Hi Paul,

I met my husband through a friend and he definitely didn’t tell me to smile when we first met. I would not talk to a man who told me to smile walking down the street (and you’d be hard pressed to find a woman that would positively respond to that) so if they’re hoping to meet a potential new partner, my advice is to not start with that line. If they were actually sincere in wanting to get to know me, they would come up and ask me a question or have a sincere compliment.

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