Dating

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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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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 [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

Introducing four random facts about dating, and tips on how you can use this new found knowledge when playing the dating game. Snappy Decisions A date has decided how attracted they are to you within the first 3 seconds of seeing. This may seem harsh, but it’s a scientifically proven fact. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania studied the outcomes of speed dating meetings and found that attractiveness was judged on factors that became known in the first 3 seconds of the start Read more [...]

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Online dating is not a new concept, and yet many people still desperately cling on to the misconceptions, myths and misunderstandings that have plagued this route to romance since the 1990s. Here we debunk some of the most common theories. Dating Website Members Are Desperate / Ugly / Undesirable / Insert Criticism Here It’s a commonly held misconception that the only people frequenting online dating sites are those that the process of natural selection has deemed to be unfit for breeding. Read more [...]

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In the Western world our courtship rituals involve chatting online, repeatedly meeting face to face, and gradually getting more physically intimate, until at some point we are ready to commit to a longer-term future. Many of the traditions of yesteryear are long gone. But in other cultures around the world dating traditions are still going strong. Japanese Love Confessions In Japan dating begins with a love confession. Whereas we may dance around the issue of romance, not really brave enough 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 [...]

When you're playing the dating game, the occasional bore-magedon is inevitable. Make the most of it, or learn to escape in style with these top tips for handling disaster dates. Too Quick To Judge Firstly, before you start thinking about deploying an exit strategy, consider the possibility that you are judging too harshly and too quickly. Maybe your date is nervous? Maybe your date has come straight from work, and it takes them a while to change mental gears? Not everyone can walk up Read more [...]

Free Online Dating - Match Me Happy

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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...