Dating Tips

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Dating Disaster - Match Me Happy
Dating Disaster? Should I Give it Another Chance? It was the date from hell! The second hand on the clock ticked by so slowly you felt like eons had passed. Or maybe you dribbled red wine down the front of your cream dress, then became so absorbed in your self-consciousness that you totally failed to keep up with the conversation. Perhaps you, or they, or both of you, had a few too many drops of Dutch courage, and ended the date sliding out of a taxi, before your flatmate dragged you back in through Read more [...]

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Finding love amongst the hay bales
Finding love amongst the hay bales
Living out in the countryside, you may feel like the only single for miles around. In fact you may well be the only single person for miles around. Here we take a look at coming to turns with your single status when you live out in the sticks and what you can do about it. Celebrating Singledom Before you run headlong into a plan to find love, take a closer look at how you feel about being single. The expectation in the countryside tends to be towards younger marriages, with couples hooking up Read more [...]

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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 [...]

Couple at a festival - dating
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 [...]

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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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 [...]

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So long as you look clean, tidy and responsibly attractive, does it really matter what you wear on a first date. Well, yes actually, it matters. It matters a lot. Your date will make a snap judgement about whether or not they are attracted to you based on how you look. You can’t change much about your physical appearance; all you can do is make the most of the features your mother gave you. But you can change your outfit. Whether you usually spend hours agonising in front of the mirror Read more [...]

Dating in the mid-life years is a very different experience when compared to the care-free single days you enjoyed in your twenties. Older, wiser, shorter on time, but longer on scepticism, putting yourself out there can be a daunting prospect. If you are considering taking the plunge and entering the world of online dating, here are some dos and don’ts to follow. Do Get Support From Friends You don't need to tell everyone you know that you’ve set up an online dating account, but enlisting Read more [...]

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Forced to spend time together every day, it’s not unusual for two people in a boss-subordinate relationship to develop romantic feelings for each other. Usually dating works best when you act naturally and follow your instincts, but not in this case. Ultimately you could be choosing between love and your career, so before you make the first move, or reciprocate your superior’s advances, heed these reasons not to date your boss. 1. Colleague Out-Cast Nothing will alienate you faster Read more [...]

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What can economics teach us about finding love? No money changes hands on a free dating site, but it's a market just the same,...