Jo enlists the help of her ex-fiance Slade Smiley plus her best friends Myia Ingoldsby and Katy Metz.At African we are committed to providing you a safe and friendly environment where you can comfortably meet that special someone. At African we are committed to providing you a safe and friendly environment where you can comfortably meet that special someone.Emma is an entrepreneur who creatively hacked the most notoriously beau monde industry – Interior Design – with her pragmatic, creative solutions to living in style at any stage of your life. You need to run the business to make money to survive but you can live without having someone else in your life. It does bother me when people say “You’ve put your business first and that’s why you’re single” because I think it’s about finding the right person, not choosing the business over dating, that’s not the reason I have a career instead of a husband.Emma’s innovative thinking has led her from interior design consulting, event management and styling, to hosting a decorating school, mentoring budding young stylists and just recently publishing her first book. Weighing up your priorities is always difficult, whatever is screaming the loudest tends to win Does it bother you that you have all of your entrepreneurial successes but haven’t yet found a relationship? Do you think going forward that you will look for someone that is an entrepreneur/creative or has a business background?
I’ve never really thought about it until recently when one of my friends (who is also a young female entrepreneur but married) made a comment about guys being intimidated by me.
I think the biggest thing for me is that they have to ambitious which generally means they’ll either be in a career that’s high pressure and reward/satisfaction or be working towards it, or, they’ll run their own business.
In dating, I think that when we choose our partner we make a decision to Reach or to Settle, meaning that the person that we’re with drives us to be a better person through their ambition and subsequent encouragement, or alternatively they cruise through life and everything is just comfortable. Honestly, I’m just not attracted to the type of person that is a typical Settler.
They’re happy with where they are in their careers and don’t see any need to push themselves and I struggle to see a long term future with them. It feels like I want more out of life than they do.
I’m not someone that will just pack up and move to the country and have chickens and a veggie patch. Do you feel like men are intimidated by you and your success?