On dating advice you wish someone would have given you as a teenager

“To hell with God damned ‘L’Amour.’ It always causes far more trouble than it is worth. Don’t run after it. Don’t court it. Keep it waiting off stage until you’re good and ready for it and even then treat it with the suspicious disdain that it deserves…I am sick to death of you waiting about in empty houses and apartments with your ears strained for the telephone to ring. (…) Stop it Stop it Stop it. Other people need you…. Unpack your sense of humor, and get on with living and ENJOY IT.”