The Right Dating Mentality for Successful Women

The successful women dating guide

Gone are the days when women are not expected to excel in their careers. It is an astonishing fact that women are now playing various significant roles in many different industries. Well, of course, this is not something that women owe men; it’s pure hard work and dedication. But while a lot of women celebrate being respected and highly regarded in their respective professions and industries, it is a common concern for career successful women how they could also be successful in finding the right guy. In short, they want to know how to be as successful in dating as in their careers.

As a successful woman, you should never feel sorry for your achievements and for being able to make a lot of money if men are intimidated by them. Rather than give up on dating, follow the tips below on how you should deal with your future dates:

#1: Know what you want.

One similarity between building a great career and being successful in dating is that you need to have clear goals. As a career woman, you probably have no choice but to be precise about knowing what type of guy you want to date, simply because you don’t have the luxury of time. So start by listing down the top 3 or 5 qualities you want in a potential date. By doing this, you won’t have to waste your time going on dates with men you don’t have a chance to be with eventually.

#2: Set and keep realistic expectations.

With the ability to buy a new home or a luxury car, take frequent vacations, and do shopping practically anytime, it doesn’t come as a surprise that you also have high dating expectations. Although it is important to have high standards in looking for a potential partner, you cannot expect to find the perfect man who will fit you. Don’t forget the old saying that what matters is who he is as a person. You would want someone who would make you feel happy, loved, and appreciated.

#3: Let him know you more.

Take dating one step at a time. Don’t spend your first date trying to know how successful the guy is in his profession, or how stable he is financially. What you should do is let him try to know who you really are as a woman and a person. Be comfortable with your success, but don’t make him feel it too much. Enjoy your date, not as a career woman, but just as an individual trying to find a good match.

#4: Make him feel special too.

Being successful in your career doesn’t make you the most important person in the world. If you’re going out on a date, it is best to leave your professional mentality and plans for career advancement in the office. Avoid making or answering phone calls while you are dining with your date. Be enthusiastic in knowing about his life and make him feel you are not underestimating his abilities. It is never a good idea to set a date on a day when you know you will be busy at work. By making your date feel appreciated and special, you are likely to be successful in finding the man of your dreams.

Cecile Peterkin, Founder and Senior Career Strategist at Cosmic Coaching Centre, provides career and life management services for middle managers and mid-career professionals across Canada, United States and Europe.

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