The impression that businessmen such as bankers, lawyers and other successful business professionals are devoid of romantic notions is not only false, it can also be downright insulting. Today’s business executive has many tools at his disposal for creating wealth; he can also use his knowledge of such tools and ideas to create romance as well. A man who can effectively run a large corporation or firm can translate his abilities to advance his social life or relationship too. The following ideas are presented with the purpose of showing such men how to accomplish this.

As a business executive you should have impeccable time management skills, so use this ability to give yourself a bit of added time to spend with that special someone. Telling a woman you are currently too busy to go to dinner or a movie, or anything else that requires a bit of time is basically the same as saying she is not important enough, or she takes a back seat to something else. Not a great way to build a fun and lasting relationship.

If an employee consistently does a great job in your organization you find some way of rewarding them for a job well done, well, the same should go for your romantic partner as well. Just because we call something a raise or a bonus doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to call it that outside of the office. A bonus for making you happy and keeping things under control in your relationship can be something as simple as a surprise day at the spa, or a long weekend trip that you both can enjoy. If you want to take it a step further, give the equivalent of a raise, perhaps an upgrade in vehicles may be in order.  Whatever you decide to do to show your appreciation, it is merely the same as added compensation to a valued employee or partner. Obviously, you are not equating the special person in your life to an employee, but rewards make us all feel good and give us additional incentive to keep working towards a desired goal.

If you are a manufacturer of a product or have a high-end service related business, think about how you treat one of your most valued customers. You would never tell them that you have no time to talk to them on the phone or meet them for a drink to discuss business, so why would you tell your significant other that you do not have the time to meet? Again, this is just telegraphing the message that something else is more important than she. Find, or make the time, even its merely for 1 drink or a stolen kiss in the elevator, that little extra effort can pay huge dividends down the road.

So many Successful businessmen use the time excuse so often that it no longer holds much credibility. If you are willing to work overtime to close a deal why not work overtime for your relationship. Every year right around the holidays or my birthday, my mailbox is inundated with cards and letters from my insurance company, brokerage firm and the guys that detail my car.  They are showing me that I am a valued customer and want to keep my business. I know all their customer’s get the same card, but it still shows me they care enough to send it. It costs a heck of a lot less to keep a customer than to find a new one and the same goes for that special someone in your life. Think about the time and effort of going back into the dating game as opposed to doing the little things that make your current relationship a happy one for both of you. It doesn’t take an MBA to realize that one method is a heck of a lot easier and more cost effective than the other!

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