May 23, 2013

Miss Manners on Dating

There are three possible parts of a date, of which at least two must be offered: entertainment, food and affection.

...It is customary to begin a series of dates with a great deal of entertainment, a moderate amount of food, and the merest suggestion of affection. ...As the amount of affection increases, the entertainment can be reduced proportionately. When the affection IS the entertainment, we no longer call it dating.

Under no circumstances can the food be omitted.

(Thanks for the reminder, A!)

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