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"Ask Debbie Sue" Dating advice with author & comedian Debbie Sue Goodman


Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there. I hope everyone is having a nice week. I can't believe how fast time flies by. I'm so happy my Mom is feeling much better. I'm happy that she is well and able to go out and have a very special Mother's Day with her family. For everyone who is celebrating Mother's Day with their Mom- please be sure to tell her that you love her. Life is too short. I'm so happy that my Mom recovered and I'm able to tell her every day that I love her. It was a horrible few months and I'm glad it's in the past. I hope and pray that my mom will stay healthy and be here for me and my family for many more years. I also hope I'll be there for her and take care of her for as long as she needs me to.

I'm enjoying all the e-mails with questions about dating and the single life. Men and women write to me and ask about 'cell phone etiquette.' I understand exactly what they're asking about. Is it ok to ask someone to not talk on their phone while they're on a date? Of course, it's ok to ask someone not to talk on the phone. Talking on a cell phone while on a date is rude. Unless it's very important, you shouldn't answer your phone and you shouldn't be text messaging either.

Dear Debbie Sue: 'I went on several dates with a guy that kept answering his cell phone. They weren't work related calls or calls from his family. He was talking to his buddies! He was telling them the time he was meeting them to go golfing. He was doing this while we were eating dinner on our second date! I thought I would give him another chance, so I went out two more times to lunch & dinner with him. He continued to answer his phone. He was text messaging while we were eating. He called me to ask me out again. Of course I told him 'No way!' Did this ever happen to you?' Sign me-No phone calls please!

Dear No phone calls, I had a similar experience a few years ago, with a guy that had a beeper. He kept getting paged. We went on a few dates. His beeper kept going off while we were having lunch or during dinner. He didn't use his beeper for work. I would hear the beep, then he would call the person back. I asked if the calls were important. He would say, 'No, It's just my friend's beeping me.' Then, he would call them back- while I was sitting there! He continued to call everyone back while having dinner. He was on the phone talking and eating. He kept spitting food in my eyes! I decided the next date was the last. His beeper kept going off. He handed me his cell phone and said, 'Say hi to my friend.' I replied, 'No, I have to get the BEEP out of here..' Goodbye..

Until next time… 'Keep Smiling!'

Debbie Sue
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