March 31, 2008
John Hawkins interviews me, and five other fabulous, conservative women, on dating. I don’t say anything that earth-shattering but I think I give a good piece of advice when I say that men should use the phone more and email/im/social networking sites less to ask a girl out.
August 9, 2007
In fact, red meat on a date has become such an effective statement of self-acceptance that even a vegetarian like Sloane Crosley, a publicist at Random House, sometimes longs to order a burger.
“Being a vegetarian puts you at a disadvantage,” Ms. Crosley said. “You’re in the most basic category of finicky. Even women who order chicken, it isn’t enough.” She said she has thought of ordering shots of Jägermeister, famous for its frat boy associations, to prove that she is “a guy’s girl.”
“Everyone wants to be the girl who drinks the beer and eats the steak and looks like Kate Hudson,” Ms. Crosley, 28, said.
In my world, of healthy, happy women, we have this crazy concept where we order whatever we feel like eating. Sometimes it’s steak, sometimes it’s salad and never do we have an eye on how our date feels about it. If you have to eat differently to impress a guy, how much more will you have to do if you actually end up together?