I could write a book on dysfunctional relationships- I’ve sampled all varieties. I’ve dated alcoholics and anti-socials, schizophrenics, addicts and sociopaths. I’ve dated arrogant academics and closet homosexuals, artists and musicians.
The advantage of early promiscuity is that a girl gains a good amount of experience with men before she’s too old to put it to use. These days, I see a cheater from a mile away. That smile, the mischievous sparkle, that predatory eye contact- I’ve seen it before. Yes, you are charming, but a little too charming. Coffee? No thanks.
If I ever have a daughter, I’m going to write this stuff down for her. Some of it is fairly obvious, but it doesn’t hurt to repeat it: Never be the other woman. Never be the secret woman. Be wary of guys with psycho ex-girlfriends stories. Don’t date older men who date only younger women. Under no circumstance should your relationship cause crying. Drugs are bad. Pay attention to the way a man treats waitresses and servers. Pet ownership is indicative of empathy. While it is perfectly acceptable for a man to enjoy a little prostate stimulation, be wary of a fellow who flips over and spreads his legs.
…uh, I will have to find a more tactful way to explain that last one.
What rules and guidelines will you give to your daughter?