10 Dating Dos and Don’ts

18 Nov

During the month of November, while I’m participating in NaNoWriMo, a.k.a. trying to write 1,666 words or 6.6. pages per day, I’m featuring two weekly blogs based on the fabulous book, Clues for Real Life: The Classic Wit & Wisdom of Nancy Drew, by Jennifer Fisher (used with the author’s permission).

“Whether you’re battling everyday villains, dating mysterious men, or just shopping for a fashionable frock, a few good clues for life are just what the modern woman needs.”

10 Dating Dos and Don’ts

Don’t make your date take another girl to a BBQ so you can go off sleuthing. The Bungalow Mystery

Do stroke his ego every once in a while and ask for a little male assistance. The Whispering Statue.

Don’t refuse a gift when a man wants to treat you. The Mystery of the Tolling Bell.

Do nearly faint upon being rescued so you can be picked up and held by good, strong arms. The Secret in the Old Attic.

Don’t let him think you can always easily arrange your sleuthing around his social calendar. The Mystery at the Ski Jump.

Do try to focus on your boyfriend’s conversation even though tales of football and insurance sales aren’t as exciting as sleuthing. The Mysterious Mannequin.

Though getting stuck at the top of a Ferris wheel can foil your sleuthing plans, it’s a great excuse to enjoy some quality time with your boyfriend. The Clue in the Jewel Box.

When you’re down in the dumps over a baffling case, being asked out on a date can be a real pick-me-up. The Clue in the Old Album.

You know he’s the right guy for you when he can dismantle a mad scientist’s powerful transmitter and save the world. Mystery of the Moss-Covered Mansion.

When your boyfriend is chloroformed and tied to a tree and he’s just disgusted with himself at being caught instead of you for getting him into this predicament, you know he likes you. The Ghost of Blackwood Hall.

2 Responses to “10 Dating Dos and Don’ts”

  1. kathleenkaskawrites November 18, 2011 at 6:06 pm #

    These are great, Nancy. My favorite is the last one.

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