Men and women are different in many ways, but we’re more the same than you may think. We all have dating disappointments and horror stories.
Just like how you’ve dated your share of challenging types of men like the Pinger, the Couch Potato and the older-and-balder-than-his-profile-guy…men also meet and enter into relationships with less-than-impressive types of women.
I’ve talked to countless single men over the years about their experiences with women, especially those in their 40s, 50s and beyond.
In the following days I’m going to give you some of their stories of dating after 40 and relationships.
The Princess has an “I deserve it” attitude and has little or no concern for how she can make the other person happy.Alternate versions include “I really don’t want to discuss it,” “That’s off-limits,” and “I’m not here to talk about that.” Now, don’t say this stuff in a snotty tone. (Frankly, because he’s being so casual with you, you can probably say it in a joking or long-suffering tone, as long as you’re firm about the message itself and don’t give in — but judge that according to the tenor of your conversations.) Also, keep in mind that because you’ve answered his questions in the past, this is going to be a change, and he might not quite get it at first. The other thing you need to do is to bring your boss into the loop on this.I realize that you don’t want to, but you’re going to need to, if only to protect yourself if the client complains that you’re being cold to him or anything like that. I recently landed an account that my boss was really after me to get.I went to have a business lunch with a person from their organization prior to assuring their business, and he asked me about my dating life (this man is old enough to be my father). This is a huge account, so I don’t want to lose their business, and I feel pretty uncomfortable talking with my boss about it.
And if he’s not a reasonable person, well, that’s when your boss would need to be in the loop, so take care of that part of it now.