Confused Single Men & a Few Good Women?
This week’s mail brought letters about Single Guys who don’t know how good they have it.
Dear Page Larkin,
Help! Our brother (divorced, 59, executive, thinks he is a ladies man) drives us crazy. In the last five years we watched him date, Dumb and Dumber, Clueless, The Jerk, and Tammy.
He recently met a very nice woman- about his age, successful, smart, and fun; everyone likes her. She has her own company; and what she sees our brother, we don’t know.
However, they’ve been dating for a few months-and he just started complaining that she left a couple of things at his house. The guy went ape over a water bottle! How do I tell my brother he’s darn lucky to be dating this Perfect 10?
Concerned Sister in Los Gatos.
Dear Concerned Sister Los Gatos,
You’re a good sister to care so much. ItIs sounds like this guy is a little rusty when it comes to the dating game.
Read the next letter…. déjà vu all over again.
You seem to know a lot about this kind of dating stuff. I have a new girlfriend- she’s hot. We spend a lot of time together – most weekends. She does one thing that really bugs me. I think she is slowly trying to move in with me. Last week, she tried to leave Peet’s Coffee and a French Press coffee thing at my house. I drink Yuban. Today, I found she left a can of hairspray under the kitchen sink. I have my limits and I told her so. My buddies say I being unreasonable? Me?
The Weekely Thing
Hey, Weekely Thing/Wake up and smell the coffee…
It sounds like you’ve met a lovely woman you enjoy spending time with and for her convenience she brought over a small coffee maker and make up. Evidently, you find this so upsetting you need to consult a dating specialist? I wish I could say, I feel your pain. Lighten up, Weekely. Relax, already. Your buddies are right.
Ms. Page Larkin,
Most women consider me a “real catch.” I’m very successful; I drive a black BMW, I know how to party, and, I never kiss and tell.
I’m very confused about a woman I just met. She’s totally different from all the babes I’ve ever dated. Evidently, she thinks I’m pretty interesting and she laughs all my jokes. The other night we went out, and she gave me a gift. No woman has ever given me a gift. She gave me a gift certificate to “A night on the town.” What’s up with that? I think she might be using me. Help me figure this one out.
GH from Hollywood
Dear GH from Hollywood,
Lucky you. You have self-professed wonderful qualities – and a special woman recognizes them. You are fortunate- treat her well and go with the flow. Don’t overthink this one, GH.
Social media has given us this idea that we should all have a posse of friends when in reality, if we have one or two really good friends, we are lucky.
I will not play tug o’ war. I’d rather play hug o’ war. Where everyone hugs instead of tugs, Where everyone giggles and rolls on the rug, Where everyone kisses, and everyone grins, and everyone cuddles, and everyone wins.
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