If you’re an entrepreneur, you might be too busy to notice certain things or people, like your significant other. Sometimes, you want to have a ‘significant other,’ but you don’t know if the idea is worth your time and effort. The reason entrepreneurs experience difficulties in dating and maintaining relationships is due to their nature as corporate masterminds. You hardly have enough time for yourself, and you wonder if you can sustain a serious relationship. Matt Artisan is a dating coach, and he has been helping young entrepreneurs master the twists and turns of meeting, knowing, and keeping someone they like. He is the CEO of The Attractive Man, a dating coach company for men. Here are Matt Artisan’s dating and relationship tips for entrepreneurs.
Have All Your Cards on the Table Early in a Relationship
The surest thing about dating an entrepreneur is that you probably only see half the picture. When most women meet an entrepreneur the first time, they will likely assume he is more successful, well-off, or connected than they are. As an entrepreneur, it is good when women see you for who you are, or at least who you could be. However, allowing a woman who is interested in you to develop high expectations from you is not good. That is why it is important to lay out your thoughts, feelings, and expectations when early in the relationship. It is especially crucial if the woman you are seeing expresses the desire to take things to the next level. Figure out what you ultimately want in the relationship so communicating it to someone else doesn’t feel awkward or confusing.
Get Real with Your Preferences
Nobody is perfect. However, that does not mean that you should settle for less when it comes to dating and relationships. When you are looking for a life partner, it would be best if you looked for significant traits that would sustain a long-term, meaningful relationship. Do not have unrealistic and superficial preferences. Be truly aware of what you are looking for in a partner, beyond unrealistic preferences.
Stop Wasting Time
In the life of an entrepreneur, time is of the essence. If you are looking for a life partner, why would you waste time dating someone you know you cannot settle down with? Do not waste time with incompatible people. Since life in business is almost always busy and hectic, you might find yourself comfortable in a relationship that you know won’t lead anywhere. That is why it is essential to know what you want before getting into a serious relationship. Clear the clutter by getting rid of and avoid getting into relationships with people who are not compatible with you.
Prepare for the Best but Expect the Worst
You have the money, the class, and finesse to get just about anyone you want in your life. However, that doesn’t mean you will have it smooth in love. People who are looking for a long commitment will tend to look beyond the glam. So if you finally decided to settle down, be prepared to create space for commitment. There is also the need to be prepared for relationship issues that will be influenced by your status in the corporate world.
Write down Important Events and Plan on Celebrating Them
If you met her/him before being big in business, you will probably forget something that your pre-entrepreneur brain would have retained. Making an effort to mark a significant moment shows your partner that you value them. Research has found that when a woman feels appreciated, the two of you are happier and more likely to stick together. Take time to mark all important dates, plan to celebrate them, and celebrate them with passion.
Do Not Mix Business with Pleasure
Whether your better half is your partner in the business or not even closely attached to what you do for work, always let business be business, and learn how to separate that from your love life. Of course, the two of you might share a common passion that you decided to turn into a business but skip the, “Did you remember to call the VA” talk during dinner at your favorite restaurant. If your partner is not your business partner, talk about business when appropriate but not all the time. Talk about what is important to her. Understanding the needs of an entrepreneur can be difficult. And that’s true of any profession. It’s no wonder many people choose to date selectively within their profession. But we live in a free world where the choice of whom we date should not be influenced by what we do or who we are. Matt Artisan bridges the gap between you and your partner or prospect so that you can stay on top of your game both in business and your love life. I encourage you to review The Attractive Man and what Matt Artisan and his team have to offer.