extended period, maybe several weeks. You may want to upgrade your skills, and enrol in a technical course or college / university. Again you have the opportunity to meet other people.

38 Volunteering

If you have time volunteering can be very satisfying, as not only can you meet others in the organisation you volunteer for, but you will mostly get the opportunity to meet others you serve. Examples are the Red Cross, Oxfam, and CARE Australia. Here is a full list of Non Government Organisations (NGOs) that receive or are eligible for Government Grants On top of these are other organisations that don’t receive government assistance — I volunteered for St Vincent De Paul (Vinnies), which is connected to the Catholic church and there are others. Some of these organisations may frown on you forming relationships with ‘clients’ so ensure you check.

39 Service clubs — Apex, Lions, Rotary and others

There are also charitable organisations that give a great deal back to the community. Most people will be familiar with organisations like Apex, Lions, and Rotary — note that some have criteria for joining, but can be found on the internet.

That concludes the activities, interests and hobbies. The following two are internet based.

40 Internet dating

I don’t recommend internet dating sites as their main purpose is to maximise profit for the promotors, there are lots of ‘fake’ profiles, there are usually many more men on a dating site than women, many women get inundated and never return after registering, but are not removed and there are few checks on the people enrolled. Also they tend to work for the more attractive profiles — people seldom read a profile and hence can be a ‘Meet Market’. However, they can work so I have included them.

41 Social media

Social Media is more a place to keep in touch with people who live outside your geographical area, and many people have lots of ‘virtual’ friends. They do have lots of groups and people can post and attend ‘Events’. There are ‘fake’ profiles, so be wary, especially if you meet people socially, at least until you have time to get to know them. They do tend to be extremely time consuming and possibly addictive. Ensure you don’t spend time that could be used more productively to meet people in person.

The next section is work — work was traditionally a great place to meet others, but as harassment and sexual harassment policies have been introduced into the workplace please be careful when approaching a woman at a workplace — know your company policy and abide by it — losing your income is a huge price to pay for a date.

42 Work

There are many sized companies — from one person to large multinational companies employing many thousands of people. As a general rule the larger the firm the more complex the policies and procedures. Larger companies do offer the opportunity to meet more people — many have social clubs, they have multiple departments and many different people to choose from. If you can find a mentor in a large company it will assist no end to getting introductions. Be aware if you meet someone at work and it doesn’t work out there can be ‘fallout’ — there are many stories about the office romance.

43 Inter company

Some larger companies have multiple depots or outlets, and you may have the opportunity of dealing with others at these branches — despite the warning above this may give you the opportunity to meet others outside your area or country.

44 Dealing with associates

Larger companies buy from other companies and this may give you the opportunity to meet people from other firms in your area. Even if you work for a very small company you may get a similar opportunity to get to know the people where you buy supplies.

45 Commuting

Normally people work quite a distance from where they live, so they do the commute — some people may commute several hours a day. Driving isn’t much fun on congested roads, so if public transport is available, and suitable, maybe consider using that — you may get an opportunity to meet a fellow commuter.

46 Travelling

Some employees have to travel for work — many sales reps are in this position. If this is you, use this as an opportunity to meet other people and find out about the places you visit.

47 Conferences

Some larger companies hold annual conferences, or annual ‘get togethers’. These are another opportunity to meet others from your company.

48 Seminars

Various industries hold seminars to keep the industry abreast of changes — if you get the opportunity you may want to attend one or more of these. It will give you an opportunity to meet others in your industry. Make sure you make the effort to keep in touch and build a relationship.

That concludes the opportunities as an employee and the last section is as a business owner.

49 Networking groups

If you are in business you need to meet other people to keep your forward contract full and healthy. There are many of these groups some well known like BNI, others based locally.

50 Chamber of Commerce

Most larger towns and cities have a Chamber of Commerce — join this if you can and attend meetings — some are monthly, some quarterly, and others infrequently. They are usually a great source of information and afford you an opportunity to meet others.

51 Clients and customers

You will have the opportunity to meet and serve clients — some may know other similar people who may be potential future clients. They may invite you to their networking groups, to meet their suppliers and hence you have the opportunity to meet other professionals.

52 Blogs

The last place to meet others is through your blogs — you may impress someone with your knowledge and they may get in touch and even though they may be thousands of miles away it’s another person you know.

So we have 52 places to meet other people and there is mostly some common connection. Naturally you may have to do more than your share of the initial approaching, but it will be worth it if you meet a suitable lifelong partner. It goes without saying you will be best served with a friendly, congenial, helpful attitude whilst you are out and about.

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How To Succeed At Dating And Life

Achieve Your Dreams, the world’s pre-eminent site for supporting and promoting men, presents another insight into assisting men to find an attractive female lifetime partner.

This blog is intended for single and unattached heterosexual males over 18 years, looking for a monogamous relationship and caters to divorced, widowed and separated men who are looking to start another relationship.

There’s an old adage that goes like this, “A weak heart never won a fair maiden!” This is true either in dating or life in general. To get ahead you must be courageous, take risks (calculated, of course) and have a plan. Maria Sharapova in an essay in Vanity Fair, wrote: “I’m new to this, so please forgive me. Tennis – I’m saying goodbye. But as I embark on my next chapter, I want anyone who dreams of excelling in anything to know that doubt and judgement are inevitable. You will fail hundreds of times and the world will watch you. Accept it. Trust yourself. I promise you that you will prevail.” (Wikipedia) I think this is beautiful!

Being a top sportsperson requires dedication, single mindedness and lots of hours of practice. When you see a new ‘star’ emerge in sport you may think they have talent, and you would be right, but what you don’t see is the countless hours of practice, the countless hours in the gym, the countless hours watching and learning from other stars in their sport. They practice their shots, they develop their ‘game’ so that they have confidence to pull off the most amazing feats in their chosen sport. Talent is not enough, to get ahead you must practice your craft.

Every sports star has ‘off’ days, but do you see them making excuses – rarely if ever? They know excuses don’t ‘cut it. Many play in pain from slight injuries and once they even entertain the idea of an excuse, they may be tempted to accept the excuse. Many people make excuses, “If only I was this, that or the other,” you’re not, accept it and find a way to camouflage your weaknesses and accent your strengths.

Many men have difficulty with ‘rejection’. In the majority of cases you are not being rejected, she may have any number of reasons why she can’t accept your offer at this time – get over it – there is nothing ‘wrong’ with you. Analyse what you could have done better and move along to the next woman – this is your practice and you will get better with practice. This is how you constantly improve in anything – “Practice makes perfect!”

To succeed at anything you have to believe you can do it. Those who saw episodes of Thomas the Tank Engine will relate to the following, “I can, I can, I know I can.” You must develop confidence and a belief in yourself – if you don’t how can you expect anyone else to?

Play to your strengths, not your weaknesses – know yours. Everyone has weaknesses – it’s human to have weaknesses, but know your strengths and where possible put those forward. A smart general will pick the battle site so his forces have the upper hand – you do the same – get people onto your turf – you’ll feel more confident!

To sum up:

Take calculated risks.

Practice and be single minded.

Don’t make excuses.

Don’t take rejection personally.

Constantly improve.

Show confidence in yourself.

Believe you can.

Know your strengths and keep to them.

Smart general pick the battle site – Always pick where you will show your prowess.

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The One Simple Trick To Get Dates With Attractive Women

Achieve Your Dreams, the world’s pre-eminent site for supporting and promoting men, presents another insight into assisting men to find an attractive female lifetime partner.

This blog is intended for single and unattached heterosexual males over 18 years, looking for a monogamous relationship and caters to divorced, widowed and separated men who are looking to start another relationship.

Confidence is the trick – women can’t resist a confident man. Almost all women dream of being swept off their feet by a man; in fact many women have a secret desire to be kidnapped and held captive by the man of their dreams. Contrast that to the approach from a man lacking confidence – “Excuse me Miss, but would you mind if I spoke to you and asked you out?” Can you see how this won’t ‘cut it’ with a woman. She wants to ‘look up’ to you. She wants you to be bold, take risks, be a winner, protect her and sweep her off her feet with your confidence and charm. Unfortunately she has watched, and possibly read, many romantic movies and novels and you are going to be judged accordingly!

Confidence is very important, but it’s not something you can rely on – it ebbs and flows depending on what’s happening in your life. Generally if things are going well you will feel more confident, especially after even a minor ‘win’, but your confidence will be sapped if things aren’t going well or when you have just suffered a loss. This is being human – everyone is the same – just like one memory helps you remember another, one emotion triggers another. If you have a win then you will feel great – your confidence soars, so here are a few tips to raise and keep your confidence at a high level.

Even the most confident people have confidence lapses, but find ways to get themselves up. One of the ways to regain your confidence after a minor lapse is to find a cause outside you – the little voice inside our brain loves to make you the scapegoat – don’t succumb. There are many other possible reasons things didn’t go the way you planned – use one of those reasons, rather than put yourself down and plunge yourself into a downward confidence cycle. Let’s say you finally managed to talk to a woman you really liked, but she was cool to you and cut the conversation short. Most men will assume the woman has no interest, and she may not, but there could be other reasons – she may have been in a mood, it could be her time of the month, she may be playing ‘hard to get’, she may have been late for an appointment, there could be things going on in her life, she may be just shy, she may be still ‘getting over’ her last relationship – ad infinitum. You’ve done the hard thing – you approached her – give her another chance and see how you go – if you get the same reaction then it’s fairly safe to assume she has no interest in you, but that’s a good thing – she may have ‘strung’ you along, you know one more woman, you have gained another experience, and there are always plenty of other women available. Don’t start self deriding about how you aren’t this, that and the other – it’s a waste of time and energy and mostly baseless!

Hang out with confident people. Don’t mix with people who sap your confidence, or make a habit of putting you down, or reminding you of your past mistakes or shortcomings. Some people delight in pulling you down, sometimes even siblings or other family members. You can choose your friends, but you have to work out a way to politely ignore family members who dent your confidence.

Live life honourably, treat people with respect, be tactful, but avoid lying, be prepared to give as well as receive as all this determines your self esteem, and that has a large influence on your confidence.

Compliment yourself when you have done something you planned, had even a minor win, had an achievement, and avoid putting yourself down – be aware of the little voice in your brain that constantly talks to you – train yourself to avoid negative comments.

Practice taking small risks with people and situations, setting yourself up for a win, without jeopardising other people. This will give you that ‘winning’ feeling and you will start identifying as a winner.

Practice talking to women – don’t be apologetic, but don’t be rude, talk to them, practice using charm, practice giving them compliments, practice making them blush, but nicely – it will build your confidence. Practice talking to them when you are alone – talk into a mirror – act the part until you get it ‘spot on’, then when the opportunity arises it will be natural to you, just like an actor playing a part.

Women want to feel special – practice that – each time you do, your will feel a little more powerful around women – you caused a reaction

Don’t be afraid of women – they can sense fear at 1000 paces – they don’t want a fearful, timid man. Show them you ‘fancy’ them – almost every woman wants attention – it will make you more attractive to them

Women aren’t naturally risk takers, but they are attracted to men who take risks and win – opposites attract. Just like feminine women are attracted to masculine men.

Have something to offer, know what it is and market yourself. When you know what you have to offer a woman you will feel more confident. Women want a myriad of things, so there is usually something you have to offer that she wants. She can see your exterior, the way you dress (shoes are important to women), and your demeanour, she can tell by your language your degree of education, she can make a guess about your attitude by the way you speak – don’t whinge, she can estimate your communication abilities, and she can gauge your confidence, by where you look and she has already checked out your manhood , but outside that she is no mind reader, so tell her what you have to offer. Mention all your good to great qualities – anytime you won, even on a team, whether you are reliable, dependable, a man of your word, your ambitions (in brief), and what you are looking for in the longer term – children, career, travel etc.

So to sum up.

A man’s confidence is important to a woman – most find it very attractive.

A man can raise and manage his confidence and so, become more appealing to a woman.

By hanging out with confident people and giving a wide berth to those that sap confidence.

By living your life honourably.

By complimenting yourself when you do good and avoiding negative self talk.

By taking small risks and setting yourself to win.

By practicing talking to women, even when alone.

By making women feel special.

By being a risk taker and winning.

By knowing what you have to offer.

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6 Steps Every Man Can Use To Find The Woman Of His Dreams

Achieve Your Dreams, the world’s pre-eminent site for supporting and promoting men, presents another insight into assisting men to find an attractive female lifetime partner.

This blog is intended for single and unattached heterosexual males over 18 years, looking for a monogamous relationship and caters to divorced, widowed and separated men who are looking to start another relationship.

Here are 6 steps to assist you to find the woman of your dreams.

1 Don’t trust to luck

There are many well meaning people who give false advice to guys. I’m sure phrases like, ‘love will come along at the right time’, ‘you can’t hurry love’ and a whole host of other myths and folklore were started in an attempt to ease the pain of someone who had either lost a love or was still ‘on the shelf’ way beyond the acceptable age for the time. These are misleading, to say the least. Adopt these sayings at your peril! You must be proactive – sure some guys will find love easily, but that’s not the norm – you may find you get attention from females, but will that relationships last the distance?

2 Know what you are looking for.

Do you want just any partner? Short term, yes, as you want to get experience, play the field and ‘sow your oats’, but long term is a different proposition.

Let’s start with interests – common interests. As a rule of thumb, you need a match of around 80% (the Pareto Principle, more commonly known as the 80/20 rule). Where you meet will usually have something to do with common interests, but not always – think holiday romances. So you like sport, betting on the horses with your mates in the pub on a Saturday afternoon; she is dead against gambling of any sort, hates sport and likes ballet – not much hope here, but she has the face of an angel and a body to die for… hormonal attraction! Make a list of your interests and then rank them – with those you can’t live without at the top. These are some things to discuss on a date.

Next, picture your life in 10, 20, 30 years – we all have these images – it’s what we expect to happen. Write down this image, including your career, where you would like to live (by the sea or in a rural setting), and the location (overseas, in the city – which city? – or the suburbs). Would you like to live close or far away from family, what kind of house (single or multistorey) would it be? Do you want a pool, billiard room or study (office) or not? And how about children (several or none), your social life (busy or quiet), lifestyle (out socialising or quiet at home), type of car (sports, sedan or commercial), type of furniture (antique or contemporary), number of TVs and where they are situated, movies you like to watch, the sound system, the type of heating and cooling, and so on. Younger people have these images, but assume (ass – u – me) makes an ass out of you and me, and it can be bitterly disappointing when they discover their partner hates their choice.

OK, next is lifestyle. Funding or money – lack of money is the #1 bone of contention in many families and causes untold arguments. How are you going to fund your lifestyle? Are both partners going to work, are you an investor or a consumer, do you save or live from week to week? Do you have separate or joint bank accounts, credit or debit cards or both? What about debt – mortgages, personal loans, family loans, lines of credit, holidays, overseas, local, intrastate, visiting family, trekking, relaxing – who’s going to be responsible for paying the bills. Are you going to share 50/50 from a joint bank account or make other arrangements? And how about personal spending money? Yes or no to big nights out with the family, friends, colleagues, then there’s social media, subscriptions to streaming services, as well as magazines, or book clubs. What happens if you win or are bequeathed a sum of money? And so it goes on – being ‘broke’ or in serious debt is no fun!

Cultural and religious issues are the #2 bone of contention. If you decide to be formally married. Where and how will that occur? What about parents, family members and in-laws? Will they be visited, be invited to your house, and if so, how often? Do you attend religious services? If so, how often, and what about religious periods – Lent for Catholics and Ramadan for Muslims. Then there are donations and tithing to religious organisations, will your children become part of those religious organisations and will they be expected to take part in the rites of that organisation? And what about volunteering for a religious organisation? How often will you do it, and what about visits to holy sites (like Mecca and Rome). And if you are from different religions, whose moral code will you follow? And so it goes on. If you are from different cultural backgrounds, make sure you exchange your expectations in writing to each other.

Values and communication – we all have a fairly rigid set of values, mostly passed down from our parents, and culture and mismatches can easily occur. You may be tolerant towards certain sections of the community and your partner may not; you may prefer honesty over everything; your partner may say anything to escape scrutiny. Write a list of your values down and get your partner to do the same and exchange them. There is a good list of values here

How you communicate is also important. People have their own preferred ways to communicate – the 3 most common are Visual, Auditory and Kinaesthetic. Mismatches and misunderstanding can easily occur – a visual person will often say something like, “Yes I see that,” an auditory person will often say, “Yes, I hear that,” and a kinaesthetic person will often say, “Yes, I feel that.” Words can also have different meanings in different countries and cultures. Regardless of how hard you try, there will always be miscommunications, especially when emotions get involved in communication. When this happens, apologise and listen to your female partner – she needs to be heard and can fix her own problems.

3 Your interests, aspirations, lifestyle and values will guide you to know where to look.

Women are physically weaker than we males, and very vulnerable when they are pregnant or have young children. They know this and so they are on the lookout for a male who they think will protect them and stay with them. Women are also attracted to winners – this gives them the best chance of survival and the best genes for their offspring. This is biological, not rational. If you go to a boxing or wrestling match you will see women, also at the footy. She wants to see who is the strongest.  Your best chance of meeting the woman of your dreams is places where you are a winner – where you stand out – she will notice. So if you are a great Scrabble player and can win the championship do that rather than go somewhere where you are mediocre or very weak – you’ll face an uphill battle. Women are also attracted to leaders – she wants someone strong, so she will notice if you are leading a group.

Every guy can excel at something – go to those places where you are a winner – she will notice.

4 Know what you have to offer

Women are looking for the best deal they can get in the quest for a partner, just like a man. This is different for every woman, but usually she wants a ‘good man’, someone who is faithful, reliable and supportive, someone who she can talk to, enjoy his company, laugh, have fun, share interests, set up a home with, maybe start a family, have holidays, maybe maintain her career, and hope all her childhood dreams come true. She doesn’t always get everything she wants, but she usually has a good idea of what she wants and knows what she has to offer.

Men usually aren’t so specific, and look for attractiveness, which can be misleading; better to match interests, aspirations, lifestyle and values for a better match. Knowing what you want and communicating that to a future partner will give her the opportunity to make a better decision. However, knowing what you have to offer will not only increase your confidence, but will also serve to get you a better ‘deal’ in the long run.

5 Prepare and practice

If you are a member of a sporting team you will train and practice and a coach gives you strategic tips. If you are a trainee, apprentice or a Uni student you learn all you can about your chosen career. This can take up to 7 years with some professions and yet most men do nothing to prepare themselves for a relationship that could last more than 50 years, and can cost heaps in terms of emotional hurt and financial loss.

Life does not come with a manual – it’s a trial and error journey, which in itself is fraught with danger. Sure, we get information off our parents, peers, advisors, books and Google, but no one questions where this knowledge or advice originated from.

Wouldn’t it be more sensible to make some preparations, take some responsibility, and make your own choices about a potential partner you may be with for over 50 years? Of course it would, so see next step.

6 Approach her.

Many men suffer from fear when they see an attractive woman, and this is justifiable, they are emotional and no one wants to risk rejection, but if you are to meet and date an attractive woman it’s a risk you have to take. She doesn’t think she is scary at all – quite the opposite – she often thinks she is the most approachable woman in the world. Some will respond to your smiles and ‘eye signals’ and some won’t, but she will be aware of what you do. Women won’t wait forever, if you don’t approach her within approximately 5 minutes, she will write you off as either not interested or not worthy of her time.

Ok, so you see her, and are interested. Follow these steps. Smile at her and see if she smiles back – she may or she may not. She will usually be with at least one girlfriend, but no matter – walk up to her, so she can see you are coming, look confident, (stand tall) and smile and say, “I couldn’t help notice you and I had to come over and say hi.” This isn’t cheesy, but is complimentary. You’ve done your bit it’s now up to her, but have a plan in mind. Women usually don’t want confrontation, but she will usually respond and probably smile back. Talk about the place where you are, keep it light – flirt, tease, flirt – show her your sense of humour, compliment her if you get the chance and find out what you might have in common, or who you both know. Ask for her number, she will expect that, but she may or may not give you her number. Don’t take it as rejection – approach other women. Unless things are going really well, excuse yourself after about 15 minutes, and let her see you talking to other women. She may come up to you later in the evening and chat again, and if so, you may get the chance to ask her out, but ensure you always look like you are having a great time.

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