Has it been over 3 months since I last posted? Wow! I'll try to get more current stuff up here soon! In the mean time, Here's something I posted as a response on another dating blog, but I was so pleased with it, and I think it's so succinct, that I wanted to share it with you guys.
It shouldn't be a battle for survival.
One of the things I love about travelling is that women outside of America know how to flirt--flirting is FUN, and it's about GIVING value to others, as well as pumping up yourself, but you have to have self-esteem and sexual confidence. Most American men are so clueless or emotionally starved that they jump at the slightest smile. And most women are so insecure that every date has to have the potential of marriage or they feel like they've been ripped off.
If you want to find the best partner to share your life with, you have to date different people. And you're not born with dating skills--you ONLY get then through experience. You have to be willing to put yourself on the line, and you have to accept that you'll get some bumps and bruises along the way. That's part of being a grownup.