Mod­ern dat­ing

Are you ‘so­cialat­ing’, dat­ing by day­light and dress­ing for your re­la­tion­ship sta­tus? We break down the dat­ing rules for now.

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Are you newly sin­gle? Dress with in­ten­tion (a po­ten­tial date can pop up at any time). Save ob­vi­ous man-re­pellers – like over­sized leather trousers – for sup­per with friends and in­stead opt for sim­ple, al­lur­ing sil­hou­ettes. Seek like-minded prey who you haven’t met be­fore. De­pend­ing on your pref­er­ence, join a so­cial club that hosts game nights for mem­bers, sign up for cour­ses or join an arts and cul­ture club for reg­u­lar artist talks and pre­sen­ta­tions. Re­mem­ber, love can hit at any age. Case in point: Jerry Hall and me­dia mogul Ru­pert Mur­doch. Dig­i­tal doesn’t mean digit-all. Avoid sites where your de­tails are shared. In­stead, join the un­der-the-radar app Raya (free on IOS), which con­nects the up­per ech­e­lons of the cre­ative in­dus­tries. Blush­ing? Cute. Heav­ily flushed? Not so much. Try a herbal peel­ing mask, like Der­ma­log­ica Red­ness Re­lief Primer (R760), for a nat­u­ral, makeup-free glow.

Loud mu­sic kills cock­tail hour. Cape Town’s The Pi­ano Bar or Joburg’s Life Grand Cafe are the ideal spots in which to whis­per sweet noth­ings while you en­joy your mar­tini.

Date by day­light by book­ing a long lunch at a flat­ter­ingly lit restau­rant, like Café Paradiso in Cape Town.

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