5 Things My Father Taught Me About Dating

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5 Things My Father Taught Me About Dating
He won't think anyone is good enough for you, but these tips will get you close.

So I’m currently on date number 41 for 50 States of Dating and I have two weeks until the wedding in Spain. I may or may not have found a date. You'll have to watch the new episodes in July to find out. Sorry! Dating all these men has taught me a lot about dating but I thought I’d review the lessons I learned from the first guy I met on this earth.

1. Never Date A Guy Who Doesn't Take Care of His Shoes

Basically a guy with terrible foot support will never go places. I remember dating a guy who wore these ratty Sketchers. We went out after dinner one night and tried to get into this lounge to meet friends. The door guy looked at my guy's feet and told us to go to Kenneth Cole or go home.

2. Never Chase Boys

I'm the oldest of four and have a younger brother. One day these stupid boys were picking on him so I threatened to beat them up. One hit me and ran away, so of course I ran after the little jerk. Unfortunately my father just saw me chasing the kid. So during dinner, he went on and on about how I should never ever ever chase a boy. "Boys don't appreciate being caught. They appreciate things they catch."

3. Be His Friend First

I didn't really date in high school. I went to boarding school and relationships got super stressful when you're sixteen and have to live with your boyfriend. So when I got to college, I pretty much fell in love with any guy with curly lashes and a car to take me off campus. After receiving my fourth call about a new boyfriend, my father had had enough. "Why don't you try getting to know these boys before giving them the honor of being your boyfriend. They should earn it by being a good friend."

4. Never Date A Man Who Cares To Much About Money

Don't get him wrong. He wanted me to be with someone successful. But also someone who was smart enough to realize that money wasn't everything.

5. He Should Love Your Mind

You shouldn't date a guy who simply wants you for your looks. If his love is tied to your looks, you have a problem because looks fade.


Happy Father’s Day!

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