Latest posts in 'Features'

28 Sep 2016

Guest blog from dating expert Katy Red!

Category: Features
Author: Karen
We'd like to introduce you to the wonderful Katy Red, a dating, sex and relationship expert who recently won awards for her work from the UK Dating Awards and the UK Blog Awards. Katy's blog is called All Sweetness and Life, and is a treasure trove of information and tips for people navigating the unpredictable waters of dating in the 21st century, but she's popped over to the MSF blog to share her thought on what you definitely shouldn't be doing on your first date...

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21 Sep 2016
First dates are nerve-wracking affairs, even if you've got the confidence of Beyonce after a half a bottle of Babycham. You want to make a good first impression, but you spend half the evening feeling tongue-tied and then, once you've loosened it up with three ill-advised cocktails, the rest of the evening baring your soul and boring your date. There are an infinite number of conversational subjects that you might touch upon on a first date and no doubt they will be as sparkling and fascinating as you are but, if you want to make that good impression and secure a second round, there are a few subjects that you'd be wise to avoid, whether you've had one too many or not.

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14 Sep 2016
If you're trying to make an impression via an online dating profile, the temptation to exaggerate a bit can be pretty big. You only have a bit of writing and a few pictures to attract your dream date, so it might seem like a good idea to dress things up a bit; a couple of inches added to your height here, a subtly massaged job title there, and a few wild, exciting and made-up hobbies chucked in for good measure. It's possible that this might aid you in initially attracting a message exchange and an agreement to meet, but what you need to consider is what will happen when you actually see them in real life.

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09 Sep 2016

Solo travel: The sexy way to see the world

Category: Features
Author: Karen
Solo Travel. Two simple words, one hefty amount of baggage. And I’m not talking luggage, far be it for me to judge if you spent half an hour crushing your suitcase till it closed (or if you’re one of those just-my-toothbrush type of travellers…). What I’m taking about is the bad press that solo travel gets. Too often solo travellers are met with cries of ‘Don’t you have anyone to go with?’ or ‘Is that not a bit dangerous?’ when really the big question should be ‘Why haven’t you done this sooner?’ The thrill of going wherever you want without anyone holding you back is a sure-fire way to make you fall in love with life… plus someone with such a clear spirit of adventure is pretty sexy. Here are five benefits of solo travel that award-winning, solo travel company The Flash Pack reckon will have you packing your bags (or toothbrush) in no time.

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07 Sep 2016

5 reasons why autumn is the best season for dating

Category: Features
Author: Karen
So, summer is pretty much over. No more evening barbeques, afternoons spent lying in the park or al fresco dining, only the slow creep of darkness as we descend into winter. But hey! Let's not be down about it because first we have the delights of autumn, which, as we at mysinglefriend.com know, is actually the best season for dating. 

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