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 Profile of the Week: Victoria 'the most laid back ballerina' http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-victoria-the-most-laid-back-ballerina http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-victoria-the-most-laid-back-ballerina Monday’s are our least favourite day of the week so we thought we would brighten up your afternoon by introducing you to Victoria, our gorgeous new profile of the week!<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/2308289-980936.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 400px; margin: 10px;" /><br /> <br /> <br /> An ex professional ballet dancer turned ambitious business woman, Victoria loves traveling, music and dancing. Her friend Flik knows her a little better than we do, so here’s what she had to say about her:<br /> <br /> <em>‘I have known Victoria (Vicky to me) since we were 11 years old. We met at ballet school and she was the most laid back ballerina in the class, sauntering in not a minute before class started while the rest of us were stressing in a corner. She still has that easy going, laid back quality about her today and it is such an attractive quality; people are drawn to her for it. She is brave and spontaneous - she'll grab her flip flops or furry hat and boots and set off on whatever she's wearing for adventure but is equally happy enjoying a pub lunch around the corner of her home on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Victoria is comfortable around people... conversation is no effort because she is naturally sociable and warm. I am often dragging her away from people at the end of the evening because she's half way through chatting to someone new.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> And she is beautiful (that goes without saying) with an unassuming poise and elegance that is quite exceptional. Trust me, you will notice Victoria straight away when she walks into a room.<br /> <br /> Don't expect her to be always bang on time for less important appointments - she wears a watch but is occasionally time unaware! She doesn't get hung up on it - and you won't because she is worth the wait.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> If you are lucky enough to get to spend time with Victoria then you will be bowled over by her. She is a unique, fun, exciting girl and in two words...? A catch.’</em><br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/2308290-980936.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 526px; margin: 10px;" /><br /> <br /> If you’re as intrigued as we are and think you can match Victoria's adventurous side, check out her<a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/profile/outside_view/id/bycxazbyhsev" target="_blank">&nbsp;<u>full profile here!</u></a><br /> <br /> Happy Monday!<br /> <br /> MSF x<br /> <br /> Not a mysinglefriend.com member? <u><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/register?p=become" target="_blank">Join now for free!</a></u><br /> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Game, Set...Matchmake! http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/events/game-setmatchmake http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/events/game-setmatchmake Last night we proudly hosted our second event Game, Set &amp; Matchmake! The summer garden at the <a href="http://grandunionbars.com/venue/wandsworth" target="_blank">Grand Union in Wandsworth</a> proved the perfect venue for an evening of cocktails, ping pong and deucey conversations. With the weather as amazing as it is at the moment, could you think of anywhere better to be on a Thursday evening?!<br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/photo 5(1).JPG" style="width: 400px; height: 400px; margin: 10px 175px;" /><br /> <br /> Open to both MySingleFriend members and non-members, it was a great chance to bring friends along or even your trusted wingman/woman to help break the ice. With the first drink on us, people gained that extra dutch courage to start mingling and playing ping pong games, sets and hopefully making matches!<br /> <br /> Our #mysinglesummer sunglasses were a huge hit, turning the garden into sea of purple and yellow and making our MSF’ers easy to spot. Remember to keep hashtagging <a href="https://twitter.com/mysinglefriend" target="_blank">&nbsp;#mysinglesummer</a> on your snaps so we can see what you’re up to! We've uploaded an album onto Facebook which you can see <a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.724722867563533.1073741833.194810793888079&amp;type=1" target="_blank">here!<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/photo 6.JPG" style="width: 400px; height: 400px; margin: 10px 175px;" /></a><br /> <br /> Congratulations to those guests who found our ‘goldenballs’ cleverly hidden in the garden, you’ve won a free 3 month subscription to MySingleFriend.com!<br /> <br /> We also entered participants into a prize draw for a couple of SW4 tickets so keep an eye on your emails and keep your fingers crossed, we will be announcing the winners on <strong>Friday 15th August</strong>!<br /> <br /> Our events are a great way to meet socialise and meet new people so make sure not to miss out on the next one.<br /> Thank you to all those who came along last night, we hope you had fun!<br /> <br /> MSF x&nbsp;<br /> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 SW4 Ticket Competition http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/competitions/sw4-ticket-competition http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/competitions/sw4-ticket-competition It’s just a month away until SW4 Festival hits Clapham Common, and we’ve teamed up with the organisers to give away a pair of tickets for Sunday 24<sup>th</sup> August!<br /> <br /> Held over the August Bank Holiday, the tickets are valid for the final day of the festival, which has an amazing line up – Deamau5, Eric Prydz, Madeon, Pete Tong, Laurent Garnier, Simian Mobile Disco, Gorgon City, Maya Jane Coles and Oxide &amp; Neutrino are all confirmed so far. You can view the full line up here: http://www.southwestfour.com/2014-line-up<br /> <br /> There’s a couple of ways of entering the competition:<br /> <br /> 1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Come along to our FREE <a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/events/game-set--matchmake--put-the-date-in-your-diary">‘Game Set &amp; Matchmake’</a> event tomorrow night (Thursday 24<sup>th</sup> July) at Grand Union Wandsworth and sign up on the night. Look out for the MSF team with iPads – it’ll only take a minute!<br /> 2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sign up through <a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/grandunion">www.mysinglefriend.com/grandunion</a><br /> <br /> All sign ups that have entered through these channels will automatically be submitted into our prize draw. You have until <strong>Friday 15th August</strong> to do it and we'll be announcing the winners the same day. Good luck!!!<br /> &nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/SW4.PNG" style="width: 500px; height: 377px; margin: 10px; float: left;" /><br /> &nbsp;<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 /> <em><strong>Terms &amp; Conditions:</strong><br /> 1. The promoter is: MySingleFriend Ltd (company no 05207745 whose registered office is at 7 Swallow Place, London W1B 2AG.<br /> <br /> 2. Employees of MySingleFriend or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition.<br /> <br /> 3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.<br /> <br /> 4. Route to entry for the competition is through either <a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/grandunion">www.mysinglefriend.com/grandunion</a> or signing up at the <strong>‘Game Set &amp; Matchmake’ </strong>event held on 24.07.14.<br /> <br /> 5. Closing date for entry will be Friday 15<sup>th</sup> August at 11.00am GMT. After this date no further entries to the competition will be permitted.<br /> <br /> 6. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.<br /> <br /> 7. This competition is for existing members and new registrations of MySingleFriend. A sign up that is considered invalid or provides illegitimate details will not be entered into the prize draw. A valid registration is defined as:</em> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"> <em>7.1&nbsp;&nbsp; An approved and online profile on mysinglefriend.com<br /> 7.2&nbsp;&nbsp; The profile needs to contain legitimate information, not set up purely for the purposes of entering the competition<br /> 7.3&nbsp;&nbsp; The profile does not have to have every section completed, but any profiles that are heavily incomplete and/or have no profile picture will not be valid<br /> 7.4&nbsp;&nbsp; Profiles that have been rejected by our admin team for whatever reason will not be valid</em></div> <br /> <em>8. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.<br /> <br /> 9. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.<br /> <br /> 10. The prize is two tickets to SW4 festival on Sunday 24th August 2014 (cash value £132.13). No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.<br /> <br /> 11. The winner will be chosen at random by an independent adjudicator or panel of judges appointed by the Promoter.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 12. The winner will be notified by email no later than Friday 15th August. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 7 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.<br /> <br /> 13. The winner must be available to attend SW4 on Sunday 24<sup>th</sup> August 2014. If the winner isn’t available, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner. The winner is responsible for their own travel to and from the event.<br /> <br /> 14. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.<br /> <br /> 15. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.<br /> <br /> 16. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.<br /> <br /> 17. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation.<br /> <br /> 18. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.</em><br /> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 #MySingleSummer Sunglasses Giveaway http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/competitions/mysinglesummer-sunglasses-giveaway http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/competitions/mysinglesummer-sunglasses-giveaway <em>"It's getting hot in herre..." </em><br /> <br /> In the wise words of Nelly, the sun is shining and if you're lucky enough to be enjoying the weather and&nbsp;not cooped up in the office, you'll no doubt be sporting some lovely sunnies. But what if you've forgotten to replace last summer's/lost them already at a festival/broken your one week old pair? Well don't worry, because we've got you covered!<br /> <br /> We're giving away 150 pairs of our amazing MySingleFriend sunglasses as part of our summer campaign, and all you have to do to claim yours is email us at <a href="mailto:press@mysinglefriend.com?subject=Sunglasses%20giveaway!">press@mysinglefriend.com</a> letting us know which colour you'd prefer.<br /> <br /> They're available in stunning shades of yellow or purple (SO on trend) and in case you were wondering what they've got on the sunglasses arms, they're branded with #mysinglesummer on one side and <a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/summer" target="_blank">mysinglefriend.com/summer</a> on the other side (which you should totally check out if you haven't already. The sunglasses also have a UV protection of 400.<br /> <br /> Enjoy!<br /> <br /> MSF x<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/MSF_SUMMER_JoeO-98.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 333px; float: left; margin: 10px;" /><br /> <br /> <br /> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Bring Your Old Boyfriend: Good idea or recipe for disaster? http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msf-news/bring-your-old-boyfriend-good-idea-or-recipe-for-disaster http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msf-news/bring-your-old-boyfriend-good-idea-or-recipe-for-disaster Here at MySingleFriend.com we like to think we know our stuff when it comes to dating, but bring your old Boyfriend parties was a new one to us.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The concept, as seen on&nbsp;<a href="https://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/blogs/icymi/trash-treasure-dating-trade-in-your-old-goods-for-something-shiny-and-new-145950996.html" target="_blank">Yahoo</a>, started years ago after a Sex and the City episode where the characters attending one of these parties, and apparently it has had a revival in recent months.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The idea is that you take an old flame to a party in the hope that you can swap him for someone else’s ex boyfriend who takes your fancy. You take someone who you are no longer with, but believe that they could be perfect for someone else.<br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/ex boyfriend(1).jpg" style="width: 634px; height: 411px;" /></div> &nbsp;<br /> Everyone loves a spot of matchmaking. As our name suggests, we believe friends can play a vital role in improving your love life, and we love nothing better than finding dates for our fabulous single friends.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Having said that, however much you have moved on from a past relationship, we think it would take a pretty special kind of person to encourage an ex into the arms of a friend.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> In conclusion, bring your old boyfriend parties may be an interesting concept in theory, but we feel that there may be too much emotional baggage to pass an old flame onto someone else.<br /> <br /> What do you think?&nbsp;<br /> <br /> MSF x&nbsp; Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Profile of the week: Jonny from London http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-jonny-from-london http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-jonny-from-london This week we're taking a break from our festival themed profiles and instead featuring a hot Welsh boyo... say hello to Jonny. Ex professional rugby player turned actor, (and part surfer dude too) is there anything this guy can't do?<br /> <br /> As Jonny says, he's starting a new chapter of his life in London and looking for a girl he can take along for the ride.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> If you like the look of <a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/profile/view/id/bydwbyjqazev">Jonny's profile</a>, drop him a message and ask him how London life is working out.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/2303363-979106.jpg" style="width: 387px; height: 580px; float: left; margin: 10px;" /><img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/2303360-979106.jpg" style="width: 387px; height: 516px; margin-right: 10px; margin-left: 10px; float: left;" /><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 /> <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 /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Until next time....<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;mysinglefriend.com&nbsp;member?&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/signup/becomesingle/stage0.php" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none; font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Join now for free!</a> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Game, Set & Matchmake - Put the date in your diary! http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/events/game-set--matchmake--put-the-date-in-your-diary http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/events/game-set--matchmake--put-the-date-in-your-diary It's been a long time coming but we're proud to announce our next event - Game Set &amp; Matchmaking!<br /> <br /> Our FREE event for members and non-members alike will be held on&nbsp;<strong>Thursday 24th July&nbsp;at 7pm</strong>&nbsp;at <strong>Grand Union in Wandsworth</strong> in their amazing summer garden.<br /> <br /> Everyone gets a free drink on arrival and there are no rules or corny speed dating rituals - just some plain old good fashioned&nbsp;fun, mingling and the odd game of table tennis. It'll be packed full of singles, some doubles and a whole lot of bad tennis jokes (sorry).<br /> <br /> Bring your single friends and get in on the action - plus look out for our special 'golden balls' hidden in the garden for the chance to win free subscriptions to MySingleFriend. You can also sign up on the night and be in with a chance of winning a pair of SW4 tickets!&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Here's all the details you need...<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/GrandUnion_Artwork v2.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 482px; margin: 10px;" /><br /> <strong>When?</strong><br /> <br /> 7pm on Thursday, 24th July.<br /> <br /> <strong>Where?</strong><br /> <br /> The fabulous Grand Union in Wandsworth, in their summer garden, otherwise known as the Pleasure Garden. Check out the lovely pics below, it's an incredible set up and features a 50ft treebar, private treehouses and hammocks.<br /> <br /> They also do great food if you get peckish on the night - think gourmet burgers and handmade pizzas.<br /> <br /> Their full address - 96 Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 4LB&nbsp;<a href="http://www.grandunionbars.com/venue/wandsworth" target="_blank">www.grandunionbars.com/venue/wandsworth</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Is it free?</strong><br /> <br /> YES! You also get a free drink on arrival.<br /> <br /> <strong>Can anyone come?&nbsp;</strong><br /> <br /> Sure thing, it's open to MySingleFriend members as well as non-members. So bring a friend or three.<br /> <br /> <strong>What's the deal?</strong><br /> <br /> We're keeping it relaxed so there are no rules or set ups - it's literally just a social get together. There's ping pong tables in the pub garden which are perfect for playing a deux with a hottie that you meet on the night!<br /> <br /> The MSF team will be present with their iPads handy, so you can sign up to MSF there and then with just your email address. You'll get 50% off any subscription too, and will be automatically entered into a prize draw to win a pair of SW4 tickets.<br /> <br /> There will also be several special 'golden balls' hidden around the garden - anyone who finds them wins a free 3 month subscription!&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>Sounds alright...</strong><br /> <br /> You bet it will be. You can RSVP here -&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/game-set-matchmake-tickets-12273629757" target="_blank">http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/game-set-matchmake-tickets-12273629757</a><br /> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1451663795084763/" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/events/1451663795084763/</a><br /> <br /> Or email us here - <a href="mailto:press@mysinglefriend.com?subject=I'd%20like%20to%20attend%20Game%20Set%20%26%20Matchmaking">press@mysinglefriend.com</a><br /> <br /> See you there!<br /> <br /> MSF x<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/wandsworth.jpg" style="width: 710px; height: 350px;" />&nbsp; Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Profile of the week: Laura from London http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-laura-from-london http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-laura-from-london Fresh from Glastonbury, our latest profile of the week is Laura from London, who claims that she's the 'World's greatest kisser.' She's kept her profile short and sweet, but anyone who can sum themselves up in just 18 words is ok in our book.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Laura can also make a mean poached egg and seems to have a passion for animals - either wearing a fake horses head (not quite Godfather style though) or sitting astride a statue of a camel.<br /> <br /> You can <a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/profile/view/id/bycxhsevevcx/">view her profile right here</a>... get in touch to find out what happened at Glastonbury 2014!<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/Laura 04_07_014(1).jpg" style="width: 444px; height: 580px; margin: 10px;" /><br /> <br /> <p> Until next time...</p> <p> MSF&nbsp;</p> <p> x</p> <p> <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></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Finding your happily ever after - the modern way http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/advice/finding-your-happily-ever-after--the-modern-way http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/advice/finding-your-happily-ever-after--the-modern-way Every girl, whether they admit it or not, is secretly looking for their happily ever after story, a true romance with Mr Right or Prince Charming.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> But dating can sometimes seem to have become a never-ending stream of disappointing first dates. Searching through the ranks of the singles isn’t fun anymore: it’s draining, all effort and no reward. If you’re looking for love and beginning to lose hope, don’t give up. In the UK today, there are 20 million people using online dating sites every month; if there’s a modern way of finding love, this is it.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> When the concept was first created, online dating got a very negative reputation, with users unfairly labeled desperate, which couldn’t be more wrong. With spare time increasingly being spent on the internet, and our ongoing fascination with social media, instant messaging and the like, it’s no surprise that one in five relationships now start online. Public perception has changed, too. According to research by MySingleFriend, more than 50% of people believe online dating provides a better chance of finding a match online than ‘traditional’ dating.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/MSF_SUMMER_JoeO-40(1).jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 499px; margin: 10px;" /><br /> The appeal is obvious. What better environment to be in than your own home, chatting with ease and confidence? You can be witty and charming, with the time and opportunity to read and re-write your reply to an online buddy before you’ve said the wrong thing unintentionally and totally blown all chances!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Online, the power is yours. When it comes to searching for a match you have to get your selfish head on and do what’s right for you. If you don’t want to take things further with an interested member, let them down gently and always stay polite - don’t take a leaf out of DJ Calvin Harris’s book and take to Twitter to call off your relationship before your other half has got the message. That’s a bit on the brutal side! Instead, use one of the several pre-populated ‘no thanks’ options available on MSF. Remember, treat all members as you’d like to be treated yourself – with a bit of respect.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Once you’ve selected a potential partner and arranged to meet, you should already have a decent rapport and understanding of each other’s likes and dislikes, therefore getting rid of much of the meaningless chat and awkward silences that can hamper a first date. The groundwork has been laid already, and the pressure is off – a little!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Although dating does seem to have a new rule book, most of the time some of the basics still remain … we think!<br /> <br /> 1. It is still never ‘okay’ to date a friend’s current, potential or ex girlfriend/boyfriend. If you were to break the rule, be prepared to face the wrath of an angry friend or the loss of their friendship altogether.<br /> <br /> 2. Apparently the three date rule still very much applies but on average daters tend to kiss on the second date now, not the third. We think the rule should now be wait as long as you can. Or as long as you want…<br /> <br /> 3. Heart always over rules head, whether it’s during the date, communication online or having a face to face flirt, there is never a time to ignore your gut feeling.<br /> <br /> 4. Actions speak louder than words. If you’re being told and promised certain things but are regularly let down, maybe it’s time to call a halt to things.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 5. Don’t give up! Enjoy the flexibility and freedom of online dating, spend time looking for, and chatting to, suitable matches, and don’t feel you have to rush into dates. Browsing and window shopping is all part of the fun, remember!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Good luck!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <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, 30 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Glastonbury Festival Profiles http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/features/glastonbury-festival-profiles http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/features/glastonbury-festival-profiles <p> The super juggernaught of all festivals, <strong>Glastonbury</strong>, kicks off on Wednesday 25<sup>th</sup> June (for those hardcore souls who want to do the full 6 nights there) at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset.</p> <p> When the gates open at 8am, a gradual trickle (ok, more like a flood) of 175,000 people, and thousands more ground staff, artists and crew will descend upon this tiny Somerset campsite.The numbers alone are unbelievable – bearing in mind that Glastonbury started life as ‘Pilton Festival’ back in 1970 with £1 entry!</p> <p> Out of all these people that attend, it seems the one thing that the festival makers of Glastonbury haven’t capitalised on yet is helping attendees find love. Of course there are so many things to do at a festival, you may not go out of your way to pursue it, but what better meeting place with everyone already having a shared interest?</p> <p> We’ve put together our top festival tips on how to nail festival dating <a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/advice/dating-at-festivals--an-msf-guide" target="_blank">right here on this blog</a>, and we’ve also handpicked our finest Glastonbury goers (either past or present) from MSF to share with you all!</p> <p> If you see someone you like the look of, why not drop them a message and get the conversation started around something summer/festival related?</p> <p> <glastonbury here="" profiles=""></glastonbury></p> <p> Meanwhile, the rest of us not fortunate enough to have acquired a ticket in the unpredictable Glastonbury ticket lottery will have to make do with watching at home; pretending we’re living the festival life in our back garden with the TV coverage streaming out and a cold drink in hand. You can keep the mud though – that’s one thing we definitely won’t miss!</p> <p> We’ll be posting more MSF profiles of festival goers to pretty much every main event throughout the summer, as part of our <strong>#mysinglesummer</strong> campaign, so keep your eyes peeled. By using our <strong><a href="http://www.mysingletent.com/">www.mysingletent.com</a></strong> festival hub you can also connect with other singles going to the same festival as you, and get 50% off any subscription before the end of June in the meantime. Happy days!</p> <p> Until next time,</p> <p> MSF</p> <p> x</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Profile of the week: Andrea http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-andrea http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-andrea <p> Festival season is kicking off this week, with Glastonbury literally just around the corner! So we thought we'd celebrate with our finest Glasto-goers from MSF, starting with Andrea from London.</p> <p> Not just a pretty face, her friend Jaime described her as a Glastonbury fanatic who attends every year without fail, and an 'almost geeky' film buff.</p> <p> Andrea we salute you - mainly for managing to look so pristine in all your festival pics. Check out what else Jaime had to say about Andrea <a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/profile/view/id/bycxazdwbyhs/">here</a>.</p> <p> <em>"Andrea or aunty Andrea as she's better known by my brood, is as you can tell a totally gorgeous chick and its even better that she's got brains too! She's my best mate and I've seen her at her best and worst. We spend most of our time laughing our socks off and I think it's about time I learnt to share her!<br /> <br /> I believe she should at least start to look for her lobster! Although she'd be happy finding her own Tom Hardy but as he's already taken as I've ear marked him as my second husband! LOL. She will have to settle with finding her own Benedict Cumberbatch!<br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/AT7.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 436px; margin: 10px 50px;" /><br /> Up until now she been keeping herself far too busy on her career but it has paid off as she has now made her mark as a fully fledged design manager in the construction world. My husband tells me that this is no mean feat given the industry being filled with so much testosterone! This shows her sense of ambition and drive to be successful in her chosen career path, (even if golf lessons didn't help her with this).<br /> <br /> Andrea is passionate about music and you will find her at gigs of bands I've never heard of, many in the world of rock and indie. She's a Glastonbury fanatic and likes to go every year. If you get a chance you must ask her about last years camper van rental adventure, the front of her house has never been the same since!<br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/AT2.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 335px; margin: 10px 50px;" /><br /> As well as music she's a total film buff and her knowledge of films is almost geeky! But hey we're just jealous as none of us have managed to beat her in a film trivia quiz yet.<br /> <br /> Andrea's girlie adventures have taken her to not only her home ground of London town but the most recent places for her cocktail drinking experiences include Brighton, Dublin and sunny Marbella. Question is which city to try out next?<br /> <br /> Basically we Andrea's friends and family think she's fab, which we know is biased but we hope we have given you a tiny snippet of what she's about, just enough to get you interested enough to get to know her for yourself." &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; </em></p> <p> Check out Andrea's profile<a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/profile/view/id/bycxazdwbyhs/"> right here</a> if you want to find out more!</p> <p> Until next time...</p> <p> MSF&nbsp;</p> <p> x</p> <p> <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></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, 23 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0100