When I first read this article by friend Fran Greene I thought it was cute and it made me smile! (It was originally published on Valentine’s day but is still relevant for every day!)
I immediately called Fran and asked her if I could post it. She agreed…hope it makes you smile too!
For those of you who read my posts you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of Fran Greene, she’s a Nationally renowned relationship expert, former advice columnist for Match.com, an authentic New Yorker with a heart of gold and she’s smart and funny too!
Frans’ also author of the The Flirting Bible, (Your Ultimate Photo Guide to Reading Body Language, Getting Noticed and Meeting More People than you Ever Thought Possible).
Love, Cars and Dating: By Fran Greene
Have you ever thought about hiring a classic car for a date?
There’s something so romantic about classic cars. Think about it. You can set the mood by playing romantic music whether you have a push-button radio or 8-track player. Be creative in finding some way to occupy yourselves while waiting for the tubes in the radio to warm up. Wink, wink.
Riding in a classic car can take you back in time, so use it to take your date to classically romantic spots, like a drive-in movie theater (yes, there are still some around), the beach at sunset, or your own version of “Inspiration Point.” You can even snuggle in the back seat, unless you happen to be driving a Corvette!
A haven for romance
Your car itself can be a haven for romance! Place your date’s flowers on the dashboard. Imagine how romantic it will be when your date gets in the car and finds something there for them. Have music available with your date’s favorite songs and play them when you are driving together.
An extension of you
A classic car is an extension of yourself. You never have a second chance to make an unforgettable first impression with a date.
Neither does your car. So if you own a classic car (And don’t need to rent one) before your night out on the town, make sure that your car is ready for the date. Give your car a bath, both inside and out. If your car masquerades as your office, your pet’s home, your kids gym locker, a restaurant, or a garbage pail, make sure that is cleaned out and presentable, just like you.
You want your car and your date to get along. It is really quite simple: your date has to feel that there is room for her in your life, as well as in your car. By the same token, your classic car must approve of your date. You may have to forewarn your classic car not to get offended if your date gets a finger print on the console or dash, or accidentally slams the door too hard. Assure your classic car that you’ll take care of it once the date is over. Even if your date (gasp!) spills searing hot coffee on the upholstery. This is no time for your car to take revenge on your date by messing up her hair because the convertible top is down.
The way you drive
When you are by yourself your driving style only affects you, but when you have a date with you, everything changes. We all have our own unique driving habits. Are you a polite and cautious driver, or are you rageful and reckless? Make no mistake, your date will judge you by the way you drive. She will be watching the way you treat other drivers. Showing consideration for these other drivers, and for your date, will put you in the “driver’s seat.”
Safety is of the utmost importance. Multitasking in the office is valued, but doing it while on a date can be the kiss of death. Do not talk on your cellphone, text, check your e-mail, or your voice mail while driving with your date. No matter how tempting the distractions may be, talking with your date is the way to their heart.
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