Where would we be without our dads? Who would teach us how to make bad jokes at inappropriate times or crack our knuckles at the dinner table?
Father’s Day is upon us, and it’s time to look to the men in our lives for dating advice. So, we asked dads -- young and old -- all across the land via email to dispense the most vital pieces of advice for everyone: boys, girls, teenagers, parents, people named Simon -- literally anyone.
Thank you, dads everywhere, for the words of wisdom. Don't ever stop doing what you're doing... even when your kid tells you to specifically stop, because you're embarrassing him.
Tough love is the only kind of love
"That guy tried to tell me he knows more about irrigation than me. Break up with him." -- Josh, 55
“When someone tries to break up with you, you LET THEM.” -- Geoff, 38
“Never trust a boy who uses ‘hair product.’” -- Kevin, 35
Exercise caution and keep your eyes on the prize
“Best way not to be self-conscious, not to be grading your performance, is to be sincerely curious about the other person. Watch their eyes -- not their boobs or butts -- and probe in a friendly way. Can't hurt to do an online background check so you have clues about WHERE to dig, but the more you show simple curiosity about this person, the further you'll get. (And the less, I hope, you'll be keeping score). What's good, and bad, about the online world is that you'll have more than one chance to get to know this person. The first date doesn't have to be IT.” -- Peter, 75