Many single, heterosexual women tend to have more in common than simply a desire to find and keep a suitable male companion. They also have a tendency to make a lot of the same mistakes, which can easily result in prolonging their single status much longer than many of them would prefer. Letís take a look at some of these common mistakes and explore ways that some of these issues could be avoided in the future.
- Lack of self-respect - Though it may seem like common sense, many single women canít seem to grasp the fact that if they do not respect themselves and their bodies, they probably wonít be able to attract the kind of men that would respect them either. Of course the men in this regard are just as guilty but unfortunately, many of them are simply following the example that these kinds of women have set for them. If you are going to command respect from your partner, you need to first and foremost, respect yourself.
- Too much, too soon - Being the emotional creatures that they are, many single women make the mistake of allowing themselves to become too emotionally attached to their partners in far too short of a time. While it is true that it isnít always easy or perhaps even possible to control oneís emotions, it is quite possible to control how much of that emotional world is shared with others. Even if you are secretly thinking about what it might be like to walk down the aisle with your partner or have children together, if you have only been dating for a short while then it is probably best to leave those kinds of thoughts in your head.
- Smothering jealousy - Although some women manage to keep their insecurities in check, many single women are inclined to smother their partners or become unreasonably jealous about their partnerís interactions with others. In order for a relationship to truly flourish, it is important for both partners to trust each other and allow each other to maintain some level of independence. Letting your partner be his own person will strengthen your relationship not detract from it.
- Gold-digging - Just like women do not appreciate being viewed by men as nothing but sex objects, men do not appreciate it when women see them only as an opportunity to increase material wealth. If you hope to land a great guy, then you probably need to be looking more at his character account than his bank account.