), we’ve compiled some excellent resources, sites, and advice that will leave you feeling clearer on what you want, more educated on where best to find your match, and more confident in how you present your values and reconcile those when in a relationship. If you’ve ever found yourself drawn to the relationship section of a bookstore, coffee in-hand, immersed in the Patti Stanger book about how to make yourself desirable to a potential mate or that guide on becoming a more efficient dater (no personal experience on this one or anything…), you probably already know that the first key to finding right match is getting clear on what you absolutely DON’T want and completely DO need.I’m not talking the superficial, “I need him to be 6’3” stuff; I’m talking the substantive qualities that by experience you have found that you NEED in a partner to complement and inspire you, and the cruddy, undesirable qualities you don’t want making your life all toxic.
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I can’t define these for you, but there are some exercises that can help you move toward clarity: For some folks, veganism is a dietary preference, and they don’t mind if their partner is a meat-loving BBQ pit-master, or they don’t expect others to follow suit.
For others, veganism is a principled code, a way of life, a religion of sorts that affects food, fashion, entertainment, and other decisions.
I love the recent podcast that Colleen Patrick-Goudreau did on this topic because it emphasizes having standards, while staying open.