Dating

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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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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Six great rooftop bars in the UK

When the sun is shining and the mercury begins to rise, a gloomy pub is the last place you want to be. Make the most of any fleeting fine weather by taking your date to one of the UK’s many fun and sophisticated rooftop bars.   Bohemia, Brighton It’s no surprise that the UK’s party […]

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Attractive Interests: Which hobbies make you attractive to the opposite sex?

Women want a well-travelled fitness fanatic who loves the theatre whilst men desire a cosmopolitan photographer with a passion for exercise, according to our brand new research study. We have analysed millions of ‘communications’[1] between our eHarmony.co.uk members and found that men who list travelling, exercise, theatre, dancing and cooking receive the most interactions from women […]

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Weird dating advice from the past

If you think dating is confusing now, imagine what it was like 100 years ago. There was plenty of dating advice on offer, but most of it seemed intent on forbidding the things that might have made a date fun. After all, what kind of night out can you have without cheese? ‘Ladies seldom take […]

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Getting ready to date: tips for single mums dating

Being a single parent can be hard work! If the sleepless nights and non-stop tidying/feeding/tidying/working/tidying/entertaining doesn’t tip you over the edge, then the thought of making plans to socialise and actually following through with them will. At the end of a busy day, the last thing a lot of single parents want is the hassle […]

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Should the man pay on the first date?

In our new blog series The Dating Debate, we look at two sides to some of the more controversial issues in the world of dating. First up is the common conundrum, should the man shoulder the bill on the first date? Feminist writer Louisa Ackerman and etiquette tutor Emma Dupont share their thoughts.   Lousia Ackerman […]

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