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Women the Aggressors on Sadie Hawkins Day Once a year single women stop playing hard to get and go for it! Sadie Hawkins Day is on November 15. San Rafael, CA - October 15, 2011 -- Contact: Tom Andrews, 415/507-9962 Once a year single women can stop waiting for men to make the first move, and go for what they want. Contrary to popular misinformation, Sadie Hawkins Day does NOT occur on Leap Day. It happens every November 15. Sadie Hawkins Day, an American folk event, made its debut in Al Capp’s Li’l Abner strip on November 15, 1937. Sadie Hawkins was “the homeliest gal in the hills” who grew tired of waiting for the fellows to come a courtin’. Her father, Hekzebiah Hawkins, a prominent resident of Dogpatch, was even more worried about Sadie living at home for the rest of his life, so he decreed the first annual Sadie Hawkins Day, a foot race in which the unmarried gals pursued the town’s bachelors, with matrimony the consequence. By the late 1930s the event had swept the nation and had a life of its own. Life magazine reported over 200 colleges holding Sadie Hawkins Day events in 1939, only two years after its inception. It became a woman-empowering rite at high schools and college campuses, long before the modern feminist movement gained prominence. “Single women complain that the men they want seldom approach them,” says Rich Gosse, Chairman of The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization. “Instead, the undesirables usually make the first move. If women were to emulate Sadie Hawkins, they would no longer have this problem. They could take their romantic destinies into their own hands and select the men they find most attractive. The best day to do this is Sadie Hawkins Day!” Rich Gosse is America’s foremost authority on dating. He is the author of eight books on this subject, including You CAN Hurry Love, Singles Guide to America, and A Good Man Is EASY to Find (“This is a great book!” Oprah Winfrey). His expert advice has been featured by ABC, CBS, CNBC, CNN, Fox, MSNBC, Oprah, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Time, Cosmopolitan, Business Week, Entrepreneur, Playboy, Playgirl, The London Times, The Australian, The New Zealand Herald, etc. Rich Gosse is available to the news media to discuss Sadie Hawkins Day and dating by calling 415/479-3800. This year Sadie Hawkins Day will be celebrated by singles in the San Francisco Bay Area on Saturday, November 12, 2011, 8pm-12, at the Crystal Ballroom of the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, 2086 Allston Way, Berkeley CA 94704. The celebration begins with a Match Your Key Mixer. Usually at these parties the women get locks and wait for the men to approach them with a key. Tonight, for the first time, the men get locks and wait passively for the women to approach with their keys. Those who find their match are eligible to win prizes. Dance party follows, where the women are encouraged to ask the men to dance. Anyone wishing more information may visit or call 415-507-9962. Contact: Rich Gosse Society of Single Professionals 205 Mark Twain Avenue, San Rafael CA 94903 Tel: 415-507-9962 E-Mail: Web:

Women the Aggressors on Sadie Hawkins Day  

Once a year single women stop playing hard to get and go for it! Sadie Hawkins Day is on November 15.

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