Wednesday, March 24, 2010

How To Be a Great Date (circa 1980's)

I found a page of a magazine that I had torn out way back when with bullet points on how to be a great date. I am pretty sure I was insecure in my dating talents back then, so I must have saved it thinking it would be of some assistance. Now that I am almost technically back in the dating pool, I think some of these points will come in handy....

*Pretend he's Henry Kissinger and you're Barbara Walters-then interview him.

*Don't style and spritz hair to the point of stiffness- men like to touch soft tresses.

*Never complain (the chops are over cooked, the movie was awful).

*Order dessert- a lusty appetite is sexy.

*At the table, be a little geishalike- butter his roll, put the sugar alongside his coffee.

*Don't brag about your ancestors.

*Be flamboyantly amused by his witty asides.

*Give him a tiny present (really tiny, like a funny button).

Yeah, with these tips, I think I will do great.

Or NOT!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG! Good thing we found that jar of buttons the other day! Do brag about your ancestors, I bet thery were fun, but the best one is "Order Desert". Will be anxious to see how this all works for you!

Caution Flag said...

I'm picturing you buttering Henry Kissinger's roll. It's just not a pretty picture at all, Sue!

surprised mom said...

If it's a first date and he's touching your hair it should be so stiff he cuts his fingers! :D

If he can't butter his own roll and get his own sugar/salt, well send him back to his mother! :D

Melisa with one S said...

I like the phrase "flamboyantly amused."

marianne said...

I have to print out this list and put it on my fridge just in case I ever date again! Thank heavens I won't have to stiffen my hair!

Tara R. said...

Those are a hoot. When did women in the 80s ever brag about their ancestors?

k a t i e said...

*4 - until you drop chocolate mousse all over your new white blouse and/or start burping uncontrollably (that may just be me who's a pig and has entree, main AND dessert...)

*5 - Are you his date, or his mother?

*6 Um. K.

and uh...*1 - Who?

Justine said...

Butter his roll? Heeheeheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Justine :o )

Together We Save said...

This is to funny!!

Heather said...

I dunno, this sounds like the best tips I've ever read! *smirks*

Oh, how dating has changed!

Captain Dumbass said...

So, you're supposed to make your date cry?

nycgirl0501 said...

Your pulling our leg...they really put that in print? OMG! Butter his roll! LMAO! That is too funny!

Mrs4444 said...

Well, I have the lusty appetite thing going for me, but something tells me Mr.4444 isn't turned on by me eating a whole bag of Sunchips.