Hsweetestdayere’s a VALENTINE’S DAY gift for you to give to ANYONE you consider sweet—a FREE DATING FOR LIFE e-bookIn an age when chivalry is tarnished and needs some polishing, it never hurts to brush up on how to treat anyone you associate with as if you were on a date. In case you forgot, the four keys to Dating for Life are:

  1. Pursue common interests
  2. Set no expectations
  3. Learn and grow
  4. Express gratitude

But how do they apply to everyday living?  FIND OUT.  Please go to AMAZON on Thursday February 12 through Saturday February 14 and download your free e-book, DATING FOR LIFE. After you read my book, I guarantee you will have a healthier outlook on how to interface with your friends, business colleagues, family, and of course any romantic interest. Download my book, and please subscribe to my weekly newsletter by going to my site.  I promise to give you valuable tips and insights throughout the entire year. If friendship and romance make the world go around, then DATING FOR LIFE keeps it spinning. Best wishes, Craig S. Wilson Author


virtualvdayIn the modern era, you can exist virtually. Your smart phone keeps you connected to information via millions of apps for any functionality.  Sadly, information and connection are two different things. Texting, Facebook, Tweeting, and even e-mails are one-way forms of communication that should be used to provide information. But to truly stay connected, you need to be connected.

Connection with anyone—friend, family member, colleague, or the love of your life—must be formed by two-way conversations. The give-and-take of ideas must flow. Emotions must be felt. Feelings of the heart need to be nurtured by the feelings of touch. You can’t be a virtual Valentine.

What you can be is virtually always available to answer the telephone call, not let it go to voice mail. You should be virtually always attentive to what your friend is truly saying, not merely to what is being said. You need to be virtually always filled with affection, caring, and chivalry. To anyone who treats Valentine’s Day is like Groundhog Day, that one time a year where you check your pulse and determine if a relationship will spring forward, then you are missing the point. Be a virtual Valentine year round, and you will truly enjoy what it means to be Dating for Life.

Happy Valentine moments!


vdayimportantValentine’s Day isn’t meant to honor somebody named Valentine. Columbus Day honors Christopher Columbus. President’s Day honors American Presidents. Veteran’s Day honors our veterans.  Truly, V-DAY is a misnomer.  However, Valentine moments each day throughout the year makes all the difference in the world.  Instead of gearing up for that one day a year when you are going to put on your chivalry cap and be a great date, why not try joyfully planning a date with anyone you are taking out?  Your family, colleagues, and even acquaintances matter nearly as much as a significant other.  And I certainly hope you treat your partner in life with great respect and honor.  Therefore, think about the four keys in Dating for Life and honor the original Greek derivative of the word DATE (didonal) which means to honor. Not only will you have a better time, but you may even develop a sustainable friendship well beyond what you expected.

Happy Valentine moments!