My high school freshman went out to dinner with a gaggle of kids for homecoming. Some had dates, he did not. The bill came while the ladies were powdering their noses and the guys split the bill evenly. My son ended up putting two twenties in the pot b/c he didn't know: a) what his part of the bill really was, b) didn't know it was ok to pay for just his portion, and c) didn't know it was ok to ask for some change from the lot or a waiter. This was a failure on my part as his father. My wife and I have operated under a parenting philosophy that had the following three components: 1) keep 'em safe, 2) get 'em ready, 3) we're the parents, they're the kids While we've had numerous conversations about love and sex, it's obviously time to begin discussing some more fun, practical things. We'll have him better prepared for his next sit-down dining experience. What else should be on the list? What three things should convey about romance?