Let’s say you want to ask Piper Perabo out…

She’s single, so why not? So you SMS, “Hey, let’s hang out sometime.” Bad move: friends “hang out”. A gentleman asks the lady for a proper date, and he does it face-to-face. “The person who gives me a flirty text message is on one level,” says the Looper actress and budding New York restaurateur. “The person who rolls up on me and makes a kind of witty, sexy remark? That’s a whole different level of awesome. It shows courage, and it shows confidence in yourself and willingness to risk yourself because I’m worth it.” Perabo recently met a 77-year-old mechanic named Vincenzo who knew what to do: he asked her out dancing on a Saturday night. “I was, like, damn, Vincenzo. Oooh – you got game, boy.”

Piper fills in the blanks:

My perfect date would be…

riding motorcycles through a place where you could go apple picking.

Guys should always remember to…

be on time. If some guy tells me to meet him somewhere and I’m standing there by myself waiting? I feel like a chump, and it doesn’t take long before I turn to walk away.

The last man who swept me off my feet…

had a bigger vocabulary than mine.

Random hookups…

can be awesome.

Men could have more sex if they’d only…

dress better. It doesn’t have to be a whole tuxedo, but a certain level of confidence is shown in how a man carries himself and dresses himself.

My last covert affair…

wrapped up two days ago.

The last time I danced on a bar…

was the summer Coyote Ugly came out. As a matter of principle, I don’t think it’s a very good practice. When we made Coyote Ugly, I fell off the bar more than once. And if you’re actually drinking and dancing on a bar, you better have a bungee cord around your waist or be a professional because they’re a lot narrower than you think.