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Consider this an invitation to be grateful for the close friendships in your life at this very moment.
It’s also a reminder that every dating relationship ends up one of two ways: you either break up as a couple, or you get married. There are no other options. That’s a healthy extrapolation to keep in mind while dating.
You might be tempted to gorge on your girlfriend’s goodness like a hungry man on a tin of canned pineapple, but there’s a strong chance that someday this same girl will be married to someone else. Her offspring and your offspring might even get married someday. So it will be in everybody’s best interest if you can always look each other in the eye with a clear conscience.
How can you guarantee that?
Following the example of Sid Phillips, treat every woman you date with gallantry, courtesy, and respect.
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Hope that I’ve always done that.
I think I have.
I know I do.
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