Offer Mint Julep or Iced Tea to everyone who visits your house.

Never let a man know you're interested or chase him because you know there are too many men who want you, for you to expend the extra effort.

When you have a dating dilemma and have one gentleman caller when you are expecting another, claim to be "expired" and excuse yourself for a nap 'til he leaves.

How to be a Southern Belle

Refer to every party you go to, even a kegger at the local university, as a "cotillion." All other parties are yankee garbage.

Try to use words like "darlin'", "sweet" or "precious" in every sentence.

Refer to all men as "gentlemen callers" or "beaux".

Belong to a Country Club. If you don't, refer to any club you belong to as a "Country Club". No one will know the difference.

Set under a magnolia tree with a parasol fanning yourself often. Passers-by will take notice of your Belle-ness.

Never marry a Yankee unless you want to be a Yankee by association.

Tips: A parasol and an umbrella are not the same thing. If you refer to your parasol as an "umbrelly" you will never be a Belle. Being a Belle is a lifetime of work, so practice everyday.