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 2014 Success story: Owen and Charlie http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/dating-success-stories/success-story-owen-and-charlie http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/dating-success-stories/success-story-owen-and-charlie <p> <em><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: 'Century Gothic', sans-serif; font-style: normal;">Hands up who&rsquo;s looking forward to the long weekend... Here&rsquo;s a virtual high five to anyone who just got overly excited about scoffing countless Easter eggs and drinking copious amounts of wine in the sunshine!</span></em></p> <p> <em><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: 'Century Gothic', sans-serif; font-style: normal;">This early burst of Summer sunshine in London has definitely got us in the mood for lots of warmer weather to come (fingers crossed!), and of course with the summer season in our sights, we&rsquo;re getting excited about wedding season... <o:p></o:p></span></em></p> <p> <em><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: 'Century Gothic', sans-serif; font-style: normal;">As usual we&rsquo;ve been talking to lots of happy couples this week, but one couple in particular who got us feeling super summery and excited are Charlie and Owen.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/Owen &amp; Charlie MSF.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 400px;" /></p> <p> Charlie wrote to us to let us know about her online dating experiences and how she came to meet her lovely husband Owen on MSF back in 2010:&nbsp;</p> <p> <em>&quot;I found myself single in the summer of 2009 and working and living in the big city with lots of coupled-up friends felt like I was destined to spend the rest of my 20s on a succession of ever-more-hideous blind date (highlights included a fruitarian, a closet racist and a man who broke the ice by showing me a series of bikini pictures of his ex). Luckily I found MSF and in September 2010 a man with a nice mand and even nicer picture sent me a message berating me for my dislike of Adam Sandler. After a few more messages we had our first date in a pub in Crouch End, and three years later we got married in a barn on the South Downs, with a toast to Sarah Beeny in the speeches!&nbsp;</em></p> <p> <em>I am evangelical about internet dating now and have convinced a few sceptical friends. Like so many other MSF couples, Owen and I lived half a mile from each other but never would have met without the site. I can't thank you all enough, and anyone wondering whether it works, please do give it a try!&quot;</em></p> <p> What a beautiful story, and the perfect way to get us in the mood for some dating over the long bank holiday weekend... Thanks &nbsp;Charlie, and a huge congratulations from team MSF&nbsp;</p> <p> It sounds as though Charlie is doing a good job of getting all of her friends involved with MSF, and we couldn't have put it better ourselves... <em>&quot;Give it a try!&quot;&nbsp;</em></p> <p> Enjoy the bank holiday weekend people, and we'll be back with more success stories next week!&nbsp;</p> <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> Not a&nbsp;mysinglefriend.com&nbsp;member?&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/signup/becomesingle/stage0.php" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none;">Join now for free!</a></div> <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> Click to go to&nbsp;<strong style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); outline: none;"><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none;">mysinglefriend.com</a></strong><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-style: italic;">&nbsp;</span></div> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Profile of the Week: Dean http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-dean http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-dean <p> We have thousands of new people joining MySingleFriend every month... and we take it upon ourselves to make sure we have a good browse through what all of your amazing friends have been writing about you before we let everyone else see!</p> <p> We often find profiles that make us smile, laugh out loud, or even cry (happy tears, of course!) but it's not every day we come across a profile that makes us want to dress up in our top dollar clobber and start dancing like it's 1999. No, that really doesn't happen every day. So when it does, we naturally want to tell you about it.&nbsp;</p> <p> Attention ladies, and gentlemen please step aside... It's time you all heard about MySingleFriend's finest 'old skool' gentleman, Dean, aka Ne-Yo!&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/dean msf(1).jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 305px;" /></p> <p> We'd love to talk to you all day about Dean, but his best friend Adem has been pretty close to him for around 13 years now, so he reckons he's probably more qualified to do the desciribing bit at this stage! Okay, we submit. Take it away, Adem:&nbsp;</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;">&quot;Dont be fooled by Dean (a.k.a Ne-Yo) - he likes to come across as a bit too cool for school, but deep down he's an old skool gentleman. He knows how to treat a lady! Oh, and as the name (Ne-Yo) suggests, he can dance and developed a bit of a thing for hats too! He's outgoing, loves sports and cars, but cant drive (dont hate Dean!). He also knows a ridiculous amount of random information that will never cease to confound you (in a 'why would anybody want to know that' kind of way). He's educated and on the up and up and looking for somebody who is heading in the same direction.&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;">He's one of those amiable people that everybody loves. A good listener, honest, dependable, fun to spend time with and a great all round friend. Over the years I have seen him deal with some unbalanced women and always comes out with a lot of class!&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;">Dean is outgoing and you can often find him at weekends in random locations doing random things. A word of warning - Dean has a bit of style and swagger so if you need your friend's advice to know if your outfit looks good, chances are you're not the right girl for Dean - you've gotta look good ladies! I guess anything else you want to know, just ask him!&quot;</span></p> <p> Well... what do you reckon? Has Adem's description left you wanting to get a little bit <em>'closer'</em> to Dean? Could you be his perfect '<em>Miss Independent' </em>or <em>'one in a million'</em> just waiting to <em>'let me love you'</em>... Okay, that's enough of the song lyric sentences now. I'm not even sure that last one made sense?</p> <p> If you fancing ask Dean out on a date, or maybe just want to enquire as to why he's so obsessed with hats, you can view his&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/profile/view/id/gtjqirazfudw">full dating profile </a>and get in touch&nbsp;here! <em>'Go on girl'... </em>okay, we really will stop talking now.&nbsp;</p> <p> Until next time...&nbsp;</p> <p> MSF x&nbsp;</p> <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> Not a&nbsp;mysinglefriend.com&nbsp;member?&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/signup/becomesingle/stage0.php" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none;">Join now for free!</a></div> <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> Click to go to&nbsp;<strong style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); outline: none;"><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none;">mysinglefriend.com</a></strong><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-style: italic;">&nbsp;</span></div> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 How to win a guy in 10 dates http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/guest-blogs/how-to-win-a-guy-in-10-dates http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/guest-blogs/how-to-win-a-guy-in-10-dates <p> <em>It's been a while since we had a guest post on the MSF blog... so here goes. Oh and sorry guys, this one's for the ladies only I'm afraid!&nbsp;</em></p> <p> <em>We've been talking to relationship expert, Samantha Perry who reckons she can help you make someone fall head over heels in just 10 dates... Whether you're still in the early stages of dating, or embarking on a more serious relationship, Sam reckons she's got all the advice you need to win that dream guy in 10 dates and 10 dates only! Listen up...&nbsp;</em></p> <p> They say that &ldquo;bad luck comes in threes... I say that &ldquo;third time&rsquo;s the charm&rdquo; &ndash; especially when it comes to dating.</p> <p> The romantic rigmarole of dating can strike fear in many a single woman&rsquo;s heart, ranging from the typical first world problem of not knowing what to wear right through to the awkward &lsquo;do I/don&rsquo;t I kiss my date goodbye&rsquo; dilemma.</p> <p> But how do we turn our fear into fortune? By putting ourselves in men&rsquo;s shoes &ndash; literally!&nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Three is the magic number</strong></p> <p> While there&rsquo;s only so much lady luck can do for you, you&rsquo;re going to need a bit of science on your side if you want to bag your Prince Charming. According to a survey, results showed that men know they&rsquo;re falling in love after just three dates &ndash; so you&rsquo;d better make those three dates &lsquo;count&rsquo;!</p> <p> It&rsquo;s a common misconception that mutual interests are considered to be an important factor when sizing up your prospective significant other - but in fact, agreeing with absolutely EVERYTHING your date says can quickly become a huge turn off.</p> <p> So let&rsquo;s put the &lsquo;opposites attract&rsquo; theory to test, and win your guy over with these three dream dates&hellip;</p> <p> <strong>The great outdoors</strong></p> <p> With the wind messing up your perfectly-styled hair and the intoxicating scent of sweat dripping off you, it may not seem like the ideal scenario for your first date &ndash; but believe me, your man will respect you for braving the elements.</p> <p> Whether you&rsquo;re going for a hike or enjoying a leisurely bike ride, guys love a woman who&rsquo;s not afraid to try new things &ndash; and it&rsquo;s this confidence that makes a woman so appealing to her date. Men are far more likely to notice the girl brave enough to climb a tree than the girl refusing to get involved because she&rsquo;s too scared she&rsquo;ll break a nail.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/bike blog.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 333px;" /></p> <p> <strong>Get gaming</strong></p> <p> And no, we don&rsquo;t mean playing Flappy Bird on your iPhone. While girls might believe the area of gaming may be off limits to them, this is all the more reason to reach out to your potential beau. <a href="http://med.stanford.edu/news_releases/2008/february/videobrain.html">Research from the Stanford University School of Medicine</a> found that the part of the brain that produces rewarding emotions is more activated in males compared to their female counterparts during video-game playing &ndash; which explains why more men are attracted to video games compared to women.</p> <p> So why not show your creative side and give your man a challenge? OK, so you may not know your WoW from your LoL &ndash; but as someone very wise once said: it&rsquo;s not the winning, it&rsquo;s the taking part that counts. However, by taking part in the occasional video game, there&rsquo;s a strong chance of winning your date over!</p> <p> <strong>Poker face</strong></p> <p> Last but not least, one of the most renowned and traditional card games played the world over &ndash; poker. For women, this may seem like one activity that&rsquo;s out of their league: for instance, what&rsquo;s the difference between a full house and a flush?! While the idea of sitting in a dimly lit room sifting through a deck of cards doesn&rsquo;t give you much opportunity to really talk with your date, that&rsquo;s EXACTLY why you should give this card game a go (helpful tip: <a href="http://www.fulltiltpoker.com/blog/culture-women-poker-grindettes-perspective/">Full Tilt Poker</a> has a handy how-to guide for all things poker).</p> <p> Where women enjoy lengthy conversations filled with lots of eye contact, men are the opposite &ndash; and playing poker gives them the luxury to still socialise but through an activity that allows them to enjoy game play whilst make gradual conversation.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/poker blog.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 333px;" /></p> <p> <strong>Easy as one, two, three!</strong></p> <p> So now we&rsquo;ve given you some inspiration on how to win your date over in three unique settings, it&rsquo;s up to you to go get him &ndash; best of luck!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>Wow! If that hasn't motivated you to ask out the man of your dreams then I'm not sure what will... 10 dates, that definitely seems doable! Let us know if Sam's advice works for you!&nbsp;</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Author bio:&nbsp;</p> <p> Samantha Perry is passionate about helping people with their relationships. Whether you are still in the dating phase or in a serious relationship, her advice will make your partner fall for you!&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Success story: Andy and Lucy http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/dating-success-stories/success-story-andy-and-lucy http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/dating-success-stories/success-story-andy-and-lucy <p> Happy Friday everyone... Another working week almost over and the weekend is just a few hours away now!&nbsp;</p> <p> We've battled through the Sahara smog in the capital this week, and we're finally starting to see a bright shining light at the end of the dusty tunnel.</p> <p> In an attempt to brighten up this dreary Friday afternoon, we've been chatting to yet another very special MSF success story couple; Andy and Lucy. &nbsp;</p> <p> But Andy and Lucy aren't just any old MSF success story couple... They're engaged to be married next month, and with the big day fast approaching they've been in touch to let us know about something pretty amazing they've got planned for their lucky guests!&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/Andy &amp; Lucy MSF.jpeg" style="width: 500px; height: 805px;" /></p> <p> Andy first got in touch with us back in 2012 to say...&nbsp;</p> <p> <em>&quot;I firstly want to say an enormous thank you. After 6 years of life as a singleton looking for that elusive &quot;one&quot;, she popped up about 6 months ago on MSF. I feel like the luckiest guy alive to have genuinely found the girl of my dreams and have you to thank for it from the bottom of my heart.&quot;</em></p> <p> We knew this had to be love at first sight... So we've been keeping in touch with the happy couple, and sure as hell we received confirmation at the beginning of this year that Andy had popped the question, and they're now engaged to be married! &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>&quot;We thought, given you were instrumental in Lucy and I finding each other, it was only right and fair that we let you know that on September 14th last year we got engaged and are due to tie the knot on 3rd May! Lots to do and not much time to do it but we're on track we think and can't wait for the big day!&quot;</em></p> <p> Not long to go until Andy and Lucy tie the knot now, and amongst all the usual stresses and struggles of planning a big wedding day, they've taken it upon themselves to give their special day an incredible MSF twist! Wait for it...&nbsp;</p> <p> <em>&quot;We've been trying to think of all sorts of weird and wonderful ways of making our day unique and we really wanted to tie in the MSF thing in some way. So rather ambitiously for the place settings we have carved up all 220 guests and given them each a person to write a profile for. Myself and Lucy will reply to each of them in an attempt to make what we hope is a very personal place setting&quot; </em></p> <p> How amazing is that!! We're definitely going to be keeping in touch with Andy and Lucy to see how they get on with writing all of those profiles and find out what their guests made of the idea after the big day!</p> <p> All the very best of luck and congratulations from the whole team here at MSF... and we'll be checking in to find out how it all goes :)&nbsp;</p> <p> Until then...&nbsp;</p> <p> Love MSF x&nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Profile of the week: Caroline http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-caroline http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-caroline <p> This week, our profile of the week comes from a very special friend nomination.&nbsp;</p> <p> We're all about friends getting involved with dating... They're the ones who are there for you through the break ups, the make ups, the outfit choosing, the message drafting, the post date debriefs and all the rest. They know you better than anyone else (including yourself sometimes) and therefore, they know when you just need that little nudge in the right direction!&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/caroline msf(1).jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 283px;" /></p> <p> Hannah got in touch with us to let us know about her amazing friend Caroline, and said she thinks the whole world should know about what they're missing out on! Well, we couldn't agree more... In fact, we're going to let Hannah tell you a little bit more about Caroline in five simple steps:</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;">&quot;Selling your best friend is science not sorcery. It's all about stating the stats and flaunting the functionality, not pulling rabbits from hats (although hats are pretty cool.)</span><br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;">There are five steps to making the perfect sale but I'm going to give you many more than five reasons to get to know my single friend Caro.</span><br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;">Step One: &quot;meet and greet&quot; here I am supposed to welcome you to my pitch, build rapport, and give you a good first impression of my product. My first impressions of Caro were that she is witty, charming, cool and collected. Then I discovered an amazing dry sense of humour and was hooked.</span><br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;">Step Two: Understanding the customers. Here you listen to the customer and understand their needs but since you are reading this in silence I guess I could tell you about what Caro needs. She would like a charming and discerning gentleman with a cheeky sparkle in his eyes. He must be up for adventure, make her laugh and be smart and quick witted to keep her on her toes.</span><br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;">Step Three: &quot;Show Describe and Demonstrate&quot; I think the best way to describe Caro is adventurous, she loves wandering around London finding cool things to do and interesting places to eat. She is also full of random facts. Caro is quite spontaneous and one of my favourite memories is the day she convinced me to go swimming with her at the outdoor lido in the middle of freezing March just because the sun was out! Or maybe the time she won a prize in first year of uni and decided to spend it on a secret trip to New York without telling anyone! It's not all go though Caro is equally at home taking it easy with a stroll in the countryside or unwinding in an old man pub.</span><br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;">Step four: &quot;Summarise and Suggest&quot; In summary Caro is a fun, bubbly, happy person to be around who has a kind heart and makes every hour you spend with her feel like five minutes. If she sounds like the kind of girl you'd like to get to know then I suggest you move quickly!</span><br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;">Step Five: &quot;Close the Sale&quot; To place your order get in contact!&quot;</span></p> <p> Well, you heard Hannah... If you'd like to place your order, you'd better get in touch with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/profile/view/id/byevazcxirfu">Caroline</a>&nbsp;herself! She won't be around for long...&nbsp;</p> <p> If you've got an amazing friend that you'd like to nominate to feature as profile of the week on our blog, please do get in touch with us via blog@mysinglefriend.com - we'd love to hear from you!&nbsp;</p> <p> Until next time...&nbsp;</p> <p> MSF x&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Profile of the Week: Marie Claire http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-marie-claire http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-marie-claire <p> We know what you're thinking... With a name like&nbsp;<em>Marie Claire</em>, she must be famous!&nbsp;</p> <p> Well you might be surprised to learn that the very fabulous Marie Claire isn't in fact famous - Not just yet anyway!&nbsp;</p> <p> That doesn't mean that we don't think she should be though... And we're pretty sure once you read her full profile, you'll be convinced she's a movie star, and you'll more than likely want to date her too. Just saying!&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/marie claire(1).jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 298px;" /></p> <p> Marie Claire's sister, Lisa (who also met her fiance on MySingleFriend, FYI) has written a pretty spectacular description of her rock star sister... See for yourself:&nbsp;</p> <div> <span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;">&ldquo;SIMPLY DAZZLING!&rdquo; &ldquo;A MUST SEE &rdquo; &ldquo;LAUGH OUT LOUD FUNNY&rdquo;&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;">FROM THE MAKERS OF LISA (HER SISTER) AND THE PRODUCERS OF CHRISTINA (HER OTHER SISTER), COMES ANOTHER MASTERPIECE</span><br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;">MARIE CLAIRE</span><br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;">Based on a true story, Marie Claire (played by herself) is looking for The One. But unlike most movies, The One doesn&rsquo;t have to be tall, dark and handsome - though that would be a great start! But most importantly, he must be someone who is funny, confident, caring, carnivorous, adventurous and intelligent.&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;">But what about the leading lady I hear you ask (you&rsquo;ve left your webcam on again!). Well, she&rsquo;s pretty special in her own right. She&rsquo;s classically beautiful, with long auburn hair, dazzling sea green eyes, and a great figure. She has a great personality to match too; she&rsquo;s funny, outgoing, intelligent, well travelled, loyal and incredibly creative. All in all, quite a catch!</span><br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;">So will this particular story have a happy ending? Will Marie Claire meet the guy of her dreams and live happily ever after? Well, that all depends on you&hellip;.</span><br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;">SPECIAL FEATURES: She&rsquo;s quite a mover too &ndash; she&rsquo;s trained in Irish, ballet and tap dancing - so don&rsquo;t be surprised to find her on the dance floor pulling some moves!</span><br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;">BONUS MATERIAL: She is incredibly creative and a very talented artist; If she ever decided to sell any of her own work, she would probably make a lot of money!</span><br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;">Not for rental. Fit for viewing by persons aged 30 or over.&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;">Filming without consent could lead to a prison sentence.</span><br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;">Features subtitles &ndash; owing to faint Geordie accent&quot;</span></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <font color="#666666" face="century gothic, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Dont say we didn't warn you... We knew you'd be impressed. Of course, you're going to want to read Marie Claire's <a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/profile/view/id/byevdwevevby">full dating profile</a>&nbsp;now,&nbsp;and make sure you ask her out before she gets whisked off to Hollywood for her role as leading lady. That'll be a true story!&nbsp;</font></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Not a&nbsp;mysinglefriend.com&nbsp;member?&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/signup/becomesingle/stage0.php" style="font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none;">Join now for free!</a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> Click to go to&nbsp;<strong style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); outline: none;"><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none;">mysinglefriend.com</a></strong><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-style: italic;">&nbsp;</span></div> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Sarah Beeny’s ultimate dating guide for single mums http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/advice/sarah-beenys-ultimate-dating-guide-for-single-mums http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/advice/sarah-beenys-ultimate-dating-guide-for-single-mums <p> <span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px;">Mother's Day is this weekend, and it seems lots of you have decided it's about time you ditched the generic bouquet of flowers and teddy bear gifts, and opted for something a little more sentimental. And what better way to show Mum you care, than to write her a dating profile on <a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/">www.mysinglefriend.com</a> - It could be the ultimate gift of love, after all.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px;">Over the past year, we've seen a 36 per cent increase in sign ups of women with children, and in the past few weeks leading up to mothering Sunday we've noticed a whopping 68% increase in profiles being written by sons and daughters... Aren't you all just lovely, lovely people!&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/single mums(1).jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 167px;" /></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px;">But setting up a profile is just the first step on the online dating ladder, and we know better than anyone that it's not always plain sailing... So our very own yummy mummy, Sarah Beeny has come up with a list of dating tips for any single Mums looking to get back into the dating game this weekend:</span></p> <p> <em>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Start out slowly and take your time &ndash; there's no rush! Don&rsquo;t start out looking for a serious relationship, just someone to share your time with.</em></p> <p> <em>2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Get your friends or your kids to help &ndash; Mysinglefriend.com is great because you can enlist friends and family to help you find a date, which takes the pressure of yourself!</em></p> <p> <br /> <em>3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;If your kids are old enough, its important to let them know that if you go out sometimes to meet a friend they will always be your priority and can get hold of you at any time. It is also important to let them know if you get serious with someone</em></p> <p> <em>4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Make a point to go try and meet new people every week. Even though your child is your priority, make sure you allow some time for you too</em></p> <p> <em>5.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Keep an open mind &ndash; You aren&rsquo;t going to meet Prince Charming straight away and you may meet some frogs along the way but don&rsquo;t get disheartened. Try men who you may not normally go for and you never know what you mind find!</em></p> <p> <em>6.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Honesty is the best policy &ndash; Be honest and proud about having kids. They make you who are and any man who can&rsquo;t see that is not worth dating!</em></p> <p> <em>7.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Keep your dating life and family separate until you can trust the man to be a friend to your child. This also protects your child from forming an emotional attachment with someone who is just passing through.</em></p> <p> <em>8.&nbsp;Book a reliable babysitter so that you can enjoy your date and not worry about your child</em></p> <p> <em>9.&nbsp;Check your clothes for any unwanted stains such as food or baby sick before you leave the house!</em></p> <p> <em>10. Remember, Yummy Mummys rock!</em></p> <p> We hope you all have a lovely weekend filled with lots of celebrations, and dating, of course!</p> <p> If you let your son or daughter write your dating profile for you, or if you're planning to write a dating profile for your yummy mummy this Mothers Day, we'd love to hear from you!&nbsp;Email us... press@mysinglefriend.com&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> Not a&nbsp;mysinglefriend.com&nbsp;member?&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/signup/becomesingle/stage0.php" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none;">Join now for free!</a></p> <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> Click to go to&nbsp;<strong style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); outline: none;"><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none;">mysinglefriend.com</a></strong><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-style: italic;">&nbsp;</span></div> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Success story: Becca and Paul (Part 2) http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/dating-success-stories/success-story-becca-and-paul-part-2 http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/dating-success-stories/success-story-becca-and-paul-part-2 <p> It's International Happiness Day today, so we figured it makes sense to share a success story that managed to put a big smile on our faces this morning...&nbsp;</p> <p> This week we're revisiting a success story couple who were featured on our blog back in 2012. Becca and Paul got in touch with us a couple of years ago to let us know they couldn't be more thankful to MSF for bringing them together. They had both been a little sceptical about online dating in the past and weren't entirely convinced that it was going to work out for them.&nbsp;</p> <p> However, there really is no denying true love... and here they are two years later on their very special wedding day.&nbsp;</p> <p> We're so proud and happy to be a part of their journey, and this is our way of saying a huge congratulations to both of them! &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/becca and paul wedding 1(1).jpeg" style="width: 250px; height: 250px; margin-left: 2px; margin-right: 2px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/becca and paul wedding(1).jpeg" style="width: 250px; height: 167px;" /></p> <p> Becca and Paul moved in together nine months after their first date (which lasted 10 hours!) and also got a dog together called Maisy... I guess as the saying goes, the rest is history!&nbsp;</p> <p> We'd like to send our love and best wishes to Becca and Paul for everything the future has in store for them... And to everyone umming and ahhing about joining <a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/">MSF</a>... Just do it!&nbsp;</p> <p> Until next time...&nbsp;</p> <p> Love MSF x&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> Not a&nbsp;mysinglefriend.com&nbsp;member?&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/signup/becomesingle/stage0.php" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none;">Join now for free!</a></p> <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> Click to go to&nbsp;<strong style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); outline: none;"><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none;">mysinglefriend.com</a></strong><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-style: italic;">&nbsp;</span></div> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100 First date fashion tips for men by Buy Jeans http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/advice/first-date-fashion-tips-for-men-by-buy-jeans http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/advice/first-date-fashion-tips-for-men-by-buy-jeans <p> It&rsquo;s a major stereotype that when it comes to men, they just have no interest in fashion whatsoever. While there are more and more men paying attention to what they wear and how they look, there&rsquo;s no doubt that there&rsquo;s a few of you still out there that panic at the thought of what to wear on your first date. You&rsquo;ve finally secured yourself a date, but now you&rsquo;re worried they&rsquo;ll run on first sight. However, it&rsquo;s really not that hard, and all comes down to how you want to present yourself.</p> <p> First of all, before you even begin, you need to know where you&rsquo;re going for the date. Is it a casual affair, a stroll in the local park, a chat over a coffee? Or are you pulling out the big guns and taking her (or him) to the poshest restaurant in town? These are key details that will affect your overall outfit.</p> <p> If it is just casual, make sure you&rsquo;re still wearing your nicest gear. No scruffy jeans and scuffed converse; and definitely no slogan t-shirts exclaiming &lsquo;Vote For Pedro&rsquo; or some sarcastic line. Go for your smartest <a href="http://www.buy-jeans.net/section.php/26/1/levis-original-501-jeans">jeans</a>, give your trainers a good clean, and wear a crisp white t shirt.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/fashion blog(1).jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 366px;" /></p> <p> If you&rsquo;re off to somewhere a little classier, always go for a formal look. You may not need a full suit, trousers, jumper and a shirt may do, but it&rsquo;s always best to overdress than underdress. Remember your first date is all about first impressions; your date will have put a lot of effort into their outfit, so it&rsquo;s just returning the favour. If you&rsquo;re unsure whether to wear a suit jacket, always err on the side of caution. It can always end up being a coat to keep her warm while you wait for a ride home.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/fashion blog(2).jpg" style="width: 205px; height: 303px;" /></p> <p> Always make sure that you&rsquo;re well groomed. Make sure that your nails are clean and tidy, your hair is fresh (even that tuft of hair on your back) and if you have a beard make sure it&rsquo;s neat and presentable.</p> <p> Whatever the event, and whatever you wear, make sure that it is well fitted. You may not have a sculpted Adonis-like physique, but clothing that fits and hangs in all the right places will work wonders. The right cut jacket can emphasis all the features your other half may look for in a partner, a strong jawline, broad shoulders, or a lean frame. Shoes are also a key feature. Whether it&rsquo;s Converse or Armani, make sure that they are presentable, and not falling apart at the seams.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/fashion blog(3).jpg" style="width: 184px; height: 303px;" /></p> <p> Finally, make sure that you&rsquo;re comfortable in what you&rsquo;re wearing. It&rsquo;s no good spending the entire date, worrying about a too tight t-shirt, or whether your date will like your new style jeans you decided to try out (tip: never try a new style on a first date). Stick with clothing and styles that you know work on you, and ultimately reflect your personality. While your clothing will help to make a good first impression, the purpose of a date is all about getting to know each other. After all, your date had already agreed to meet you after seeing your profile picture with a full grown beard.&nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Author bio:</strong></p> <p> This article was written by Sarah, who works for <a href="http://www.buy-jeans.net/">Buy Jeans</a>, an online jeans retailer selling classic brands at affordable prices.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> Not a&nbsp;mysinglefriend.com&nbsp;member?&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/signup/becomesingle/stage0.php" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none;">Join now for free!</a></p> <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> Click to go to&nbsp;<strong style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); outline: none;"><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none;">mysinglefriend.com</a></strong><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-style: italic;">&nbsp;</span></div> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Profile of the week: Katie (The Summer Edition) http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-katie-the-summer-edition http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-katie-the-summer-edition <p> The sun is shining, and the weekend is well and truly in our sights... Did someone say cocktails?&nbsp;</p> <p> If you've been stuck inside all week with rays of sun beaming through your office window, make sure you get yourself out and about this weekend and plan a first date in the sunshine because the forecast is looking hot, hot, HOT!</p> <p> Lots of you have been busy uploading summery pictures this week and had us turning green with envy, so this Friday's profile of the week fits right in with the holiday theme.</p> <p> Now, if Katie's pictures don't make you want to pack up your flip flops and hop on the next flight to the Bahamas then I'm not sure what will...&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/profile of week katie(1).jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 292px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/katie bahamas(1).jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 225px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/katie boat(1).jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 386px;" /></p> <p> And if Katie's pictures haven't got you desperate to find out a little bit more about her exotic travels, her friend Emma is on hand to let you know just how amazing she is:&nbsp;</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;">&quot;If you're looking for a shrinking violet, you know, a bit of a girlie girl, stop reading now because Katie's not the one for you! She is intelligent, with two degrees under her belt, has just started up her own business, has no qualms about giving the boys a run for their money (brick-laying and pointing are in her repertoire of skills!) and knows her own mind!</span><br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;">Scared?! Well don't be! She's a lovely girl, who I've known all my life. She has so much to offer one lucky chap! She's affectionate, kind, hard-working and loyal, has an enviable figure and a lovely smile. What more could a guy ask for? She's a healthcare professional, who is well-travelled but still wants to explore more of the world, and appreciates the finer things in life, especially good food and wine. She also enjoys the quieter side of life too, in particular cooking, knitting (yes you read it right!) delis, being by the sea or out in the countryside and spending time with friends and family.</span><br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <br style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;" /> <span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;">Katie is sensitive and thoughtful and yet she has an outlandish, fun and spontaneous side too! I'll never forget Katie throwing off her clothes to go for a swim off the Cornish coast in October! (No suggesting first dates at the seaside please &ndash; she doesn't always do this!) She is witty, busts some hilarious moves on the dance floor, and doesn't take herself too seriously! Little kids gravitate toward her because she's good fun and warm-hearted, but guys tend to keep their distance, because they think she's already taken. Go on, be brave, and contact her!&quot;</span></p> <p> We're pretty sure you're already looking up how much those flights to the Bahamas are... But make sure you check out Katie's <a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/profile/view/id/evbyhscxhsby">full dating profile</a> first and drop her a message - She might want to come with you!&nbsp;</p> <p> Enjoy the sunshine over the weekend...&nbsp;</p> <p> MSF x&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> Not a&nbsp;mysinglefriend.com&nbsp;member?&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/signup/becomesingle/stage0.php" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none;">Join now for free!</a></p> <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> Click to go to&nbsp;<strong style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); outline: none;"><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none;">mysinglefriend.com</a></strong><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-style: italic;">&nbsp;</span></div> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Summer lovin'... Time to turn up the heat! http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/pictures/summer-lovin-time-to-turn-up-the-heat http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/pictures/summer-lovin-time-to-turn-up-the-heat <p> Still basking in a summery glow from a weekend spent in the sunshine? Yep, that&rsquo;ll be all of us then!</p> <p> The sunny weather has finally put a smile back on everyone&rsquo;s face after a long, cold and dark few winter months in the UK. We definitely deserve a little bit of sunshine in our lives that goes without saying... but it seems the warmer climes have also got all of our minds pondering on a little bit of summer romance!</p> <p> We had a super busy weekend on the site... Lots of matchmaking going on, messages being exchanged, dates being arranged for the week ahead, plus lots of new members jumping on the summer dating bandwagon... If that&rsquo;s you, welcome :)</p> <p> We also noticed lots of you have been busy uploading your SUNday selfies to brighten up your profiles in time for the summer season, and they've definitely been making us all green with envy...</p> <p> Here's a few of our favourites... There really are too many to choose from!&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/profile/view/id/byazgtfuirev"><img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/summer blog 4.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 161px;" /></a><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/profile/view/id/jqazfufujqby"><img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/summer blog 8.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 161px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/profile/view/id/evbyhscxhsby"><img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/summer blog 5.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 161px;" /></a><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/profile/view/id/byevircxcxir"><img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/summer blog 7.jpg" style="width: 249px; height: 161px;" /></a></p> <p> Okay so they weren't all taken in the UK, but they've definitely got us in the mood for the better weather, and now we can't stop daydreaming about summer holidays this year!&nbsp;</p> <p> If you want to talk to any of our summery MSFers, or find out the stories behind their amazing pictures - Just click on the images to visit their full dating profiles...&nbsp;</p> <p> We'll leave you to get back to your daydreaming... We're off to book some flights to somewhere far, far away!&nbsp;</p> <p> Until next time,&nbsp;</p> <p> MSF x&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> Not a&nbsp;mysinglefriend.com&nbsp;member?&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/signup/becomesingle/stage0.php" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none;">Join now for free!</a></p> <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> Click to go to&nbsp;<strong style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); outline: none;"><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none;">mysinglefriend.com</a></strong><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-style: italic;">&nbsp;</span></div> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100