23 Mar 2017
Here at the MSF blog we usually offer advice about striking up a conversation online, but things are a little different in real life and if you're feeling nervous, you might end up a little tongue-tied. Here are five tips that will help you start a conversation when you feel like your nerves are getting the better of you.

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21 Mar 2017
If you've been on a few dates with someone and it's all going swimmingly, you'll probably be beside yourself with excitement and liable to do some things that you might later regret. When you're at the very beginning of something new it's very easy to get ahead of yourself and make some dating mistakes that you might seriously regret later. Here are six things to avoid.

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13 Mar 2017

Featured profile: Stephanie

Category: Featured Profiles
Author: Karen
Mysinglefriend.com is stuffed full of lovely people and sometimes we like to pick out a particularly fine specimen of humanity and show them off to you. There are plenty of things that make a profile stand out, but what really makes or breaks a profile is how much someone's personality shines through. This week we are featuring the lovely Steph, who is looking for a proper gentleman to spend some quality time with.

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09 Mar 2017

Guest post: 6 of the best icebreaker questions

Category: Features
Author: Karen
First date with someone new – how romantic! It feels magical and love is in the air! You want everything to be perfect, and you definitely don’t want to mess up while making a first impression. Don’t worry, this is perfectly natural. Whether you’re out at a posh restaurant or a picnic, these icebreakers will put you at ease and erase awkwardness. The trick is to appear easy going and flirty to engage with your date. Ideally, you should pick something you both have in common to talk about, and lead the conversation from there. Keep your tone light, but interesting. Ensure that the other person knows you are interested. Don’t forget to be humorous and playful! Katie from Orla James has tried some of these on previous dates and the conversation flowed really well.

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06 Mar 2017

5 ways to boost your confidence before a date

Category: Features
Author: Karen
If you get super nervous on a first date you'll know that what should be a fun and exciting experience can turn into a stressful one. We all experience a bit of self-doubt and anxiety around dating, but if your first date nerves are starting to put you off going out to meet new people, you need to do something about it. Here are 5 tips that will calm you down and turn you into a super suave and confident person (well, less nervous at least!).

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