October 8th, 2008 | 26 Comments »

I have a lot of young women come to me with romantic situations that they want some advice on.

While they may be prone to obsessing and chewing their hearts into bloody little bits over a certain unresponsive someone, I try to give them some perspective.

So I switch from the heart to the feet. Feet are important. Ask a waiter if you don’t believe me. A waiter with aching feet is a cranky waiter.

I tell them that dating is like trying on shoes. Those stilettos that are drop dead gorgeous? A world of pain awaits you when you walk a mile in those puppies.

Flip flops? Comfortable, but don’t keep you warm in winter.

What you need, young women, is a pair of shoes that are quality, that fit beautifully. Classic styling, in for the long haul. Never goes out of style. In other words, you want a pair of shoes that you are willing to wear for the rest of your life.

Dating is like the shoe shopping process. Don’t be afraid to try them on. And if you get a poor fit? There are plenty more where that came from. One of them is bound to be a good fit for life. Just don’t settle on the first shiny pair you find.