How Does a Person Decide Who
"You flip a nickel, and heads means you
stay with him and tails means you try the next one."
Kally, age 9
"You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like if you like sports,
she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip
Allan, age 10
"No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides
it all way before, and you got to find out later who you're stuck with."
Kirsten, age 10
What is the Proper Age to Get Married?
"Twenty-three is the best age because you
know the person FOREVER by then!"
Cam, age 10
"No age is good to get married at.... You got to be a fool to get
Freddie, age 6
How Can a Stranger Tell if Two People are Married?
"Married people usually look happy to talk
to other people."
Eddie, age 6
"You might have to guess based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same
Derrick, age 8
What Do You Think Your Mom and Dad Have in Common?
"Both don't want no more kids."
Lori, age 8
What Do Most People Do on a Date?
"Dates are for having fun, and people
should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen
Lynnette, age 8
"On the first date, they just tell each other lies, and that usually
gets them interested enough to go for a second date."
Martin, age 10
What Would You Do on a First Date That Was Turning Sour?
"I'd run home and play dead. The next day
I would call all the
newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns."
Craig, age 9
When is It Okay to Kiss Someone?
"When they're rich!"
Pam, age 7
"The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that."
Curt, age 7
"The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have
kids with them.... It's the right thing to do."
Howard, age 8
The Great Debate: Is It Better to Be Single
"I don't know which is better, but I'll
tell you one thing ... I'm never going to have sex with my wife. I don't want to be
all grossed out!"
Theodore, age 8
"It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need
somebody to clean up after them!"
Anita, age 9
"Single is better ... for the simple reason that I wouldn't want to
change no diapers... Of course, if I did get married, I'd figure
something out. I'd just phone my mother and have her come over for some coffee and
Kirsten, age 10
What Advice Do You Have for a Young Couple
About to Be Married?
"The first thing I'd say to them is:
'Listen up, youngins ... I got
something to say to you. Why in the heck do you wanna get married, anyway?'"
Craig, age 9
What Promises Do a Man and a Woman Make
When They Get Married?
"A man and a woman promise to go through
sickness and illness and diseases together."
Marlon, age 10
How to Make a Marriage Work?
"Tell your wife that she looks pretty even
if she looks like a truck!"
Ricky, age 7
How Would the World Be Different if People Didn't Get
"There sure would be a lot of kids to
explain, wouldn't there?"
Kelvin, age 8