So yes, Valentine’s Day has rolled around again for another year. Not always the happiest of days. Is the thought of embarking on another round of dates filling you with excitement or dread? If you’ve had enough of endless small talk, boring venues and uninspiring dating profiles, here are three top tips, from our photographer Lauren, to help you fall back in love with online dating… Continue Reading
Come on lovely people, you’re not going to find the love of your life if you’re heading out on dates with ‘I hate online dating’ running through your head like a breaking news ticker tape. Does this sound like you? Don’t let online dating get you down – it should be fun and exciting. Here’s our photographer, Lauren’s, quick-fire list of dating tips which will help to relight your dating fire. Continue Reading
Thank you to queek’d for this fab guest blog post
When you’ve been dating a short time, it can be incredibly hard to know what to buy your crush for Christmas. What kind of gift is appropriate? What does your gift say about the way you feel? It’s quite the minefield and to be honest, it can be quite the journey deciding whether or not you should be buying a gift for a new date in the first place! But if you have decided to buy them something, and the panic has set in, our set of 5 top tips should help you out.
Are you ready for the busiest day of the year in the online dating world? How’s your dating profile looking? Ready to kickstart your love life? If you need help creating a written profile that will maximise your impact, I hope you’ve checked out my partner-in-crime Rebecca Perkins, she’ll get your profile firing on all cylinders.
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.
The midweek meltdown
The middle of the week can be hard to get through as the next weekend is still so far away & the last one is fast becoming a distant memory. Well you’re in the right place. I’m starting a new regular blogpost to share all the crazy, useful, inspiring, funny or challenging things I’ve read during the past week. It’ll give you that uplift you need to make it through to the weekend.
Have you ever thought about using a modern day matchmaker? Because I just happen to know the best one…