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Dating & Baking with First Bakes

Dating & Baking with First Bakes

First Bakes

London’s pop up bake off turns matchmaker for this novel London speed dating and baking event at The Castle in Tooting. For London singles aged 25-35. Friday 1st June and Friday 3 August 2018. Tickets from £45.50..

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6 Subtle Ways A Woman Can Chat With Her Crush

6 Subtle Ways A Woman Can Chat With Her Crush

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Statistic Brain, an online database for life’s multiple facets, was able to assemble figures related to online dating, here are some of their most revealing data

  • Of the total number of online dating users 47.6% are women
  • The estimated duration of courtship for couples who started online is 18.5 months on average, which is 23.5 months shorter than folks who met face to face.
  • First dates that originated online, people put more premium on personality 30%, with smile & looks only placing second at 23%.
  • Contrary to popular belief, still more than a third of girls (38%) prefer nice/polite guys as opposed to bad/damaging ones at only 15%.

With society’s stereotypes that men should be initiators and main handlers of a relationship, most women prefer to wait-and-see for a guys first move. However, waiting for that cute or charming guy that’s long been in your friend list to message you can take an eternity. He may be too busy or have a mind-boggling number of friends, to notice you in the first place.

So, does that mean you should drop the hint? Yes, but don’t overdo it. Here are clever and non-desperate ways you can start the conversation:

#1 The Classic ‘Misclick’
This is an old-school excuse that works up to now. You simply have to pretend that your little sibling, nephew, or cousin accidentally hit that emoji or sticker to your male crush.

Sorry! It was my 5-year-old cousin.”

“Apologies, my visiting nephew did that.”

Now, if the guy welcomingly accepts your apology with a friendly remark like, “Haha! It’s fine” then you can slowly take the conversation to a much personal level.

#2 The Planned Game Notification
After you played inviting games in Messenger like Everwing, Pac-Man, Hex, and Galaga, it will send a notification on the chat window of the person you decided to play it on. With your male crush as your target, you have to pretend again that you didn’t know about how the games work.

Didn’t know that this disturbs someone. Sorry!”

If that message shifts the topic from high-scores to love scores, then you’ll know the risk you took in messaging him paid off.

#3 The “I Think I Saw You Somewhere” Statement
Girls, admit it, the majority of you have at least one guy friend on social media that you have never met once. Once you’ve seen him randomly on a bus ride or a mall visit, you see it as a topic to open in chat. Even if you don’t, the power of pretending again comes to play. Just don’t appear like you shadow his entire profile.

Hey! You’re that guy in red in the mall entrance yesterday, right? I was about to greet you but I was afraid you won’t recognize me.”

A man is a curious being. The more you tickle his mind, the more he’ll think of you the majority of the time.

#4 The Interest Sparkler
Social media enables everyone to have a wide reach of information, particularly on good vacation and staycation places, OOTD ideas and mouthwatering dishes. You may have seen your crush post something about one of those, and whether you’re genuinely interested or not, you can use it to your advantage. Of the choices in this list, I believe this is the least informal and most effective way to engage with your crush, since it’s you showing interest on something he posted, not necessarily in him.

Hi! I apologize if I’m bugging you, but I just want to know if the picture you posted yesterday was taken in the Maldives. My family and I had a hard time making reservations there, and I was wondering how you did it. Thanks

 #5 The Damsel in Distress
The effectiveness of this technique has been impaired a little due to the large number of men and women using it, but it’s still a decent fallback option. Simply message your guy crush arbitrary letters like “asdasfasdasfas” and tell him, after he replied, that someone messed with your phone while you were away.

Geez! My apologies, but someone other than me played with my phone.”

#6 The New Lady in The City
For instance, if you’re travelling for a business or personal meeting, why not ask your crush to guide you along the way (through chat), like what routes and train stations to take, especially if the place is near his area. This works two ways for you: you get to arrive in your destination, while ascertaining if your crush has a genuine heart for troubled people.

Hello! This may appear very random, but I’m heading to a place in Salk Late City this weekend. Since you’re from Utah, I hope you can help me out on the best route to take. Thanks!”

Almost all gentlemen love to lend a helping hand, and if you’re lucky, your crush may even dig deeper by telling you some street-smarts or hidden knowledge about the place.

As a concluding thought, there’s a very good chance that your crush will like you so instead of waiting for him to unravel your great personality, why not take a chance on initiating that first casual message now?

Article by Jacob Silva
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The Single Life & Vacation Travel

Dating Travel Partners

If you are single you might often feel like there are fewer travel options available to you since so much is geared towards couples and families.

Sometimes it’s harder to travel alone. Also, in the same way it is nice to go to a movie with someone so you can share the experience, the same is true of a great vacation. Your network of friends and family are not always free to travel when you want to, and might have a very different trip planned anyway in terms of how much money they want to spend and where they want to go.

So what can you do? Often people search for potential travel mates or even local advice through Instagram and Facebook. However, recently, due to the advanced technology, many other online solutions have emerged which enable people to directly search for their travel buddies based on their preferences or even plan their trip.

For instance, one of the people I work with found herself in this situation and told me about a social travel platform that connects people who love to travel but would like a companion to share the trip with. According to my co-worker, these are definitely a resources to explore so you can put yourself out there. You will certainly make new friends and expand your horizons. It’s helpful to be clear though about what your objective is, and what you are looking for when you reach out to use it so that your expectations can be realized!

In the end it is about making traveling user friendly, enhancing your trip, and offering the opportunity for companionship, so you don’t have to travel alone. The trick is to be open to exploring and moving beyond your comfort zone. You never know what might be waiting for you out there.

Relationship Advice from Dr Jane Greer

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How Far Will You Go To Find Love?

How Far Will You Go To Find Love?

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You certainly don’t have to be a celebrity to travel the world to find love. Sometimes, if you’re lucky, work will take you to another place where you might meet someone you feel a connection to, and then you find yourself trying to stay in touch with the hope of building a relationship.

Other times you might be forced to become more creative in your pursuit of finding a romantic partner. Whatever the case, while long distance is never easy, it is much more doable these days with all the social media that keeps us connected and has bridged that gap that might literally be between you. With Skype, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, email, and even a good old-fashioned phone call, people can interact and feel like they are together even when there is a great distance between them.

All this allows couples to not only feel close, but also to actually get to know each other and begin to date when they aren’t in the same town or, in some cases, the same country.

So if you are contemplating broadening your horizons, what is the best way to go about it, especially if your job is not going to take you someplace new? Here’s how to proceed. Use a dating website or app, which is a great tool in this process. Many people are still unsure at the thought of doing this, because they have tried it and it didn’t work out, or they perhaps had a negative experience the first time around, or they feel they should be meeting someone spontaneously instead of in this formalized way. One bad date doesn’t translate into all dating websites being useless! Proceeding that way would be like having a cut on your wrist, and amputating your arm. By excluding dating websites and apps from your options you could wind up missing out on a terrific way to meet a great person who could be your friend or even more.

So instead of generalizing all dating sites, consider them individually. In using these services you expand your search far and wide, give yourself the chance to experience the culture of another country, and create the opportunity to build travel into your lifestyle as well, all while achieving your main goal of finding love.

Don’t forget, absence makes the heart grow fonder…

Relationship Advice from Dr Jane Greer

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Am I Dressed For Dating Success?

Am I Dressed For Dating Success?

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You’re single and dating…oh joy! First, congratulations on having the courage to try again. Second, you can do this. You only get one shot at making a first impression. You may be thinking, “If they get to know the real me, it shouldn’t matter what I wear.”

If you show up looking like you just raided the Walmart sales rack, wearing the same black dress or suit you wore when you rang in the new millennium, or dressed inappropriately for the date, you will most likely be dismissed as a potential mate faster than you can spell Mississippi. Yes, it’s sad but true!

Keeping in mind these simple three tips will make sure you are dressed for dating success!

Three Questions to Ask Before You Leave the House

  • 1. Is my wardrobe choice inviting? Flirty colors on our ladies is key! Shades of red are scientifically proven to attract a man’s attention more than any other color. If you’re not into red choose darker shades of pink like magenta. Guys, are you in a stuffy black business suit? Grab a soft cashmere sweater in a navy or dark gray instead. Giving a warm “come get to know me” vibe will help ease the both of you.
  • 2. What does my wardrobe say about me? When dressing for a date give off the same vibe as the amazing person you want to attract. Portraying yourself in a demure and trustworthy fashion, no matter what the occasion, will only increase your chances of having a great date. If you want to be treated like a lady or a real man, dress like one. Ladies, make sure you’re accentuating your best asset and only one. Don’t show too much skin. If you are showing your legs make sure you have a modest neckline. Men, please don’t pull anything from the hamper. Make sure your clothes are clean, ironed and polished. Trust me, she notices! When you place more value on yourself, others will notice and treat you with more respect. Try getting a few new pieces that you just wear for dates. Over time, colors and fabric lose their vibrancy. A short shopping trip to buy a few fresh dating essentials is recommended.
  • 3. Where are we going? Am I going to be comfortable? Gentlemen, did you tell your date where you are taking her? Nothing is worse than dressing for the wrong venue. You don’t want to find yourself or your date in heels and a dress hanging out in a dive bar, overdressed at a barbecue, under-dressed at a formal occasion or freezing cold in a romantic boat ride with no jacket. She will be so uncomfortable and in return you will be feel like you failed.

By answering these questions you can get your mind off your attire and focus on your date. When you make fashionably educated choices you will be stylin’ in chicness, comfort, and confidence!

Style Advice from Rayne Parvis

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Top 5 London Date Night Ideas

Top 5 Autumn London Date Night Ideas

Autumn is the perfect time to get out there dating, let’s face it, it’s that period of time between summer soirees and the inevitable winter hibernation. It’s the perfect window of opportunity to get out, meeting new people and love life potentials for a spot of romancing.

London is a great city full of hustle and bustle, but sometimes we can be stuck with so many options for date places, we wouldn’t know where to start to find a nice cosy spot to snuggle up and spark some great conversation with that special someone.

Take a look at these top 5 suggestions in order to make that all important date count…

Pergola On The Roof London
Pergola On The Roof – Television Centre, Wood Lane, W12 7RJ
Despite seating for 600 people this romantic spot will make you feel like the only two people on this rooftop. With two bars and self-service food from fab restaurants across the capital, this venue has the feel of cool along with casual. Free to attend but obviously food and drink not included, you can book if there are groups of four or more; so great for a double date too if you want to bring some friends along.

Gordons Wine Bar London
Gordons Wine Bar – Embankment, 47 Villiers St, London WC2N 6NE
Established in 1890 you must, must, must visit London’s oldest wine bar! Most certainly a romantic and ambient spot in London. Gordon’s looks after its customers very well, not only in terms of service and setting but its ever so extensive wine list. If your date is a lover of wine or great ambiance then this certainly is the place to go. Passed down through generations of the Gordon family, this wine bar isn’t going anywhere. Perfect for a first date…

Heron Tower Duck & Waffle
Heron Tower Restaurants – Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY
Taking your date to great heights, to whisk them off their feet. Ensure you both dress to impress! Drop in for a cocktail in the bar at Duck & Waffle or perhaps a spot of wining and dining in Sushi Samba if you’re looking to whisk your date off their feet! Heron Tower never ceases to amaze, with its great food, great atmosphere and indulgent date night views. Enjoy!

St Katherine Dock London
St Katherine Dock – St Katharine Marina, 50 St Katharine’s Way, London E1W 1LA
Tucked away just yards away from The Tower of London and the gorgeous Tower Bridge, St Katherine Dock is a beautiful little hideaway where you can grab a drink or two or a spot of dinner. Home to Gloriana, The Queen’s Rowbarge, you will find that this corner of London is quaint, quiet and perfect for meeting up with that certain someone.

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The Shard – 32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG
If you head up The Shard in the London Bridge Quarter you must take your date to the viewing gallery, on a clear day you can see all the way out to Greater London for up to around 40 miles! Apparently The Shard offers London’s best view (and I don’t doubt it) situated on floors 68, 69 and 72. You will find an array of fine restaurants with bars, I have often found live acoustic music, which is the perfect setting for an unparalleled date with that potential.

Wherever you decide to go for your autumnal date night, London is a beautiful city with lots to see and an awful lot to do whatever your budget and interests. Get out there and make the most of meeting up with your match before it gets a little too cold. Happy Date Night!

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