Seven Deadly Dating Sins

I subscribe to a wonderful blog by Seth Godin. Seth’s blog is a series of daily succinct marketing messages. I often see the parallels between marketing and dating. After all, if you’re dating online or offline, your goal should be to show up fully on the first date and make a fabulous first impression. As in marketing, you don’t usually get a second chance. The following seven deadly dating sins are inspired by a recent post by Seth Godin called Seven Marketing Sins.

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Love Lessons from the Elderly

My 90 year-old father lives at an assisted living facility. Yesterday, as I sat with him while he ate lunch, I introduced myself to his new table-mates, Gil, Morris, and Lou. I asked them where they were from, what they did before they retired, and a few other questions. I don’t think my father has ever asked them anything at all, except maybe, “Pass the salt”! “My, what a friendly daughter you have, Mr. Rosenblatt”, they said. They loved the attention, and flirted shamelessly with me. Soon, I had them talking about the secrets of their happy marriages. I just had to share their wisdom with you.

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The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Daters

My son-in-law and I have something new to talk about! He’s been reading Stephen R. Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. He’s seeing the world through new eyes. If you’ve ever experienced someone ‘getting it’ for the first time, you probably know how exhilarating it feels. We were discussing the seven habits, and I realized that they could all be applied to dating. I apologize in advance to Stephen Covey if I’ve¬†misrepresented¬†any of his work. Please forgive me as I take artistic license in adapting his philosophy to dating.

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