Top 7 Tony Dow Quotes About Dating

The Guide to Wally Cleaver's Heart

15-years-old is a wild age to be. You don't think you're a kid, but the world doesn't think you're an adult. Even the best of us will have done something regrettable or cringe-worthy at that age. It's easy to think you have the answers when you're the oldest you've ever been. 

Luckily, most of us aren't globally famous for starring in one of the most iconic sitcoms of all time. If we say or do something embarrassing, it's not likely to be printed by the Associated Press

Tony Dow, on the other hand, played Wally on Leave It to Beaver, so AP News features writer Vivian Brown published his candid thoughts as a 15-year-old in 1960. What follows is a child's ideas presented with the matter-of-fact confidence of a young man, and it's very funny. 

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1. On Age


"Young girls giggle and are silly. A fellow may just want to sit on the beach in the wind or something, and maybe not talk, but they always want to be going somewhere and doing something. That's why I like to date older girls."

2. On Quietness and Consideration


Dow stated he prefers quiet girls, "not loud types who are always trying to make an impression." He also said he liked pleasant, considerate girls, "if you can find them."

3. On Housework


"I like a girl who does some work around her house, helps her mother and wherever she goes does her part, helps with the dishes, clears the table or whatever must be done."

4. On Manners


"If you know a girl who never says 'thank you' or 'I'm sorry' sooner or later you get embarrassed."

5. On Maturity


"If you can't talk to a girl about important things, there's no sense in dating her. You need someone to confide in."

6. On Interests


"A girl doesn't need to be an athlete to interest a fellow, but she should show interest in what you do."

7. On Companionship


"I don't like a girl who is a tomboy, but I like a companion."

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tootsieg 6 months ago
Tony Dow must have been an old soul.
Very wise advice.
Runeshaper 6 months ago
Sounds like some solid advice!
Pacificsun 6 months ago
IMO he was sensibly mature even for that age. It's a reflection of how he was brought up, with values and kindness. He will always be missed.
LoveMETV22 6 months ago
Pacificsun LoveMETV22 6 months ago

And I like your very seasonal avatar, too.

Best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving!
LoveMETV22 Pacificsun 6 months ago
Same sentiment back your way. Hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful as well !
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