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A blended family – wonderful or hell?
Will your ideal relationship include a ready made family? To some singles in Melbourne the more the merrier and to others it’s a nightmare.
Stepfamilies are different according to Relationships Australia and the two most important issues that need to be addressed are:
My friend Margaret, a single lady in her early forties married a man with three children. Their ages ranged from 8 – 14 years. All three were angry with their mother for desserting them but took it out on their new step mother.…read more
This month the National Gallery of Victoria hosts more than 50 works from the collection that brings us close to Monet’s personal life, his family and his most-loved paintings.
Obsessed by its magnificent design, Monet took visitors through orchards, past water lilies and weeping willows to see his garden in every light – dawn to dusk.
What could be a more sophisticated way to find love and romance than meeting singles in Melbourne, on a visit to Monet’s Garden at the NGV?
If your prospective life partner is interested in the Arts, history or culture you have the ideal venue to share your mutual interests.…read more
Why do men find women confusing when meeting single women in Melbourne?
One of the main reasons for the confusion when dating singles is that men have a habit of categorising professional single women. He thinks she is either fragile, a princess or a ‘bitch’. Some professional single women fit into these categories BUT most women don’t.
So if she is not one of those three and doesn’t act like one of these three she is bound to confuse the guy who has type cast her.
Some men categorise women from previous experiences. Because his previous girlfriend was jealous doesn’t mean his next girlfriend is jealous when she says.…read more
What are the chances for a 60+ to find a partner? Have most mature aged singles given up on the idea of how to find love after 60 years?
No matter what age you are, there will be others just like you, saying: ‘find me a partner’.
People over sixty years, although their language may be different, want the same things as twenty year olds. They want to be loved.
Dating etiquette is the same; many have been married more than once; some think they can recognise Ms Right instantly and others are seeking someone much younger than themselves.
The greatest shock when mature dating is discovering how old your contemporaries look.…read more
Knowing what you want is a key to finding love.
Firstly before you meet singles, list all the features that are important in professional single women.
Here are a few guidelines:
(a) Appearance: How important is appearance in your dream woman? Add it to your list.
(b) Personality: Is personality more important than looks?
(c) Values: It is vitally important to find a life partner with similar values and who is heading in the same direction. What are your values? What do you want out of life? What is your life plan? Know these things so that you will recognise them in your partner when you meet singles.Her life plan must fit in with yours and vice versa.…read more
You have heard of the most important words in real estate: position, position, position well you need to position yourself right where the single women in Melbourne will be at weekends.
Your dream woman won’t come knocking on your door. If you want to know how to find a life partner within twelve months, you will have to go where she can be found.
Your dream woman in Melbourne does not promenade up and down Collins Street in white gloves like they did during the first half of last century. She doesn’t have time. Your dream woman is a working girl whose leisure time has to be well spent.…read more
It’s not a case of selecting – it’s a case of being. Being appealing and popular.
A common mistake made by single guys is to think that how to find your life partner is part of a “selection process”.
Some professional single men who come to Entre Nous with a long shopping list, genuinely believe that all we have to do is find this perfect woman and sparks will fly, disregarding what women want. The perfect woman is usually looking for the perfect man. Now don’t despair, it is not so difficult to be “the perfect man” if you know what women want.…read more
Do you look single? Most people make an effort when they are ‘going out’ but when you are single you meet to ‘look single’ all the time
To find your dream women, you not only need to be in the right place at the right time but be prepared for any occasions when you may come across her. Some people who come to Entre Nous, tell me they are very fussy, yet they don’t look very fussy in fact they don’t even look single.
When I ask a client: “Do you wear that outfit when you are meeting a woman”, he says: “I know what to wear when I am going out”.…read more
Australians love to knock tall poppies. If you feel a woman is too much of a challenge do you knock her, try to find fault with her or tease her unkindly? Think about your behaviour in the past. Many men do this without realising it.
If you want to know how to find a life partner it’s important to treat all women in a kind, caring, respectful manner. At Entre Nous, 97% of all successful clients did not recognise their life partner on the first meeting. That proves that being able to recognise Ms Right instantly is a fallacy and it means that you need to act like a successful single with whomever you meet.…read more
You only get one opportunity to create a good first impression; once it’s gone it’s gone because life is not a dress rehearsal, there are no second chances.
If you see a fellow in the office looking very elegantly dressed and then see him a few days later unshaven and in old jeans, you think: “that executive is on his day off” whereas if you see a man looking scruffy in the office and then a few days later see him dressed in an elegant suit, you are likely to think, “that hobo’s wearing a suit today”.
That’s why successful single professional men are always on the alert, looking and acting like a single person.…read more
When meeting a new professional single woman don’t rely on your instant judgment, try to be openminded.
We find at Entre Nous that single professionals start off being very open minded yet they have a very clear and definite pre-conception of what to look for in a life partner. When they meet a single woman who is totally different to this pre-conception they are inclined to reject her because of the surprise rather than the fact that this person is right for them or not.
They say things like, “Why on earth did you introduce me to this person?” We try to provide a really good match first up to set the ball rolling, however many times that introduction is wasted.…read more
What is the most important ingredient in a permanent relationship? It’s to have a best friend. A best friend is always there for you. She will support you through thick and thin. She will be good company and enjoy sharing your passions.
If you are not the greatest lover in the world, she will not mind because you are her best friend. If you lose all your money, she will help you get back on your feet again. If you become ill, she will nurse you back to health.
If you want to know how to find a life partner, trial a friendship before a relationship.…read more
If you seek a friend, be one. Do and be unto others as you wish them to do and be to you. Look at yourself in the mirror – honestly. What you see is what you can expect from a partner.
Being less discriminating when meeting singles does not mean you will end up with what you don’t want to find in a life partner. What it does mean, however, is that you open the doors to give you a wider selection of professional single women in Melbourne and the chance to find a hidden “gem”.
Some men will not make a friend of a single woman who is not just right for them.…read more
You need single women more than anything else when learning how to find a life partner. They give you the relating experience that every professional single man needs when he meets singles. Practice, practice practice as much as you can at being friendly but not flirting.
When you think about a life partner you will not be flirting with her for the rest of your life – you will be relating, having fun and enjoying each other’s company. So learn to be friendly without ‘chatting her up’, ‘leading her on’ or ‘flirting.
If you want your life partner to be your best friend too you will never be chatting her up because we don’t ‘chat up’ our best friends do we?…read more