has previously checked in with Southern hostess extraordinaire and reality TV star Patricia Altschul for etiquette and entertaining advice, and now we're back for some advice on romance.
The thrice-married widow has doled out some penetrating one-liners on Bravo's 1.
Men in search of a wife should avoid Tinder: "Clearly I am 60 years behind, but I'll tell you what a man said to me that stuck in my mind.
There is nowhere more romantic in New York than Bemelmans Bar: "You can't really hear yourself talk there, which might be good.
It's dark and romantic like the Carlyle bar is great. I wouldn't commit to anything past that right off the bat."6.
Keep the décolletage to a minimum: "I think women should wear something demure on a first date. And you know, I'm telling my age, but I would wear a beautifully cut simple dress with pearls.
You don't want a lot of bosom showing, you don't want to wear a miniskirt. And I wouldn't try to look like the Whore of Babylon.7.
They do things differently down in Dixie—and we can all learn from that: "In the South there is more of a traditional approach to dating in terms of conversation.
For example, in the South you discuss money, religion, or politics.In the North girls ask you what you do, where you live, who you work for. Ordering is important during a first date meal: "Men don't want a diva or someone who has a whole list of foods they cannot eat, like 'I don't eat gluten, I don't eat salt, I don't eat meat, I'm on the Paleo Diet.' It can be really boring."3.Stick to a simple dish: "Order something that's manageable, maybe a first course like grilled asparagus. I would order a small petit filet and mashed potatoes.No spinach, that's a given." Southern Charm's Patricia Altschul - Townand Country Mag.com" data-pin-url=" data-pin-media=" data-img320=" data-img320-w = "480" data-img320-h = "317" data-cut=320 src="//toc.h-cdn.co/assets/townandcountry/20160809180437/images/blank.png" data-src=" alt="" data-img480=" data-img480-w = "640" data-img480-h = "423" data-img640=" data-img640-w = "320" data-img640-h = "211" data-img768=" data-img768-w = "480" data-img768-h = "317" data-img980=" data-img980-w = "480" data-img980-h = "317" data-img1024=" data-img1024-w = "480" data-img1024-h = "317" nopin="nopin" /4.And always be up for a sweet course: "If you really want to impress a man, offer to share a dessert."5.