Mentioning Marriage -- And Nine Other Ways to Scare Him Off

  1. Mention that your friend Marge just got engaged
  2. Relate the romantic story of how Marge's fiance proposed (dabbing your eyes frequently with a tissue when the emotional tale overwhelms you)
  3. Mention that Marge and her man only knew each other four months before opting for a lifetime commitment
  4. Ask your date how long he thinks it's necessary for two people to date before becoming engaged
  5. Describe how beautiful Marge's engagement ring is
  6. Offer to draw him a picture right there on the tablecloth!
  7. Whip out your copy of Tiffany's Guide to Diamonds and give him a primer
  8. Then give him a pop quiz: "How many month's salary should a man spend on a diamond ring? Be specific and quote examples from the text."
  9. Tell him you've always dreamed of a spring wedding
  10. Give him your dad's phone number -- you know, for when he needs to call and ask for your hand

Looking for more love-related laughs? Check out our collection of Worst Date of the Week stories or skim through our library of Girlfriend to Girlfriend Emails.

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