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The Challenges of Dating As A Modern Career Woman

You’ve got the job. You’ve got the pay packet that you really deserve. You’ve got the wardrobe, the friends, and the social life. But there’s one thing that you can’t help but feel is missing from your life… And that’s a romantic relationship.

Does this sound familiar? If so, read on… We’re going to take a look at some of the common issues that you’re likely to face in your quest for Mr Right, and suggest a few steps that you could take to get you on the right track. Without any further ado, let’s get stuck in…

You want to find someone who’s equally as driven as yourself

You love going after what you really want, and you live your life firmly in the fast lane. So finding a man who can keep up with you, and who has ambitions and dreams of their own that they’re working towards, can sometimes feel tricky. Though you want a committed relationship, you know that you also want someone with their own life.

It’s important to remember here that people can be driven in different ways. And in fact, sometimes you really don’t need someone who’s exactly the same as you.

You find it hard to relax into a relationship and rely on another person

As a busy career woman, you’re self sufficient and you don’t have to rely on anyone to create the kind of lifestyle that you want. Independence is a great thing, but it can make it tricky sometimes to create a healthy relationship.

The best approach here is to be mindful of your attitude and behaviours, and recognise that a happy partnership will involve opening up and letting someone into your life.

There’s hardly any time available to meet anyone

Mixing dating with work often isn’t a good idea. Plenty of office romances turn out well, but if you want to keep business and pleasure strictly separate, that probably isn’t a bad idea. But if you’re not going to meet someone at work, how are you going to find a date?

Sitting back and waiting for it to fall into your lap isn’t the best idea if you’re serious about meeting the right person. You’re going to have to get out there and make things happen. You could try online dating, or you could attend a speed dating event in your local area. It might be outside of your comfort zone, but it can also be a load of fun!

There’s no denying that dating can be tough, especially when you’ve been so committed to your work. If you want to meet someone though, you should take action and follow your dreams.