April 25, 2008
I popped onto Yahoo tonight and there was the weekly “rules for great dates” headline. If it’s not that, it’s something about how to get a second date or how to get your date to like you. Tonight’s headline told readers to “follow these tips to avoid breaking the cardinal rules for first dates.”
Am I the only one who thinks this kind of advice is crazy?
First of all, if someone is jittery about a date, you don’t need to be giving them a list of rules to remember. Worried about what to say? Whether or not they’ll like you? Here. Worry about these things too. We’ve even numbered them.
Besides, the happiest couples I know are not perfect. They didn’t always have perfect dates. They don’t have perfect lives and I’m pretty sure everyone on earth says the wrong thing sometimes. I know I do. But the key isn’t about being perfect or finding someone who is. You just have to find the person whose flaws and quirks line up with yours, a.k.a. the perfect person for you.
Okay. I’m off my soapbox. For now. Thanks for indulging me.