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…
Do your research
Your date is giving you lots of clues in their dating profile about who they are and what they’re into – so use them! Scour their profile photos for hints, and if they say they like a particular band, restaurant, book or artist, get prepped and check them out ahead of your date. It’ll give you plenty to chat about, shows you have an open mind to new things and shows you’re making an effort. It’s quite frustrating if you’re keen to share the passions in your life and the person you’re with has no clue about any of them. Continue Reading
Hot off the press from our in-house blogger, Lauren (Photo credit: Saskia Nelson)
Most of us will never encounter anyone really dodgy when online dating. And by ‘really dodgy’ we mean more than just having terrible dating photos or a bad taste in jumpers. But recent press reports about about money scams, sexual assault and identity theft can make online dating seem like a bit of a minefield. However, there’s no need to let safety fears stop you having fun with online dating if you follow Hey Saturday’s simple steps to protect yourself.
Last weekend I headed off to the London Gay Pride Festival in central London with my boyfriend, niece and camera along with 26,000 other people and had the best day. It was fantastic to see so many people celebrating and showing support to the LGBT+ community. The feeling of being there and sharing the experience with so many like-minded people was immense.
And it’s fantastic to see so many companies showing their support this year. My favourite came from Skittles who lost their rainbow for Pride Month.
Hot off the press from our in-house blogger, Lauren
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