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 Amy’s First Date Tips http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/advice/amys-first-date-tips http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/advice/amys-first-date-tips So, you’ve got yourself a date. Good for you. This is a real life date too, not like that time you said you were going on a date but really you were snuggled in a onesie eating ice cream and watching <em>The Notebook</em> for the billionth time. We’ve all been there. It’s okay.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/Amy1(1).png" style="width: 400px; height: 225px; margin-left: 180px; margin-right: 180px;" /><br /> <br /> As a total pro at dating (ahem…) I’m going to be teaching you a few tricks of the trade – because hey, if I can bag myself a man, anyone can.<br /> <br /> <strong>1.</strong><strong>The Look</strong><br /> <br /> Now, firstly, throw all expectations out of the window, because in all honesty, you’re probably going to spend about 90 minutes getting ready just to think you look mediocre. Now is not the time to experiment: If you’ve never curled your hair before, don’t take this as an opportunity to turn up with an unwanted afro. If you’re trying out a new lip colour, just be careful that by time you meet your beau you don’t look like you’re in costume for Heath Ledger’s Joker.<br /> <br /> Pull on something you feel confident in, whether that’s jeans and a t-shirt or your favourite new dress. For me, this tends to be a skin tight it’s-kind-of-too-short-to-be-a-dress sort of thing in a gold colour, because I feel like this really highlights all my great features, but that’s just me. I get that it doesn’t work for everyone.<br /> <br /> <strong>2.</strong><strong>The Location</strong><br /> <br /> You’re a 21<sup>st</sup>-century-girl; don’t just leave all the planning to the guy. Take control! I’m personally a huge fan of the cinema. It’s dark, so you can eat as many snacks as you want without being judged. You could even take wine in a box if you feel like you need to loosen up a little. Also, if the conversation is running a little dry or your date is TOTALLY not your type, you can just say you need the bathroom in the middle of the movie and just kind of slip out and leave.<br /> <br /> If you’re down for something a little more intimate, dinner is always great. Dinner and wine. Dinner and any kind of alcoholic beverage. Or you could just skip the whole dinner part and go to a bar. (Please note: If you’re teetotal, these tips might not be of any use whatsoever).<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>3.</strong><strong>The Conversation</strong><br /> <br /> Now is not the time to tell your date you have a criminal record. Or that you can eat forty chicken nuggets in under five minutes. Or that once you got drunk and kissed your dog. Keep all that weird, crazy stuff until about date five, when it’ll probably all come tumbling out after one too many shots of tequila anyway.<br /> <br /> Talk about your achievements – not in a braggy way, nobody likes a humble brag: “Oh, I went and taught children English in Kenya, it was nothing, what did you do last summer?” No. Ask questions – nobody likes to be left doing all of the talking, try and keep it 50/50.<br /> And don’t tell lies. If he’s a major football fan, don’t tell him you spent last month’s pay on a season ticket. It will come back to haunt you and you’ll spend the next three dates making up excuses as to why you don’t want to sit in a rainy stadium watching dudes kick a ball around.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/Amy2.png" style="width: 400px; height: 194px; margin-left: 180px; margin-right: 180px;" /><br /> <br /> <strong>4.</strong><strong>The Bill</strong><br /> <br /> Follow my rule: if he offers to pay, it’s a bonus, not an expectation. And if not then split it, we’re all sassy independent ladies here. Unless you get so drunk you lose your bank card and your dignity. In that case, the taxi (and the wine) is on him, but you’ll totally pay him back (You won’t. He won’t call you.)<br /> <br /> <strong>5.</strong><strong>The Next Date</strong><br /> <br /> You’ve made it to the end! You’ve dazzled him with your looks, kept up conversation and gotten through the whole “who’s paying the bill” thing without any awkwardness. Go you!<br /> <br /> If you’ve made it this far, chances are he’ll ask for your number. Don’t use this as an opportunity to stalk when he was last online on WhatsApp to or text him five minutes later asking if he’s thinking of you. He’s probably not. Let’s be real.<br /> <br /> Leave it until the next day to let him know you had a good time, and who knows? Date two could even be on the cards. If not, at least it gives you a genuine excuse to get back in your onesie and stare at Ryan Gosling’s abs.<br /> <br /> Amy x<br /> <br /> Stay tuned for Amy’s next advice column on how to survive a bad date – but in the meantime, catch her in the latest trailer for Trainwreck:<br /> <br /> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xETobANYaNc" width="560"></iframe><br /> <br /> <em>Amy is a fictional character taken from the film Trainwreck, a romantic comedy that tells it like it really is. To see more of Amy, check out Trainwreck in UK cinemas on the 14<sup>th</sup></em>&nbsp;<em>August. MySingleFriend have teamed up with Universal &nbsp;to help promote the release of this film, so lookout for more dating advice and tips from Amy!</em><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;"><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;"><strong>mysinglefriend.com</strong></a> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Profile of the Week: Laura http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-laura http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-laura Meet our latest profile of the week, Laura!<br /> <br /> Laura is a country girl, making the most of life the city and as a self-confessed expert&nbsp;little spoon...she's now searching for her big spoon!<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/Laura1(1).png" style="width: 248px; height: 248px; margin-left: 250px; margin-right: 250px;" /><br /> <br /> Here's what her friend Becky had to say about her:<br /> <br /> <em>"Laura and I have been best friends for 5 years, we met on a blind date and it's the best date I've ever been on! She is the most caring, thoughtful and selfless person you'll ever meet. If you ever need anything at all you she'll put herself out to be there for you, at any time of the night or day.<br /> <br /> The best things about Laura are her cheekiness, naughty sense of humour, her honesty and her strong sense of morality. I know she'll make the ideal girlfriend to someone, offering spontaneity and a wicked sense of adventure but also the comfort of your favourite pair of old slippers and the companionship and loyalty of a Labrador (marginally better house trained).<br /> <br /> When you're with Laura you can't help but smile because she's so beautiful and such good company, we've whiled away many sunny afternoons in the garden drinking cheap prosecco, chatting and laughing about everything and nothing at all.<br /> <br /> Laura's such&nbsp;a good catch and a self-confessed expert little spoon...I know she will be snapped up, so form an orderly queue boys..."</em><br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/Laura2.png" style="width: 400px; height: 471px; margin-left: 180px; margin-right: 180px;" /><br /> <br /> Check out <a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/profile/view/id/jqazirevhshscx/admin/yes" target="_blank">Laura's full profile here</a> to see the rest of her pictures and learn more about her, why not break the ice by sending her a message?<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;"><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;"><strong>mysinglefriend.com</strong></a> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Profile of the Week: Graeme http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-graeme http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-graeme This week’s profile of the week is Graeme, an outgoing, sociable guy who throws some great dinner parties!<br /> <br /> He’s looking for a woman who’s adventurous and can share in his broad range of interests, but also friendly and not one to take life too seriously!<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/Screen Shot 2015-07-20 at 11_28_01.png" style="width: 300px; height: 402px; margin-left: 230px; margin-right: 230px;" /><br /> <br /> Here’s what his best friend Rafe had to say about him:<br /> <br /> <em>“</em><em>My most loyal friend – through thick and thin – for 18 years!…probably the most important thing to know about Graeme is that he doesn't let people down.&nbsp;</em><br /> <br /> <em>But OK, here's some more: Graeme's (somewhat annoying) good looks are matched by his intelligence, a well-balanced (i.e. normal!) personality, a lively sense of humour, an unwaveringly positive outlook and generosity of spirit.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> What else? Graeme is always organising social events and is in his element when surrounded by friends and family. I have a suspicion that Graeme is distantly related to a Time Lord. Or, put another way, I have absolutely no flippin' idea how he manages to keep on top of a successful business-, social-, family- and sporting- life... and always seem to be so relaxed. I'm not at all envious of course...<br /> <br /> My advice: be quick ladies! I don't think that Graeme is not going to be out there for very long!”<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/Screen Shot 2015-07-20 at 11_27_46.png" style="width: 400px; height: 266px; margin-left: 180px; margin-right: 180px;" /></em><br /> <br /> To find out more, check out <a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/profile/view/id/jqazgtdwevcxir/admin/yes" target="_blank">Graeme’s full profile here</a>&nbsp;and get in touch!<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"><strong>Join now for free!</strong></a><br /> <br /> Click to go to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/"><strong>mysinglefriend.com</strong></a><br /> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Profile of the Week: Amy http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/features/profile-of-the-week-amy http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/features/profile-of-the-week-amy Meet Amy, our newest profile of the week!<br /> <br /> She works for a men’s magazine and likes beer, boys and… beer. She’s fun, friendly and a bit of a commitment-phobe – are you the guy to change her mind?<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/Amy1.png" style="width: 400px; height: 248px; margin-left: 180px; margin-right: 180px;" /><br /> <br /> Here’s what her boss Dianna has to say about her…<br /> <br /> <em>“She’s clever, but she’s not too brainy. She’s pretty-ish, but she’s not gorgeous. She’s approachable! Just don’t let her go near the interns, especially not after she’s had a drink. Amy LOVES a drink. </em><br /> <br /> <em>Amy’s a girl who can handle herself – working at a men’s magazine, it’s important to be able to carry the load of all the male staff. And she can carry a LOT of load. Trust me.</em><br /> <br /> <em>So, if you’re after a modern chick who does what she wants (including taking wine in a box to the cinema), give Amy a call!"</em><br /> <br /> …To see more of Amy, check out the latest trailer for Trainwreck right here:<br /> <br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xETobANYaNc" width="560"></iframe><br /> <br /> <em>Amy is a fictional character taken from the film Trainwreck, a romantic comedy that tells it like it really is. To see more of Amy, check out Trainwreck in UK cinemas on the 14<sup>th</sup> August. MySingleFriend have teamed up with Universal on to help promote the release of this film, so lookout for more dating advice and tips from Amy!</em><br /> <br /> MSF X<br /> <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;">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 /> Wed, 15 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0100 FREE tickets to Diary of a Dating Addict! http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/competitions/free-tickets-to-diary-of-a-dating-addict http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/competitions/free-tickets-to-diary-of-a-dating-addict MySingleFriend is all about supporting your friends, which is why we couldn’t wait to get involved when we heard Maddy was looking for some help in taking her search for a man international!<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/Diary of a Dating Addict FINAL poster(1).jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 447px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; float: right;" /><br /> <strong>Maddy Anholt</strong> is a comedian with her own hilarious one-woman show, ‘Diary of a Dating Addict’. This year she’s taking things to the next level by performing her show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>**20 lucky MSF Members will get the chance to see this hilarious comedy for FREE on 24<sup>th</sup> July at the Museum of Comedy, London at 9.30pm**</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>To apply for tickets, email <a href="mailto:press@mysinglefriend.com?subject=Ticket%20to%20'Diary%20of%20a%20Dating%20Addict'">press@mysinglefriend.com</a> with your full name and registered email address.</strong><br /> <br /> <br /> <em>The tickets will be allocated on a first come first serve basis, and priority will be given to MSF subscribers. If you would like to go with a friend who is not a MySingleFriend member, they can purchase a ticket for the show</em>&nbsp;<a href="https://museumofcomedy.ticketsolve.com/shows/873532894?TSLVq=1bde947e-85ea-4cbc-b63e-c5cd084f3b09&amp;TSLVp=d989bd49-9b9b-4b1d-99ef-7899d194a566&amp;TSLVts=1433415350&amp;TSLVc=ticketsolve&amp;TSLVe=leicestersquare&amp;TSLVrt=Safetynet&amp;TSLVh=179d38b99412007fd2fc5a3a44c7c587">here.</a><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> More about Diary of a Dating Addict...<br /> <br /> With thirty fast approaching like the Grim Wrinkler, Maddy Anholt goes online to find the man of her dreams.&nbsp;In this outrageous one-woman comedy, Maddy reveals every hilarious detail&nbsp;of a whirlwind year of dating, mating and hating.<br /> <br /> Known for her “... effortless transformations... ” (British Comedy Guide), riotous characters and hysterical observations.<br /> <br /> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" scrolling="no" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/3HnMn5ZMXSE?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0" width="560"></iframe><br /> <br /> From 5<sup>th</sup> to 31<sup>st</sup> August at 1:30pm, Maddy will be relaying her latest dating exploits at <u>The Study in The Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh.</u><br /> <br /> Maddy will also be bidding farewell to her London dating life in a series of comedy shows in July.<br /> <br /> If you are unable to make the 24<sup>th</sup> July and would like to see the show, buy a ticket to any of the other preview shows in London. Below are the additional dates...<br /> <br /> <strike>July 3<sup>rd</sup> – &nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.etceteratheatre.com/details.php?show_id=2031" target="_blank">Etc Theatre, 7:30pm</a></strike><br /> <strike>July 5<sup>th</sup> – &nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.breadandrosestheatre.co.uk/diary-of-a-dating-addict.html" target="_blank">Bread &amp; Roses Theatre, Clapham, 7:30pm</a></strike><br /> July 9<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;- &nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="https://system.spektrix.com/suttontheatres/website/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=43503">Charles Cryer Studio Theatre,Sutton. Double Bill with Tom Allen, 8pm</a><br /> July 10<sup>th</sup> – <a href="https://www.unrestrictedview.co.uk/diary-of-a-dating-addict-edinburgh-fringe-preview/" target="_blank">Hen &amp; Chickens Theatre, Islington, 7:30pm</a><br /> July 12<sup>th</sup> – <a href="http://komediabath.ticketsolve.com/shows/873533953/events?show_id=873533953" target="_blank">Komedia, Bath, Double Bill with Amy Howerska, 7.30pm</a><br /> July 24<sup>th</sup> – <a href="https://museumofcomedy.ticketsolve.com/shows/873532894" target="_blank">Museum of Comedy, 9:30pm</a><br /> July 26<sup>th</sup> – <a href="http://komediabrighton.ticketsolve.com/shows/873533012/events?show_id=873533012" target="_blank">Komedia, Brighton, &nbsp;Double Bill with Tom Allen, 7.30pm</a><br /> July 30<sup>th</sup> – <a href="http://www.rmg.co.uk/whats-on/events/comedy-festival-tom-allen-maddy-anholt" target="_blank">Cutty Sark Studio, Double bill with Tom Allen, 7:30pm</a><br /> <br /> Or head up to<a href="http://www.gildedballoon.co.uk/tickets/performances.php?eventId=14:852" target="_blank"> Edinburgh Fringe Festival between 5<sup>th</sup>-31<sup>st</sup> August (not 17<sup>th</sup>)</a> to see the show at the Gilded Balloon at 1.30pm.<br /> <br /> Follow Maddy at <a href="https://twitter.com/maddyanholt1" target="_blank">@MaddyAnholt1</a> or use the hashtag #AskMaddy to get humorous dating tips and advice.<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, 13 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Profile of the Week: Libby http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-libby http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-libby Meet Libby, our newest profile of the week!<br /> <br /> She’s creative, smart and has an awesome job, why wouldn’t you want to get to know her?<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/libby1(1).png" style="width: 247px; height: 247px; margin-left: 255px; margin-right: 255px;" /><br /> <br /> Here’s a list of why her friend Sarah likes hanging out with her:<br /> <br /> <em>“Let me introduce you to my friend Libby.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Clearly you are not blind, which is a good start, so you don’t need me to tell you she’s a beautiful girl…<br /> <br /> But believe me when I say she goes deeper than that, maybe apart from the fact she recently made an appearance on a popular and much-read website (if you’re ‘femail’…), although to be fair that was to do with her awesome job (ask her)<br /> <br /> I’ll leave her to reveal more about herself and who she’d like to meet, but here’s a couple of reasons why I like hanging out with her:<br /> <br /> 1. She’s fun. Whether this is learning how to dance like Beyonce, going to gigs or just seeing who has the most disgusting story to tell over a glass of wine (hers wins hands down), you’re guaranteed to have a laugh with Lib<br /> <br /> 2. She’s kind. She’s listened to mine (and others) ramblings for much longer than most would, and still she seems to want to be my friend. That’s sticking power!<br /> <br /> 3. She’s creative. The job helps, and she’s doing a really interesting course at the moment<br /> <br /> 4. She’s got brains. Ask her about philosophy, or the short stories she writes (she might kill me for mentioning those, sorry Lib!)<br /> <br /> What’s not to like on that list? I think she deserves to meet someone great and who can treat her right, so if that’s you, message her! At the very least she has some excellent ‘encounters with celebrity’ stories, and frankly you’d be crazy not to ask her for a drink. Get to it guys!”</em><br /> <br /> Check out <a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/profile/view/id/dwevirdwazir/admin/yes" target="_blank">Libby’s full profile here</a> to see more of her pictures... if you like what you see, like her profile and send her a message to introduce yourself...<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, 13 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Profile of the Week: Conor http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-conor http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-conor This week’s hot new profile is an adventure loving, lively, funny guy with a loyal, family oriented core. Meet Conor!<br /> <br /> After living in Stockholm for a couple of years, Conor now lives in London and is looking for a girl who shares his interests, motivation and love of London.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/Conor1(1).png" style="width: 250px; height: 383px; margin-left: 245px; margin-right: 245px;" /><br /> <br /> Here is what else his friend Adam had to say about him:<br /> <br /> <em>“I'd like to start off by saying that whatever I say in these next few paragraphs, it will not be doing Conor the justice he deserves. My advice would be just jump in the deep end and meet the guy. Within 10 minutes you will see that it is a risk worth taking.&nbsp;</em><br /> <br /> <em>So, let's start off with the positives. Firstly he is highly successful and hardworking in his career. With this, he could very easily have ditched his less prosperous friends and started living the Made in Chelsea lifestyle (he watches MIC so please feel free to mock him about this), however he is a very loyal and great friend. You can always rely on Conor and he takes it upon himself to look after the group. He is the guy people go to with problems and he even left a night out in Barcelona to spend the entire night sat in the hospital waiting room while I got stitched up. My fault, not his.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Conor is also a very people friendly person and can walk into any room and make friends. He has the Irish charm which allows him to get away with things I would never dare say but he will have the whole room in fits of laughter. He loves a bit of banter and will always pull out some awkward questions to test your nerve. My suggestion is to have a few up your sleeve yourself to test him right back.<br /> <br /> As you can see from above I have the highest respect for Conor, however that does not mean he doesn't have his flaws. Far from it! The biggest is that Conor is a terrible influence!! On a diet? He'll suggest takeaway. Work the next day? Oh it's fine, he'll say we're only going for one. In fact, Conor is well known for turning up to people's (mine) houses in the middle of the night to drag them out of bed for some kind of adventure.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Conor is an adventurous, lively, funny guy with a loyal, family oriented core. The right girl for Conor would need to be able to give as good as she gets, be up for adventures and not take life too seriously. My advice is to meet the guy. You'll see what I mean and thank me for it.”<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/Conor2.png" style="width: 400px; height: 328px; margin-left: 180px; margin-right: 180px;" /></em><br /> <br /> Check out <a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/profile/view/id/jqazfujqazevby/admin/yes">Conor’s full profile here</a> and why not get in touch and find out what his unusual hobby is? We’re dying to know! Don’t forget that he’s an expert on Stockholm so if you’re ever in need of a tour guide, Conor’s your man!<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, 06 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Profile of the Week: Michelle http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-michelle http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-michelle Meet our newest profile of the week, Michelle! She’s a pint size, adrenaline junkie who loves bungee jumping and Formula One. She lives for adventure and is looking for someone who shares her passion and loves to travel.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/michelle2.png" style="width: 300px; height: 515px; margin-left: 225px; margin-right: 225px;" /><br /> <br /> Here’s what her friend Helen had to say about her...<br /> <br /> <em>“Dear Men of Oxford and the U.K.</em><br /> <br /> <em>I know what you are thinking.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Where HAS this little pocket rocket been hiding?!&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Probably closely followed by ‘why is a hottie like this single?’&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Let me put your mind at rest.<br /> <br /> Despite not currently having a boyfriend, Michelle comes fully equipped for all your dating needs. She is an excellent conversationalist with a wicked sense of humor and a great rack to boot. She’s definitely what people in the business would call ‘girlfriend material’.<br /> <br /> Interested in a bit of arm candy but looking for a little more?&nbsp;<br /> <br /> We’ve got that!<br /> <br /> Michelle is slim, pretty and likes to take care of her appearance, but don’t let her looks and impeccable manners deceive you! Far from being a girly-girl, Michelle is very active and loves the outdoors. She regularly takes herself off hiking, cycling and running. Last year she took part in the Snowdon Xtreme Challenge with a team to raise money for the Intensive Care Foundation. They cycled and ran up Mount Snowdon (what?) and canoed across a lake, coming in a very respectable First place.<br /> <br /> This year she’s already traveled to Macau to jump of the world highest bungee jump and (having already completed a number of century rides), shes all set to take on the cycling challenge of her life when she will pedal over 1000 miles from lands end to John O Groats over 9 days for charity later this year.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> She’s also a Dietitian who loves to bake – so if you like a slice of cake along with your healthy lifestyle – you’re in luck.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Overall, if you make the cut the and have the pleasure of getting to know her, you’ll find Michelle to be polite and easy going, but that she’s also got a cheeky, wicked streak lying not so far beneath the surface.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> However, don’t take my word for it. Grow a pair, drop her a line and see for yourself!”<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/michelle3.png" style="width: 300px; height: 450px; margin-left: 225px; margin-right: 225px;" /></em><br /> <br /> Check out <a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/profile/view/id/jqazfujqjqgtjq/admin/yes" target="_blank">Michelle’s full mysinglefriend.com profile here</a>, and why not send her a message?<br /> <br /> Mysinglefriend.com is all about helping your friends find dates, if you know someone who you think deserves to be Profile of the Week, email us at <a href="mailto:blog@mysinglefriend.com?subject=Profile%20of%20the%20Week%20Nomination">blog@mysinglefriend.com</a> and let us know!<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, 29 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Success Story: Poppy & Alex http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/dating-success-stories/success-story-poppy--alex http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/dating-success-stories/success-story-poppy--alex Another week of liking, flirting and dating has gone by and we hope to have helped many MSFers make some great new connections. One couple who did just that a few years ago was Poppy and Alex!<br /> <br /> Poppy and Alex met on the site three years ago in May 2012 and recently got engaged on their summer holiday in Bali! Congratulations! They will be getting married next May, four years after meeting on mysinglefriend.com.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/Poppy &amp; Alex2(1).jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 425px; margin-left: 190px; margin-right: 190px;" /><br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> Story of their first date, written by Alex:<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <em>“&nbsp;I had been on MSF for a couple of months and Poppy was fairly new to the site when after exchanging just a few brief and comical messages we arranged to go on our first date! </em><br /> <br /> <em>We arranged to meet outside Borough market after work. Poppy got immediately lost after exiting by the London Dungeons side, but a short phone-call and dodgy navigating later, we finally caught eyes of each other outside the Natwest bank! She was in a royal blue blouse with white trousers and heels (Poppy- I'm very impressed he remembers this!!)&nbsp;&nbsp;First stop was 'Black &amp; Blue' for wine and nibbles to share. Unfortunately when carrying the wine outside, we inadvertently choose the wet seats leaving Poppy with a wet bottom from the get-go. Luckily we both saw the funny side! </em><br /> <br /> <em>Next stop was 'The Rake' to sample cider and ales from around the world - It was so busy that a few rounds in we strangely found ourselves drinking cider in the rear car-park next to the overflowing bins, chatting to a Italian gentleman who drew scary clowns in a book, which he kept with him at all times. But unperturbed by the evening thus far we headed to quieter location - St Christopher's Inn - for a get to know each other chat. The hours just flew by, until Poppy realised she had missed her last train home and would need to get a taxi. I helped her hail a cab and pecked her good night. </em><br /> <br /> <em>When I got home, I text to say thank you for a fun evening and to find out if she wanted to do it again. Her reaction was unexpected when she had replied “I seriously doubt it will happen again. That taxi just cost me £60 pound'' Thankfully she was only joking and so after a few well chosen words, I convinced her to see me again that week…<br /> <br /> Three years later we've bought a house in Wimbledon and just became engaged on our summer holiday to Bali and planning our wedding for next May. Who would have thought it after such a disastrous first date! We’re so glad to have found each other and look forward to spending the remainder of our days together.”<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/Poppy &amp; Alex.png" style="width: 400px; height: 543px; margin-left: 180px; margin-right: 180px;" /></em><br /> <br /> Congratulations to you both! We will be staying in touch with Poppy and Alex and are hoping to catch up with them after their wedding next May.<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> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Profile of the Week: George http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-george http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/msfers/profile-of-the-week-george To help beat those Monday blues we’ve got another great MSF profile to share with you! This week’s chosen profile is George.<br /> <br /> George’s friend says he’s a foodie who is laid back, creative and intelligent; he’s the life and soul of the party and has always been enthusiastic about life.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/George2(1).png" style="width: 250px; height: 312px; margin-left: 250px; margin-right: 250px;" /><br /> <br /> Here’s what else Freya had to say about him:<br /> <br /> <em>“George is my best male friend and has been for ten years. He is great fun for crazy nights out but also for cooking me dinner and catching up on all the news. He came out to see me when I lived in Asia and we went to Hong Kong to the races which was lots of fun.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> I lived with him and a couple of other friends for three years at university and he is a brilliant house mate - he cooks yummy food (he is a bit of a foodie) and is really laid back. Now he has his own swanky flat which I am really jealous of!<br /> <br /> George works in TV and has a real sense of adventure. He is tall and attractive - what's not to like!? He would really suit a girl who is fun, active, intelligent, independent and good natured.<br /> <br /> Every year we go as a group of friends to a music festival which George is always ready to be silly and have fun at as well as to enjoy the music. His family live in the countryside and are absolutely lovely - everybody loves them! In case you hadn't picked it up already I think he is totally wonderful.”<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/George1.png" style="width: 250px; height: 333px; margin-left: 250px; margin-right: 250px;" /></em><br /> <br /> If Freya’s description doesn’t have you sold...George also includes a list of pet hates on his profile which will help you get to know him a little bit better...<br /> <br /> <strong><em>George’s pet hates:</em></strong><br /> <br /> <em>Roquefort (why would anyone eat mould, that's just weird + it tastes of sick)<br /> Wasps (there's no point to them and they keep stinging me)<br /> Pigeons (has anyone else noticed all the one legged pigeons in London? I'm sure it's a vitamin deficiency from eating too much KFC)<br /> Smelly people on tubes (self explanatory)<br /> Queuing at the post office (who are all these people standing next to me?)</em><br /> <br /> <br /> So if you too hate Roquefort and pigeons, (or even if you don’t...) check out <a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/profile/view/id/ircxevjqbycx/admin/yes" target="_blank">George’s full profile here</a> and get in touch!<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, 22 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Success Story: Tessa & Alex http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/dating-success-stories/success-story-tessa--alex http://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/dating-success-stories/success-story-tessa--alex Happy Friday MSFers!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Our favourite part of the day is when we open our inboxes to find success stories from happy couples who have met on the site, so we were thrilled to hear from Tessa and Alex when they got in touch to let us know that they were engaged! Tessa and Alex met on the site back in November 2013, and recently got married on 1<sup>st</sup> May this year! Congratulations!<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://images.mysinglefriend.com/cms/files/Tessa &amp; Alex(2).png" style="width: 400px; height: 600px; margin-left: 180px; margin-right: 180px;" /> <div style="text-align: right;"> &nbsp;<em>Photography by Anna-Marie</em></div> <br /> We asked Tessa about her experience on MySingleFriend.com and this is what she had to say:<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <em>“I was that girl who swore I would&nbsp;never date online&nbsp;until one cocktail infused evening&nbsp;my friend signed me up to <a href="http://mysinglefriend.com/" target="_blank">mysinglefriend.com</a>. The&nbsp;funny thing&nbsp;is that Alex originally got&nbsp;in contact with me&nbsp;because I accidentally made him a&nbsp;favourite instead of bookmarking him. It has been the best mistake I've ever made. We started writing to each other and eventually met for drinks and the rest is history.</em><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <em>We had no friends in common so chances are we would not have met without MSF. Now, I tell all my single friends to give it a go.&nbsp;So favourite away and have fun in the meantime - we both only met nice people on MSF&nbsp;before meeting each other.”</em><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Congratulations again Tessa &amp; Alex! We are so happy to have played a part in the two of you meeting and we wish you endless happiness.<br /> &nbsp;<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> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100