THE BEST LIFE
THE BEST LIFE
THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID
Let’s say you want to ask Piper Perabo out.
She’s single, so why not? So you text, “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 Covert Affairs 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.” —NICK MARINO
Piper fills in the blanks:
My perfect fall date would be . . .
riding motorcycles through a place where you
could go apple picking. I like motorcycle riding in
fall because it’s not too cold, but it’s beautiful—
especially in New England, it’s really good.
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 sho wn in
how a man carries himself and dresses himself.
My last covert affair . . .
wrapped 2 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.