The contradiction to today’s handheld speed dating era is what makes the story of two college kids, funny and heart warming.Not only did Josh Avsec and Michelle Arendas show an insane level of patience, and dedication, they showed that they both can appreciate a good inside joke.The definition of empathy is “the power of understanding and imaginatively entering into another person’s feelings.So the only way you really can empathize is to know their side of the story.Men and women are different in many ways, but we’re more the same than you may think. We all have dating disappointments and horror stories.Just like how you’ve dated your share of challenging types of men like the Pinger, the Couch Potato and the older-and-balder-than-his-profile-guy…men also meet and enter into relationships with less-than-impressive types of women.” Josh answered the unbelievable excuse two months later, saying, “Hey, sorry, was in the shower.” The two then began a three-year-long conversation, giving each other creative excuses for their extremely delayed responses with each message, including funny one-liners such as “Presidents Day had me swamped.” The two finally came face-to-face on Good Morning America’s Tuesday episode, where they explained why they kept the conversation going for so long without making any effort to meet. “I loved the fact that we had a similar sense of humor so I was not going to be the one who gave in and gave up that great joke we had.” Prior to the pair seeing each other for the first time, GMA cohosts Michael Strahan and Lara Spencer interviewed the duo on separate sides of a wall to see if they had anything in common.
People ask me all the time whether I offer dating and relationship coaching for single men. But I tell them that I help men by helping women who are dating after 40. ) One of the most transformational ways I support women is by helping you better understand GROWNUP men.Just like women, the men you’re dating have lived and learned.So I thought I’d tell you about the experience men have when they’re trying to “date like a grownup.” If you’ve read my e Book, you know that I believe strongly that empathizing with men is absolutely essential to your dating and relationship success.I’ve talked to countless single men over the years about their experiences with women, especially those in their 40s, 50s and beyond.In the following days I’m going to give you some of their stories of dating after 40 and relationships.