You need to know what different types of etiquette that is to be expected.

If you’re from a different area, take into consideration that the dating scene in London may be different, so don’t worry and seeking advice if you need to.

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I’ve never been one for approaching handsome strangers on nights out, or for getting approached by them.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have self-esteem issues – when I scrub up, I’d probably rate myself as a 7.5, maybe an 8 if I steer clear of carbs. The last time I attempted to chat someone up was on the last train home in 2004.

We’re a city where eye contact on the Tube is taboo.

And even with the aid of liquid lubrication in a flatteringly lit bar, your chances of meeting someone for more than one night seem pretty slim.

When I first moved to London, I was young(er), free and very single, and the eligible bachelors of London were my oyster. Buoyed by Bacardi, I’d asked a good-looking chap if he fancied a game of ‘I Spy’ and he knocked me back in spectacularly public fashion.

I swore to never make small talk with beautiful strangers again.

With men running for the hills, Lauren takes drastic action and turns her love life into an experiment, vowing to follow the advice of a different dating guide every month.

From releasing her inner siren to swearing off sex completely, Lauren will follow The Rules and play The Game, all with the help of her disapproving best friend and her newly loved-up housemate.

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