Page Peterson on Where to Meet Boys
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:
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.
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."
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.