Whatever your situation, there are some common dating rules to follow when venturing into the dating jungle.
These conventions even the playing field, preparing you for success while protected your emotions.
Forget that stuff about playing hard to get, expecting the man to pay, and never having sex on a first date. “I cook a mean paella and I’ll always try to make you laugh” is good, but “I have a fantastic job and no-one can understand why I’m single” is not.
Unless you work in a totally male milieu – for instance, a urologists’s office, NASCAR race track, or beef ‘n’ ale house -- your quest to meet a man will take you to the Internet.
The good news is that you’ll find thousands and thousands of guys online, all trolling for dates.
On the other hand, be prepared to spend hours and hours learning how to sort the wheat from the chaff.
Here’s our crash course on the DOs and DON’Ts of cyberdating.
DO post a recent photo, and write an honest description of yourself.
One of our guy friends salivated over a picture of a pgorgeous, blonde, bikini-clad model.
But you won't be outgunned if you properly prepare for the battle. Don't just buy one outfit, sort out your entire wardrobe.
Buy a nice tailored suit, there is no excuse not to. Go down to the barbers and clean up your hair, getting it styled if possible. Coasting along as a skateboard instructor is generally not going to win you a real catch (though I'd give it a go, I love skateboarding).
The date has been set and you already know what you’re going to wear (that killer red dress that hugs your body in all the right places, naturally), and you have perfected the art of making a great smoky eye.