This blog began in 2010 as part of the publisher’s promotional materials for my travel book, The Single Girl’s Guide to Meeting European Men. The book rose to #1 on Amazon’s Best-Sellers List within two weeks of publication, and is still selling. The blog has been expanded to cover my other pursuits.

Surefire Dating Advice From My 88-Year-Old Grandma

February, 14, 2013

Dating Advice From Grandma

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’m sharing my grandma’s timeless dating secrets. She advises, “Some girls date guys who are good friends and who they work well with. Those qualities are really important, but if there’s no romantic spark, forget it. A girl should be so excited for that special someone to pick her up on a date that her stomach is dancing with butterflies.”

Grandma’s quite a catch! When she was young she had dark brown hair and emerald green eyes that had men mesmerized. She met my grandpa while working at the Trianon Ballroom during World War II. Soldiers stopped in while on leave. They lined up to dance with her. She had so many admirers that she would only dance one song with each man. But when she met my grandpa that changed. She was so taken with him that they danced for three songs in a row! She said that romantic sparks never stopped flying between them from their first date until the day my grandpa died ten years ago. She can’t imagine remarrying because as she puts it, “Why, when I had Prince Charming?”

  1. Erin says:

    Your Grandma is awesome. Why are you both surrounded by adorable bears in the picture?

  2. Sara says:

    She is the best!! I love her advice!! Cute picture of two amazing women!!

  3. Hilary says:

    You guys look exactly alike!

  4. Katherine Chloé Cahoon says:

    Thanks everyone! Erin, I take my grandma to the Teddy Bear Suite and for lunch at the Fairmont every year. We love our tradition:)


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