Valentine's Day is over for another year, and the pressure is off for a big date... but don't just sit there waiting for Mr Right to sweep you away... tune up your dating skills now! Chance's are that your dating skills aren't as good as you think they might be.
Skills with Dating is a skill development program for men and women of all ages which helps people assess their relationship skills and improve on how they interact with current and potential dating partners. Courses are conducted throughout Sydney in the evenings and usually run for seven weeks with participants learning how to initiate conversations, communicate clearly and treat each other respectfully.
Skills with Dating courses are held in Sydney's CBD and cost $249 which includes a free Skills with Dating book and two years free membership to an exclusive interactive web site. And if you think you don't need it why not take the free Dating Health Check
"Our philosophy is that everyone who comes to the course feels that they've gained something from being there," says Karen Moloney, Director of Skills with Dating / Skills with People and the author of several dating books.
"We're not a dating service, we provide people with the necessary skills to date appropriately and confidently, however many people do actually get together from the courses because they get to know each other in a real and meaningful way."
Dating signals a new phase in your life, one that can be mysterious and a bit daunting. This book contains guidelines on what to do to have a successful date, some phrases to say in awkward situations and skills to practise. It has been designed to help take some of the pressure out of dating so that you will feel safer and more confident.
For more information on Skills with Dating Courses call 0416 033 706 or check out www.skillswithpeople.com.au
DATING HEALTH CHECK1) A friend has set you up for a date with someone from his office. When you see them they are far from attractive. Do you:
a) SMS yourself, say it's an urgent message and leave?
b) Ignore them the whole evening and talk to someone else?
c) Make polite conversation but continuously look around the room?
d) Make them feel they're the most interesting person in the room?2) When there's a lull in the conversation with your date, do you:
a) Laugh nervously and look around the room?
b) Talk about the weather?
c) Talk about the latest book you're reading?
d) Talk about your ex-lovers?3) If your date offers you a mint, do you:
a) Accept it - they might be trying to tell you something?
b) Refuse it - you can tell they don't really want to share?
c) Get offended - a polite person would have ignored your bad breath?
d) Blush - you thought they hadn't noticed?4) When the bill comes for your meal, do you:
a) Smile, you've already discussed who will pay for what?
b) Smile and pay graciously without saying anything about the cost?
c) Gulp and rush off to the restroom hoping they pay while you're gone?
d) Study it closely, say "yep" and then ask your date to pay?
Go to www.skillswithpeople.com.au
for the extended survey or to check your score!