In the quest to win a woman, food can be your best ally – or worst enemy. What’ll it be?

Modern courtship revolves around eating and drinking,and we’re judged on not only where we go and what we order but how we conduct ourselves over drinks, at the dinner table, and in the kitchen.

Exhausting? It doesn’t have to be. Deploy these rules in the crucial early stages, and you’ll telegraph confidence and charisma – and she’ll come looking for seconds.