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bumble dating app review

Bumble Dating App Review

How it works So you’ve Tindered, you’ve Happned, even wrestled with the Cupid, now what? Have you stumbled across to the Bumble Dating App? Bumble Dating is like Tinder and Once dating app’s child.  You swipe right or left depending on who gives you that “mmmm” feeling and wait for a match. This app’s unique […]

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yplan gravestone

What’s Happened To Yplan?

Yplan was the dating idea saviour in London.  This great City has so much going on but when it comes to finding out about those otherwise unheard of events outside of West End shows it’s often impossible. Steven Fry himself was even quoted saying Yplan was a Yplan was awesome for date ideas as you could […]

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Silence in dating

5 Reasons Silence Is Golden On A Date

A couple of recent dating experiences led me to think about this subject a lot.  These in particular were very different but stem, I think, from the same issue.  So before I get to the 5 reasons let me set the scene. Date 1 Very intelligent lady, background in athletics and now a business consultant […]

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be yourself

Why To Be Yourself When Dating

I’m a somewhat avid contributor to Twitter dating conversations (please do follow me on the feed to the right) and in the past few months this topic has come to light several times. In all these cases my answer would always be, JUST BE YOURSELF. Too many people worry about how being themselves will affect […]

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once dating app

Once Dating App Review

How it works As the name suggests you are presented with one suggested member every 24hrs.  These suggestions are claimed to be made by Once matchmakers i.e. in line with your age group and location. I wouldn’t call it a match as you have to both like each other before you are able to chat.  […]

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Dating Reflection

Reflection

Life seems to be moving at a million miles an hour.  A change in my career has led to less stress in the workplace but more concern about how it could all be lost in a heartbeat. Is The City swallowing me up?  I’ve worked hard but consider myself very lucky for all that I […]

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Spaghetti On Ceiling

The Spaghetti Ceiling Date Brixton

I met “L” at Brixton Tube (the staple meeting place for a date) having messaged a while on Tinder.  It was a glorious summers day, Brixton was heaving.  I didn’t really know Brixton at all so she suggested a bar close by around the corning, the Craft Beer Company.  I had no idea where this […]

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lovestruck event review

James Does LoveStruck @ Patch Bar

Do you work in the City? Love an after work drink and conversation with like-minded professionals?  Then LoveStruck @ Patch Bar St Paul’s is for you. Here’s how it played out. A last minute text from a work colleague : Him Hmmm this sounds ominous. Wonder what he has in mind. Him Me Him To […]

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Fitness

Can Keeping Fit Make You More Attractive?

Its Official !!  Dating captures the interest of many industries and in this case fitness.  GymBuzz , a great source of local gym information, contacted me for a chat to ask my opinion on the connections between fitness and success in dating. Can keeping fit make you more attractive? Here’s what they asked. 1. When […]

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Dating Profile Pictures

5 Top Tips For Taking Great Dating Profile Pictures

Dating profile pictures are the single most important part of your dating profile, especially when using dating apps. You will know yourself from using the likes of Tinder, in one click you either LIKE or PASS on a profile and you’re unlikely to spend time scrolling through all your pictures unless you like what you see. So you’ll know […]

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