Some life ad­vice from Si­mon Doo­nan.

A post-Emily Post guide to navigating mod­ern ro­mance.

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31% OF AMER­I­CAN MEN BE­LIEVE EV­ERY PER­SON HAS ONLY ONE TRUE LOVE, VER­SUS ONLY 26% OF WOMEN.

QMiniskirts

ruled the fall run­ways. What mes­sage am I send­ing if I rock this look on a first date: high fash­ion or

A high main­te­nance? “A bet­ter ques­tion would be: What is the weather fore­cast? I would hate for you to catch a chill. I would also hate for your legs to get all cold and blotchy. I care.”

QWe’re

go­ing out to din­ner and barely know each other. Is there any­thing I can or­der that will be sure to im­press? No one wants to be the “bor­ing salad

A girl.” “Im­press­ing peo­ple is very last cen­tury, dar­ling. On a first date, you should re­lax and chillax and or­der your fave bev­er­age. A dirty mar­tini, right?”

Q

There are too many canons about dat­ing older or younger men. It’s con­fus­ing, and I don’t want to seem creepy

A or cougar-like. “My mom was 10 years older than my dad. I am 14 years older than my hus­band, Jonathan Adler. If you find the right per­son, just sink your Lee Press-On Nails into his or her flesh and hope for the best.”

QI

broke up with my sig­nif­i­cant other two years ago and have had zero ac­tion since then. Any ad­vice for

A get­ting back out there? “You need an ac­com­plice, a cruis­ing sis­ter, a part­ner in crime. Call your tramp­i­est friend and in­sist that she take you on a few man-chas­ing es­capades.” ■

WE ASKED…SI­MON DOO­NAN AN­SWERED When he’s not dress­ing win­dows for Bar­neys New York and writ­ing hi­lar­i­ous books, our favourite bon vi­vant is giv­ing great ad­vice. We asked him to of­fer up some ro­man­tic eti­quette....

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