Latest posts in 'Features'

21 Jul 2016

Date night idea: Let's get physical

Category: Features
Author: Karen
Yes, in the immortal words of Olivia Newton-John, sometimes there's nothing better on a date than getting physical, but you can get your minds out of the gutter please, because we're talking about actual sport. Or if not sport, then at least something that doesn't involve sitting at a table necking large quantities of booze and might raise your heart rate just a little. Variety is the spice of life, after all, so why not surprise your date by suggesting one of these fun, active dates?
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20 Jul 2016

How to date in boiling hot weather

Category: Features
Author: Karen
For a nation that constantly monitors the sky for the tiniest bit of blue and loves to have barbecues at the most inappropriate moments (in the drizzle, in a howling gale, in a highly flammable tent), we are somehow still woefully unprepared for an actual heatwave and will cram into a tiny, humid bar or shadeless beer garden and become sweaty, dehydrated and decidedly unsexy within about five minutes. But it doesn't have to be be this way - here are a few ideas for keeping your cool on even the hottest day.
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18 Jul 2016
When you're searching through dating profiles, there can be times when the sheer volume of potential dates can leave you feeling a little bit overwhelmed. There are only so many people you can favourite, and even less that you can message, if you want to have time to function in your every day life and stay in gainful employment, so it's good to know a few little tips and tricks that can help you sort the wheat from the chaff when you're looking for someone to go out with. Here are four questions to ask yourself whilst you're perusing the site.
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11 Jul 2016

What does your date's music taste say about them?

Category: Features
Author: Karen
Someone's taste in music is a very personal thing and something that can give away more about them than a simple conversation can. Talking about music is a fab idea on a first date, as pretty much everyone will have a favourite genre and artist, and probably a whole bunch of great stories related to the music they love, the bands they've seen and the memories attached to particular songs. So, as well as providing some great conversational fodder, a chat about music can reveal a little more about your date than they think they're giving. A three-year study by music psychology scholar Adrian North that correlated musical preferences with personality traits revealed the following surprising facts.
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06 Jul 2016

Date night idea: sushi making

Category: Features
Author: Karen
Learning something new with someone else is a very bonding experience, so we highly recommend going on dates that involve something a little more challenging than dinner and drinks every now and then. Learning to cook something delicious is even better, as you get to consume it all afterwards. Sushi is a bit of a divisive food: people tend to either love it or hate it and there aren't many people in between, so first you need to find out how your date feels about it. The chances are that if they love eating this neat, simple and delicious Japanese delicacy, they'll be raring to have a go at making it too.
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