Since my favorite Housewives have finished their season, I’ve been lost on Tuesday nights. I really came to love my Orange County Housewives. Sure it was total trash I was watching, but it was entertaining trash. But this month Bravo did not let me down. Shortly after OC Housewives wrapped up, The Real Housewives of NYC started their season. At first, I didn’t like the pushy NYC ladies. However, I get sucked into a TV show very quickly, like in two episodes, so it didn’t take long before I was all about the whiny/annoying NYC Housewives.
I’m still trying to figure out who’s who, but one episode really caught my eye. I think because it applied to me. Ramona, one of the housewives, wrote a dating advice article for Cosmo back in the 80s. Ramona, along with all rich housewives, thinks very highly of herself and felt that her Cosmo article would be helpful to a newly single housewife. Since Ramona is so confident that her 80s dating advice article could be helpful to her super rich powerful friend, I figured the advice column would be helpful to all my non-rich NYC Housewife readers. So here’s some of Romana’s advice for finding a man…
Don't wait for Kevin Costner. Overly discriminating women wind up spending Saturday night with a container of Haagen-Dazs. Since there simple aren't enough Fortune 500 CEOs with washboard stomachs and great personalities to go around, lower your standards - and forget about meeting a movie star or model. Dates need not be handsome or serious marriage material; they must simply want to share a pleasant evening with you.
-Actually, you probably could just wait for Kevin Costner. I think he just remarried, so there’s a good chance his Hollywood marriage could fail.
Be a Flirt
Be a consummate flirt. You can meet men anywhere, anytime, by acting friendly and nonjudgmental, smiling, making eye contact. You'd be amazing at the number of women who wear frowns of blasé expressions as a sort of protective mirror.
Get His Digits
Take his number - and say you'll call him. This way, you won't have to wait by the phone! Yes, it's hard to make the first move, but being in control does wonderful things for the ego! (Men have known this little secret for centuries.)
-Yuck! I couldn’t disagree with this more! If he’s interested in you, he’ll get your number, and then he’ll actually call you! If he doesn’t have enough courage or motivation to ask for my number then it’s not going to work out between us.
No Last-Minute Plans
Say no to last-minute plans. If a superhunk calls at 8:00 P.M. on a Thursday to ask you out for Friday night - even though you're dying to accept and have nothing else to do - say, "I'm sorry, I'd love to see you, but I always make plans for the weekend by Wednesday." If he's even remotely interested, he'll call earlier next week.
-If a superhunk calls me, Blogger World, you guys will be the first to know, and heck yeah I’ll go on the date! It’s not everyday a superhunks calls me!
Tone that Bod
Work on your bod. Taking control of weight, muscle tone, and overall figure can improve your self-confidence, which makes it easier to take control of your life.
-CHECK...on my part.
Don't Mention the Other GuysNever talk about other men. Making a man jealous by mentioning things you've done or places you've gone with his rivals almost always backfires - he'll start talking about all of his girlfriends.
-There would have to be other guys.
Advice from Ramona, famous/rich/powerful/married Housewife of NYC, take it, leave it, whatever. I just thought it was funny.