Mindy Kaling, actress and author, gave the commencement speech at her alma mater, Dartmouth, over the weekend, and she had some dating advice for the young men in the audience:
“This one is just for guys: When you go on dates, act as if every woman you’re talking to is a reporter for an online publication that you are scared of,” she said as the crowd laughed. “One shouldn’t need the threat of public exposure and scorn to treat women well; but if that’s what it’s gonna take, fine. Date like everyone’s watching, because we are.”
I like it. I’d also add:
Don’t shit-talk your exes (or any women, for that matter).
If you want to impress a woman, remember the details (her middle name, her favorite flower, where she went to summer camp when she was 12). It’s like a little parlor trick that will blow her mind, express your interest in her, and make you seem super-sensitive.
What dating advice would you give young men graduating college?