What You Could Learn About Dating from Marilyn Monroe

By Jackie Potts

“A wise girl kisses but doesn’t love, listens but doesn’t believe, and leaves before she is left,” – Marilyn Monroe.

Pop culture is having another Marilyn moment, when movies, magazines and TV can’t seem to get enough of the dearly departed bombshell. But aside from her parted ruby lips and vava-voom figure, what enthralls us so?

In the TV series “Smash,” about the making of a fictional musical of the sex symbol’s life, the writers dish about Marilyn’s supposed innocence and vulnerability. It makes us wonder, how much of the mystique was “real”?

Turns out Marilyn was savvier than she looked. “The truth is I’ve never fooled anyone…I’ve let men sometimes fool themselves,” she admitted. Rowrrr! Here’s how single gals can benefit from her feline swagger too:

Be mysterious.  Don’t share all your secrets on the first or second date. In the “Prince and the Showgirl,” a randy royal tries to seduce her, but Marilyn is the perfect coquette – always keeping him at arm’s length and never revealing too many details about herself.

Have a sundae… or two. Marilyn was no Kate Moss, existing on cigarettes and coffee. She was a red-meat-eating carnivore, who ate steak and lamb chops — and adored hot fudge sundaes.

Embrace your curves. If you can’t, try Spanx. Perhaps because of those sundaes, she was also a voluptuous WHOA-man. And those curves spelled danger for many – a movie costumer. To contain them, Marilyn wore supportive undergarments – Spanx, to you and me.

Keep your sweetheart neckline in check. “The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn’t any,” quipped Marilyn. As a master (mistress?) of the flattering neckline, she also knew that, “uhm, your boobs go inside your shirt.”

Jackie Potts is a blogger at MarketSmiths.com. 

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