Steve ward dating rules
There are a lot of women, even very petite women, who say, "I will absolutely not date a guy shorter than 5'11"." Nine out of 10 women will tell me that and the average height for men in the country is 5'9". When you do that, everything just falls into place. SW: I think what my mom is really passionate about getting across in regard to this particular question is the fact that most people aren't able to communicate as effectively and as perfectly to have an understanding about sleeping together.
My mom's response would be, "You mean to tell me that if I have a guy who is a perfect fit in every single way—strong, fit, manly, makes you feel like a woman and this and that—but he is 5'9" and you are 5'3", you won't date the guy? If you won't open your mind to someone who is a couple inches shorter than you prefer, then that is a real problem. SW: Aside from being positive, the next cardinal rule would be to make [the other person] a priority. JW: You are 100 percent right—you can't lead someone else into a relationship when that is not where it is going.
You have to love what you do to have happiness, and it is the same when you're in a relationship.
I think the combination of Steven's youth and my experience in life and keeping my traditions makes us a great combination of coaches and matchmakers. Oprah.com: In the book, you say to find your perfect match, you need to know what you are looking for.
So, somebody who is an outsider looking in can really be brutally honest with them as a professional and share an opinion about what they can be doing differently to better their relationship.
Steve Ward: I appreciate Mom's choice of words because "brutal honesty" is the truth of the matter.
JW: Also, don't discuss money, politics or religion right away. How to keep the love alive once you've found it Oprah.com: In your book, you talk about how the rules for finding love also apply to the rules for keeping love.
Those are the rules, and if you could just stick to them, people could find relationships. What is the most important skill an established couple can practice?