Friday, December 11, 2009

Dating IQ

Ok, so we all know that I have very little practical man experience. And based on the outcome of my last relationship, maybe could use to learn a thing or two. It is quite possible that the last relationship wasn't going to be a good one for me anyway, but it seemed to me that it self destructed before there was even an opportunity to really even tell how things might work out.
So I just visited one of the gals I visit teach and she gave me what she called a required reading list. I stopped at the book store on my way in to work and picked up:
Mars and Venus on a Date by John Gray PHD
Why Men Marry Bitches by Sherry Argov
Dating After 50 By Sharon Romm MD
She recommended a few others, but this should get me started.
According to my friend, you can't be the giving, loving, nurturing person that you are and think you should be. Oh vey. Somehow I need to learn how to interact with this foreign species because I really think I want one for eternity. So I guess I have a big learning curve. According to these books, I've already done several things I shouldn't with this new relationship. So we will see how to still be me and still not torpedo the relationship.
I have been a good student when it comes to academic subjects. Lets hope I am a good student with this...
Wish me happy ever after!


Suzanne Barker said...

OH MY Gosh!!! I have started reading just a little of the first chapter (in between phone calls at work) of Mars and Venus on a Date. Boy, he does seem to know what he is talking about. Too bad I didn't read this earlier. Here is something that could have really helped me:
It is not enough to merely be authentic in sharing yourself; to succeed in dating you need to consider how you will be interpreted as well.
I missed the second half of that big time.
Well lets hope I live and learn!

Joyce DiPastena said...

What happened??? Obviously, it's been too long since we've talked!

Auntie Em said...

you also need to read "the rules" its a great book.
1st rule. You a creature unlike any other ;0)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a lot of reading, hope it all turns out well for you and your future alien!