Attention Tampa Bay singles: If you think you’re going to be successful in the dating scene here, the people from Forbes.com and Kiplinger may try to convince you otherwise. Furthermore, the “best cities” ratings in both Fast Company and Outside magazines don’t have Tampa Bay anywhere on the map for any of their top cities.
But before you pack your bags and move to Denver (#1 on the Forbes list), you might want to re-evaluate the situation.
And here’s some great news: Help is on the way! Veteran relationship counselor Ken Donaldson is teaming up with the You&Me.WE program (www.youandmeWE.org ) to offer Tampa Bay singles solutions to the dating and relationship puzzle. Join this team on Saturday, November 13th from 9 a.m. -5 p.m. for the Love YourSelf Before You Love Again program.
In a recent extensive survey of Tampa Bay singles, the question was asked, “What is your biggest dating challenge?” Here are a few of the more common responses:
“I’m uncomfortable approaching someone…what if they say ‘No’?”
“I don’t know how to tell someone that I’m not interested…I have difficulty saying ‘No’ and I’m afraid I’ll hurt their feelings.”
“I feel like my expectations are too high and unrealistic, but then I always end up with people who are well below the standards I set.”
All the nightclubs, restaurants, museums, internet dating opportunities or even cost of living (Forbes’ primary evaluation criteria for their “top cities”) that Denver, Boston (#2) or Phoenix (#3) have will not make struggling singles any more successful in their relationships.
It is truly following what’s in your heart and knowing a few basic life and relationship skills that will really make your relationships successful, harmonious and lasting.
Being “successfully single” and having true relationship success requires certain basic skills, such as knowing how to deal with conflict effectively, being able to clearly identify positive relationship traits, using successful communication and problem solving skills, and knowing how to develop a relationship success plan based on your unique relationship goals.
And you’ll receive all the tools and resources to learn these skills, and much, much more, from the Love YourSelf Before You Love Again program.
You’ll also receive the following bonuses: The Guide to Prevent Domestic Violence and Abuse, The 7 Basic Money Management and Budgeting Skills Everyone Needs to Know, The 5 Secret Benefits of Marriage and Every Parent’s Guide to Healthy Co-Parenting
Here are the logistics: Love YourSelf Before You Love Again, Saturday, November 13th, 9 A.M. – 5 P.M., Cost: $27 if prepaid, $37 at the door (and includes lunch!!), FAMILY RESOURCES, 5180 62nd Avenue North, Pinellas Park, FL 33781. REGISTER AT www.youandmeWE.org OR CALL 866.600.6064.
Donaldson is also the author of Marry YourSelf First! Say “I DO” to a Life of Passion, Power, Purpose and Prosperity, www.MarryYourSelfFirstBook.com .