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
Nick Baker, the Radio 4 presenter, and his wonderful side-kick, the producer Leanne Coyle, approached me to ask if Hey Saturday, the world’s first and coolest dating photography business, could be part of their new Radio 4 series about people working niche jobs. I have to say that what I love most about Hey Saturday is that I made up the job of dating photographer – it didn’t exist as a concept when I launched so it made me very happy to be recognised for creating something so niche. 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…
It was really cool to pick up a copy of my second favourite magazine, Psychologies magazine, at the airport on the way to Norway this month and find myself staring back from a double page spread. I’ve wanted to feature my work in Psychologies magazine since launching my business. Sadly none of my photos have featured in there yet but it was pretty good to see my story of starting Hey Saturday in there. I’ve already had some emails from readers saying they’ve been inspired by what I’ve achieved, which is amazing to hear. 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.
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