MySingleFriend blog http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog Welcome to the mysinglefriend(r) blog, where you can stay up to date with MSF news, views and the odd pair of shoes. en-gb MySingleFriend Copyright 2015 How to Online Date Safely! http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/advice/how-to-online-date-safely http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/advice/how-to-online-date-safely With over a quarter of relationships now beginning online, the Online Dating Association has launched its latest guide on how to enjoy dating and stay Date Safe! Happy Dating!<br /> <br /> Have a look at the Online Dating Association's full list of guidelines <a href="http://www.onlinedatingassociation.org.uk/consumers/date-safe-guidance.html" target="_blank">here</a> for advice on how to make the most of online dating safely!<br /> <br /> MSF X<br /> <br /> <br /> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="520" scrolling="no" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/5DlvI9k_2wE" width="800"></iframe><br /> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Profile of the Week: Elizabeth http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-elizabeth http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-elizabeth It’s a sunny Monday morning here at MSF HQ, spring is in the air and we have another great profile to share with you!<br /> <br /> This week we’d like to introduce you to Elizabeth. She’s a more glamour than adventure kind of girl; she loves keeping fit, good food, music and doesn’t take herself or life too seriously.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/elizabeth1(1).png" style="width: 246px; height: 248px; margin-left: 240px; margin-right: 240px;" /><br /> <br /> Her sister <em>Marianne </em>had this to say about her:<br /> <br /> “Carlsburg dont make single friends... but if they did. This would be her. She is blonde with olive skin and is far too good looking for how funny she is. Has a great body. She has beautiful hands and fabulous legs. Hollywood hair. Loves a spa. Loves a snack. Loves a gym. Loves a comedian. Loves speaking French. Loves buying crap at petrol stations. loves a hygenic handbag sized anything. loves a coupon. Hugely moral. She finds it impossible to lie. She follows a rule. She is drunk on very little. Loves a chat. Is very healthy, But loves a drive through. Loves working. Great teeth. Will help anyone. Will tell off anyone. Great at grammar. Loves telly. Loves going out. She is divorced. But not scarred. Dislikes too much religion. Adores her two sons. Career minded. Well travelled. Well educated. Great family. Phenomenal sister. And is a good girl.”<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/elizabeth2(1).png" style="width: 400px; height: 378px; margin-left: 170px; margin-right: 170px;" /><br /> <br /> Elizabeth appreciates sharp wit, natural style, a great sense of humour and some well-timed honesty. If you like what you read and would like to know more why not check out<a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/profile/view/id/jqazjqcxirhsjq/admin/yes" target="_blank"> Elizabeth’s full profile here</a> and get in touch by sending her a message?<br /> <br /> MSF X<br /> <br /> <br /> Not a&nbsp;<strong>mysinglefriend.com</strong>&nbsp;member?&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/register?p=become" target="_blank"><strong>Join now for free!</strong></a><br /> <br /> Click to go to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/" target="_blank"><strong>mysinglefriend.com</strong></a><br /> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 6 Things Keeping You From Finding New Love http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/advice/6-things-keeping-you-from-finding-new-love http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/advice/6-things-keeping-you-from-finding-new-love Finding new love isn’t easy, especially with obstacles standing in the way. Most of us are unaware of the barriers that hold us back. We must fully acknowledge these things in order to find a way to resolve them. Once we do so, we can move forward and embark upon another beautiful journey towards love.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/tumblr_lbmpr0jdww1qzidboo1_1280(1).jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 300px; margin-left: 170px; margin-right: 170px;" /><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>6 Things Keeping You From Finding New Love...<br /> <br /> 1. Your Ex</strong><br /> <br /> If you’re still hooked on an ex, good luck finding someone new. It won’t happen if you’re emotionally unavailable. And thank goodness for that. You’re clearly not ready to endure a new relationship if you’re still crying over the last one. It’s OK to mourn the loss of someone you love, but if you grieve forever you might end up alone. Even if you <a href="http://get-a-wingman.com/dating" target="_blank">find new love</a> before moving on, chances are you’ll only pursue it as a rebound, to fill the void or make your ex jealous. This is dangerous. You could sabotage a potentially great opportunity for yourself and someone else. So remember, it’s good to let go of the past but don’t rush it.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Your mental status should first match your relationship status. You may be completely single but what’s the point if you’re still stalking your ex’s Facebook 5 times a day? You may have to do some de-friending before you can really move on. &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>2. Your location</strong><br /> <br /> When you stay in the same place for too long, it’s seldom that you encounter new faces. For example, it might be hard to find someone new to date if you still live in the same town you went to preschool. Everyone knows everyone. Most likely, you won’t be meeting the man or woman of your dreams here. Instead you’ll find yourself running into old lovers, and other people you wish to forget.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to move away, unless of course you’re unhappy overall. Moving usually means leaving your family and old friends, which is the basis of most people’s happiness. You simply have to expand your horizon. Take weekend trips. Skip the usual dive-bar routine and drive a few towns over to meet up with friends. Put yourself in lots of different social situations, even if they make you uncomfortable. Sometimes you have to step out of the box to see what’s out there.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>3. Your lifestyle</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Your lifestyle, particularly how you spend your spare time, may prevent you to meeting a potential suitor. Perhaps you work too much, and your days off are therefore devoted to Netflix and the couch. Luckily we now have social media to help homebodies; however, meeting someone admirable online isn’t always easy.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Even people who enjoy going out might not have success depending upon where they go. The bar might seem like the perfect place to meet single, willing prospects but 1) it’s usually too dark, 2) you’re usually too drunk and 3) you’ll find yourself liking people for what they look like, not who they are.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Instead, pick places that relate to your hobbies. If you like sports, or if you have a pet, go down to the local park. If you enjoy reading or writing, do so in a nearby coffee shop. And go by yourself. Being alone will give you the excuse to talk to a stranger, who might just share your exact interests.<br /> <br /> <strong>4. Your attitude</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Whether you’re jaded, stubborn, insecure, or cocky, you’ll have to <a href="http://get-a-wingman.com/growth/" target="_blank">fix your attitude</a> in order to find new love. Think about the kind of personality you like; is it the same personality you strive to have? If not, work on it before you go out looking.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> You get what you give in this world and you attract the same kind of attention you put out.<br /> <br /> <strong>5. Your third-wheel dates</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> When all of your friends are in relationships, you’ll find yourself being the third, fifth, or seventh wheel an awful lot, which might make you sad and lonely or hate relationships all together. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t hang out with them anymore. They might be the coolest friends you have, or perhaps the only ones, and you might not even feel left out to begin with.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> But if you do, take advantage of the situation. You’re single. Use this opportunity to wander away from the group and mingle a little. If no one sparks your interest, you still have your friends to go back to. If you hit it off with someone new, you can bring him or her over to meet your friends. Once they’ve become acquainted, a private conversation will come naturally since everyone is already paired off.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>6. Your heart</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Your head might be quick to say you’re ready for love; it’s your heart that you can actually trust. Make sure you’re in it for the right reasons. Don’t look for a new relationship just because you’re bored or lonely or scared or dependent. You shouldn’t want one just for the sense of security or the attention.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Love is a two-way street. You have to give affection to receive it. You have to be emotionally available, and totally open in order to seek whatever it is you’re looking for.<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong><img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/SARAH.png" style="width: 150px; height: 151px; float: left; margin-left: 20px; margin-right: 20px;" /></strong><br /> <br /> <br /> This post was written by Sarah Williams.&nbsp;<strong>Sarah Williams</strong> is a lifestyle writer specializing in dating advice. Her biggest passion is observing people, because she believes that we can learn a lesson from every encounter. She shares her thoughts on <a href="http://get-a-wingman.com/" target="_blank">Wingman Magazine</a> .<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> MSF X<br /> <br /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Not a&nbsp;</span><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">mysinglefriend.com</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;member?&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/register?p=become" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none; font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" target="_blank"><strong>Join now for free!</strong></a><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Click to go to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none; font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" target="_blank"><strong>mysinglefriend.com</strong></a> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Profile of the Week: Michael http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-michael http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-michael Happy Monday MSFers!<br /> <br /> This week we’d like to introduce you to Michael; he’s a Londoner born and bred, a keen sportsman and a driver rather than a passenger according to his sister Claire.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/mic1.png" style="width: 350px; height: 467px; margin-left: 180px; margin-right: 180px;" /><br /> <br /> Here’s what else his sister Claire had to say about him:<br /> <br /> <em>“Our brother Michael is the best thing since sliced bread (bias aside), with a true love for life and super rare gem in the singles market. London born and bred, to his friends and family it is unthinkable that he is single given his outgoing, confident, but selfless, kind and attentive nature.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Mick will undoubtedly find that special someone, given he is, well, him! So you have been appropriately notified, this is very likely a limited time offer, if you believe you are Ms Right, make yourself known and take part in a New Year 2015 steal that may never be repeated!<br /> <br /> I’m sure all of us think we know that family member who is charismatic and bonds a family together with their unconditional friendship, humour and willingness to be helpful, however Mick takes this to the extreme. He is a devout family man with an infectious energy and an addictive laugh you will want to hear again and again.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> He offers the same level of companionship, focus and support to his close friends with an extraordinary love for life. Mick loves the company of others and is the man who others gravitate towards for fun, advice, or for a sense of protection<br /> <br /> His raw physical strength is demonstrated as a balanced international athlete who performs for Team Great Britain in his sport, a testament to his dedication to those things he considers important in life.<br /> <br /> So, for those hoping to have a chance at the steal of the year: Do you enjoy laughter? Do you enjoy being active? Can you deal with Mick having the one evening a week unavailable to you for his treasured sport? If the answer is yes, and you are looking for a man like the one described here, you would be forgiven for not believing the prize you have stumbled upon with Mick.”</em><br /> <br /> Check out Michael’s <a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/profile/view/id/jqazjqhsirevjq/admin/yes" target="_blank">full profile here</a> and get in touch if you like what you read!<br /> <br /> MSF X<br /> <br /> Not a&nbsp;<strong>mysinglefriend.com</strong>&nbsp;member?&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/register?p=become" target="_blank"><strong>Join now for free!</strong></a><br /> <br /> Click to go to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/" target="_blank"><strong>mysinglefriend.com</strong></a><br /> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Give your love life a boost in time for Spring! http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/advice/give-your-love-life-a-boost-in-time-for-spring http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/advice/give-your-love-life-a-boost-in-time-for-spring What are you giving up for Lent? Chocolate? Facebook?<br /> <br /> How about giving up being dissatisfied with your love life!<br /> <br /> With Spring just around the corner, it is the perfect time to give your love life a boost!&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/120420_springcleaning_hai_001(1).jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 306px; margin-left: 150px; margin-right: 150px;" /><br /> <br /> Slowly but surely the days are getting longer and the weather is warming up; a change of season is a great time to reflect and clear the cobwebs from your life, and your love life should be no exception. Warmer weather get’s people in the mood for dating so set yourself a challenge to give your love life a boost this spring!<br /> <br /> <em><strong>Sarah Beeny’s tips to give your love life a boost this spring:</strong></em><br /> <ul> <li> &nbsp;<strong>Revamp your look -</strong>Try a new hairstyle or lipstick? Or finally trim that winter beard. Spring is the perfect time to refresh your look! The change may be small, but it could have a big impact on your confidence.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <ul> <li> <strong>Re</strong>-<strong>evaluate your relationships</strong> - Still comparing dates to your ex or previous dates? Holding on to the past could be blurring your vision and be stopping you from seeing things for what they really are. Take the time to consider your needs and what you want to get out of dating. &nbsp;Are you looking for a relationship? Are you looking for friendship?</li> </ul> <ul> <li> <strong>Organise your priorities –</strong> When you date, it’s important to know what you’re looking for. Identifying what you want will ensure that you don’t compromise your values for someone else; dating should be an addition to your life – not the centre of it.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <ul> <li> &nbsp;<strong>De clutter - </strong>Say good riddance to past lingering relationships that you know aren’t good for you. Someone who wants to ask you out will make the effort and will let you know that they want to be a part of your future. Don’t wait around in the hope of a plan, make your own and let them work around you.</li> </ul> <ul> <li> <strong>Get rid of the cobwebs on your profile – </strong>Just like you change up your wardrobe to welcome the spring sunshine, take the same approach with your profile. Get yourself noticed by removing any wintry pictures and swapping them for sunny snaps or pictures from recent events. Add some information to your introduction to let members know what you’ve been up to recently.</li> </ul> <ul> <li> <strong>Set yourself mini challenges e.g. make a new friend each week</strong> – the more people you meet the more likely you are to find someone you click with. Not everyone will take your fancy but by meeting more people you improve your communication skills and learn to talk to just about anyone. This will give you confidence on a date and you won’t feel as nervous in front of someone you do fancy.</li> </ul> <ul> <li> <strong>Date night </strong>– dedicate one night a week to dating. You don’t necessarily have to go on a date each week but dedicate that one night a week to trying something different with friends or someone new. It’s a great way to explore the city and meet new people. You’re never going to meet new people sitting at home alone, so get out there!</li> </ul> These spring cleaning tips should help you really focus on what you want to get out of dating and help you approach it with a new found enthusiasm just in time for spring!<br /> <br /> Let us know how you get on...tweet us <a href="https://twitter.com/mysinglefriend" target="_blank">@MySingleFriend</a> or message us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/MySingleFriend" target="_blank">Facebook</a><br /> <br /> MSF X<br /> <br /> Not a&nbsp;<strong>mysinglefriend.com</strong>&nbsp;member?&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/register?p=become" target="_blank"><strong>Join now for free!</strong></a><br /> <br /> Click to go to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/" target="_blank"><strong>mysinglefriend.com</strong></a><br /> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Are you consciously coupling? http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/advice/are-you-consciously-coupling http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/advice/are-you-consciously-coupling Tinsel town has tried to teach us that splitting up is a planned and thoughtful act whereas falling in love is as accidental and simple as spilling orange juice all over Julia Roberts in Notting Hill!<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/orange-juice.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 230px; margin-left: 180px; margin-right: 180px;" /><br /> <br /> However, the opposite is true. Films and our career counsellors mislead us: our personal lives need just as much forethought and planning as our professional ones.<br /> <br /> So what, if anything, can the small and big screen teach us about finding love?&nbsp;<br /> <ul> <li> No one needs to know about your Fruit Friends on the first date. That said, you've got to make sure you have fun in your own way so you're one happy Miranda when you're out and about! Find exercise you enjoy, feed your mind and have a good laugh with your Vegetapals at the end of the day.</li> </ul> <ul> <li> The path to success is never easy for anyone. When Jennifer Lawrence crashed to the&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; floor in Dior before accepting her Oscar, did it make her any less of a star? I think it made us love her more! So when a date ghosts after the first date try to remember it's his problem not yours. Just think, the next one might be as cheeky as Prince Harry or as attentive as Mr Bingley.</li> </ul> <ul> <li> While the idea of nurturing some Christian Grey might be attractive in the abstract, it never turns out well in real life. Who has the time for penthouse apartments and helicopters anyway? Put simply, your date should be someone who shows you kindness and respect consistently. Think Miranda and Steve rather than Big and Carrie--never be afraid to show bad eggs the door.</li> </ul> <ul> <li> Are you really, really ridiculously good looking online? If the answer's "no" then it's time to apply some Zoolander levels of perfection to your photo and profile! This isn't about being fake or vain: by portraying yourself in an accurate and flattering light you are helping compatible matches find you. Get a snap happy buddy and friends to help pick out your best points so you shine.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <ul> <li> Princess Fiona did not imagine she would end up with an ogre, however friendly. You don't have to marry Shrek to understand that someone who looks good on paper may not be able to make you happy in the long run. Focus on whether he makes you smile rather than checking off boxes on a list; give someone who's not your 'type' a chance!</li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/hannah clarke.png" style="width: 150px; height: 206px; float: right;" /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> This post was written by Hannah Clarke is a dating coach who specialises in offering advice and support to those looking to get the most out of online dating. She found love here on mysinglefriend! Her website can be found at <a href="http://www.hannah-clarke.com/" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;and she tweets at <a href="https://twitter.com/digimatchmaker" target="_blank">@digimatchmaker.</a>&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> MSF X<br /> <br /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Not a&nbsp;</span><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">mysinglefriend.com</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;member?&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/register?p=become" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none; font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" target="_blank"><strong>Join now for free!</strong></a><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Click to go to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none; font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" target="_blank"><strong>mysinglefriend.com</strong></a> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Profile of the Week: Emily http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-emily http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-emily Happy Monday!<br /> <br /> Meet Emily, our newest profile of the week. She loves travelling, cups of tea and being the little spoon. Her best friend Josie warns that<br /> any suitor of Emily’s will need to be pretty amazing as her first love will always be India!<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/Emily3(1).png" style="width: 251px; height: 250px; margin-left: 240px; margin-right: 240px;" /><br /> <br /> Here’s what else Josie had to say about Emily:<br /> <br /> “I have known Emily since we nervously sat next to each other as we flew to India at the tender age of 18. We volunteered in the city of Varanasi and shared some incredible experiences… from towel times, to precarious bus rides through the mountains, and swimming in the Ganges at sunrise.<br /> <br /> Her experience volunteering inspired Emily to become a children’s nurse and she is now working as a health visitor in Hackney. Since then, she has set up a charity, here in the UK to support the disabled institute where she volunteered. Originally from St Albans, Emily now lives in North London with me!<br /> <br /> Although her work is important to her, Emily knows how to take it easy in the evenings and on weekends. She is always happy having a good chin wag over a cup of tea or red wine. She is a great listener and an amazing friend who has always been there for me. She also enjoys a good night out – always the first on the dance floor and the last to leave! If you’re looking for someone to have a good laugh with, Emily’s your girl. She has a loud and infectious laugh and appreciates the sillier side of life!<br /> <br /> Emily is a warm and passionate girl. She comes from a big family of seven siblings who she is very close to. She is very loyal and her family and friends mean a lot to her.<br /> <br /> Emily deserves someone who can give her lots of TLC as so much of her work involves caring for other people. Emily has a lot of love to give but you'll have to be pretty amazing as her first love will always be India...!<br /> <br /> Loves:<br /> <br /> • travelling<br /> • walks in the park<br /> • cycling in the sunshine<br /> • art galleries<br /> • back massages<br /> • chocolate<br /> • broccoli<br /> • her rabbits Bertie and George<br /> • chatting<br /> • being the little spoon.<br /> <br /> Hates:<br /> <br /> • early mornings<br /> • repetitive patterns.”<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/emily2.png" style="width: 400px; height: 438px; margin-left: 180px; margin-right: 180px;" /><br /> <br /> Like what you read? Don’t take Josie’s word for it, check out <a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/profile/view/id/jqazjqdwjqazev/admin/yes" target="_blank">Emily’s full profile here</a> and why not send her a message?<br /> <br /> MSF X<br /> <br /> Not a&nbsp;mysinglefriend.com&nbsp;member?&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/signup/becomesingle/stage0.php">Join now for free!</a><br /> <br /> Click to go to&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/">mysinglefriend.com</a></strong>&nbsp;<br /> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Dance in a Movie – A Friday Night Out http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msf-news/dance-in-a-movie---a-friday-night-out http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msf-news/dance-in-a-movie---a-friday-night-out Fancy a date night with a difference? &nbsp;<br /> <br /> We’ve got a great event for you dancers out there. Impress a date by taking them to <a href="http://danceandthecity.co.uk/EVENTS/" target="_blank">Dance in a Movie</a> and spice up your Friday night!<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/cover (1).jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 151px; margin-left: 170px; margin-right: 170px;" /><br /> <br /> Begin the evening by browsing a private art exhibition by the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1568539773383917/" target="_blank">French Art Studio</a>, before watching a masterclass of iconic movie dance scenes. Be prepared to join in and enjoy the party til 2am! There will be dance shows throughout the night as well as popcorn and movies<br /> <br /> The event is taking place at trendy Chelsea party spot, <a href="http://www.the-collection.co.uk/" target="_blank">The Collection</a> on Friday 6<sup>th</sup> March.<br /> <br /> <strong>When:</strong> Friday 6th March<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Where:</strong> The Collection, 264 Brompton Road, SW3 2AS.<br /> <br /> <strong>Dress code:</strong> Movie Stars in Black &amp; White<br /> <br /> Head to their <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1568539773383917/" target="_blank">Facebook</a> page to have a look at the famous movie dance routine requests. 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This week’s lovely couple is Hannah and Simon. They met on MySingleFriend back in 2011, got engaged 8 months later and got married in August 2012!<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/Hannah &amp; Simon(3).jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 225px; margin-left: 180px; margin-right: 180px;" /><br /> <br /> <em>“As a rather shy person, I wasn't sure that online dating would work for me but I was determined to give it a go. MSF seemed like a really friendly site that did not make me cringe and I thought their idea to have those around you do the describing was brilliant. So, armed with a super write up (thanks Fran!), I pinned up my profile. I'm no Claudia Schiffer so I also made sure my photo had the right characteristics to work in this setting.&nbsp;</em><br /> <br /> <em>When Simon messaged me, I was intrigued to see from our emails that we had a very similar sense of humour. I went out secretly hoping this would translate when we met face to face. My prayers were answered: our first date at The Orange was a great success.&nbsp;</em><br /> <br /> <em>As it was such a hot spring, we headed to Kew Gardens and Richmond Park most weekends. Before we knew it we were getting engaged over Frosties one morning! We have now been married for 2 and half years. My experience has even led me to a new career as a dating coach, helping other people find love online.”</em><br /> <br /> <em>Hannah Clarke is a dating coach who specialises in offering advice and support to those looking to get the most out of online dating. Her website can be found at <a href="http://www.hannah-clarke.com/">www.hannah-clarke.com</a> and she tweets at <a href="https://twitter.com/digimatchmaker" target="_blank">@digimatchmaker</a>.</em><br /> <br /> <em>Have a great weekend!</em><br /> <br /> <em>MSF x</em><br /> <br /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Not a&nbsp;</span><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">mysinglefriend.com</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;member?&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/register?p=become" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none; font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" target="_blank"><strong>Join now for free!</strong></a><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Click to go to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none; font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" target="_blank"><strong>mysinglefriend.com</strong></a><br /> <br /> <br /> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Fly High with your Wingman Single's Party! http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/events/fly-high-with-your-wingman-singles-party http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/events/fly-high-with-your-wingman-singles-party Matchmaking reached dizzying new heights last night when single’s and their wingmen attended our ‘Fly High with your Wingman’ dating event.<br /> <br /> Joined by their wingmen, single’s headed down to London Eye Pier last night, Thursday 12<sup>th</sup> February, &nbsp;to board the MNBA Thames Clipper for 7pm. Wingmen, who weren’t single themselves, were handed ‘wings’ at the door to show that they were on duty.<br /> <br /> Once on board, comedian <em>Matt Reed</em> kicked the night off with some entertainment and got people laughing. Being from Sunderland, his accent went down a treat with the ladies and had daters in stitches with his witty remarks.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/Clipper&amp;CableCar-005.jpg" style="width: 330px; height: 220px; float: right; margin: 10px;" /><img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/Clipper&amp;CableCar-015.jpg" style="width: 330px; height: 220px; float: left; margin: 10px;" /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/Clipper&amp;CableCar-004.jpg" style="width: 330px; height: 220px; margin: 10px; float: left;" /><br /> <br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/Clipper&amp;CableCar-029 (1).jpg" style="width: 330px; height: 220px; margin: 10px; float: right;" /><img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/Clipper&amp;CableCar-008.jpg" style="width: 330px; height: 220px; margin: 10px; float: left;" /><img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/Clipper&amp;CableCar-022.jpg" style="width: 330px; height: 220px; margin: 10px; float: right;" /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> The cruise lasted for about an hour, during which we saw guests mingling and getting to know each other over a few drinks and bar nibbles.<br /> <br /> After arriving at North Greenwich, Emirates Air Line staff greeted guests and guided them to the Emirates cable cars where they took to the skies on a 20 return trip over the Thames. Single’s and their wingmen saw stunning views of the capital lit up at night, providing the perfect backdrop to a romantic ride.<br /> <br /> After flying high, daters headed to All Bar One inside the O2 for some discounted drinks before making use of their complimentary MBNA Thames Clipper ticket back to London Eye Pier.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/Clipper&amp;CableCar-040.jpg" style="width: 330px; height: 220px; margin: 10px; float: left;" /><img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/Clipper&amp;CableCar-038(1).jpg" style="width: 330px; height: 220px; margin: 10px; float: right;" /><img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/Clipper&amp;CableCar-036.jpg" style="width: 330px; height: 220px; margin: 10px; float: left;" /><img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/Clipper&amp;CableCar-030.jpg" style="width: 330px; height: 220px; margin: 10px; float: right;" /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Thank you to everyone who came along and also to our partners <a href="http://www.thamesclippers.com/" target="_blank">MBNA Thames Clippers</a> and <a href="http://www.tfl.gov.uk/modes/emirates-air-line/" target="_blank">Emirates Air Line</a> for helping us organise the event.<br /> <br /> For more pictures, check out our <a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.820726617963157.1073741835.194810793888079&amp;type=3" target="_blank">album on Facebook</a>. Feel free to share them, use our hashtag #wingmandating and tag <a href="https://www.facebook.com/MySingleFriend" target="_blank">MySingleFriend</a>!<br /> <br /> We’re looking forward to the next event already!<br /> <br /> MSF X<br /> <br /> Not a&nbsp;<strong>mysinglefriend.com</strong>&nbsp;member?&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/register?p=become" target="_blank"><strong>Join now for free!</strong></a><br /> <br /> Click to go to&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/" target="_blank">mysinglefriend.com</a></strong><br /> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Profile of the Week: Rob http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-rob http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-rob It’s the start of a brand new week and we’ve got a great profile to share with you. This one’s for the ladies: meet Rob. Rob is more adventure than glamour, more night owl than morning person and more meat than veg...<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/ROB pow1.png" style="width: 400px; height: 330px; margin-left: 180px; margin-right: 180px;" /><br /> <br /> Here’s what his friend Becca had to say about him:<br /> <br /> &nbsp;“So if you’re after a qualified sky diver with an amazing sense of humour, who is ferociously intelligent and yet not remotely ferocious, and appreciates both a good pocket square and a square meal, Rob might be your man.<br /> <br /> Rob is funny. Very funny. He's definitely the main comedian in our group of friends, and manages to make every day/night out into an amusing adventure. (Snowboarding on the tube, anyone?) He’s also very spontaneous and adventurous.<br /> <br /> Rob is a very clever guy, both academically and in terms of his general understanding of the world. Often I have no idea what he’s talking about, but I’m always pretty sure he’s right.<br /> <br /> Rob loves his food. He has an unparalleled ability to cook up a storm from whatever scraps he can find from foraging in the kitchen. Also at any given time he'll have enough tropical fruit in the house to open his own beach front grocery store.<br /> <br /> Luckily he also likes keeping active, particularly cycling and weights (as would be obvious if you saw the size of his arms).<br /> <br /> He is also the king of random conversation. Don't expect to talk too much about your jobs or holiday plans, but expect to debate the intricacies of late 1990s garage or meercats.<br /> <br /> Most nights when I get in Rob isn't in (being as sociable as he is), but when he is I'll find him watching a documentary on some far away country, and complaining about how much watsapp admin he has to reply to. Life is hard when you’re as popular as he is.<br /> <br /> If you like what you see and are already wondering how Rob is to live with, I can confirm he's very easy to live with. We've been housemates for a while now and he's only ever locked me in the basement once.<br /> <br /> On top of all this, Rob is a genuinely nice, easy-going, modest guy who is really easy to get along with.<br /> <br /> Some other key information is that he is a very successful strategy consultant at a large firm in the city. He also loves all the normal things like traveling the world, the great outdoors, and dinner/drinks with family/friends.”<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/rob POW.png" style="width: 400px; height: 279px; margin-left: 180px; margin-right: 180px;" /><br /> <br /> Like what you read? Check out <a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/profile/view/id/bybyjqfucxfu/admin/yes" target="_blank">Rob’s full profile here.</a><br /> <br /> Have a great week!<br /> <br /> MSF X<br /> <br /> <br /> Not a&nbsp;<strong>mysinglefriend.com</strong>&nbsp;member?&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/register?p=become" target="_blank"><strong>Join now for free!</strong></a><br /> <br /> Click to go to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/" target="_blank"><strong>mysinglefriend.com</strong></a><br /> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0100