Dating Handbook: Pickup Lines and Driving Stories

Hi Guys,

This is in response to a caller on the 2/15/97 show who wanted to meet women in traffic. I have a sister, Rebecca, who met her husband, Jeff, in traffic. I think it takes a special type of person to make this type of "meeting" work. In my sister's case no spoken words passed between them on the freeway. Jeff caught Rebecca's eye. She smiled her beautiful smile. He held up his ring finger to indicate he wanted to know if she was married. She shook her head in the negative and offered the question back to him in the same manner. He shook his head in the negative and held up his car phone to ask whether he could call her. She didn't have a car phone but proceeded to hold up fingers indicating her home number.

Now, let me be clear, they are still driving down the freeway (in southern California, no less) during this entire exchange! One has to master freeway driving skills before attempting this type of highway romance. When Rebecca got home, she had a message from Jeff on her answering machine. The rest is history--they were married in a beautiful ceremony less than a year later. At the rehearsal dinner all the guests wore T-shirts with a BMW steering wheel (the car Rebecca was driving) on the front with Rebecca's home phone number across the wheel. "Dial-a-Bride" was written at the top of the shirt and "Rebecca and Jeff" was written on the bottom along with their anniversary date. They are great people, but I don't think this would work for everyone.

Your show is great. I love your infectious laughs!


The single sister,

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