Fast track dating
'I'm terrified of dating as I have no idea how to behave.
'I would love a partner but I feel unattractive, untrusting, unsexy and completely alone.'That, of course, is the crux for many of us.
But as I rarely go out, the more elegant clothes hardly get worn.
She was correct in saying that I 'try to bring out my femininity for the occasion, as opposed to being feminine whatever the occasion'.
Working full-time, making every decision, paying every bill, driving myself everywhere, booking tickets for holidays, lugging the Christmas tree in - it's all completely de-feminising.We honestly believed that if we worked hard, we could have it all and more.Yet so many of us have ended up lonely, exhausted and broken-hearted, with far less of what we bargained for.We're unable to sustain meaningful unions, apparently, because men are intimidated by our intellect, threatened by our higher earning potential and turned off by our controlling, capable, yet powerful personalities.While this has been my personal experience - I was left by the father of my daughter (now nearly five) three years ago when I was the higher earner - I think that the issue goes far deeper. The problem, I believe, is not so much with career women , but that women are increasingly out of balance with themselves and, therefore, with men. In the past three years of being single, I have been on a handful of dates.