It is hard when you are 16, unemployed and don't have a car.
I keep telling him to listen to me. I did GREAT at relationships (Exhibit A: Mrs ERJ).
They start too young.
Part of my success is that I did not go looking until I was ready. Perhaps it was all of those Biblical stories of men starting buildings and not having enough resources to put a roof on them.
I had other impediments. My family was, um, resource starved. We did have a telephone. It was wired to the wall. Next to the kitchen. A desire for privacy was considered a de facto admission of nefarious intentions.
They start too young (yes, I know I repeated myself)
Kids pair off too early. They should be focusing on group dynamics. You can learn a lot about people by just watching.
Dating is about finding a mate. When the time came, I was not seriously dating for very long before I stubbed my toe on Mrs ERJ. But what I remember is that 29 year old women are the shining beacon of womanhood.
Something must happen on their 29th birthday.
All of a sudden their list shrank:
Great Car Six Pack Abs Skis. Makes over $100K/year Can order dinner in French Great hair Has a wine cellar Fantastic wardrobe (NO polyester). Condo in a great zip code Vacations in Europe
- Loves me
- Has integrity
- No substance abuse issues