Wed 10 Mar 2004, 08:20 AM
by Ben Langhinrichs
No, this weblog isn't going to turn into Advice for the Lovelorn, but I do have a bit of dating advice for the clueless, courtesy of my daughter. She is dating a boy (not "going out", because they are "just friends"), and they went out to a restaurant last night. They have gone to various restaurants before, and she has been trying to train him to be more "date-ready", meaning not a total clod when it comes to ordering, eating and paying. She gave him a new wallet so he wouldn't have to pull out his old ratty one he has had since he was eight. That sort of thing.
But today, she told me she thinks it might be hopeless. "For dinner", she said, "he ordered a peanut butter and jelly sandwich."
Ouch! Talk about a RLM
. I'm not sure even I have ever been that clueless.
So here's the advice. If you don't have the cash to buy more than PB&J, invite her to eat at your place. If you don't have the class to figure out the PB&J is inappropriate for a date, get really comfortable with your computer, because the only dating for you is going to be anonymous on-line chat room dating. 'Nuf said.
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