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Lucky enough to be dating a strong woman? Here are a few things you should know:

1. A Strong Woman Doesn't Settle

“Is she really going out with him?” is a phrase that is not uttered around a strong woman. Because a strong woman would rather be alone than settle for someone who is not worthy. 

This can definitely be frustrating at times - especially when you see your friends happy with men who you don’t think measure up and you think to yourself, why can’t it be that easy for me?

But then we realize it takes an exceptional man to come up to a strong woman, and we’re willing to wait. 

2. A Strong Woman Does Not Like Being Bored

A strong woman is often creative and needs stimulation and quickly becomes tired and disinterested from stale conversation. 

So if you’re approaching a strong woman on a dating site, be armed with a great opener.

On a popular dating site, like Zoosk, there are so many men competing for the same woman’s attention, you have to know how to stand out. So bring something extra and be aware that the standard won’t do. 

3.  A Strong Woman Navigates Life with a Purpose

Whether it’s investing in careers, friendships or hobbies, a strong woman goes after what she wants and needs someone who is supportive of that. 

The ideal would be a man who’s on her level and isn’t concerned with a woman who makes more money or owns any room she walks in to. 

So where do strong women go to meet their match? Elite Singles is a dating site geared towards driven professionals who don’t have a ton of time to invest in online dating. 80% of singles on the site are college educated and looking for someone just as motivated.

Because if you lack ambition or your only passion is watching sports on television, step aside. 

4. Even the Strongest Woman Needs to be Reminded that She’s Amazing

Confidence and vulnerability are not mutually exclusive. I bet even Brad Pitt sees flaws when he looks in the mirror.

So, men, remember that although you might not think a strong woman needs to be told how amazing she is or how beautiful she is, know that it helps.

5.  It Can be Hard to Coax Feelings Out of a Strong Woman

Strong woman don’t like to dwell on feelings and emotions. If a woman is going through something - whether it’s a work challenge, personal issues or just a phase where she’s feeling down - getting her to open up can be difficult.

Especially because she might not want to admit to feeling doubtful or unsure.

The balance between trying to push too hard to get her to open up and giving her time to express her emotions is something that takes a little bit of time to figure out. 

6. A Strong Woman Does Not Want to be Your Everything

A strong woman has goals and dreams and passions - and wants to see the same in you. Yes, you probably worship the ground she walks on, but you also need to have your own life and interests that excite you. 

She will push you to achieve your goals, but does not want to feel like your mother trying to get you out of bed on a Saturday morning. So if you’re not ready or willing to work hard and reach your potential, stay away. 

7. A Strong Woman Doesn’t Mind Being Alone

A strong woman doesn’t need a man to give them self-worth or validation. She knows how to be alone and take care of herself. So if you do end up with a strong woman, treat her well and relish in the fact that she’s fine alone, yet chooses to spend her time with you. 

Ready to find a strong woman for a whirlwind romance? Head to Zoosk and see who's out there.