Editor’s Note: I told you so.
If you are a good swimmer, you can give her some points on improving her stroke. Girls don’t mind being helped by an expert. If you’re very encouraging about her progress, she’ll be asking you to take her out often.
If you find that she’s one of those too-too-helpless creatures who’ll never learn, but who just likes to hang on and pretend she’s interested, you can let her slip into the water by accident, or suggest that she has too delicate a heart for swimming and that sitting in the sun will be more healthful.
Editor’s Note: You will NOT believe what she tells them to do if he is a good swimmer and she’s not… See tomorrow’s post!
If you’re not a good swimmer, don’t try to compete with the good ones. You won’t shine in her eyes if you have to be dragged out like a baby. Splash around for a while, then get out and pretend you’re more interested in getting a good tan. You can sneak out between dates and practice your swimming with the help of an instructor.
When you arrive at the car with her, open the door, but don’t boost her in. She might stumble, rip a ruffle on her new dress, — and would your stock go down then!
When you arrive at your destination, get out! Run around and open the door on her side. If you’re riding in a rumble seat, the “don’t boost” rule goes here too. Give her your hand and shower the best places to step. Steady her with your hand or let her put a hand on your shoulder if she wishes.
Don’t try to lift her, throw her in, or do any other “cute” little thing of that sort. Girls think about damage to shoes and clothes, and generally each has her own way of getting in and out of a rumble. You will get out first and get out on the ground. Then give her your hand as a support while she steps out.