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Dating Men with Beard
We all know that dates, especially first ones, can be a nerve-wracking experience. Of course, women are won over by a man’s personality and charm but first visual impressions do count. Forbes reported that you have 7 seconds to create a first impression and, as shallow as it is, those first 7 seconds of a date will probably be spent by checking each other out. Making sure you are as polished and as groomed as possible can be a great way to create a positive lasting first impression and make sure Read more [...]

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Couple Dating
Now is not the time to discuss your diet
Establishing a rapport with someone from a free dating site via online messaging is made a whole lot easier by the time delay between receiving messages and replying, and the ability to edit what you are writing. Once you’ve graduated to real-life dates, you will need to impress in the flesh and in real time. This isn’t all about looks though. A man on a date is looking to connect with your personality and have a good time. Help you fledgling relationship get off to a flying start by avoiding Read more [...]

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Couple Kissing - Match Me Happy
Don't rush in too soon
As hyped as you may feel, it is essential you keep your cool after your first date. So save the fist-pumping and air-guitar until you reach the privacy of your own home, and play it cool in the aftermath of your first liason. Why Kill The Joy? If you’re walking on sunshine after meeting someone new, it seems a little pessimistic to squash that joy and keep the good feelings in check. But there are lots of good reasons for keeping it real. Firstly, if you leap about in a Tom Cruise declaration Read more [...]

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Free Online Dating - Match Me Happy
DatingAdvice.com showcases Match Me Happy in feature article. Here's what they have to say: "Match Me Happy is a U.K. dating site that sets users free. On this online network, singles won’t find any match algorithms standing between them and romance. Instead of assuming a formula can work out who’s best for you, this dating site puts users in the driver’s seat of choosing a love interest." Read more Read more [...]

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Who says festival dates can't be fun?
Summer is upon us and the UK is boasting a full itinerary of music festivals. If you’re looking for an unusual way to get to know someone, consider going on a festival date. Some Reservations No, not the hotel booking kind. The ‘I’m not really sure this is such a great idea’ kind of reservations. If you are baulking at the idea of heading into a muddy field with a complete stranger, armed with nothing more than a lukewarm beer, and a shared love of music, read on. Your reservations about Read more [...]

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Staying safe online
Rock climbing, roller coasters and online dating - they’re a whole bag of fun, excitement and adventure. And just like other thrill-seeking activities, certain precautions are needed to keep you safe. Stay sensible with these top safety tips for online dating. Social Media Security Once someone knows your full name, a little cyber stalking is inevitable. Give yourself a Google to find out what information is publicly available, and consider adjusting the privacy settings on your Facebook updates, Read more [...]

Friends on Date
Three's a crowd?
That first date with someone you’ve met on a free dating site can be a nerve-racking affair. Although unconventional, bringing a mate along is becoming an increasingly popular option among singles looking for love. Let’s take a look at the potential positives and pitfalls associated with a date + mate meeting. Embarrassment Potential It’s hard work striking the balance between Dutch courage and loss of consciousness on a date. Now imagine monitoring not just your own alcohol intake, but also Read more [...]

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Don't let your inane conversation send your date running!
Now you've overcome the enormous hurdle of arranging that first date, it's time to turn your attention to the nerve-jangling question of what to talk about. Memorise this mental check-list of subjects to swerve to avoid your date descending into boredom or ending in an argument. 1. Your Single Status The person you are meeting already knows you are single. You don’t need to talk about how past loves slipped through your fingers, or that until now you've been knee-deep in work. It is not a Read more [...]

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This may sound counter-intuitive, but you may not be the best person to choose your dates. Now if you were going to buy a pair of shoes, you wouldn't wait in a coffee shop while your friend picks out a nice pair, hoping they fit your feet, as well as theirs. If you are going on holiday, you don't give your friends free reign to choose the destination. These are important decisions, and as you are the person who will enjoy / endure the outcome, then it is you who does the choosing. So surely Read more [...]

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From planning the date to dealing with disappointment, these blind date tips will help you navigate that first meeting. Safety First Whether you are going on a blind date arranged by friends, or meeting for the first time after connecting on a free dating site, you should always put your safety first with these tips: - Plan to meet somewhere safe and public - If you need to travel together use public transport or a cab, don’t get into the other persons car. - Tell a friend or family Read more [...]

Couple Having a Good Time

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Before you go ahead and read this article on body language during a first date, take heed - you can never unlearn what you...