Gloria MacDonald is the founder and President of Perfect Partners, The Personal Relationship Executive Search Firm, a highly successful, personalized matchmaking service. Gloria has interviewed hundreds and hundreds of single men and women and has introduced over 1500 couples. She is an expert in the field of dating and relationships, having appeared on a variety of TV and radio shows. She’s the co-author of the highly acclaimed book Laws of the Jungle: Dating for Women Over 40. She believes, and has seen through her work, that there is a perfect partner for anyone of us who truly desires to find that relationship, believes they can have it, and are willing to accept it. Gloria is an engaging and dynamic speaker and trainer who changes lives. Testimonials from people who have attended Gloria’s seminars: “Gloria uses her exceptional knowledge of real world dating and her unique and exciting style to inspire women to not give up. Truly a wonderful presenter. I would highly recommend anything she does now and in the future.” “This is the information single women and men have been waiting for.” “A truly engaging seminar. You are obviously an expert on the topic. Your knowledge, compassion, sensitivity and forthrightness was spiced with humour to create a clean and practical approach to relationship success.” “Attending your seminar has truly been an inspiration. YOU ARE AN AMAZING TRAINER!”
Why does dating seem more difficult for women over 40?
Relationship expert Gloria MacDonald discusses dating over 40, including why it seems more difficult for women.
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Speaker: Why does dating seem more difficult for women over 40?
Gloria MacDonald: It seems more difficult if you are a woman over 40 because frankly it is. Again, when we were in our teens and twenties, the numbers were about even. In fact, at some points there were slightly more males then there were females; but the time you hit forty, from the age of 40 to 49 there are 12 single females for every ten single males in North America. From the age of 50 to 59, there are 15 single females for every 10 single males and from the age of 60 to 69 there are 25 single females for every 10 single males. So just from the sheer statistics, it is a lot more difficult and then we had all the levels of complexity that dating over 40 has, which we talked about in the previous section, and you know what it just is more difficult. There no ifs, ands or buts about it.