Here's an excellent question a reader sent me last week:
"I know sometimes you respond to letters and was wondering if you would at some point talk about dating in a small town. I love your ideas and think that they are essential to dating, but I get a bit pessimistic about my chances of finding "the man of my dreams" in a town of my size. I meet a lot of people and travel, but I see my pool as pretty limited."
Here's my answer:
Definitely stop seeing your pool as limited. I don't care if you live in a town that consists of just you, a horse, and a post office.
We're going to work with the law of attraction here. We are NOT going to be dissuaded by specific population statistics of a particular town.
First step: Forget about the apparent shortage of men. We're going to pretend that the very air you breathe is bursting with men. You're tripping all over them.
Close your eyes.
Everywhere you go, you see men. What's that like? Bring this image to life in your imagination.
See handsome men. Successful men. Honest men. Funny men. They're stepping aside and opening doors for you.
How does that feel?
Next step: Which of these men appeals to you most? Write down a list of his qualities. Is he honest, loyal, loving, reliable, successful, and fun? (Those were qualities from MY list, but please fill in the ones that matter to YOU.) Is he handsome?
Are you attracted to him? What does that feel like?
Is he attracted to you? What does that feel like? (Feel it in your solar plexus.) Look like? (Man, he looks good coming toward you in that pair of jeans.) Smell like?(He's holding you. Smell the soap in his shirt.) Taste like? (His kiss, or a meal you're enjoying together.)
Again, we're working with the law of attraction here. It works.
It's key to bring this man to life in your imagination twice daily. Please don't do it once and mutter a week later, "It didn't work." Keep up your visualizations. They're critical to your success.
After a while, your subconscious will nudge you: Go here. Do this.
In addition to visualization, you might look into Plentyoffish.com, a free online dating service that a couple of people I know have had success with. You can key in your zip code (or a neighboring zip code) and see if anybody interesting comes up.
But I recommend that you use it-- or any other dating service--only after you've been visualizing (in other words, actively attracting) for a while.
Putting yourself in situations where you can meet new men helps,
but it's less important than visualization.
Here's an email I received from another reader last Thursday (March 5th):
"...like the reader you mentioned in [a previous email], because of you I am getting married to a wonderful man who treats me like a queen. Our wedding is in two months. We met shortly after I tried your visualization techniques and I couldn't be happier with the results. Unlike the previous reader though, I want to continue to read your emails because it helps me to pass on this valuable advice to other women. Also, I want to use the techniques for other things like losing weight, buying a house that's just right for us, etc."
This email made my day. Thanks so much to this reader for sharing
her good news!