Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Page Peterson on Where to Meet Boys

"Where to Meet Boys"
Secret Hearts #152
(June 1971)

Page Peterson (resident romance specialist) has some advice for young Secret Hearts readers of 1971 concerning where to meet boys. Her sage advice is as follows:

Get active! Page advises readers to get to know their neighborhoods, volunteer for community happenings, and maybe even get a part-time job: "A weekend job in a department store, restaurant, school, business office, doctor's or dentist's office, is one way to get on the scene with the young men you want to meet." Page also suggests getting a little notebook or planner to keep track of activities.

Mingle! If you want to meet a sweetheart at one of the above mentioned events or settings, it's best not to sit on the sidelines. Introduce yourself, and try to strike up a conversation. 

Throw a party! Invite those outside your regular circle as well. You never know if a new friend will lead to a new love interest! 

Ms. Peterson declares (and quite correctly from my experience) that by following the tenets outlined, "You'll find you've got involved in a pleasant social whirl that begins to take care of itself." 

"People enjoy having you around.
Your phone is busy. You're in demand.
You have become a more interesting person."

At the end of the piece, Page so correctly reminds young and impressionable readers not to be in a rush. Put yourself out there, have fun doing it, and the rest will follow. Another level-headed piece of advice from Page Peterson -- love guru.

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