When you’ve had a few bad dates in a row, it’s easy to forget that online dating is supposed to be fun. Remember that rush of adrenaline when you got your first ever message from a cute guy or girl? You were bouncing flirty messages back and forth, exchanging plenty of banter, going on fun dates and it was all exciting and cool. Does that seem like forever ago? Does it now all feel like a little bit of a chore? At Hey Saturday we know how to put the fun back into online dating. Read on and you’ll soon have a pep back in your dating step… Continue Reading
The word ‘brand’ might seem like a dirty word to some of you when it comes to dating. A brand is something you associate with people trying to sell you stuff, not matters of the heart, right? But think about it – with dating you are trying to sell yourself. We’re not trying to turn you into some kind of corporate machine, but creating your own personal brand is crucial to attracting the right kind of dates. It’s about capturing your vibe. Why should people want to get to know you? What is your USP? And how do you get this across in your dating photos? Read on to find out more…
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People who have high emotional intelligence know their own feelings and are able to manage them, as well as being able to deal effectively with other people’s emotions. This makes them at an advantage in all aspects of their lives, including romance. Your emotional life, much like maths or reading, can be handled with greater or lesser skill. So what traits do emotionally intelligent people share and how can they help with online dating? Continue Reading
Listen up people – it’s time to get out of your dating comfort zone. The frequent daters among us will all fall into a rut from time to time; picking the same kind of dates, the same venues, and using the same apps. Here are a few things we should all try at least once to spice up our online dating game.
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As online dating experts we know deciding where to go on a date can be stressful. Especially so when you are in those early stages and still getting to know someone. To mark our launch in Leicester, our cool photographer Rowan asked some local friends to give us the lowdown and share their ideas to suit just about any date.
For a quick ‘getting to know you’ date
The 5 skills to master before your next first date
I recently posted on Huffington Post, “The only 5 first date questions you’ll ever need” and that got me to thinking about how else you can prepare yourself so that you rock that next first date. Read on for the 5 skills I reckon you need to master to blow your date away.
1. Learn to avoid taking anything personally
The key to getting through lots of first dates unscathed, and in fact the key to getting through life more or less unscathed, is to avoid taking things too personally. Learn to rely on yourself and know yourself rather than seeking validation from others. When you look to others for validation you’re handing over your personal power to them to decide how to think and feel about you. Sounds awful when you put it like that, doesn’t it? If you head to your date, feeling confident and knowing you’ve got your own back no matter what happens, you’ll be able to handle any dating situation with humour, good grace and jazz hands.