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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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.
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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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.
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…