Relationship Building Skills: Thriving Launch interviews Susan Winter on relationship building skills for today’s modern world. This best-selling author and relationship expert talks about navigating dating and love in the modern age.
The way people date and select partners has changed over the past decade.
By Susan Winter
In light of modern dating having “no rules,” what’s the right (and the wrong) approach to take when meeting a prospective partner? Clearly, the “wrong” approach is to use antiquated methodology. You’re not using an abacus to prepare your taxes, right?
Traditional rules of approach instruct us to reek of self-confidence and power. Women are to posture themselves as unattainable goddesses and men are to be as smooth as James Bond. When “image” substitutes for reality, no meaningful connection […]
When initially meeting a highly eager younger man in pursuit, the question of intent comes to mind. What’s his motive? Men reveal themselves constantly— in small seemingly insignificant ways and in glaringly obvious ways. If he’s pursuing you, assume at the least, he’s physically attracted. That means, “Yes. I’d sleep with this woman.” There’re only two boxes men check off in their mind— yes, and no.
If it’s just sex, determine if that’s what you want as well. If you know you want more than sex, […]
Is your partner playing hot and cold? One minute you’re high on the warmth of their attention, the next minute you’re frozen out and left wondering what happened. You begin to question your actions. Did you say the wrong thing? Did you make the wrong move?
It’s long been the rule that when dating someone whose behavior is marked by hot and cold reactivity, you’re standing on shaky ground. Behavioral extremes indicate a power play is being employed. Whether you call it push/pull, on/off, or hot […]