Duchess Digest: Would Jane Austen Settle?

By Jill Brown

Elizabeth BennetEver wonder what the love guru and author Jane Austen would do in modern day dating dilemmas the single ladies today have to face? Ever ask yourself “Would Jane Austen Watch ‘The Real Housewives’?” or “Would Jane Austen have a Frenemy?” Well wonder no more. This week is the third installment of The Duchess Guide presents: What Would Jane Austen Do? Each day I’m sharing a question from readers and answering it based on the original positive thinking dating coach, Jane Austen. This is the second Duchess Digest column devoted solely to answering “What Would Jane Austen Do?” And this week you asked, “I’ve been dating a lot, trying online dating and going on some great dates. But while I’ve met a lot of great guys no one has felt like ‘the one. Should I settle for good enough?” Well, should you settle?

Be sure to view this week’s Single Minded Women exclusive video and our tenth in the series, and be sure to check out www.theduchessguide.com for more daily videos further supporting answers about what Jane Austen would do in your specific dating situation.

The Duchess Guide Presents: What Would Jane Austen Do?

“Would Jane Austen Settle?”

The answer to today’s What Would Jane Austen Do question, “Would Jane Austen Settle?” is of course not! And to back me and Jane up on this question is the always hopeful and favorite novel of this Duchess, Pride and Prejudice. I love Pride and Prejudice and especially the main character Elizabeth Bennett. What I love the most about this tale is that throughout the book Elizabeth Bennett stays true to herself and never gives up on love (or settles for her awfully mismatched cousin Mr. Collins,  despite his warning that his offer of marriage is likely the last and only one she’ll receive). It does take setting aside her ego, forgiving and also admitting when and where she was wrong (as is the case with the proud but also initially misunderstood Mr. Darcy) so it’s not a discovery without work and personal growth. But ultimately what Elizabeth finds, and what I truly believe YOU will find as well, is that when she remains true to herself and keeps an optimistic outlook that her true match is out there, she finds him.

And who doesn’t want a Mr. Darcy of her very own?

Don’t settle for less then you deserve in life and love, keep a good attitude and keep learning and you’ll find your perfect match too. Remember attitude equals altitude so keep your spirits soaring high and believe your love is out there too – and that you’ll find him! It takes effort, it takes practice and sometimes even professional assistance. If you need more help on how to find your own Mr. Darcy, there is dating coaching on how to maximize your dating success, as well as a home study course available. So be sure to check out my new course at www.theduchessguide.com/datingsuccess.

Jill Brown is a Los Angeles, California-based coach and writer. She earned her Bachelors in Humanities and Sociology from USU and is a member of the National Association for Conflict Resolution and the Ladies Who Launch Network. She is the founder of “The Duchess Guide” a website dedicated to helping women become their most fabulous selves for dating success. To check out the NEW DATE LIKE A DUCHESS e-course, visit www.TheDuchessGuide.com/datingsuccess NOW. In less then 5 minutes and for less then $40 you could be enjoying dating success!

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