So you’ve met a lucky lady and you two hit it off really well and then things begin to slow down. At first, you’re not sure whether it was something you did or maybe even something you said. You attempt to call her one evening and she doesn’t answer the phone, however she responds with a “let me call you right back” text. You begin to think “is she blowing me off?”
Welcome to the world of the working women, where our lives can get so confusing and overwhelming to the extent of wanting to give up-BUT WE CAN’T (I’ll speak more about this shortly). Have you ever took a minute to explain to a prospective date what “all” you actually do only to be welcomed with “you seem too busy to date,” or “when would you ever have free time?” Believe it or not, every business woman out there can relate to this far too well, never mind your age or nationality. When it comes to having a social life outside of the meetings, the homework, the children, the corporate world and any other extracurricular activity you may have picked up along the road of “drown me please,” we actually handle the pressure pretty well. Heck, I know with me, I actually work even better when I’m close to a deadline or if I am loaded to the max.
We just want to be successful while also being good at what we do. Just because a woman is able to run a very well managed corporation like my big sister for example, doesn’t mean that she doesn’t desire to be loved and appreciated by a great man. At the end of the day, we’re still magnificent women, strong and capable of making the best things happen while we check our watches on what time our Prince Charming is to arrive.
This doesn’t mean that we’re incapable of sustaining a healthy relationship while we juggle the world for crying out loud! I sometimes feel that with everything we have going on, some guys can easily get intimidated not just by what we’re doing but by how we’re managing to take care of it all while they stress over one thing. Men, correct me if I’m wrong but I almost feel like that whole ‘if you can do it all, why do you need a man?’ type of vibe usually comes in to play.
So why don’t we just eliminate some of the things off of our plate so that we will have more free time? EASIER SAID THAN DONE. I recently went into an online social media hiatus declaring my absence from all platforms because I had reached my wits end! I was stretched out to my capacity with my involvement throughout my team of Entrepreneur friends. And you know what? That lasted me two months and I think that’s what I needed. I gave myself a break from overextending myself and learned to invite balance into my world. As much as we WANT TO QUIT, we can’t because there’s others who need us. I have a strong sister who has this beautiful nonprofit organization for at risk girls 9-17 years of age and when I tell you, I don’t know how she does it….I DON’T KNOW. She has so many roles to play within it and so every day she is faced with different challenges. Many times she may feel like giving up but you know what? She hasn’t. When you love something so much, you make sacrifices without even knowing and so many times when we as business women pour our world into what we do and others feel it’s just disposable, we look at them like the two-headed dragons that they are.
Let’s face it…a lot of those who are career driven or focused solely on being successful haven’t had much time to go out into the real world to date. Online dating has become the new craze and even with that you need a strong filter. Check out this post regarding online dating titled “Social Media and Relationships..Do You Want To Be A Part of This Game?”
So if you want to know how to successfully date a working woman, this is all you’ll really need:
That’s all that we want from you. You don’t have to be a billionaire but if you have your own business, that’s a plus. But we can appreciate you just for being there to help us release the frustration and root us on.
I wish you all the most prosperous year of dating a business woman!