• What should a man know about attracting and dating an independent-minded woman?
The universal truth of relationships is that we must respect and honor the autonomy of our partners while also paying attention to the needs of the relationship itself. If your partner, or potential partner, is independent-minded, it is important that you be introspective and ask yourself if you are comfortable enough with yourself that you are not going to require your partner to always be your emotional support. This does not mean that you both cannot develop your own patterns and ability to support each other emotionally and otherwise, but it will likely be important that you accept her for who she is and know what you are inviting into your life. Like with any relationship, it would be wise to have very upfront conversations about what each of you are wanting, so you can go into the next phase of the relationship with open eyes.