(Which usually doesn’t last very long since, no matter how pretty and smart she is, she is no fun to be around.) The truth is that The Bitter Gal has been playing the victim for most (if not all) of her life.

Her life isn’t going the way she wants and she just can’t figure out why.

Just like how you’ve dated your share of challenging types of men like the Pinger, the Couch Potato and the older-and-balder-than-his-profile-guy…men also meet and enter into relationships with less-than-impressive types of women.

The 18 Year Old The 18 year old dates – sometimes a lot – but she doesn’t have relationships because “she doesn’t want the men who want her, and the men she wants don’t want her.” She doesn’t know what will make her happy and has not yet learned how to communicate and relate to grownup men.

By default she clings to the same type of guy she wanted in high school or college. (See the Wow Me Woman below.) The nice, relationship-minded men get quickly discarded by the 18 year old.

People ask me all the time whether I offer dating and relationship coaching for single men. But I tell them that I help men by helping women who are dating after 40. ) One of the most transformational ways I support women is by helping you better understand GROWNUP men.

Just like women, the men you’re dating have lived and learned.

In the following days I’m going to give you some of their stories of dating after 40 and relationships.

(Guys, if you’re reading this…get in touch if you want to share!

) Just like we can meet the same types of guy over and over, men can do the same with women.

Here are some of the types of women men deal with as they date and relate.

So I thought I’d tell you about the experience men have when they’re trying to “date like a grownup.” If you’ve read my e Book, you know that I believe strongly that empathizing with men is absolutely essential to your dating and relationship success.

The definition of empathy is “the power of understanding and imaginatively entering into another person’s feelings.

So the only way you really can empathize is to know their side of the story.