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05/28/2014 10:17 am ET Updated May 28, 2014

How Assertiveness Training Can Help You Find A Mate

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Mainly due to the feminist revolution, women have become more able to show and to express their real selves, to be active rather than passive, to be assertive rather than submissive, to pursue an education, work, rise in a profession and compete with men. But in the dating and mating arena there has been a lag. Women in their late fifties, sixties and seventies who were trained by their mothers to wait for men to call them need to use the same skills they used to get ahead professionally to find appropriate men: Due to the shortage of marriageable men at this point in time, single women must be “huntresses” since the men they seek typically do not have to work very hard to find women. Men are often besieged with women’s cards and invitations when they become divorced or widowed. These are the hard facts.

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