Manner when dating
“There are three possible parts to a date, of which at least two must be offered: entertainment, food, and affection.
Not even momentary lapses were allowed; there is no female equivalent of the boys-will-be-boys concept.” ― Judith Martin, “Nowadays, we never allow ourselves the convenience of being temporarily unavailable, even to strangers.
Before, after, and during breakfast, luncheon and dinner, it is vulgar to wear a mixture of colored precious stones.
It is always a comfort to know that so many things one can’t afford to do anyway are vulgar.” ― Judith Martin, “GENTLE READER: You, sir, are an anarchist, and Miss Manners is frightened to have anything to do with you.
""I can't find my crayons.""When are we going to have lunch?
I'm hungry.” ― Judith Martin “She only maintains that it is possible, under some circumstances, for a lady to murder her husband; but that a woman who wears ankle-strap shoes and smokes on the street corner, though she may be a joy to all who know her and have devoted her life to charity, could never qualify as a lady.” ― Judith Martin “Miss Manners corrects only upon request.
However, it is rather a cozy juxtapostion, less comprising than walking hand in hand, and rather enjoyable for people who are fond of each other, so Miss Manners allows some leeway in interpreting what is of practical assisstance.