Dating Advice Circa 1938

Tue, 09/03/2013 - 08:02
Submitted by Carlin Ross

This little piece of dating advice was brought to us by Click Parade Magazine back in 1938. 

Now that I'm in the dating pool again I guess I need to give my date my undivided attention (kidding).  I did start a dating profile over the holiday and the whole experience is fascinating.  I've never made such superficial decisions before.  It's all about the person's pictures, age, and career. Then you chat before you meet. 

For me, dating was always about meeting someone you had chemistry with and then spending time together.  Weird.  I feel a blog post coming on.

Editor in Chief & Keeper of All Things Betty Dodson

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Didn't you

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 06:59
Dotty (not verified)

just write a piece about the blessings of being alone...? ;-)
In case you are still feeling vulnerable from your separation I would say that online-dating is not a good idea. You really need thick skin for it. 
But of course I am very curious what you have to tell from your experiences... :-)
D (online-dating since february, haha)

Write it up... I will definitely read it :)

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 21:22
The 'other' Marisa (not verified)

Carlin, You’re a great writer (Betty too!) and if you write it I will definitely read it. So please keep a dating diary for historical.... I mean 'hysterical' purposes.

Seriously though... just no write ups about your potential lover being stranded in Nigeria needing help because they've been beaten up by thugs. This could be flat out rip roaring hilarious1 Well maybe you'll have better luck than some of the weird a@@ stuff I've come across (I think I'm too naive/honest for this wily dating dystopia called internet dating?) or I call it rather than WYSIWYG its WYSINWYG (noticed the "N" for NOT what you Get). Also if you delve further into this you realize some of these sites actual 'pay' attractive men and women as seeds to keep people interested and keep them sending emails, etc. It is a very odd world we live in today. Keep up the great work!
The 'other' Marisa