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Ernest Hooper: Heartache ahead, and frogs aplenty, in navigating love

The latest advice e-mail from All Pro Dads recounts a recent British study that states the average woman will kiss 22 men, have four long-term relationships and get her heart broken five times before meeting "the One."

The study also revealed that she will endure six bad dates, have six one-night stands and be cheated on four times.

The average man will kiss 23 girls, have 10 one-night stands and suffer six heartbreaks before settling down.

All-Pro Dads, a Tampa-based group that encourages fathers to be role models for their children, says the numbers serve as a cautionary tale for our kids. It also makes suggestions on how we can help them avoid pitfalls and redefine dating.

For teens, yes, but adults may not be able to find the right person without going through some kind of process. There's a lot of crazies out there, but isn't it still better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all? …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Eve Was Framed. …

The Bucs appear to be focusing on their own players while the rest of the NFL dives head first into the free agent frenzy. But the team would do well to make a splash. Dollars have to be spent, so light up the marquee. …

Connect Your Cause offers a new way to provide healthy fruit cup snacks for needy kids. With the aid of coded vouchers, you can purchase the snacks from Sweetbay and put a select nonprofit in the running for $1,250. Learn more at connectyourcause.com/promotion. …

Rick Gee's Jazz Jam returns to the Vinoy tonight at 8 p.m. with New York flutist Chip Shelton headlining. …

My son says if he wins the Lotto, he's buying a lifetime supply of footwear so he no longer has to deal with the sock monster. It sounds crazy, but I like it.

That's all I'm saying.

Ernest Hooper: Heartache ahead, and frogs aplenty, in navigating love 07/28/11 [Last modified: Thursday, July 28, 2011 10:44pm]
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