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Dating workshop for gay men in Fort Lauderdale

From Dr. Arlen Keith Leight of Fort Lauderdale:

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Authentic Dating 101
Weekend Intensive Workshop For Gay Men

FRIDAY NIGHT MARCH 7th FROM 7 to 9,
SATURDAY MARCH 8th ALL DAY FROM 9 to 4 and
SUNDAY MORNING MARCH 9th FROM 9 to 1

This intensive weekend workshop will no doubt be met with tremendous resistance by many participants.  Totally new ways of approaching dating will be discussed that may well be met with doubt and skepticism.  This workshop is not for everyone.  You need to be very open minded, be willing to look at yourself and your behavior closely, and be ready to try out new ideas and techniques.  This workshop is not for you if you absolutely must be in a relationship or feel that being without a partner is somehow a terrible fate.  Such desperation will prevent complete openness and patience with the process. 

Discover in this mind expanding weekend why you want to date.  Explore the various purposes of dating and types of dates.  Learn how to be honest with yourself about what you really want so your dating is congruent with your goals.  Learning to be true to yourself and to the men you choose to date is at the heart of “authentic” dating.  Find ways to use your mind to bring men into your life that satisfy your requirements for the type of connections you are looking for. 

Learn the truth about how long it takes to know if someone has potential for you.  Avoid hanging on to men who are not right for you.  What is a first date all about?  And the second.  Learn the relationship between passion and conflict and the relationship between vulnerability and intimacy, and understand how these impact dating decisions.  Learn the skills needed to ask someone out, to find out if someone has a boyfriend or is dating someone else, to see if your date is into you or not, to explore sexual compatibility, to talk about when to have sex for the first time, to discuss open relationships and/or exclusivity, to talk about HIV and STD’s, and to say “no” or “this is not working for me” when necessary.

Challenge yourself with group discussions about whether or not you can date authentically and be dating more than one man at a time.  Is it OK to date one man for sex and another for a potential relationship?  What if the sex is great but you know this is not the man of your dreams?  What if you are seeing someone who is just wonderful but the sex is not what you’d like it to be?  Will the sex improve with time?  What about dating someone who is currently in a relationship or dating someone else?  And come to terms with the games you are tired of playing.  For example, if you feel like calling your potential new boyfriend, do you call or wait for his call?  What is THAT about???

This workshop is for men, not boys, who want to stop the childish games and have adult-to-adult relationships.  It is recognized that different men have different objectives so every attempt will be made to help the individual participants discover what they really want from dating and relationships and how to use honesty and authenticity to achieve their goals.  As such attendance is limited and based upon a no charge consultation with Dr. Leight on a first come first served basis.

Complimentary 20 minute personal consultation required for participation

Call 954.768.8000
to schedule your consultation and to register.

Fees:
$195.00 for the weekend intensive if registered by February 28th,
$225 if registered after February 28th

(Attendance is limited to 12 participants)

DOWNLOAD A REGISTRATION FORM HERE

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