The first rule about dating is that there are no rules, except maybe, be true to yourself, which should be your number one rule wherever you are and whatever you are doing. Then you cannot go wrong. Because each person is different, each relationship is different. The dating relationship is the beginning and if the seeds aren’t watered and nurtured with the unique needs of both individuals, the relationship will always be lopsided. If you’re afraid to speak up when you’re dating, it will only get worse when you’re married. It is important to ask yourself, What do I Want? Sometimes we forget to keep asking: is he respectful; is he kind; is he grateful; does he listen to what I’m saying; do we share the same values? What our mothers told us about dating may not be helpful in today’s world. Please join us Thursday to learn how to find your ideal partner, date to get what you want, and be happy alone and with a partner.
Dr. Susan Edelman is an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford University in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and board-certified psychiatrist in private practice specializing in women’s issues. Practical and provocative, Dr. Susan delivers talks that challenge and empower, often making you question everything you thought you knew. She shows women and men what stands in the way of getting what they want, and teaches powerful take-away strategies that enable them to achieve powerful shifts and lasting results. Dr. Susan shows women how to reclaim their power by learning what works best for them—instead of what they’re programmed to believe is “normal” by today’s culture. Called “the dating bible” by, Dr. Susan’s book, Be Your Own Brand of Sexy has won 14 awards, including the Grand Prize of the Beverly Hills International Book Awards. Please visit her at