I’ve Been Trying to Find A Date for Years. What’s the Problem?

Dr. Wendy Walsh

Written by: Dr. Wendy Walsh

Dr. Wendy Walsh

Known as America's Relationship Expert, Dr. Wendy Walsh is an award-winning television journalist, radio host & podcaster, and the author of three books on relationships and thousands of print and digital articles. More than 1.5 million people follow her sage advice on social media. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and teaches in the Psychology Department at California State University Channel Islands and has been the host of "The Dr. Wendy Walsh Show" on iHeart Radio's KFI AM 640 since 2015. Walsh is also a former Emmy-nominated co-host of "The Doctors," as well as former host of the nationally syndicated show "EXTRA." She was named a Time Magazine Person of the Year in 2017 after speaking out about harassment at a major news network.

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Lillian Castro

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Reader Question:

I’ve been trying to find a date for years. What’s the problem?

-Thomas (Pennsylvania)

Dr. Wendy Walsh’s Answer:

Well Thomas, “finding” a date is only half the battle. Then you have to convince her to go out with you. Basically, there are two important elements to finding love: Knowing which pond your market swims in and knowing which bait to use.

Are you out in the world joining charity groups, attending cultural events or being athletic? Those are great fishing ponds. I also love to remind men that walk-a-thons that benefit breast cancer have a wide women-to-men ratio.

And then there’s your game. Are you moving too fast before she trusts you enough to give up her number? I would suggest developing a common interest friendship before moving into something romantic.


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