If you want to be considered a class act though, you should always offer to pay, but don’t be surprised if a modern mature woman insists on paying for herself – and don’t fight them too hard if they do refuse your offer. In fact, more often these days it is becoming a lost social grace. You should be able to tell if she is interested by her tone, the amount of eye contact she makes with you, how she smiles and by her general body language.Opening the car door for her, pulling out her chair, offering her your coat when it’s cold, pouring her drink first, walking on the road side – they are all gestures that are not lost on modern women. There is an old male myth that if a lady repeatedly touches her hair whilst in contact with you, then she may like you.Getting back in the saddle So you haven’t dated for a while.You’re probably a bit mystified as to what has changed since your last foray.Time is of the essence so go on, what have you got to lose?If you are planning to meet a man who you don’t know very well, make sure you meet him in a public place the first few times and always let a friend or family member know where you’ll be on your date.And if you do manage to snag a lovely lady, treat her as an equal and don’t – I repeat, don’t – ever expect her to be your maid.
I asked all of these questions of Stefanie Safran, Chicago's "Introductionista" and founder of Stef and the City, who knows a thing or two about matchmaking.If you're single for the first time in a long time, you probably have approximately 10,000 questions about how to get back into the dating game. First off, it's wise to try several online dating sites, both paid and unpaid. Here are 16 baby steps toward hopping back on the wild stallion that is the dating game.Are you single and looking to get back into the dating game, but are unsure as to modern-day rules? For instance, have you heard of ‘Netflix and chill’? The short story is that it has something to do with getting lucky at home whilst watching the telly.Really though, it’s all just courting rebranded and our list of hints should help get you back ‘on court’.