Latest posts in 'Advice'

23 Aug 2016

Profile photos: can you have too many?

Category: Advice
Author: Karen
As we're all very well aware by now, photos are very important to online dating. It's to be expected that people will want to know what you look like before they meet you, and the better quality pictures you have, the more likely you are to have dates. In the age of the selfie, there's no excuse for not having a good picture of yourself, and you should have loads to choose from as we're all pretty snap happy now that we all have a camera on us pretty much the whole time. So, having pictures is important, but the question is: how many should you have for optimum dating success?
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29 Jul 2016

6 signs of a super successful first date

Category: Advice
Author: Karen
Sometimes it can be tricky to know where you stand after a first date. It's a nerve wracking business and all those butterflies in your tummy will make it hard to know if your date was showing signs that there's a spark between you or if the interest they're showing is merely good old-fashioned politeness. However, there are some pretty obvious signals that should penetrate the mind of even the most nervous dater and give you a clue as to whether you should ask for a second date. Here are six to look out for.

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08 Jul 2016
Back in the days of yore, when you'd live and die within a three mile radius and your choice for marriage was limited to your father's cousin's uncle's eldest or the village idiot, you'd probably learn very quickly to overlook the finer details of your beau's personality and looks, or lack thereof, and count yourself lucky to have made a match at all. In this day and age, we have a veritable smorgasbord of hot, clever, lovely people in front of us and we might reject someone based on the tiniest of details, safe in the knowledge that we can move on to the next person with a quick click. 
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13 Jun 2016
Once you've been on a first date and confirmed that there are some exciting tingles between you, the next few dates should be a lengthier affairs that will enable you to really start to get to know each other. Whilst a few drinks in a busy bar will take the edge off any lingering nervousness, spending an evening shouting over the noise and getting steadily drunker isn't the best way to find out what makes someone tick. Here are three dating ideas that will give you a better idea of whether you and your date are compatible in the long term.
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10 Jun 2016
If you've been in a long-term relationship the thought of returning to dating can be very daunting, especially if you went through a tricky break up. If it's been years since you last plucked up the courage to meet up with a stranger the stress of it all might make you decide to knock the whole idea on the head and stay at home and watch Netflix in your PJs, but it doesn't have to be scary, especially if you meet people through mysinglefriend. Here are five tips to make it a fun and exciting experience.
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