Monday, January 30, 2006

Dating, Dear Abby, and John Cusack

Interesting comments from guys about dating in today's Dear Abby, particularly one about women traveling in packs, thus intimidating potential suiters. It just goes to show that you gotta go out, but you gotta look approachable, too.

Since nobody likes hanging out among strangers, it's good to bring along a friend or two. But it can scare off the menfolk, so definitely put a pleasant expression on your face. If you accidentally bump into somebody on your way to the Ladies' Room, say 'Excuse me' and smile with your eyes. No matter how bad your day was, don't stand around sniping about your coworkers or your jerk boss. Evesdroppers will mistake you for a bitter shrew, so limit those discussions to the car.

Enjoyed reading The Huffington Post today, which quotes John Cusack, one of my favorite actors.

Huffington says she does yoga while watching Meet the Press. Whatever gets you through it, I guess. I like to listen to George Harrison while watching Meet the Press , or during reports that politicians who scare me have been elected.


Aisling said...

Sorry, the Dear Abby responses were yet another example of telling women we are "too picky" because we want to find a man who is achievement-oriented. It's somehow our "fault" we are alone because we don't "settle" I get really tired of hearing this message.

Terry your advice is great in that you advise that we can have a reasonable combination of attraction, success, and love/committment.

Though I haven't found one yet for myself, all around me I see interesting, attractive, successful men who are married and are great husbands and fathers.

I don't think it is too picky for me to want someone who is successful.

There has to be a happy medium between dating a bagger at a grocery store and Bill Gates!


Sorry for venting, but this type of talk galls me!

Terry said...

Nothing wrong with wanting a man who's achievement-oriented, Aisling! Nobody should ever settle; it's death.