Most girls have wondered what it would be like to marry Davy Jones. And why not? He’s one of TV’s most eligible bachelors. We thought it would be fun to find out what he thought about the subject of marriage, so we asked him:
When I find the girl I want to marry, I’ll get married! I don’t care if she’s short or tall, thin or fat—I don’t mind that. I like girls to be attractive—not necessarily pretty or beautiful—but they can be attractive to talk to. I know a lot of girls that aren’t very attractive looking, but they have great minds.
A quiet girl
I don’t like talkative girls. I like them to be talkative when I’m alone with them, at home or something. When you’re joking around, watching TV or something, I like girls who come out with wisecracks, but not when they are at the dinner table to when you’re with other people.
At the dinner table, for example, I’d want my wife to be quiet. Not that I want to be the main attraction, but I think a lady’s place is to be quiet. If she’s cooking the meal, she doesn’t like any one to talk to her anyway. It gets your mind off your work. I know myself I’ve got the vegetables going and the steak broiling and I’m making the salad dressing and cutting the lettuce and I’m saying “after the salad I have to put in the rolls, then I’ve got to turn down the flame on the steak.”
Wants four kids
I’m really looking forward to having a family some day. I want to have a [sic] least four kids, maybe six. But I’ll adopt a lot of kids also. A lot of kids need adopting. I want my own children, because every man wants his own child, but I could be happy just adopting kids. I would love them just as much.
Would I be a strict father? That all depends. If I had a little girl, then I’d be a strict father, because I know what I’m like. If I had a boy, I’d help him out. Unfortunately I left home when I was very young and I didn’t know anything about life. It took me two years to learn what my father could have taught me in two minutes. You know how a father talked to a son. “Son, you’re going out in the world…” That’s a lot of baloney! They don’t do that, but they should do that. I wasted two years finding out about women and life and everything I came into contact with. I had to experiences all these things and I had a lot of bad scenes happen to me.
She can work
I won’t care if my wife has a career; she can do whatever she wants as long as she’s home when I’m home. I don’t care about her making dinner as long as there’s something to snack on in the ice box. You know yourself if you have someone staying over for a couple of days that everything gets out of place. I like to be able to go to the ice box and if I want a cream soda, I can have a cream soda. If I want some cheese I know it’s there. But when someone stays with you, you know you put the cheese there—the Dutch cheese you really dig—but when you want some, it may be gone.
I think I’ll be very easy to live with for this reason. But my wife will have to be understanding, too. Suppose I told her in the morning I would be home at seven o’clock and at five to seven I called up and said, “Darling, I can’t make it home because I have to record.” She’ll have to understand. But I’ll be understanding of her too.