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,

Advise your brother (1) To forget cutesy lines like “How tall are you?” even if this beats saying, “You have beautiful boobs.” (2) Women are shallow and first appearance counts. Dress neatly, be clean and courteous, and behave like a Boy Scout even if you were kicked out as a Cub. She also wants to hear that you can’t wait to get your first job and buy your first