Monday, March 5, 2012

dating advice from apartment 212 for the male gender.

this is what we do on monday nights.
  1. Be yourself. Be confident. That's the most attractive thing you can do. 
  2. Chew with your mouth closed. I can see what you are eating on your plate, I don't need to see it on your mouth too.
  3. Don't over-think things. Keep it simple.
  4. Avoid marathon first dates. Short and sweet. Keep them wanting more; you don't need to keep them out until midnight. 
  5. You do not need to spend a lot of money on a first date. She just wants to get to know you and have fun. 
  6. Half of you kiss too much. Half of you don't kiss enough. 
  7. Don't lead a girl on. If you're not interested, don't hold her hand. 
  8. Relax. Dating is supposed to be fun. 
  9. Keep the inside of your car clean. We notice. 
  10. Shave your face. No one likes kissing sandpaper. And you don't look like Hugh Jackman. 
  11. Don't be a GIRL. That is our job. Stop over-analyzing; we do it enough for both genders. 
  12. Stop watching R-rated movies. The prophet said no. No means no. I don't care if it's "just for violence". I want to know that you follow the prophet all the time, in every command. 
  13. Don't run from the mission rules. That doesn't mean you have to listen to EFY music all the time, but be smart.
  14. Be healthy. Stop eating fast food all the time. We like men better without clogged arteries. 
  15. Be nice to my roommates. If we're not there, you can still talk to them. 
  16. Stop sleeping/playing on your iPhone during church. 
  17. Brush your teeth. You might even consider Crest Whitening Strips. Good smile=more kissing. 
  18. Go to the temple. It's important; make time for it. 
  19. Don't wait for a command in every situation. Take action; be decisive. If she doesn't like it, she'll stop you. But really, she's never going to stop you from taking her trash out. 
  20. Don't waste your life watching TV or playing video games. 
  21. Don't promise something you don't intend to follow through with. We remember what you promise. 
  22. Let us know you're thinking about us. By small and simple things, are great things brought to pass. 
  23. Don't sculpt your hair. If you spend more time getting ready than we do, that's bad. No girl is going to play with your sticky hair. But don't be a shag monster. 
  24. No one likes talking to a brick wall. Use your words (not your profane words). And, you are capable of asking questions. No girl wants to carry a conversation by herself. 
  25. Just because we're living in Provo, doesn't mean you need to rush things. Slow and steady wins the race
what spurred this list. well folks our stake had a questionnaire, was there an open ended question asking what we would say to boys? yes. did we sit and make a huge list? yes. this was the result.

yes, there are many personal anecdotes we could include to drive the points home, but that might be a little excessive.

side note: no individual people were thought of negatively during the creation of this list. We took from positive experiences. please do not feel attacked or offended. we love men. lots. and just want to share some great advice. and sometimes we are very honest. too honest. yay dating. go get 'em tiger.

1 comment:

  1. I love this list and I love our apartment! :)