Deeper Dating: How to Drop the Games of Seduction and Discover the Power of Intimacy

Next This column was written by psychotherapist Ken Page, a Scripps contributing writer. In my decades of practice as a psychotherapist, this is the insight that has inspired me most: Our deepest wounds surround our greatest gifts. I’ve found that the very qualities we’re most ashamed of, the ones we keep trying to reshape or hide, are in fact the key to finding real love. I call them Core Gifts. It’s so easy to get lost in the quest for self-improvement.

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Keep your partner guessing. At the end of the day, this soulless approach to dating doesn’t lead to love, it leads to insecurity and desperation. In Deeper Dating, Ken Page presents a new path to love. Out of his decades of work as a psychotherapist–and out of his own personal struggle to find love–Page teaches that the greatest magnet for real love lies in our “Core Gifts”–the places of our deepest sensitivity, longing, and passion.

Deeper Dating guides us to discover our own Core Gifts and then teaches us to extricate these gifts from the wounds that keep them buried, empowering us to express them with courage, generosity, and discrimination in our dating life. When we do this, something miraculous happens:

Especially as a single, gay man who wants more than a hookup, going on multiple dates can seem disappointing as times when that’s all other guys want.

The mountain to meet your soul mate appears to be tall and steep, and getting to the top can seem impossible. Especially as a single, gay man who wants more than a hookup, going on multiple dates can seem disappointing as times when that’s all other guys want. Luckily, there’s a cure for those who are starting to feel jaded by the dating scene!

That’s why I had to pull in Ken Page, bestselling author of Deeper Dating to give us the skinny on how to meet your soul mate and stop playing the games of seduction that often leave us feeling lonely and disappointed. In this interview with Ken Page , we dive into the concepts of identifying your core gifts, the difference between relationships of inspiration versus relationships of desperation. Ken also gives an awesome tip on what to do if you’re feeling a bit jaded in the dating scene or if you’re unhappy in your current relationship.

Here’s a nifty breakdown of what we talked about: Lead with your core gifts to meet your soul mate Your core gifts are what make you unique, and you have core gifts that are special to your DNA.

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Tweet Why do we engage in unhealthy dating patterns? Why do our most intense romantic passions so often end in disaster? This post will teach you how to recognize and avoid your own attractions of deprivation; but, even more important, it will help you name the intimacy gifts they conceal. All of us are attracted to a particular type that stops us dead in our tracks: How does that happen?

Even though we may be adults, we often have unresolved childhood hurts due to betrayal, manipulation, abuse and neglect from our caregivers. Unconsciously, we seek healing of these wounds in our intimate relationships. Our psyche seeks to recreate the scene of the original crime, and then save us by changing its ending. The child in us believes that if the original perpetrators—or their current replacements—finally change their minds, apologize, or make up for that terrible rupture of trust, we can escape from our prison of unworthiness.

Our conscious self is drawn to the positive qualities we yearn for, but our unconscious draws us to the qualities which hurt us the most as children. What lies at the heart of this inexorable hunger for healing? This experience feels like a deep loss; a betrayal of what we know life should be like. Like any powerful myth, this one frames our understanding of how life—and love—works. As we grow into adults, it becomes the mold that shapes our love lives.

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