was the value of keeping secrets. Especially in the areas of romantic dealings with the opposite sex.
I noticed early on that the kiss and tell guys didn't last very long. Women talk among themselves and when it gets back to one of them that some idiot is bragging about his most recent conquest then an awful lot of women tend to avoid him.
Especially in a small town.
I was always seen entering and leaving any of the bars and hangouts alone. It didn't take much to tell a prospective romantic partner to quietly leave alone and discreetly meet me somewhere else in a few minutes.
You would be astonished at how much this was appreciated. Most women don't care to advertise their private doings.
Unless I was with a regular girlfriend or out on the town with a date of some sort I was seldom if ever seem leaving a bar or restaurant with a woman.
What was interesting is that it was appreciated by the women I was with.
Keeping my mouth shut paid pretty good dividends.
Consider this a lesson to you young readers from an old man and let's leave it at that.
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