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Wooing and Winning; Conflicting Advice on Ways to Meet, Manage or Marry the Elusive Male
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The Washington Post (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Washington, D.C.
Author: McElwaine, Sandra
Date: Sep 22, 1987
Start Page: z.18

Friendliness and approachability are crucial to success, says [Margaret Kent Warner], and the best places to whisper your first sultry hellos are laundromats, where you can lend a prospective date the bleach and fabric softener; book stores, where you can both peruse "The Joy of Sex"; political outings, where supposedly interesting men hang out. (Little does Kent know.) Or doctors' waiting rooms. (Forget this ploy if you are visiting your gynecologist.)

Kent does not insist that you abandon your career to meet your future mate; she merely suggests that you change your place of employment or job function. Nurses, airline stewardesses and waitresses-who convey concern and caring-are the most successful at dating and marrying; but failing to be in one of these occupations, you might opt for the Internal Revenue Service: you'll get the attention of every man you meet; security guard: you can stop any attractive man; or boat and service repair: you might be signed on to crew for the likes of Adnan Kashoggi.

The final blow is the dastardly act. On the brink of marriage, thinking wistfully of the millions of dazzling women he will have to forgo, your intended may be inclined slash the tires of your car. Or move to Europe. Or show up at the wedding with a date, not you. Even Kent's own husband indulged in a brief moment of rebellion. He refused to wear a tie for their nuptials. Totally unfazed, Kent marched him firmly toward the altar, dismissing these unfortunate episodes as merely the last gestures of resistance. "Don't react negatively," she pens. "You're on the right track."

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