4 Traits to Look for in a Romantic Partner

traits to look for in a romantic partnerYou’re divorced, widowed, or recently broke up with someone. You’re ready to date again. But before you dive in head first, it’s important to know and understand what you want in a partner. You don’t want to get deeply into a new relationship only to find out you aren’t compatible in your values, habits and lifestyles.

If you understand what you want in a partner, you won’t waste as much time with the wrong partner. You won’t experience as much pain due to a breakup from a partner who wasn’t the right fit for you. To get you started, here are 4 must-have traits to look for in a romantic partner.





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11 Things A Man Can Do To Make A Woman Happy

make a woman happyWouldn’t it be great if we all came with an operating manual? It would make dating and relationships so much less confusing. I have my private clients write their own personal operating manual. It consists of her relationship plan – her must-haves, her must-not-haves, her communication style, and what makes her happy in life. She doesn’t literally hand that book out to the men she dates. That would be weird. It’s just for her, to give her clarity on her relationship standards and how she wants to be treated in relationships. It helps her identify the right men and walk away from the wrong ones.

There are some recurring themes in these operating manuals. Turns out that most women want similar things from the men in their lives. Married or single, I thought men might benefit from knowing what most women want in relationships. (Note: I said MOST because I realize we’re all unique, and some will disagree with a few of these points.) I once watched a YouTube video of a teenage girl telling men what women want, which inspired me to write this post for more mature men. If you agree with these tips, please pass them on to any men you know. Wouldn’t it be fabulous if men and women understood how to make each other happier?

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Would You Pay $5,000 to Date Someone Who Looks Like Your Ex?

date someone who looks like your exAccording to an article in Time.com, Beginning in June of 2016, for a mere $5,000, you can date someone who looks like your ex. You know that guy who broke your heart, the one you’re trying to forget? You can date someone who reminds you of him. Every day for the rest of your life, you can wake up to the face that reminds you of the man who cheated on you, the one who said he just wasn’t into you. Sounds like a dream, huh? Apparently, one of the top online dating sites thinks so. This is a special concierge service offered by Match.com and a matchmaking company called Three Day Rule. Talia Goldstein, founder of Three Day Rule, created a facial recognition dating service for Match. The premise is that we are usually attracted to the same “type” over and over again, so why not plug that type into a computer and spit out all men who look like your ex? Instant chemistry, right? I beg to differ…

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The Secrets to Lasting Love

lasting love You’ve probably known some couples who have been together for 40, 50, even 60 years. Have you ever wondered how they stay together so long? With the high divorce rate in our society and our seemingly disposable relationships, how do some couples find lasting love while others struggle to make it last even a few months? After my divorce, I set out to find the answer to relationship success. What I knew for sure was that I wanted a different model for relationships than the one I grew up with.


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The Keys to Successful Midlife Relationships

keys to successful midlife relationshipsI had the honor of interviewing John McGrail, PhD on Last First Date Radio. He is a renowned hypnotherapist, personal success and relationship coach, spiritual teacher and a leading media expert in personal improvement. Through his exclusive Synthesis process, he has helped thousands of people— clients and workshop students—bring lasting change, growth and transformation into every aspect of their lives, including the creation of life-long relationships. Dr. John’s expertise is often featured in national publications, on-line, and on radio and television programs across the country and abroad. His book, The Synthesis Effect, is receiving rave reviews. He resides in Los Angeles California. His websites are www.drjohnmcgrail.com and www.hypnotherapylosangeles.com. Following are loosely transcribed highlights of our radio show, The Keys to Successful Midlife Relationships.

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