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Idris Elba Turns to Kids for Dating Advice

It’s reassuring to know that even dashing movie stars need advice about the opposite sex sometimes. Idris Elba has a big date coming up this Valentine’s Day. Like many of us, he’s been second-guessing how he can be his most charming self, so the former Star Trek villain and future Gunslinger sought out the counsel of a handful of advisers who could tell him plainly what to do. And who gives truer tips than a bunch of kids?

Would a date find Idris more appealing as a bad boy or a nice guy? Should he avoid eating beans during dinner, or might they actually “heat up” the romance? What dance moves are sure to sweep a lady off her feet? One of Idris’ young friends recommends a new step called “the Criss Cross.” And to make many people watching this feel even older, the dance actually has nothing to do with a certain pair of junior rappers who liked to wear backwards jeans.

As Mr. Elba’s pitch at the end of the video clarifies, he hasn’t actually picked a date to impress for Valentine’s yet (despite the thorough preparation with these panelists). So, we’ve all still got a shot at some one-on-one time over candlelight with him. That’s because this is, in fact, part of another charity event being put on by Omaze, the same organization that recently offered Captain America fans a chance to navigate an escape room with Chris Evans.

Runner-up swag for this raffle runs the gamut, from signed Pacific Rim posters to “Pound My Yams” t-shirts and even tickets to the premiere of Idris’ next big movie, the Dark Tower. Proceeds go to W.E. Can Lead, an organization dedicated to making education accessible to young women throughout Africa.

What dating tips would you offer Mr. Elba? Drop your own advice in the talkback below.

Featured Image Credit: Legendary

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