‘How to Talk to Girls’

By Beacon Staff

Having trouble with the ladies? This fourth-grader from Castle Rock, Colo. might have some of the best advice I’ve heard yet. Nine-year-old Alec Greven’s dating primer, “How to Talk to Girls” – which began as a handwritten, $3 pamphlet sold at his school book fair – hit book shelves nationwide last week.

Here’s a few of my favorite gems from Alec:

“Comb your hair and don’t wear sweats.”

Avoid pretty girls. “It is easy to spot pretty girls because they have big earrings, fancy dresses and all the jewelry,” he writes. “Pretty girls are like cars that need a lot of oil.”

Dating – which he defines as going out to dinner without your parents – is for “kind of old” people, who are 15 or 16.

And the best way to approach a girl is to say hi. “If I say hi and you say hi back, we’re probably off to a good start,” he said.