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How To Move In For The First Kiss
The first kiss with a new partner can feel like a make-or-break moment in a budding relationship. You can allay your nerves a little with these top preparation tips. Please keep in mind that these only apply for those first tentative smooches. Once you’ve passed that initial awkward phase, don’t feel restricted by this how-to guide - freestyle your kissing action. Pre-Pucker Preparation Bad breath, yellow teeth, dinner remnants, chapped lips, any of these could make your date recoil in horror. 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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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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The French are rated very highly in the league of love. Their racy reputation was enhanced when British soldiers returning from their First World...