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Dating? What to Look for in a Man – 073

Are you single? The dating waters can be treacherous, but they don’t have to take you under! You’re looking for a good man. Maybe you already have a list of must-haves and deal-breakers. Or perhaps you need to make one. Does this current dating world scare you? Do you assume online dating doesn’t work? What qualities do you find in a good man? Co-hosts Darlene (who is “very married”, as she puts it), and Julie (widowed boy mom re-entering the dating scene) discuss how to find a man worth your time. To gain answers, they tapped into a great resource: the team of writers at The Grit and Grace Project online magazine, who had some excellent tips. Whether you’re looking for love or think you’re over dating altogether, these insights will have you ready to mingle. (Send it to your single friend if you’re “very married” too!)

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Quote of the episode:

“You have a choice, you don’t have to go out with them just because they ask you or you’re feeling lonely. Know yourself and love yourself enough to say ‘no’ to someone who isn’t for you.” -Ashby Duval


Check out these episodes we mentioned: When to Leave an Unhealthy Relationship with Your Man – with Dr. Zoe Shaw – 024, Single? How to Thrive in the Online Dating World with Kristin Fry – 037, and Single Again? How to Know When to Date After Death or Divorce with Ashby Duval – 056!

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This Grit and Grace Life hosts, Darlene Brock and Julie Graham cross generational lines and draw from life experience to discuss all things life—from the boardroom to the bedroom, car-lines to college, being single, married or single again. Combining the two traits found in all women, grit and grace, they laugh, share insights and explore the road taken to find strength every day.

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