May 1, 2012

My first appointment today is a lady, early 50’s, divorced, educated, grown children, self employed, her long term goal is a long term relationship, and she would consider marriage.

When she called she said “I read on your daily diary that you are offering 50% off your programs until Mother’s Day for single mom’s. Does it count if the single mom is also a grandmother?”
I said “Well, you have to be a mother to be a grandmother and you are single, so yes, it counts.”

However, you would not look at this lady and think “grandmother”. You would think “smokin’ hot.”
I told her I am also a grandmother and my daughter called me recently to say she heard a new term in reference to grandmothers that made her think of me,
“Glam ma”. Of course, we both think that is great.
It is so hard to guess ages anymore, not only because people are staying younger longer, but also because cosmetic “enhancement” has become a part of everyday life. I am not saying that is the case with this lady, and I was not going to presume to ask her.

She stays fit by doing mostly Pilates and yoga, and she also runs several times a week.
She said “I have always enjoyed being fit and active and I appreciate a man who is fit and active.”
She has typically dated men who are younger than her, but insists she is not a “cougar”.
She said “First of all, they choose me, I don’t choose them, and I am really not concerned about age as much as someone who is able to keep up with me.”

Her family is very important to her and she wants a man who respects and appreciates her family. She said “I have great kids and grandkids and I know how to balance my time between them and a special man in my life, but they are a very important part of my life and I cannot see myself with someone who is not interested in spending some time with me and my family.”

She has a great sense of humor, and as the interview progressed, we realized we have a lot in common.
She said “Donna, I want to be YOUR friend!” I laughed and told her the last time a lady said that to me was five years ago and today that lady is one of my best friends.
She is going to join Yvonne and me tomorrow for happy hour and we are talking about doing a hike on Sunday.
Who says you can’t mix business with pleasure? In my business it only allows me to get to know my clients better and, therefore, match them better.

I had a call today from a lady who said “Do you have any men in your service who have activities that don’t end with “ing?”
I said “What do you mean “ing”?” She has been dating online and she is so tired of reading about men who go hiking, fishing, running, camping, jogging, biking.
She said “Do you have men who want to just chill, have a nice dinner, take a walk, watch a movie?’
I said “I am sure I do have men who enjoy just chill “ING”. I couldn’t resist!

I have young lady coming in tomorrow to take advantage of the Mother’s Day special. She is mid 30’s, ABS (always been single) and has a young child. She sounds sharp as a tack and I am looking forward to meeting her.

To be continued………