Can't Talk to Girls? 9-Year-Old Has Advice
Soon-to-be-published Greven offers helpful hints on handling the opposite sex
By Kristina Loew,  Newser User
Posted Oct 15, 2008 7:55 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A 9-year-old Colorado boy garnered national attention—and a two-book publishing deal—after penning answers to that age-old mystery: how to talk to girls. Alec Greven offers some helpful hints on the opposite sex via the Christian Science Monitor.

  • Forget the “pretty girl”—one who favors fancy earrings and “all those shoes”—and cozy up to a “regular girl.” The playground pollster found that “about 73% of regular girls ditch boys, 98% of pretty girls ditch boys.”

  • If you’re shy, find a girl who can keep the conversation going.
  • Don't be too much of a jokester.
  • Call her but keep the call short (2 hours is too long).
  • “If a girl ditches you, move on; life is hard.”