1L(ove)- The Cutie Pie
This week’s most eligible 1L bachelor is… Alec Greven! Okay, maybe he’s not in law school, an eligible bachelor, or even old enough to date. However, this young boy has a lot of wisdom to share with us. In 2008, nine year old Alec Greven enlightened men of all ages with his book “How to Talk to Girls”. I remembered seeing this little cutie on The Tonight Show (quite the Leno fan here), and thought this would be an opportune time to revisit his words of wisdom.
Disclaimer: Don’t watch this in the quiet room, because you will definitely “awww” out loud.
Alec starts off suggesting that guys not be goofy. “Cut the sugar if you have to,” he says. We’re all in our 20’s or older now, so while it’s great to have a sense of humor, not many people see long-term potential in the class goofball anymore.
Another tip is to make sure you don’t have a friend who might try to take the girl you like. “They swipe the girl and take her away and you’re like um, where did you go?” Alec warns us. This is excellent advice, although with law school being like high school, you won’t really be wondering where the girl went. She likely sits next to you in Torts.
Avoid too many compliments because “she might figure out that you like, love her.” I don’t think I know many girls who would think someone loved them because they told her she looked great that day. Definitely don’t use the same line every day though, and don’t lie. We know when we’re having a bad hair day. The right amount of compliments, and keeping them varied, is definitely important.
“If your crush doesn’t work out then you have to be able to get over it because if you can’t, it’ll be sure to ruin your life and it’ll like, haunt you forever”. Once again, Alec’s advice is quite applicable to our lives in law school. Don’t date someone if you won’t be able to handle a break-up. If you’re checking their facebook page every five minutes instead of taking notes, good luck on your finals. Like Alec says, “you can go from A’s to C’s”.
Do you think you have better dating advice than Alec? Let’s hear it!Were you looking forward to a real 1L(ove) this week? Check back in two Wednesdays because 1L(ove) will be switching over to “Love ‘n Law”, and open to everyone! Yes, finally some love for the 2 and 3Ls too
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