Top 7 Tony Dow Quotes About Dating
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Tony Dow, on the other hand, played Wally on Leave It to Beaver, so AP News features writer Vivian Brown published his candid thoughts as a 15-year-old in 1960. What follows is a child's ideas presented with the matter-of-fact confidence of a young man, and it's very funny.
1. On Age
"Young girls giggle and are silly. A fellow may just want to sit on the beach in the wind or something, and maybe not talk, but they always want to be going somewhere and doing something. That's why I like to date older girls."
2. On Quietness and Consideration
Dow stated he prefers quiet girls, "not loud types who are always trying to make an impression." He also said he liked pleasant, considerate girls, "if you can find them."
3. On Housework
"I like a girl who does some work around her house, helps her mother and wherever she goes does her part, helps with the dishes, clears the table or whatever must be done."
4. On Manners
"If you know a girl who never says 'thank you' or 'I'm sorry' sooner or later you get embarrassed."
5. On Maturity
"If you can't talk to a girl about important things, there's no sense in dating her. You need someone to confide in."
6. On Interests
"A girl doesn't need to be an athlete to interest a fellow, but she should show interest in what you do."
7. On Companionship
"I don't like a girl who is a tomboy, but I like a companion."