One area too frequently ignored by confidence gurus concerns our romantic interests. Even when not ignored, this is a subject often tackled through generalities that, while helpful, fail to reach the nub of our needs. I can’t blame them, of course, because this is a controversial area in which we can be accused of gender stereotyping and even of being sexist. My desire to tackle this subject head-on should, therefore, contain a health warning: reading on may cause offence.
Of course, there’s much overlap with respect to the two genders when it comes to romance and dating. But the overlap is least apparent when dealing with what drives poor confidence in this area. Men and women tend to be under-confident ...