Chivalry and romance aren't dead -- in fact, they're alive and well and much appreciated.

So take your time getting to know your date; ask questions, be curious.

You can be romantic and take the lead, but exercise patience.

Guys that are too fast getting in are probably going to be too fast getting out.

I have four grown who are trying to set me up (I love them, but what a nightmare!! I highly suggest you get over your fear of online dating, not because it’s perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but because it’s ubiquitous and effective in creating opportunity.

It’s about attracting men, understanding men, and making them want to stick around forever and ever. As to where you meet men, yes, there’s one place that’s more effective in making introductions than 100 visits to Whole Foods and Art History class combined.

So if it’s not already abundantly clear, dating advice is not about WHERE to meet men.

” Here, I spared you the trouble of Googling it: The 14 Best Places to Meet Eligible Men Without giving anything away, Loriann, here are the actual places that have been recommended by a site called All Womens Talk: the bar, the market, online, church, the water cooler, newspapers, college, friends, the gym, restaurants, work, vacation, parks, airplanes. Apparently, it means standing around a lot, hoping that a cute, age appropriate, interested single guy happens upon you at the bar, the market, college, the gym, restaurants, parks, and airplanes.

Despite the occasional dating disasters and mating missteps, there's a lot to love about you guys.

You're older and wiser, smarter and sexier than you were in your younger days.

Plus, your experience and maturity give you more depth and better perspective in life. We're rooting for you men, so go get 'em (just don't go too fast).

I am 44 years old and entering the dating scene again for the first time in 25 years. I am not doing the online singles sites…that is just scary to me. I am new in town, with a few happily married friends. So much of my time was taken up with caring for someone else that now I just don’t know how to fill that time. Thanks for highlighting an important principle for women over 40 seeking love: You will not find it unless you do something differently. It’s called Match.com, it’s open 24 hours a day, and it costs a lot less than getting on a plane and hoping to sit next to a 45-year-old eligible bachelor.

Listening and wanting to know everything about her earns you major points." GF #3: "Keep an open mind and heart.