Children of the ’60s should be able to remember the game-and probably even sing part of the jingle, “.. There was the Dream, dressed in a white dinner jacket, and the Dud, in his unmatched plaids, horned-rim glasses, and white crew socks.
In between episodes of “I Dream of Jeannie” and “Bewitched,” which taught us that magic and trickery were required to get a man to marry, we learned through commercials for “Mystery Date” that dating was a game of chance.
When she did, going all Out with the fries and the large drink, he swallowed hard and said he wouldn’t be eating. “We can laugh about it now,” says Kim Crosskno, 40, who tried the same dating service as Stephanie, who has since moved to Australia.
THINK “JOURNEY,” NOT “DESTINATION.” Nina Atwood, a Dallas psy chologist and author of Be Your Own Dating Service: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding and Maintaining Healthy Relationships, says the most important factor to dating successfully is having an open mind.
Echoing Kim Crosskno, he says, “the timing was never right to get married.” In the 70s and early ’80s, love-and sex-were in the air, Albright says.
The club scene in Dallas was at its height, and dating was an endless walk through a candy store.
If every date has to be the man you are going to marry, it puts too much pressure on him and on you.” It’s easy to find those unspoiled dates when you’re younger, when background is simply where you grew up and where you went to college.
But as we get older, all of our stories get too long and our baggage too heavy.