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It feels more like a pep talk than being coached, and Alex is intelligent, engaging and funny. Once when advising that it’s not a good idea to get too serious too quickly by saying ‘I really like you’ with a very intense expression that instantly makes him look like a stalker, and again when he demonstrates ‘the claw’ by clamping his hand awkwardly on my shoulder. Just go and stand/sit near him and wait - although it won’t always work if the man is a bit shy.

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“That old ‘dropping the handkerchief” ruse is designed to make the man notice the woman.Alex launches straight in with a piece of advice that could just possibly change my life – or at least my love life anyway.“The attitude still prevails that women can’t approach men,” he says, looking genuinely troubled. If you want to meet the man of your dreams, you’ve got to out and look - you can’t expect him to discover you.” It’s clearly the antithesis of the hugely successful dating guide “The Rules” which Alex dismisses as ‘anachronistic rubbish’.You’re saying ‘here I am, now you are welcome to woo me if you like’.It’s the same in the animal kingdom.” What is key, he explains, is that although a woman is ‘the chooser’, she doesn’t have to be ‘the chaser’.And my goodness am I noticing men – they are everywhere!

I feel like scales have dropped from my eyes and I can’t wait to use some of my newly acquired knowledge.

And Alex seems to have a genuine desire to help people get along a little better. The London School of Attraction launches its flagship Weekend Course for Women on March 9-10, costing £850.

The following weekend at a party I catch a man’s eye across a crowded room, follow up by dancing near him, and find myself chatting to him in the kitchen soon afterwards, using some of the techniques I’ve learned: A few questions to get him to open up about himself, a touch on the arm here and there, lots of humour. Learn to be someone who is naturally ‘touchy’ and you will soon find out if there is sexual chemistry between you and a man. Be honest, and inject lightness and humour into your conversation. There is no such thing as an awkward silence, just a silence that becomes awkward if you don’t point it out and laugh it off. Catherine Eade is a freelance journalist and novelist. Your perfect match is only a click away - visit Telegraph Dating.

As I leave the party the man gives me a folded up piece of paper. The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.

A man has given me his phone number and I hadn’t even asked! Most men are terrified of approaching women – remember this and it will make you less scared of approaching them. Think about the kind of man you’d like to meet and hang out in places where they might. How will the story stack up against the greatest films about business?

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