Ask and Tell Margaret About Dating and Relationships

Dear Margaret,

"My brother (19 and great looking) is a loser at picking up girls? What can I tell him?" Emily (New York City)

Dear Emily,

Tell your brother (1) To forget cutesy lines like “How tall are you?” even if this beats saying, “You have nice boobs.” (2) Appearance counts so dress neatly, and behave like a Boy Scout. She wants to hear that you can’t wait to buy your first house. The best women want corn and commitment, not steak and flash. They intend to be home-makers, not whores.