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Dating advice with a difference. From the ins and outs of online dating to how to make a great first-date impression, it’s all here. Browse the articles below or use the search to find some great dating advice.

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Date Knight: Is it time to slay the dragon of chivalry?

As we celebrate England’s favourite knight in shining armour St George, writer and dating blogger Jon Hamblin questions the meaning of chivalry in modern-day dating.   “I really, really appreciate it when a guy stands up [when a lady enters the room] or when there is a chivalrous gesture. It makes me feel really good. Not […]

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Attractive Interests: Expert Tips for Amateur Photographers

With phones and tablets coming equipped with cameras as standard, it has never been easier to take up photography as a hobby, and our recent study of eHarmony singles’ interests shows that it just might bag  you more dates too. But if you’re looking to get serious about snapping, where do you start? We asked […]

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Three Simple Recipes to Cook Your Way to Love

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. We’re not sure who ‘they’ are, maybe disqualified surgeons, but we do know that whatever your gender, being passionate about cooking can help you get a date. However, not all of us are a whizz with a wok, or have a bachelors in […]

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Not an animal lover? How to date someone with pets

Our latest study into what interests make you more attractive to the opposite sex found that women find men who have pets irresistible – but the opposite is true for men. We asked our friends at Animal Friends Insurance for some tips on how to date a pet-lover. It has finally happened. You have met the […]

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Dating in your 30s

There always seems to be rules for dating, however nobody really knows exactly what these rules are! There is a lot of winging it and making up these rules as you go along. Sometimes it’s simply more fun that way and sometimes it’s just necessary as you and your partner Forest Gump your way through. […]

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A Bluffer’s Guide to the Theatre

We recently revealed the fascinating findings of our latest study on which interests make you more attractive to the opposite sex. We found that men who listed theatre as one of their favourite hobbies on their dating profile received more than the average number of communication requests from women. So for the theatre-shy men out there, we asked our friends at From the Box Office […]

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8 terrible opening lines for a first date

The first thing you say to your date doesn’t need to be funny, witty or intelligent. You just need to break the ice and make them feel at ease. What you definitely don’t want is to go anywhere near any of these slightly unusual utterances. 1. ‘I used to come here with my ex’ There […]

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15 Reasons to Date a Single Mum

What better time than Mother’s Day to celebrate what makes single mothers uniquely dateable. We asked blogger Jo Middleton of the award-winning Slummy Single Mummy blog to tell us her 15 reasons to date a single mum. There are currently an estimated two million single parents in the UK, the majority headed by women, so before […]

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