Three Possible Parts to a Date

After my last review, I do have some other quotes that I really enjoyed, that didn’t really work into the review itself. Here is one, from Miss Manner’s Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior – one more example of how I found the quotes he sourced often more interesting than his own writing:

There are three possible parts to a date, of which at least two must be offered: entertainment, food, and affection. It is customary to begin a series of dates with a great deal of entertainment, a moderate amount of food, and the merest suggestion of affection. As the amount of affection increases, the entertainment can be reduced proportionately. When the affection is the entertainment, we no longer call it dating. Under no circumstances can the food be omitted. (p. 197, How the Mind Works)

Under. No. Circumstances.

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