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