‘Ask Debbie Sue’ Dating advice with author & comedian Debbie Sue Goodman

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I hope all my readers are having a wonderful month. I’ve been keeping busy. The weather is starting to cool off. The 60’s & 70’s, fall-like temperatures have always been my favorite. In the next few columns, I’ll be enclosing some of my short stories, poems and excerpts from my three published books, ‘Still Single’ ‘Still Dating’ and ‘My Husband the Stranger.’ As most of you know, my first two books include humorous dating stories. ‘My Husband the Stranger’ is a novel based on a true story that is a drama. In this column I’m including a poem from, ‘Still Single.’


The first question is from my dear friend- Andre. He’s a model, actor and a very talented man.

Dear Debbie Sue: ‘What advice would you give to someone who is in the public eye and looking to date a non-celebrity and keep it private?’ Andre

Dear Andre: ‘I think there’s probably many celebrities that date a non- celebrity. Some even get married to a non-celeb. It’s very hard to keep a secret like that if you’re in the public eye & famous. You’d probably have to have a lot of meals at home. Can’t travel much or eat out now anyhow. But when we can travel they’d probably have to make up a reason they’re traveling together. For business or they’re ‘just friends.’ Sooner or later the truth comes out. It’s best to be honest & ‘open’ in a relationship and not try to hide it.’

I’ve had several letters through the years that readers have asked what to do if they’re dating someone that’s married. That’s a perfect example of having to ‘hide’ an affair or potential relationship. It’s always best to be true to your heart & your feelings. If someone wants to be in that type of relationship, they have to get used to constantly telling stories about where they’re going & what they’re doing. Although, sometimes that type of start to a relationship can occasionally work out, it’s usually best to start out on the right foot: by dating someone that is not married.


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‘Ask Debbie Sue’ Dating advice with author & comedian Debbie Sue Goodman

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON PATCH.com

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer. The weather’s been so nice this week. It would be great if it stayed this way all summer instead of the really hot weather we had earlier in the month. I’d like to thank all my readers for all your wonderful e-mails. I also would like to thank everyone for your thoughts and prayers for my mom. She’s feeling much better and doing wonderful!

To all my readers that have been writing to me on my regular e-mail. I’ll continue to write you back as fast as I can.

In my first column back in October of 2010, people asked me for ideas on how to find Mr. or Miss Right. I think its best that if you do the activities that you enjoy, then hopefully someone special will find you while you’re doing those fun things you like to do and they’ll start a conversation with you. It can be anything from working out in the health club to just sitting with a cup of tea in a café. I’m very lucky to have many wonderful male and female friends in my life.

In my letters, a few readers have asked me to write about one of my first humorous dating stories. In this week’s column, I’m including one of my favorite short stories from my first book, ‘Still Single.’

At my comedy appearances and author events everyone in the audience is always so friendly and after the show some women ask me for advice on how to find the right guy. I found out you can meet men in unusual places. For instance, I was standing in line at my local post office, minding my own business when the guy in front of me turned around. He was holding a bunch of envelopes. He said, “With a face like that, I feel like I can tell you anything.” He said, “I’m going to tell you everything.” He continued, “I lost my last four jobs, yep they fired me. I’m mailing out six resumes and my car was re-possessed.”

So, I gave him my phone number. Not sure why, but, he looked like a nice guy. He called me up the next day and I heard a strange noise in the background. It sounded like a washer and dryer. Sure enough, He said, “I’m calling you from the local Laundromat. They took my phone away. I only have a minute to talk because I’m running out of change. But, I’d like to take you on a date… For a WALK!” I replied, “A WALK?! I don’t do things like that on the first date..”

Until next time.. Have a wonderful week and “Keep Smiling!”

Debbie Sue