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Thu., Feb. 14, 2013, 1:23 p.m.

The Slice: Talking To Teen Girls

I sometimes listen to teenage boys talking to girls on the bus. And I have come to a conclusion: Some of them need better material. Sure, it might be their nature to lurch between being monosyllabic slabs of meat and self-absorbed motormouths. But I know some of these boys have potential. So here's what I wish I could tell them. If you want a girl to notice you, find the right moment and tell her about your hopes and dreams. Then ask about hers. Listen. Ask questions. OK, there's no guarantee this will work. But who knows? Maybe it would with Miss Right. The girl might laugh, of course. Or yawn. But what if she doesn't?/Paul Turner, The Slice. More here.

Question: What advice would you give a teen-age boy re: how to talk to a girl?

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.