If you could go back in time, what advice would you give yourself about dating? Even better, what do you think that your younger self might have told you if she could see you now? In a fascinating video series from Cosmopolitan, we can now get a sneak peek of that: little girls giving grown women relationship advice. So what are the brilliant words of wisdom they had to share? You might be surprised, but some are very applicable to your adult self.


1. Yes, height (sometimes) matters: We know, we know: dating someone taller can be exciting. It makes you feel all warm and fuzzy and protected. Hey, it鈥檚 okay to admit it.

2. But not as much as being nice: Chemistry might be important, but these little girls know that what truly matters is a person鈥檚 character. Kindness counts.

3. Share with your friends: In maybe the most unconventional piece of advice (but, um, maybe we should try it?), the girls suggest simply sharing if you and a BFF have a crush on the same person.

4. Find someone who will help you up when you get hurt: In perhaps one of the sweetest bits of advice, we realize that being with someone who always has your back is really important.

5. Make sure your date is the two Cs: What鈥檚 more important than good looks and a good heart? Nothing, apparently, since them being caring + cute is the #1 priority.

6. Have a bad date? Next! Don鈥檛 fret when you have a coffee date that just doesn鈥檛 pan out or a drink that flops. Instead, just move on to the next awesome person in line.

7. Check that they鈥檙e not a bad person: Want to be with someone who is caring, will protect you and is kind? Then first check that they鈥檙e quality people. You know, maybe ask for references.

8. America鈥檚 Most Wanted or Google? While the girls advise making sure that your sweetie isn鈥檛 on AMW, we think possibly opting for a simple Google search is much easier.

9. It takes 1-199 dates to figure out if you鈥檙e in love: In the funniest piece of advice, the girls discuss just how long it might take to fall in love. Do you think it鈥檚 too soon for a first date?

10. But don鈥檛 wait too long: By date 199鈥 well, you might be pregnant! Or at least according to these kids. Sure, anything is possible. So don鈥檛 wait too long before you say the L word.

Looking back, there鈥檚 probably even more advice that our younger selves might give to our current (slightly?) more mature selves. There鈥檚 a special combination of innocence and perception that these little girls demonstrated, and we definitely have some good advice to think about now.

What advice do you think your five-year-old self would give you today? Share with us in the comments below!

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