Saturday, December 6, 2008

How to Talk to Girls: Advice from a 8 year old boy

On The Today Show Thursday morning, we were introduced to a fourth grader who wrote the book "How To Talk to Girls." Alec Greven, a fourth-grader at at Soaring Hawk Elementary School in Castle Rock, Colo., began writing the book "How to Talk to Girls" — about the dos and don'ts of dating — when he was 8 years old.

Alec who is now nine, was so poised and seemed excited to share his advice from what he has learned in all of his years as a ladies man. They showed him sitting in the makeup chair before his interview smiling and getting his hair done. He didn't look nervous at all and seemed like a pro.

One of his most important pieces of advice that he gave to men that are trying to attract the ladies was for men to shower and to not wear sweat pants. He learned this from his own mother who in his own words "was a girl once too." He said "Showering really helps attract the ladies and so does not wearing sweat pants. Girls want you to show that you care about your appearance."

Questions and Answers from his Interview

What inspired you to write this book?
A: I saw boys around the playground having trouble getting girls — just not knowing what to say. I wanted to write a book that could help them.

Do you plan to write more about dating?
A: I might be writing "How to Talk to Girls II" for middle schoolers, then part three as a guide for high schoolers, and then [parts] four, five and six for college and after that. I'll write them when I get to each age — I don't think I could get past security guards at a high school right now to do research ’cause I look too young.

Girls 101 Learn the Basics

If you are in elementary school, try to get a girl to like you, not to love you. Wait until middle school to try to get her to love you. Otherwise, you have to hold on to her for a long time and that would be very hard.

Tip: Most boys in elementary school can hold on to a girl for only 30 days.Whatever happens, just don’t act desperate. Girls don't like desperate boys.

So what do you do if you have a crush on a girl? You need to get her to like you.
You can also show off a skill, like playing soccer or anything else that you are good at.
Tip: To get a girl to like you, talk to her and get to know her.

Excerpt from the book Chapter two: Crushes

Many boys get crushes on girls. But it can be very hard to get a girl to like you. Sometimes it takes years!

I loved when Alec was asked if he was dating anyone, he said no but after he goes on shows like the Today Show the girls at school seem more interested in him that day. (We can be so fickle.)

On behalf of all the ladies out there I would like to thank you Alec for showing us that Ladies Men at any age really do exist. I know from my own playground experiences that we all seem like little adults and feel like we know it all. I can also remember my father conveniently getting my baby pictures out on the coffee table to page of my naked pictures of me in a bath for my young dates to see.

I encourage all young fathers to read Alec's book. Daddies be afraid of the boys and girls together on the school playground. Be very afraid.


Janie said...

I bet that was fun to watch!
Daddies of little girls, watch out!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Followed Braja's sidebar badge to you. Great first visit. I think I knew someone like Alec in elementary.

Braja said...

That's just too much for words. He should put THIS on the cover:

And hey Laura? Check my sidebar for a delicious treat I left you in thanks for the award you gave me :)

Laura said...

Janie it was so great and thinking about Alec on the playground made me laugh throughout the day.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher welcome and I am so glad you came to visit.

Braja you're the best and thank you so much for my delicious shout out.

Le laquet said...

What?!?! How old? Good grief!!! Hey do you have a copy I can show my husband - and then I wouldn't have to be the lead in all our conversations.

pj said...

Great thanks now I have to home school my daughter. Or have her write a book - how to a avoid boys till your 30.

Laura said...
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Laura said...

Le laquet: Can you imagine the kind of dinner table conversations you both could have if you led with a chapter from Alec's book? :)i.e. "well Alec's advice was to sweep girl's off of their feet first...."

pj: Ha. Most of us turn out OK, I promise. OK if home schooling doesn't help then lock her in a room and let her out when she's 35. (And I use to be a social worker.):)

Fancy Schmancy said...

Too cute. His mom is going to have to start stuffing his stocking with condoms, soon!

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Ann's Rants said...

Sorry. He creeps me out. Thanks for visiting my blog!