After my last keynote, I was answering questions and a student asked me if I had any dating advice. It’s rare for an 18 year old to ask my opinion on the subject so I wasn’t missing the opportunity. It went somethng like this:
“You’ve all heard the story of the princess who had to kiss a lot of frogs to find the handsome prince, right? Well, frogs love to be kissed and these days they’re much more sophisticated. Now they wear costumes that make them look like princes…and guys, the girl frogs wear costumes that make them look like princesses. You think you’re kissing your prince when you’re really only kissing a frog. The good news is that they can’t wear the costume forever. It eventually comes off and you get to see their true colors. That’s why you play the dating game. Like any game, it takes patience and a lot of practice to gain the right skills to win. You win the dating game when you find someone who believes in your dreams, someone who loves who you are in the world and visa versa. However, the odds of finding that person early in the game are about as high as the odds of making a three point shot the first time you throw the basketball toward the hoop. In other words, you’re probably going to kiss a lot of frogs posing as princes. That’s Ok, it’s part of the game. The question I have for you is this: Do you really want to have sex with a frog?”
They thought I was funny. But seriously, don’t hook up with a frog!!