Questions concerning love and wisdom were posed to a group of children (ages 5 to 10). Their responses were amazingly astute and very enlightening, thus proving that all we need to know, we probably learned in kindergarten.
WHAT IS THE PROPER AGE TO GET MARRIED?
"Eighty-four. Because at that age, you don't have to work anymore, and you can spend all your time loving each other in your bedroom."Judy, 8
"Once I'm done with kindergarten, I'm going to find me a wife."Tommy, 5
WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE?
"On the first date, they just tell each other lies, and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date."Mike,10
WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?
"You should never kiss a girl unless you have enough bucks to buy her a big ring and her own VCR, 'cause she'll want to have videos of the wedding."Jim, 10
"Never kiss in front of other people. It's a big embarrassing thing if anybody sees you. But if nobody sees you, I might be willing to try it with a handsome boy, but just for a few hours."Kally, 9
THE GREAT DEBATE: IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED?
"It's better for girls to be single, but not for boys. Boys need somebody to clean up after them."Lynette, 9
"It gives me a headache to think about that stuff. I'm just a kid. I don't need that kind of trouble."Kenny, 7
CONCERNING WHY LOVE HAPPENS BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE:
"No one is sure why it happens, but I heard it has something to do with how you smell. That's why perfume and deodorant are so popular."Jan, 9
"I think you're supposed to get shot with an arrow or something, but the rest of it isn't supposed to be so painful."Harlen, 8
ON WHAT FALLING IN LOVE IS LIKE:
"Like an avalanche where you have to run for your life."Roger, 9
"If falling in love is anything like learning to spell, I don't want to do it. It takes to long to learn."Leo, 7
ON THE ROLE OF GOOD LOOKS IN LOVE AND ROMANCE:
"If you want to be loved by somebody who isn't already in your family, it doesn't hurt to be beautiful."Jeanne, 8
"It isn't always just how you look. Look at me. I'm handsome like anything and I haven't got anybody to marry me yet."Gary, 7
"Beauty is skin deep. But how rich you are can last a longtime."Christine,9
CONCERNING WHY LOVERS OFTEN HOLD HANDS:
"They want to make sure their rings don't fall off, because they paid good money for them."David, 8
CONFIDENTIAL OPINIONS ABOUT LOVE:
"I'm in favor of love as long as it doesn't happen when 'The Simpsons' are on TV."Anita, 6
"Love will find you, even if you are trying to hide from it. I've been trying to hide from it since I was five, but the girls keep finding me."Bobby, 8
"I'm not rushing into being in love. I'm finding fourth grade hard enough."Regina, 10
PERSONAL QUALITIES NECESSARY TO BE A GOOD LOVER:
"One of you should know how to write a check. Because, even if you have tons of love, there is still going to be a lot of bills."Ava, 8
SOME SUREFIRE WAYS TO MAKE A PERSON FALL IN LOVE WITH YOU:
"Tell them you own a whole bunch of candy stores."Del, 6
"Don't do things like have smelly, green sneakers. You might get attention, but attention ain't the same thing as love."Alonzo, 9
"One way is to take the girl out to eat. Make sure it's something she likes to eat. French fries usually works for me."Bart, 9
HOW CAN YOU TELL IF TWO ADULTS EATING DINNER AT A RESTAURANT ARE IN LOVE?
"Just see if the man picks up the check. That's how you can tell if he's in love."John, 9
"Lovers will just be staring at each other and their food will get cold. Other people care more about the food,"Brad, 8
"It's love if they order one of those desserts that are on fire. They like to order those because it's just like their hearts are on fire."Christine, 9
WHAT MOST PEOPLE ARE THINKING WHEN THEY SAY "I LOVE YOU":
"The person is thinking: Yeah, I really do love him, but I hope he showers at least once a day."Michelle, 9
HOW A PERSON LEARNS TO KISS:
"You learn it right on the spot, when the gooshy feelings get the best of you."Doug, 7
"It might help if you watched soap operas all day."Carin, 9
WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?
"It's never okay to kiss a boy. They always slobber all over you…that's why I stopped doing it."Jean, 10
HOW TO MAKE LOVE ENDURE:
"Spend most of your time loving instead of going to work."Tom, 7
"Don't forget your wife's name…that will mess up the love."Roger, 8
"Be a good kisser. It might make your wife forget that you never take the trash out."Randy, 8