Georges Laraque was an enforcer during his pro hockey career, but really, in real life and by all accounts, he’s more like Rudolf Valentino or a giant, muscle-bound teddy bear than an enthusiastic, raw-knuckled pugilist. I suppose this might be why he no longer has an NHL gig.
Any way you slice it, the former Canadien feels the love, as witnessed in the latest Reader’s Digest. Here, the big fellow tells us how to treat a lady.
For all the guys (and gals) on this Valentine’s Day, here’s Georges:
“Let her talk. A woman who gets the chance to speak thinks the world of the date who listens to her, and will often gush about it afterward with friends on the phone. So keep your eyes open and look as if you’re interested even if you’re not.
Be generous with compliments; show affection in public; be a gentleman; and don’t forget the romance.
Don’t go to the movies – have a candlelight dinner.
To keep your relationship in the honeymoon phase, keep taking her out for special dates so she has a chance to dress up. She’ll feel as special as she did in the beginning.”