“The millennials won’t pay for [professional waxing] — they won’t even pay for cable.

I have this theory: Women who travel in packs do not attract. They take in information; they decipher it and download it onto their computer. You can answer the question every time he volleys, but then you lead him with your question, and it should be topical to the conversation he's having. If he orders the dessert and you guys share it, say, "Oh, this is the best chocolate mousse, I'm so glad you picked this." Manners are key.

You lead with what he's talking about.""The key to a good date is to smile. Let him lead and then you compliment little things along the way.

“Nothing about the opposite sex that could deter that person from feeling special,” says Stanger. 1 rule I have.” As far as your first date is concerned, you’re Adam and she’s Eve. (So stop staring at that cute waiter who looks like Jason Lewis.) Culture delivered to your inbox2.

Don’t Discuss God or Gingrich If the rule holds for family holidays, it holds for the first date.

So I was more nervous to talk to the matchmaker herself, Patti Stanger, than I've ever been for a date with a man. Let's get to the good stuff (I'm obsessed!! Check out some of the biggest dating mistakes women make! You might get one good date a year, versus 100 bad ones, but he's worth it.""When you're with your girlfriends, you're not approachable. Men who are quality aren't going to go in there and ask you out while your girlfriends are standing right there--he could get shot down. M., to go to the bar: Sit at the bar, have a cocktail, get an hors d'oeuvre, read a mutual-gender book like , know the score on TV, and pretend you're busy. Men know in one second, yes or no.""Women are so trusting that they tell too much information about themselves. They say, "Oh, I had two cocktails, I'm all relaxed, now he's my best friend and I can tell him whatever I want." They're nervous, they drink too much, and they tell their life story—and sometimes their life story is not a good story to tell.""The way you talk on a date should be like a tennis match, but the guy should talk three times as often. You don't say, ' Hey, do you want to get married? Most people do not have manners."__Read more matchmaking advice, like 8 Tips to Getting Him to Notice You in 10 Days!

"It's better not to date unless you're out of practice. You're reading a book, you're eating an hors d'oeuvre, you're meeting a friend--and then you're more approachable because you're by yourself.""A guy knows right away if he's attracted to you or not. And come back here tomorrow for part 2 of my interview with Patti Stanger.

Some 40 million Americans use online dating services, and just under half the country is single. While the game of courtship used to be more clear-cut—thank you, Jane Austen, and after that, the authors of The Rules—Internet dating has changed all that. If it doesn’t work out, you can just send it back, and there are hundreds of replacements just a click away. We polled Patti Stanger, who runs her own Los Angeles–based matchmaking service, chronicled on TV’s Millionaire Matchmaker, for some tips.

Right is like shopping for a winter coat on Amazon.

Also, I started doing rowing, and I’ve tried Pilates, but I just don’t have it in me, it’s not fast enough.: You meditate, right? PS: Yes, I meditate every day for about 15 to 20 minutes, and sometimes at night if I can't sleep. That's what you think of me and that's okay.’ And then you evolve; you weed out the bad people in your life. You have confidence to go after that dream job or move to a new city or start a new life or just go after the things you normally wouldn't do, because you were afraid.

It takes away that fear.: We know you have a lot of dating rules, but what are some that women should forget about? I know that’s terrible, but you’re interrupting his processing time.

What happened next was pretty much what we expected: Patti got really REAL with anyone who asked for her advice. If he's your guy he'll walk over and buy you a drink.