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From the Mail Bag
The next email comes from Violette- She is an avid dater and a party girl; she loves to dance and flirt and play. (She admits to being 39- a Jack Benny 39) and is actually hovering around 77 – if you must ask.
Violette writes she is looking for romance, a romp, a frolic – boyfriend for new adventures. She wants to “Dance, look at the stars, bathe in moonlight, chant at Taize, scale Mt Tam and revel in a sublime picnic involving Champagne and chocolate and making out.”
Dear Page Larkin,
You were right, a lot of men have written me notes…lots of notes – like a pen pal. “He says, I say” – all this back and forth fol-de-rol. I spent two weeks playing Poem-Pong with a priest from Pacifica. What ever happened to “Hey! You’re cute… interesting…attractive – want to meet for a drink?”
I don’t want no stinkin’ pen pal. Tell the men in your classes to get off the stick and into the game. Women don’t want no stinkin’ pen pals – we want joie de vivre!
Well said, mon amis! The unwritten Dating 101 rule is: Exchange three emails – move it up a notch to a phone call – and another. Ask Questions. Get to know one another, and if there is chemistry and potential- suggest meeting for a walk or coffee…and, so it begins.
Have fun, Vi – you are an inspiration!
A Giant fan,