Last week I went – with a couple of friends (and work colleagues) – to dating school.
What the heck is dating school? Do you learn how to eat correctly, how to speak correctly, how to dress appropriately to attract the opposite sex?
No, no to all of these. In fact, at dating school you don’t really learn all that much about other people. The biggest take-away from the entire experience – besides learning that casual sex isn’t bad – was that dating is more about self-love than it is about love for someone else.
The session was run by online dating website, eHarmony and taught us about the difference between dating online and dating IRL (in real life). The Biggest Loser host, Fiona Falkiner was there, telling us how she'd been successful in her online dating thus far.
We learnt that dating is different for everyone; that people meet their life partner at different ages, at different events, in different circumstances. But there's one thing that remains consistent. You have to learn to love yourself before you can make anything work with anyone else.
Incase you're wondering how much sex other people are having (Post continues after the video)...
It sounds cliche, in a 'I just vomited in my mouth a little bit' corny kind of way. But it made so much sense.
We had to make a card pyramid. We started with a stack of at least 100 words that represented what we valued in life. We had to ultimately cull that stack to six cards - six of our most important values - and then we had to sort them into a pyramid and rank them from the most important to the least.
It is much harder than you'd think.