I was at a summer festival once, hanging out in the back of a marquee by myself, having just watched a band play. I sat down with my programme to look and see where I should go next when a guy approached me. I was single and the guy was fairly attractive. Had he simply […]
The Internet is full of fluff pieces nowadays, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised at this recent piece in the Metro (looking more and more like Buzzfeed), giving 10 reasons why long distance relationships are “secretly the best”. Having been in a few long distance relationships, I can vouch for them not being “the […]
First dates are known for being quite painful at times, but regardless of their uncanny ability to destroy aÂ perfectly good Saturday evening, they are a necessary evil if one wishes to ever get to the loveliness thatÂ can be second and third dates. Although dating someone new is always going to be a nervy endeavour,Â by following […]
Ben Holbrook from www.driftwoodjournals.com takes us on a journey to the country’s best romantic getaways. *** Itâ€™s difficult to really get to know someone whilst in your comfort zone, especially if you both live in the same city. And thereâ€™s only so much time you have available for your new flame during your normal working […]
If you just broke up and are thinking of getting back in the dating game, then online dating might just be the thing for you. There is always a little hesitation after a breakup to meet someone new after coming out a big relationship. With online dating you donâ€™t really have to hesitate because unless […]
Looking for love can be daunting whatever your age, but it can be especially tricky when you’re over 50. You might find it hard to meet potential partners or to find someone who shares your values and view of the future – or perhaps you simply lack confidence. For these reasons, online dating, on sites […]
Online dating can be fabulous fun allowing for lots of flirting and fantasy, so what happens when youâ€™ve finally summoned up the courage to meet up and youâ€™re not sure about how or when you should contact that person again. In recent years there has been a ridiculous spate of dating rules that seem to […]
Iâ€™m often asked whether slower paced online dating is better than fast paced, but I find it can be difficult to generalise. Either can cause issues. On the one hand you may end up in a relationship that is based almost entirely on physical attraction, and on the other you may get caught up in […]
I’ve written here before about the need to tailor your dating profile to your “audience” (which in this case means the person or people you would like to meet), but what I’ve noticed a lot of people do is write one profile and then use it on several sites. Now, there’s nothing particularly wrong with […]
Guest blogger Rick Walker is back with another post, this time about food and spring dates. — Various foods come in and out of season, so there are many delicious delights to eat during spring. What food you eat on a date is important because it shows the other person a reflection of your personality. […]
I’ve recently started accepting guest posts so I’m happy to introduce my first guest poster, Rick Walker. Here is is post about the importance of honesty in online dating. — It seems you have finally made the choice to throw the single life out the window in favour of finding someone to share your life […]
One question I keep getting asked is “what is the best dating site?” The short answer is, of course: there is no such thing.
Where is the best place to meet the love of your life? Ask any person who’s happily married and they’ll tell you the place where they met their husband/wife. This could be a particular club, the supermarket, the chess club, a resort in Ibiza, or practically anywhere else in the world. If you went to the same place as person X, would you meet the love of your life too? Who knows? There is absolutely no guarantee.
All we have going for us are statistics: increasing our chances of success. Sure, you may well meet the love of your life on the bus or on the beach, but you are far more likely to meet him/her somewhere a bit less random. While miracles obviously do happen, you can’t live your whole life sitting at home, passively waiting for one to happen for you.
So the first step is to put yourself out there, go out, date online, etc. Doing this increases your chances already, so how do you increase them further?