How often do you go into the gym, or go into the grocery store, or go into the bank and you don’t smile, you don’t have eye contact, you don’t initiate a conversation?[Instead], be mindful and go into those environments with the intention to be open.
For example, [you might say], “Maybe we don’t go out to get milkshakes in L.
A., but back in my hometown that’s what we used to do.” Just trying to [be true to yourself and your roots] instead of trying to morph yourself into something that doesn’t really feel genuine.
I think the dating game is really isolating, even though [millennials] are immersed in so many different options.
I think with my particular caseload, [men and women equally] want to have good-quality relationships, but don’t necessarily know how to find it.
So I think that if you are going to use [dating apps], my suggestion is to be very upfront and authentic with what your intentions are, and with who you are and what you’re looking for.
I would definitely suggest having some phone conversations prior [to the first date] — not texting, not emails, genuine phone conversations.
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When we unpack that and we start exploring it, building that clarity helps them feel more empowered to be in their own space.
When they’re able to be a little bit more confident in their autonomy, that’s when they can be more confident in the dating world, and not necessarily [feel pressured] to force a connection if it’s not there.
Sometimes yes, it’s the biological clock, and yes, just feeling lonely.