Latest posts in 'Features'

24 Apr 2017
Being inhabitants of a rainy little island that doesn't get much sun, the British people respond with great enthusiasm to the first hint of warm weather; throwing off their clothes, cranking up the barbecue, becoming super sociable and generally just feeling happier. And it turns out that as well as feeling good within ourselves we also look more attractive to others, and there's even scientific evidence to prove it.

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20 Apr 2017

Dressing for your date: Style tips for men

Category: Features
Author: Karen
The internet is awash with information and tips for women about what to wear on a date, but guys have been left a little bit in the dark when it comes to getting help in making those important sartorial decisions. First impressions are incredibly important and looking good will put you at a distinct advantage as it not only shows that you care about the date and have made an effort, but, to put it in the most basic terms possible, she will fancy you a lot more.

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18 Apr 2017
If you're on a first date and it's going well, the chances are you'll be hoping to get a second. However, as a human being with all the usual insecurities and worries, it can sometimes be hard to judge whether the other person is on the same page as you and even trickier to find the confidence to tell them you'd like to see them again. Luckily, there are a few tell tale signs to look out for that will let you know if your feelings are reciprocated.

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12 Apr 2017

Going dutch? Who should pay on a first date?

Category: Features
Author: Karen
The subject of who should pay on a first date tends to stir up a lot of conversation and a little bit of controversy. We live in an age when men and women are equal and there should be no expectations that the guy should always cough up on the first date, just as there are no expectations that a woman would allow him to. However, things aren't quite that black and white, as there's a lot to be said for the joys of being generous, as well as the pleasure of being treated. 




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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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