Steve ward dating rules
There are a lot of women, even very petite women, who say, "I will absolutely not date a guy shorter than 5'11"." Nine out of 10 women will tell me that and the average height for men in the country is 5'9". When you do that, everything just falls into place. SW: I think what my mom is really passionate about getting across in regard to this particular question is the fact that most people aren't able to communicate as effectively and as perfectly to have an understanding about sleeping together.
My mom's response would be, "You mean to tell me that if I have a guy who is a perfect fit in every single way—strong, fit, manly, makes you feel like a woman and this and that—but he is 5'9" and you are 5'3", you won't date the guy? If you won't open your mind to someone who is a couple inches shorter than you prefer, then that is a real problem. SW: Aside from being positive, the next cardinal rule would be to make [the other person] a priority. JW: You are 100 percent right—you can't lead someone else into a relationship when that is not where it is going.
So, somebody who is an outsider looking in can really be brutally honest with them as a professional and share an opinion about what they can be doing differently to better their relationship.
Steve Ward: I appreciate Mom's choice of words because "brutal honesty" is the truth of the matter.
You have to love what you do to have happiness, and it is the same when you're in a relationship.
SW: Mom often sounds like Confucius: "If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life." I am a big fan of Oprah and the work she does.
I think what is really great is that Steven is young—he is at a really great age range, and he's been raised by a young mother who still holds traditional values.
On VH1's Tough Love and in their book Crash Course in Love, their savvy, down-to-earth advice often produces successful relationships and long-term love.JW: I think there are a lot of things, but you have to keep the relationship alive, fun, interesting and entertaining. I have been married for 25 years plus, and I still feel like a high school kid.