Latest posts in 'Features'

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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07 Feb 2017
With Valentine’s Day coming up, love is officially in the air. It’s an exciting time when you’re dating but sometimes making your feelings clear is a difficult task. Don’t panic; there’s no need to find the right words when someone else has already done it for you.
Why not say it with a song instead?

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27 Jan 2017

5 low key first date ideas to take the pressure off

Category: Features
Author: Karen
First dates are generally nerve-wracking affairs and it can feel quite scary to have to pull out all the stops and be fun, interesting and hilarious when you find yourself in the company of a perfect stranger. Rather than going down the usual route of drinks or dinner, there are plenty of date ideas that can remove the intense pressure of having your first meeting across a table, with only your own conversational skills (which can really fall apart if you have an attack of nerves) standing between you and a dating disaster. Here are five ideas that will help that all-important first date go smoothly.

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25 Jan 2017
Trying to figure out if your date fancies you or not is tricky, especially as many of us already have the tendency have a glass-half-empty attitude when it comes to matters of the heart. It's easy to concentrate on the things that we perceive to be going wrong on a date, such as feeling nervous or conversation being a little stilted, and therefore think that the whole thing is a total disaster. However, there are some visual cues that you can take from your date's body language that will give you a good idea about whether they're feeling a spark or not. Here are a few.

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