The education field is so full of acronyms and specialized words that it can seem like a confusing alphabet soup!
Dating is at best another extracurricular, number six or number seven down the list, somewhere between Model UN and intramural badminton.
I've been co-hosting young alumni events for name-brand schools for long enough to know that these kids come out a little lopsided (which sounds so much better than "socially awkward," don't you think? All they need is a little tune up, or a little dating textbook like The Tao of Dating for Women or The Tao of Dating for Men, to get them going -- plus a little practice.
The issues that made school work so challenging as a child crop up again in the workplace, in social situations, and in our homes.
Paperwork and reports at work; keeping up with bills; and helping our children with their homework can be a struggle.
The writing of the books was precipitated by the endemic dating woes on the Harvard campus as I observed them as an advisor and, earlier, indulged in them as a student.
Those kids graduate and pretty much continue to have the same dating woes -- only now with fewer single people around who happen to live in the same building and share meals with them every day.
As an adult, you are probably now in command of a number of techniques that make life easier.
Over the years, you have figured out ways to obtain and keep track of the information you need. On this page, you can find even more avenues to success at work, in your relationships, and in the community. LDA is here to help you understand this new diagnosis and lead you or your child to the right support systems.
In fact, the smarter you are, the more clueless you will be, and the more problems you're going to have in your dating life. Smart people spent more time on achievements than on relationships when growing up. And smart families are usually achievement-oriented. The upshot of all that achievement is that you get into a top college -- congratulations!
Once upon a day I used to be pretty smart, and believe me, I had a lock on clueless. -- and then continue doing even more of what you were doing before.
Some of its major precepts have survived into the twentieth century and still affect our contemporary period.