Dating Tips

How to Guarantee There Won't Be a Second Date

Jordi Sinclair | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jordi Sinclair

Ah, the second date - the "Holy Grail" of dates. The date that says "hey, we got through the first date without killing each other and we can probably tolerate each other again for another few hours at least".

Deciphering Dating, Part Four - the New Rules: The Dating Dos and Don'ts for the Digital Generation

Kate Bellamy | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Bellamy

Rule: Don't Talk Too Much in the First few Weeks.' (Let me just take a moment to arrggghhhh!!!!) Sorry. Obviously don't text him, tweet him or talk to him. Just shut up will you! You don't want him to realise your stupid do you?

WATCH: Eskimos Have Many Words For Dating Including 'Badoinkadoink'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Just as Eskimos have many-a-word for snow and their own race (Inuit, Greenlander, Yupik), they also have plenty of options when talking about dating. ...

Eight Rules for Dating in 2014

Jean Smith | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jean Smith

While researching for my book, The Flirt Interpreter, I interviewed 100 men in four different international, Western cities. I asked them if they would like it if a woman approached them and asked them out. The answer was a resounding 'yes!' on both counts. Followed by 'as long as it's not done too aggressively'.

10 Dating Tips We Can Learn From Animals

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Comedy

Want to attract that special someone? Try using one of these 10 handy tactics, as deployed by our furry (and feathered) friends... ...

Deciphering Dating, Part Three - Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus

Kate Bellamy | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Bellamy

Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus is probably one of the best known dating manuals there is, putting the, "sorry what?" Into "what are they thinking?" Comparing men to rubber bands and women to waves, from the beginning it's clear this dating guide could use its own guide.

Four Mistakes That Boys Make on Dates at University

Jess Evans | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jess Evans

So we're students, yes we get it, we're both shamelessly poor, we're both not so great at the whole saving our loan for anything other than alcohol, and impulsive shopping trips, however boys; if you actually do ask a girl out on a date and clearly tell her you want to take her out, then surely this must mean a dinner, a cinema ticket or a few drinks are paid for in the date?

The Secrets Everyone Should Know About Dating (Part One)

Maria Chiorando | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Chiorando

She's an attractive blonde, and she's had her fair share of return right-swipes. "So are you going to talk to anyone else?" I ask, and she replies that she'd feel bad doing it before the date she has with this guy. I wouldn't think twice about it.

How to Have More Luck Online Dating This Year...Than You Did Last Year

Liz Marie | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

January marks the most popular time of the year for online dating, with singles worldwide pledging that this is the year they will find love once and for all, and jumping online to do it. Chances are though, if you're single, this won't be the first time you've tried online dating...

What Happened When This Woman Put Up A Fake Online Dating Profile Proclaiming To Be Lazy And Racist With The Picture Of A Model?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Columnist Alli Reed's online dating experiment is enough to make you cancel your profile, swear off men altogether and take up a sex-replacement hobby...

The Language of Love: Confidence

James Preece | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James Preece

This time of year is always busy for me. With Christmas just around the corner, the dating season is in full swing! Parties, family events and a general feeling of optimism make people more approachable, which is an added bonus if you are looking for love.

10 Tips to Find Love This Christmas: Stand Up if You Want a Date

Jean Smith | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jean Smith

Christmas. A time for living, a time for believing. So sang the perennially single Sir Cliff. But what if we want to get a date? Getting out there, turning up at all the Christmas parties you can and working that room with the right body language is what you should be doing.

33 Freakouts Your Date Will Have While Waiting for You to Show Up

The Guyliner | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

"Should I play it cool or play it hot?"... "I bet he's lying about his age. Should I have lied about mine?"... "Seriously, where is he?"...

Finding Love After a Divorce

Eden Blackman | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Eden Blackman

Life can sometimes be busy and trying to fit dating into a packed schedule of careers, children, social lives etc. can be difficult. Online dating solves this problem and makes finding that special someone so much easier, especially for people looking to meet a new partner later in life.

A Disastrous Encounter in a Coffee Shop

Chris Rooney | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

As Leonard Cohen once said "my reputation as a ladies man was a joke, it caused me to laugh bitterly through the ten thousand nights I spent alone." An essential part of being a ladies man is the delusion that all women are attracted to you - at all times.

Why Haven't I Met the One?

Eden Blackman | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Eden Blackman

For those people who say that they never meet anyone, there are opportunities to meet 'the one' everywhere. From coffee shops to train stops, potential dates are everywhere. Perhaps it's just a case that you've not been interested in them or haven't felt brave enough to spark a conversation.

30 Signs You Are Dating the Wrong Guy

Annie Ashdown | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

I learned the hard way that these guys have such an enormous ego they usually always have one woman they can 'fall back on' as they always need to have someone in the wings and there is always a woman who will welcome these guys with open arms. Women with a deep fear of being alone, lack of confidence and low self- esteem.

Online Dating: How To Have a Successful Conversation

Eden Blackman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Eden Blackman

So I'm sure you've all got the basics of online dating and setting up a profile down now, but what happens when you need to start a conversation? What should you say? What shouldn't I say? What if they don't like me? Or, worse still, what if they don't reply?

The World of Online Dating: By a Married Mum of Two

Anita Naik | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anita Naik

Online dating has also given me a horrible insight into my own personal shortcomings. I find myself helping friends make snap judgements about people's looks - too shiny, too hairy, and too tidy - and their grammar (yes I am both shallow and nerdy). And it makes me, and possibly the whole online world grateful that I am no longer single.

Chat-Up Lines: To Ask, Or Not To Ask: That Is The Question.

Eden Blackman | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Eden Blackman

They say first impressions last a lifetime. So to heap even more pressure on that opening conversation, someone once came up with the catastrophic idea of the 'chat-up' line.

I Hoped Cycling Would Lead to Romance

Chris Rooney | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

We set off into the evening traffic, it was unseasonably warm and I immediately began to sweat. I allowed Sally to go ahead and she weaved through the tightly coiled vehicles. After an initial attempt to ape her manoeuvres, I stuck to the curb side. She turned to see me cursing a taxi driver.

Can a New Generation of Daters and Some New Tech Finally Give Online Dating Some Street Cred?

Sophie Labrey | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Labrey

Today, our technological devices are connecting hearts, breaking them and creating an abundance of ways for us to meet new people and experience love online. The transition that we're witnessing is attracting a new and younger generation of online daters.

A Ruby Murray: As a 3rd Date?! You Could Be Surprised!

Eden Blackman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Eden Blackman

When you hear the words 'Let's get a curry!', the things that normally come to mind are beer, the lads and football... not exactly the romantic settin...

10 Tips For Getting A-List Hair For Your Date

Eden Blackman | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Eden Blackman

When getting ready for your date, the last thing you want is to have a bad hair day. It's every girl's nightmare. Perfect dress, great make-up, gorgeous shoes and a date to die for then 'BAM!' it hits you... what happened to that beautifully coiffed hair?!

Five Steps to Creating the Perfect Online Dating Profile

Eden Blackman | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Eden Blackman

Learning to talk to new people online, creating a profile, arranging a date are just a few of the steps to finding your perfect partner so it's not surprising that you might feel like you're navigating a minefield. However, with over half of UK singletons looking for love online, you're not alone.