working with an intimidating boss - Dating must haves

Her tips for more fruitful dating for those over 40: Gordon is an example of someone who has made it to the other side.

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"It became more important to find a man who was able to communicate well and willing to invest in a healthy relationship." If you want a loving, long-lasting relationship, you need to be humble. Simple because humility involves mainly one thing: sacrificing self-gratification to meet your partner's needs.

And that's hard because it doesn't come naturally for many people. If you want a loving, long-lasting relationship, you need to be humble. Simple because humility involves mainly one thing: sacrificing self-gratification to meet your partner's needs.

You don’t have to be the richest man in the world; you just can’t bring the BS to the table,” she said.

Calumet City resident Roosevelt Shivers finds dating challenging because he says it’s hard to find someone who is loyal and honest. The 40-year-old hasn’t been in a relationship in two years.

I let one man take my 20s, another man take my 30s, so I think that I have to be a little bit strategic in my 40s.”Bridgette Gordon, 48, of Lansing, thinks traditional courting has been replaced with “a la carte” online dating.

“Other races date for six or seven months, and then they get married. I find, in the black community, a man will date you for 10-15 years and never marry you.

“The men who find women in their 40s attractive often are a little older, and those women don’t want those men, and the younger women don’t want the 40-year-old men.”As a matchmaker and relationship expert, Adams-Roberts has built a career on helping people explore and question who they are attracted to.

One of her methods: informing singles that lists of expectations should be thrown out in favor of blueprints with preferences and values that are negotiable and non-negotiable.

These can vary from how people manage finances, to cleanliness, to how they prefer to spend their leisure time.

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