|It's all about her, even if she likes white wine.|
My curiosity hasn’t been limited to potential earnings for doing really cool jobs. Considering I’m a single father who writes for other single fathers about single father issues, I tend to talk to people, men and women alike, about a lot of stuff . . . like dating. I’ve heard some pretty funny and interesting stories, much of which I won’t repeat here. However, I’ve also learned that a lot of you, my single father brothers, just aren’t doing it right. So, considering it’s almost Valentine’s Day weekend, I thought I’d impart a few really important things that you need to do when you take a lady out on a date.
(Ladies, you can thank me later.)
|The Notebook based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks.|
2) Guys, ask your lady for a date. Don’t expect your lady to ask you and even if you’re in a long-term relationship, don’t assume that you’ll go out on Friday/Valentine’s Day/Whatever Day. It’s not part of the romance thing. Your lady wants to feel special and, when you ask, you’ll help make that happen.
3) Dress for success. This includes grooming. To a lady, it’s a matter of respect that you’ve taken the time to look good for her. I know you want her to look good for you, right? I can’t believe I have to say this, but get a haircut. Shave or, if you’re like me, trim your beard. Make sure you’re clean and that you’re wearing clean, nice clothes. Here’s one: throw on a sport coat. If you don’t have a sport coat, go to Joseph A. Bank right now and get one. Spend at least $500.
|Be a gentleman, gentlemen.|
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Of course, you can put your own personal perspective on these guidelines, Romeo. Hopefully, you’re already on board with some of this. Still, I can all but assure you that, if you just do this stuff, you’ll be, at the very least, a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind.
Happy Valentine’s Day, my brothers.