Well, I’ve read a lot of dating articles in the past two years, but nothing quite like today’s post on Forbes.com, which tries to explain how dating is exactly like starting a business.
The author of the post claims that smart daters approach dating in the same way entrepreneurs approach business.
1.They figure out what they want.
To have a serious relationship (or a fling, or to get married).
2. They take a small step toward it.
They go on a date, “investing just a small amount of time, so it’s well within any Acceptable Loss.”
3.The pause to see what they learned from taking that step.
What did they like or not like about that date?
4. They build off what they learn.
“I’m actually looking for a guy that does/has x, that treats me like x.”
5.And then they repeat the cycle all over again and process repeats again.
Lots of dates, until you succeed and find the person you want to have a relationship with.
The article make the case for telling everyone in your social/professional circles that you’re looking for a relationship, much in the same way you would spread the word about a job opening. But can you imagine? We’re looking to hire here at HowAboutWe
, so the staff has been tweeting up a storm to spread the word. Can you imagine if you took to Twitter and basically said something to the effect of “Looking for a new boyfriend for great romantic opportunity. Must love dogs. Pls RT!” But on the other hand, every dating expert around will tell you that asking friends if they know any single people to set you up with is a great way to broaden your dating pool, so maybe it’s not so crazy.
What do you think? Is this somewhat clinical approach to dating smarter? I do like how proactive it forces you to be about your dating life…