Just a couple of additional thoughts:
> * Do look around the room, at other guests. DO SMILE!
> * The power of the smile is under estimated...it
> can do wonders!
Yes, but --
You need to be careful *who* you smile at.
A woman dining alone who smiles at a man at another table, is giving a clear signal that she is available for sex;
This is NOT a good area to play around in.
Don't flirt with men when you are by yourself en femme, unless you intend to advertise availability/willingness for sex.
> * Unless formal..the less make-up the better. Be aware of the differences of Night vs Day makeup.
Also be VERY aware of the diffrences between photographic makeup, and real world makeup.
Makeup that works best for photography, works not welll at all out in the world.
Instead of studying pictures to learn how to do makup, study women your age and social status to learn....
> Some will write back that Women themselves break all the above rules.
> Well they CAN simply because they are already Women. YOU are an apprentice, a frosh, a plebe, a pledge,
> initiate, a buck-private.
> Leaving the world of men and power, you must learn
> the ropes and earn your pink stripes before you can break the rules!
This is just THE most important concept that anyone entering transition can ever learn.
This is THE most important lesson of transition.