MySingleFriend blog https://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog Welcome to the mysinglefriend(r) blog, where you can stay up to date with MSF news, views and the odd pair of shoes. en-gb MySingleFriend Copyright 2017 Is your relationship for now or forever? https://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/advice/is-your-relationship-for-now-or-forever https://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/advice/is-your-relationship-for-now-or-forever <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">The golden rule of the first date is: keep it simple. We strongly recommend that the first date is a quick drink or coffee, rather than a three-course dinner or camping trip to the Gower (yes, some people really do these things!), because you need to be able to leave speedily if the whole thing is obviously falling flat on its face.&nbsp;However, once the first date is done and you've confirmed that there are some exciting tingles the following 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.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Go for a picnic</strong><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Apart from being actually rather a romantic thing to do, going on a picnic can give you a very good insight into the type of person your date really is. Are they a fastidious type who carefully packs everything into separate Tupperware containers and brings a pack of antibacterial wet wipes for sticky fingers? Or have they made a couple of sandwiches, chucked them in a plastic bag and hoped for the best? Are they an adventurous foodie who has lovingly made several complicated dishes inspired by exotic flavours, or a rather more humdrum type who has brought a bowl of pasta salad and a couple of plastic spoons? Going for a picnic on a second date will be a bit of an eye opener.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <img alt="" src="https://www.mysinglefriend.com/assets/cms/files/handz.jpeg" style="width: 700px; height: 467px;" /><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Get competitive</strong><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">A competitive game makes for a perfect second date, especially if you still feel a touch awkward around each other. Doing an activity on a date takes the pressure off a little because it allows you to concentrate on something other than each other, which will help you relax. Games such as bowling, pool or table football are huge amounts of fun and you'll be enjoying yourself so much that you'll forget about feeling shy. Plus, playing a game with your date allows you to see if you're compatible when it comes to competition. If they're a sore loser who throws their toys out of the pram when you thrash them hands down it's probably better to find out now.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Invite them to join in with your favourite hobby</strong><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Compatibility is very important in a relationship, as is the ability to compromise, and you can find out you and your date will have the ability to go the distance by inviting them to take part in an activity that youreally enjoy. For example, if you're the type of person who loves to have a couple of drinks, stand up in front of a crowded karaoke bar and warble your way through 'My Heart Will Go On' then you probably want to be with someone who enjoys, or will at least tolerate, this too. There's something very attractive about a person who is prepared to indulge your quirks and enthusiastically throw themselves into a new situation or activity, whether it's karaoke, knitting or watching cat videos on YouTube.&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 13px; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Not a&nbsp;</span><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">mysinglefriend.com</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 13px; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;member?&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/register?p=become" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none; font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Join now for free!</strong></a><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 13px; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Click to go to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none; font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>mysinglefriend.com</strong></a> Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Finding your perfect partner part 2 https://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/features/finding-your-perfect-partner-part-2 https://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/features/finding-your-perfect-partner-part-2 <div> <a href="https://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/features/guest-post-finding-your-perfect-partner"><em><img alt="" src="https://www.mysinglefriend.com/assets/cms/files/Untitled(4).png" style="width: 200px; height: 182px; margin-left: 2px; margin-right: 2px; float:right" />Part 1 of this article is available here</em></a><br /> <br /> Looking back at your previous relationships can often be an invaluable way to plan for your next successful partnership. Whilst dwelling on past experiences can be unhealthy, it is very beneficial to reflect and evaluate the positive aspects of those people you have spent time with. What traits delighted you? Which infuriated you? We are all a sum of our experiences and our preferences and opinions are formed by these. Allow them to guide you towards an image of what it is you would like to find and keep these aspects in mind for your decision making. Remember also though to keep an open mind at all times.</div> &nbsp;<br /> If you are looking to build a sustainable relationship, a foundation to build a loving future upon, then it is vital that you and your partner-to-be are on the same page. Whilst it might be tempting to see which way the wind blows in your new relationship, a more efficient way to approach things is to have a set idea about your goals. Are you looking to get married in the near future? Are children a concern? It’s worth being honest about this at an early stage, to be sure that both yourself and your potential romantic interest shared the same goals for the future.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Another interesting exercise is to consider is to create an imaginary profile for your ideal partner. Not only is this a fun exercise but it can also prove invaluable when it comes to identifying good potential profiles. Make a list of the top three most important things you would like to find a new partner. Maybe someone who likes to travel or perhaps someone more comfortable enjoying a new cinema release. The more things you have in common, the easier it is to engage with that special someone. This is especially true for people are who a little shy, so bear it in mind.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Never the less, it can be a daunting task to write your own profile. Whilst the majority of today’s sites and apps will do their best to guide you through the process, a helping hand can always be of benefit so don’t be afraid to ask a friend to help, or simply look over your completed profile once complete to get a fresh perspective.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> It’s understandable that you might feel a little uncomfortable asking a friend to get involved, but there are services available online that can help you put together an impressive profile and help you move towards the warmth and commitment you deserve.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <a href="http://www.godates.co.uk/author/emese-taylor/"><strong>Emese Taylor</strong></a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Emese Taylor is a Psychologist and Coach and founder of the </strong><a href="http://www.londonloveschool.com/"><strong>London</strong><strong>​</strong><strong> Love School.</strong></a><strong>​</strong><strong> She provides professional support with dating, sex and relationship through individual 1-2-1 tuition and group workshops. Courses included Dating skills, Problems with Sex, Sexual Confidence and overcoming Anxiety and Depression. She holds BSc Psychology &amp; Behavioural Analysis and an MA in Cognitive Psychology.</strong><br /> Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Guest post: Finding your perfect partner https://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/features/guest-post-finding-your-perfect-partner https://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/features/guest-post-finding-your-perfect-partner <img alt="" src="https://www.mysinglefriend.com/assets/cms/files/Untitled(3).png" style="width: 190px; height: 173px; margin-left: 2px; margin-right: 2px; float:right" />We’re all very familiar with the dream - the idealised version of romance is a constant fixture in the media and whether it's the music we listen to, the films we watch or the television we enjoy, romance is everywhere.&nbsp;Sadly though, that dream is just that: a dream. And whilst many are fortunate to find love through the benevolence of the universe, for most of us, these things are not so simple!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> As our lives become increasingly stressful, with so many tasks vying for our attention, it becomes more and more of a challenge to set aside time to find our own happiness. Your inbox might be in order; your emails replied to; diary alerts set up, and your daily tick-box of activities accounted and planned for, but, with all this planning, why do so few of us put such little effort into finding our future partner?<br /> &nbsp;<br /> You might have some vague notions of who you would like to meet and a few fleeting hopes for how and when that might come about, but what you really need is the determination and&nbsp;the strength to make this happen. To find the person of your dreams and allow yourself the happiness you deserve.&nbsp;Let’s take a moment to look at just a few positive changes you can make to your lifestyle right now to bring about the change you desire to reach.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Online Dating</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> There has been a huge surge of interest in online dating in recent years. In fact, since 2013, the number of adults using online dating websites and apps has more than doubled, with&nbsp;over 75% of those questioned seeing no stigma related to meeting new people online. With two-thirds of people reporting that online dating activity is translating into actual dates in the real world, there has never been a better time to get involved and create your own romantic future or revitalise an old profile.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> As we have discussed, luck and chance are wonderful concepts for fiction, but for us, we need to be a little more proactive in our decision making. Before placing an advert on a dating site or going back to revise your current profile, really think about what it is that you're looking for in a partner.&nbsp;A positive step to take, is to evaluate where you are currently in life and what things, you believe, could bring you further happiness. If your idea of a perfect night is an intimate evening, fine wine and a movie, then there is little point in attracting a party animal who wants to be painting the town red until the early hours.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Evaluate your goals for the future, where you would like to be our see yourself in two years time and what sort of partner would be conducive to that. If you are planning to travel the world then someone who would rather have their nose buried in a book might not be the best person for you, so be clear to have your desires come across concisely in your online dating profile.<br /> <br /> <em>Part 2 to follow...</em><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.godates.co.uk/author/emese-taylor/"><strong>Emese Taylor</strong></a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Emese Taylor is a Psychologist and Coach and founder of the&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.londonloveschool.com/"><strong>London</strong><strong>​</strong><strong>&nbsp;Love School.</strong></a><strong>​</strong><strong>&nbsp;She provides professional support with dating, sex and relationship through individual 1-2-1 tuition and group workshops. Courses included Dating skills, Problems with Sex, Sexual Confidence and overcoming Anxiety and Depression. She holds BSc Psychology &amp; Behavioural Analysis and an MA in Cognitive Psychology.</strong> Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 The top 5 comedy films for date night https://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/features/the-top-5-comedy-films-for-date-night https://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/features/the-top-5-comedy-films-for-date-night <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Dating isn't all about getting dressed up and going out. There will come a time, probably a few dates in, when it feels like the right move to spend some down time alone together and get to know each other doing ordinary things, like staying in and watching a film. Comedy is a great choice of genre because it's light, fun and laughing together is a great bonding experience. There's even research to prove it:&nbsp;</span><a href="http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12110-015-9225-8" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none; font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">a recent study</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;found that a group people who watched a ten-minute comedy clip together made significantly more intimate disclosures to each other than a group who watched a 'neutral' clip from a golf instruction video. This is thought to be due to laughter releasing the hormone endorphin, which increases social bonds. Whatever the reason, you'll have a lot of fun with these five hilarious films.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Forgetting Sarah Marshall</strong><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">If you liked&nbsp;</span><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">The 40 Year-Old Virgin</em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;and&nbsp;</span><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Knocked Up</em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">, you'll love this one. Struggling musician Peter Bretter (Jason Segal on top form), has spent years idolizing his girlfriend Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell). He's the poor guy left holding her purse on the red carpet and getting omitted from awards acceptance speeches. When she dumps him, Peter takes an impulsive trip to Oahu where he's confronted by his worst nightmare: Sarah and her embarrassingly hip new rocker boyfriend (Russell Brand). It's a hilarious and heartfelt look at relationships, and will have you and your date giggling into your popcorn.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy</strong><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Will Ferrell stars as Ron Burgundy, San Diego's top rated newsman in the male-dominated world of the 70's. However, everything changes for Ron when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor. It's silly, fun and pokes a lot of fun at male/female dynamics and the bad old days of sexism. This one is laugh-out-loud funny, so there will be endorphins flying all over the place.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <img alt="" src="https://www.mysinglefriend.com/assets/cms/files/tv.png" style="width: 700px; height: 420px;" /><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">When Harry Met Sally</strong><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">This one is 25 years old now, but it's still a whip smart commentary on dating and the ways that men and women relate to each other. Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal have got great on-screen chemistry and, if you can make it through the famous orgasm faking scene without blushing too much, the perfect date night movie.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Bridesmaids</strong><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Bridesmaids</em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;is often described as a 'chick flick' but this film has more balls than your average romcom. Yes, it centres around the lead up to a wedding, but it's as far away from Richard Curtis-style sentimentality as you can get. By turns crude (the bridesmaids dress fitting scene is the stuff of nightmares) and sharply insightful, it's full of surprises and will have you both howling with laughter (and maybe agreeing not to get married for a little while yet).</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Trainwreck</strong><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Trainwreck</em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;takes the usual gender stereotypes and turns them upside. Amy Schumer stars as a woman called Amy who has been taught by her father that monogamy isn't realistic and she has lived a life of uninhibited promiscuity. However, when she meets a sweet and charming sports doctor called Aaron Connors (Bill Hader) she begins to question whether there might be another way to approach relationships. It's hilarious and naughty, but ultimately a very heartfelt film about finding the right person.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 13px; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Not a&nbsp;</span><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">mysinglefriend.com</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 13px; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;member?&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/register?p=become" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none; font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Join now for free!</strong></a><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 13px; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Click to go to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none; font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>mysinglefriend.com</strong></a> Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 How to write messages that will guarantee you a date https://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/features/how-to-write--messages-that-will-guarantee-you-a-date https://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/features/how-to-write--messages-that-will-guarantee-you-a-date <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">We've learnt a thing or two about dating and communication over the years here at MSF and one of the most important is that if you want to hook some lovely people to date, you have to be proactive. There's no sense in being a wallflower and waiting for someone to speak to you, because there will be a truck load of people that little bit braver than you who will get in there and nab the ones you fancy. We appreciate that it can sometimes be tricky to find the kind of words that will mark you out as someone a bit special, but don't worry, because we're here to help.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Writing a cracking text message</strong><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">If you're sending a text message as a flirtatious opener, keep it short and sweet. Texts lend themselves to being a bit cheeky and punchy, so resist the urge to write a huge essay as you will run the risk of losing someone's attention as they scroll forever downward, squinting at their phone. The best way to get a response is to ask a question, and make it either an interesting one or a flirty one. Something along the lines of 'If you had 24 hours left to live, what would you do?' will get you much further than something uninspired like 'Hey, what's up?'. If you can pique their interest or make them smile, they will be sure to respond.&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br /> <img alt="" src="https://www.mysinglefriend.com/assets/cms/files/woman-smartphone-girl-technology.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 467px;" /><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Writing a brilliant email</strong><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Emailing someone first off is a double-edged sword, as you have got the freedom to write loads, which might be entertaining and funny, but could also end up being rambling and dull. Before you embark on your email ask yourself if this is the best method of flirty communication for you as, unless you're a budding JK Rowling, the conversation might quickly run out of steam, and a quick text might make more sense. However, if you love to write, and you think the recipient will appreciate it, then go for it. The most important part of writing a great email is to make sure it isn't all about you and, as with any method of communication, asking a few questions will be the best way to secure a reply.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Writing the best dating site message</strong><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">We cannot emphasise this enough: when writing a dating site message you should spend as much time considering the message title as you should the message itself. Many people, unfortunately, persist in writing a desultory 'Hi' as a message title and it really shoots them in the foot as the message just won't stand out in a sea of many others. If you write an interesting or funny title your message will stand out a mile and be pretty much guaranteed to be read. You've got to make sure your message backs it up, so put some energy into making that as funny and interesting as possible too, and asking a queston or two will make them more likely to reply.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Have you got any brilliant conversation starters that you'd like to share with us? Get in touch at blog@mysinglefriend.com and let us know.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 13px; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Not a&nbsp;</span><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">mysinglefriend.com</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 13px; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;member?&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/register?p=become" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none; font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Join now for free!</strong></a><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 13px; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Click to go to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none; font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>mysinglefriend.com</strong></a><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 The top 6 aphrodisiacs for your date https://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/features/the-top-6-aphrodisiacs-for-your-date https://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/features/the-top-6-aphrodisiacs-for-your-date <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">If you've ever been out for an incredibly romantic candlelit dinner, you'll know that food and sex go hand in hand. Human beings have been firm believers in the power of aphrodisiacs for a very long time; they are named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, and many of the common aphrodisiacs that we still believe in now come from that time. The question is: do aphrodisiacs work, or is it a load of old nonsense designed to fool people into feelings a bit frisky? We've put on our white laboratory coats and done some research.</span><br /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Oysters</strong><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Alongside their suggestive appearance (no giggling at the back, please!), oysters are high in zinc and amino acids, which trigger the production of sex hormones. However, experts believe that it's the way we eat oysters that really gets us going.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="https://www.mysinglefriend.com/assets/cms/files/oysters(2).jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 467px;" /></span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Chocolate</strong><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">The rich sweetness of chocolate makes it a sensuous food, and there's a lot of science in there to prove it. Chocolate contains the chemicals phenylethylamine and anandamide, which boost the levels of feel good hormone serotonin. The trick with chocolate is to go easy as too much sugar will just fog up your brain and kill your passion.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Chillies</strong><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">There is something very literal about the aphrodisiac effect of chillies: they literally get you hot. Spicy food warms you up, stimulates your nerve endings, increases your blood flow and gets your heart pumping - pretty much replicating those exciting feelings of anticipation that you get on a first date.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Watermelon</strong><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Guys, if you're worried that your evening might be a bit of a 'flop', you could do worse than order some melon for desert. The tasty fruit contains citrulline, which relaxes the blood vessels in much the same way as Viagra.</span><br /> <br /> <strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Asparagus</strong><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Asparagus is touted as one of the major aphrodisiacs, but science says that it won't actually get you as hot and bothered as chilli or chocolate. Once again, the suggestive nature of its shape might come into play, but aside from that all it really has going for it is an abundance of vitamin E, which can help to stimulate sex hormones, but you'd probably have to eat a fair few plates of it to notice much of a difference.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="https://www.mysinglefriend.com/assets/cms/files/asparagus(1).jpeg" style="width: 700px; height: 438px;" /></span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Celery</strong><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">It seems unlikely, but this rather weedy looking vegetable is actually an impressive aphrodisiac. It contains loads of phyto-androgens, which is similar to testosterone and can increase sexual desire in women. If you get a stick in your Bloody Mary, make sure you eat it.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Do you have any favourite aphrodisiacs? Let us know at&nbsp;</span><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">blog@mysinglefriend.com.</strong><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 13px; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Not a&nbsp;</span><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">mysinglefriend.com</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 13px; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;member?&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/register?p=become" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none; font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Join now for free!</strong></a><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 13px; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Click to go to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none; font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>mysinglefriend.com</strong></a> Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Success story: Louise and Peter https://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/dating-success-stories/success-story-louise-and-peter https://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/dating-success-stories/success-story-louise-and-peter <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">It's Friday and we're celebrating in style this week with another lovely success story! We always love to hear from our MSFers, whether you're letting us know you've let someone, want to tell us about a brilliant date, or have any quibbles or queries about the site, so keep those emails coming in. Our latest happy couple&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Louise and Peter</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;dropped us a line to let us know about their happy news!<br /> <br /> "Peter and I met through MSF back in late 2010. I made the first move and Peter had to renew his membership so he could read the message I'd sent. By January 2011 we'd both cancelled our memberships and I still regard it as the best £45 I've ever spent (having gobe for the three month package, who knew I'd meet the man for me in three weeks!).<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="https://www.mysinglefriend.com/assets/cms/files/Peter and louise.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 467px;" /><br /> <br /> `'Since 2011 we've travelled, moved three times, done up two houses, started and finished a PhD, learned to row and decided we wanted to get married. So we're getting married in June and are building our MSF profiles into the ceremony. They were the start of our life together and will give our guests a good laugh!"<br /> <br /> We hope they do!&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Huge congratulations to Louise and Peter from everyone here at mysinglefriend.com! If you're part of an MSF success story, please drop us a line at&nbsp;</span><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">blog@mysinglefriend.com</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">and let us know.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 13px; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Not a&nbsp;</span><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">mysinglefriend.com</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 13px; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;member?&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/register?p=become" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none; font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Join now for free!</strong></a><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 13px; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Click to go to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none; font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>mysinglefriend.com</strong></a> Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 4 essential tips for setting up your single friend https://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/features/4-essential-tips-for-setting-up-your-single-friend https://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/features/4-essential-tips-for-setting-up-your-single-friend <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Have you got a lovely single friend who really deserves someone equally as great, but can't seem to find them? If the answer is yes, then it's high time you stepped in and gave them a hand. We all need a little help now and then, and our friends are usually the best people to set is up, as they know us so well and have only our best interests at heart. Here is our four point guide to help you matchmake your mates.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">What is your friend looking for?</strong><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Before you rush in all guns blazing like CIlla Black on steroids and set your friend up with someone utterly unsuitable, take some time to consider who your friend is and what they're looking for. You might think that the cute guy you work with who loves windsurfing and punishing runs is an absolute catch, but if your mate is a creature of comfort who can't stand water, then they may not be the best match (though you never know...). Make sure you know what your friend is looking for (LTR, bit of a fling, casual dating) and carefully consider who would make a good match for them. It's all too easy to set your friend up with someone you fancy a bit, rather than meeting their needs.&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <img alt="" src="https://www.mysinglefriend.com/assets/cms/files/friends.jpeg" style="width: 700px; height: 466px;" /><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Who do you know who is single?</strong><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Once you've figured out what your friend is looking for, it's time to turn your attention to people who might make a good match for them. As mentioned above, you shouldn't set two people up simply because they're both single as, whilst it's a big thing they have in common, it certainly doesn't automatically mean they'll get on. You want your friend to be happy, so don't set them up with someone who is on the rebound, notorious for playing games or in some other way likely to make them miserable.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Get them out and about</strong><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">It may well be the case that everyone you know is either a) coupled up or b) totally unsuitable for your mate, but that doesn't mean you have to give up. If you can't provide them with a date, you can still get them into situations where they're more likely to meet someone new. For instance, if you and your friend usually socialise at each other's houses (which is likely if you have a partner or family), then arrange to go out to a bar instead. Not only will it be a welcome change for you both, but you can eye up potential dates (which provides you with a bit of legitimate extra-curricular eye candy) and encourage them, maybe with the help of a drink or two, to start chatting to hot strangers.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Get a little bit of matchmaking help</strong><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Back in the olden days, the preferred method of matchmaking was either an enormously slow process that involved a lot of tedious letter writing and country dancing, in the manner of a Jane Austen's&nbsp;</span><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Emma</em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">, or you just had to marry your cousin. However, we are lucky enough to live in the modern age, when there are many methods of easily meeting some lovely new people and getting your flirt on without having to take tea with their parents first. One such way is a singles event, like the very successful one we recently held, as everyone is on the same page. Going along to one of these events with your friend is a fab way to support them and you get a great night out into the bargain. The other way, of course is to set them up on mysinglefriend.com. We are the only dating site where you are as much a part of the process as your friend, and you can be there as their wingman to help, celebrate and commiserate with them as necessary, Why not sign them up now? You really could change their life.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 13px; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Not a&nbsp;</span><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">mysinglefriend.com</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 13px; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;member?&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/register?p=become" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none; font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Join now for free!</strong></a><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 13px; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Click to go to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none; font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>mysinglefriend.com</strong></a> Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 3 quick and easy changes that will refresh your profile https://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/advice/3-quick-and-easy-changes-that-will-refresh-your-profile https://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/advice/3-quick-and-easy-changes-that-will-refresh-your-profile <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Like everything else in life, if you neglect your online dating profile for long enough, it will lose its shine. Being really active on the site is brilliant, and it will make you much more likely to meet a keeper, but your profile needs to see a bit of action every now and then as well. It doesn't have to be a big deal either, just a few minor changes can give your profile its sparkle back and attract more lovely people. Here are our three top tips.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Add a new picture</strong><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Have a good profile picture massively increases your chances of getting a date. It's naturally the first thing that anyone looks at when they visit your profile, so it's vital that yours is a good one. Changing your profile picture can also give you another chance with people who use the site regularly, but might have decided not to contact you previously, as a new picture will catch their eye and consider you again. Your main profile picture should be a head and shoulders shot of you smiling and looking directly at the camera, and make sure it's well lit with plenty of colour.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <img alt="" src="https://www.mysinglefriend.com/assets/cms/files/shutterstock_326764691(2).jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 467px;" /><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Refresh your description</strong><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">You might think that once your description is done, you never have to change it again, but refreshing it every now and then can actually really help your chances of getting a new date. If a new description is combined with new pictures, it's almost like having a brand new profile and people who might not have noticed you before will pay attention. This being MSF, you can also ask your friend to write you a new description (which takes the pressure off you having to do it yourself!) and we can pop it on your profile for you - just drop us an email at admin@mysinglefriend.com.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Check that your basic information is still accurate</strong><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">So, it's unlikely that your name or your height will have changed, but some of your basic info may have done, especially if you've been online for a while. Perhaps you've become a fitness addict and your build has changed, maybe you've moved house and forgotten to change your area, perhaps you've changed your job, or maybe you saw a picture of George Clooney looking particularly hot and should change your age search so you can ban a similar type of silver fox. Every detail counts when it comes to online dating, and even the smallest changes can make a big difference.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 13px; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Not a&nbsp;</span><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">mysinglefriend.com</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 13px; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;member?&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/register?p=become" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none; font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Join now for free!</strong></a><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 13px; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Click to go to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none; font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>mysinglefriend.com</strong></a> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Did you know that you are naturally sexier in spring? https://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/features/did-you-know-that-you-are-naturally-sexier-in-spring https://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/features/did-you-know-that-you-are-naturally-sexier-in-spring <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">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.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">A study by Ohio University found that many people tend to associate warmth with intimacy, which means that people are much more likely to be friendly and open to making social connections, which, in turn, can lead to connections of many other kinds. This means that people are much more likely to approach us, as well as being more likely to respond positvely to our approaches. It has also been suggested that we excrete more pheromones, those magical little chemicals that play a part in sexual attraction, during hot weather because we sweat more.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br /> <img alt="" src="https://www.mysinglefriend.com/assets/cms/files/srping couple.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 525px;" /><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">On top of these more scientific reasons for heightened attractiveness, there's another more obvious one too: there's a lot more flesh on show. Though there's something to be said for people looking cute all bundled up in hats and gloves during the winter months, it's never quite the same as getting an eyeful when someone has stripped down to the bare essentials because it's so hot outside. We're also more likely to be getting into shape and losing those extra winter pounds as the weather warms up, making us look even better.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">The question is, how can you capitalise on this sexy springtime boost? The first thing to do is&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/advice/is-your-dating-profile-in-need-of-a-spring-clean" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none; font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>give your online dating profile a spring clean</strong></a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;so that you can be sure you're getting the most out of it. It's been proven that having well lit, colourful photos on your profile make people much more likely to get in touch with you, so get a friend to take some new shots of you enjoying the sun. Once you've cleaned up your profile, pay some attention to yourself - get a new haircut or invest in some new summery clothes - whatever makes you feel good. And most importantly: get out there. Make the most of the gorgeous weather by spending lots of time socialising outdoors - the perfect way to meet some lovely new people.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 13px; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Not a&nbsp;</span><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">mysinglefriend.com</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 13px; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;member?&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/register?p=become" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none; font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Join now for free!</strong></a><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 13px; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Click to go to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.mysinglefriend.com/" style="color: rgb(46, 164, 197); text-decoration: none; outline: none; font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>mysinglefriend.com</strong></a> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Dressing for your date: Style tips for men https://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/features/dressing-for-your-date-style-tips-for-men https://www.mysinglefriend.com/blog/features/dressing-for-your-date-style-tips-for-men <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">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. Dressing well doesn't mean you have to be super smart, but a thoughtfully put together outfit will get you a lot further than a knackered pair of trainers and scruffy t-shirt. Follow our guide for fashion success...</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Tip 1. Don't confuse casual with sloppy</strong><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">The chances are that your first date is going to be a pretty casual affair - perhaps a coffee, or a couple of drinks - and turning up dressed like your going for dinner at Downton Abbey would make you look rather strange. However, just because the date is informal, that doesn't mean that you don't need to make some effort with your clothes. Jeans are great, but make sure they're clean and free of holes. Pair them with a fresh looking t-shirt or shirt and add a jumper on top, rather than a hoody or sweatshirt. Cardigans look great on guys - the shawl collared look is particularly hot as it treads the line between masculine and stylish, without making you look like you like a total fashionista.&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Tip 2. Match your outfit to your location</strong><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">What you wear should always be appropriate to the occasion and location. As mentioned above, if it's a relaxed date, then keep things informal, but if you're going for dinner at a smart restaurant, then you need to dress the part so that both you and your date feel comfortable in that environment. Suits should be reserved for work, but a jacket or blazer should still be worn on more formal dates, and this should be paired with some smart, dark jeans and a shirt that you should wear tucked in. A crisp white shirt always looks good, but if you don't like to play it quite so safe when it comes to style, choose one with a bit of pattern or texture.&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <img alt="" src="https://www.mysinglefriend.com/assets/cms/files/pexels-photo-175915.jpeg" style="width: 700px; height: 467px;" /><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Tip 3. Choose an outfit that shows off your best features</strong><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">A carefully chosen outfit can really help to accentuate your better features, which will in turn boost your attractiveness. For example, a nicely tailored blazer can help to make your shoulders look broader, your chest wider and your stomach smaller, whilst tighter trousers make your bum look good (and you can bet your date will be having a good look!). If you work out, make the most of your body by wearing a tight shirt or jumper, and if you don't, wear darker colours that will flatter you by helping you to look slimmer.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Tip 4. Shoes are important too</strong><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Women notice details, and you can guarantee that she'll have a good look at your shoes. Again, if casual is your style, then by all means wear trainers, but make sure they're in good condition. Boots are a great choice for guys on a first date, as they not only look sharp, but can add an inch or two to your height, which could be important if your date is going to be wearing heels. A nice pair of brogues is always a good option - they can be worn casually with jeans, but still mark you out as a guy who cares about his appearance.&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Tip 5. Don't forget hair and accessories</strong><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'century gothic', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">A great haircut is something every guy should have, and it's a vital part of that all-important first impression. However, you shouldn't turn up on your date having come straight from the hairdresser, with the back of your neck still raw from the razer. Get your hair cut a week or so before your date, so it still has plenty of style, but doesn't look too try hard. Accessories should be thought about too; turning up to a posh restaurant with a backpack will make you look like you've got lost on your way to a school trip, whilst investing in a smart leather shoulder bag adds an attractive amount of gravitas to your overall look. 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