Today’s best read is for all the ladies navigating the dating world. 🙂
When I first started college, I found myself surrounded by a lot of people who were all dating and getting married, and getting on with their lives. This terrified me in many ways. 🙂 How could you determine which guys were going to be respectful, who was bad news, who could be a good match, and who you could trust? I grew up not dating much in High School, so when I hit college, I felt like I got thrown in the middle of a game I had no clue how to play.
I was walking through the bookstore on campus, and a book caught my eye. “Profiling Your Date,” by Caroline Presno. Coming from a non-bookworm, I must tell you I could not put that book down! The more I read, the more confidence I had, and the more sense the whole dating world seemed to have. Now, three and a half years later, I would still consider “Profiling Your Date” the most influential dating book, every woman should read. Exclusively for the readers of My Best Love, the Author, Caroline Presno was willing to write to you! She is a freelance writer, Author, Doctor of Education, Wife and Mom. She wrote “Profiling Your Date” while on her dating journey, so she has been where you and I are or have been. I love and admire her style and grounded sense around dating. You will see what I mean. 🙂 I am absolutly delighted she was willing to share a few thoughts with us. Thank you so very much Caroline, for your time, and also for writing your book. Without further adieu, allow we to turn it over to Caroline Presno.
I was happy when Tayler reached out and asked me to write a note to her readers. Tayler’s blog is both practical and positive which can be a rare thing these days. Sometimes when you’re dating and not finding the right one, it can be really, really (I can’t say “really” enough) hard to stay positive and patient.
When I first did the book tour for, Profiling Your Date: A Smart Woman’s Guide To Evaluating A Man, a frequent question I got was, “How do we know the book works if you’re still single?” The stock, but true answer I always gave was that, “dating smart has kept me out of many relationship disasters, including some potentially dangerous situations. And it’s getting me closer to the relationship I want…” Some people bought it, some people didn’t. Luckily, I bought into it.
It’s all about going out there with open eyes, an open mind, and an open heart. I never gave up and eventually, found what I was looking for: my best love — a friendship mixed with romance that feels like magic.
After ending a relationship with a “so-so” love (definitely not a best love), I went on a dating website and found the guy. We’ll be married 10 years this year and have a beautiful 7-old-girl. The reason I wrote Profiling Your Date is so that I could help others find their happy endings as well.
The key is not to look at the journey as a chore. Enjoy the highs, learn from the lows, and you will find your best love!