12/05/2012 12:08 EST | Updated 02/04/2013 05:12 EST

How to Flirt with the Modern Woman


For you men, the ABCs of flirting!

This is a well known fact: Canadian men do little flirting.

What you are unaware of, nevertheless gentlemen, is that Canadian women actually dream of men "hitting" on them.

My generation is one of strong, intellectual, career-driven women. My peers know how to obtain what they need and fancy, whether it be a new job, an active social life or even a man. Women of my generation are into accomplishment, they are results-oriented, and are comfortable with power.

They are the proud offspring of their mothers, the ones that spat on the Church and Catholicism, claimed their body, their sexuality, the right to contraception, and the right to decide and to express themselves. These same women who discovered divorce, civil rights, equality of the sexes, left their husband and renounced a society of obligations.

Today, their daughters, my peers, are the entire mistresses of their fates. The only snag in an era such as ours, with the modern matriarch living alone, independent financially, enjoying a brilliant career and excelling at networking? Well this same contemporary woman fantasizes to the idea that an Alpha male woes her, chases her, intoxicates her by his unapologetic masculinity, kidnaps her, locks her up and makes love to her all night long.

Here, all is based on this duality.

Gentlemen, please dare! Make the first move. Sometimes you will succeed; sometimes you will crash and burn. And so what? To quote Talleyrand, "Women sometimes forgive a man who forces an opportunity, but never a man who misses one."

Do not let yourself be intimidated. Like at war, focus on the arrival line, forget the pitfalls in the way, and charge!

Psychoanalysts assert it loud and clear: the unconscious mind is sexist.

Forget the codes of our society, the respective definition of our roles.

"Veni, vidi, vici."

In short, please flirt.