New Year, New You!

It’s a new year so get it off to a great start and join our huge database of singles from all over the UK!
If online dating didn’t bring you any luck in 2019 then try our great mobile dating service in 2020! It’s a brilliant way of meeting new people.
There are over 500,000 genuine singles from all corners of the UK so join today and start browsing through the wide selection of people! You can browse their profiles and send messages to anyone you like the sound of.
Our mobile dating is FREE to join so there’s no excuse to not get chatting to singles near you right now!

If mobile dating isn’t your thing, you can always call our chatline where you can set up your own voice mailbox, record a greeting, listen to other members’, swap messages and even chat live. This gives you a great chance to hear what people are really like.
Our chatline is fun, quick and easy and there are always people on the line.
There’s also our text chat service where you can get profiles of singles in your area sent straight to your mobile. Text today and join the party on your mobile!

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Great Date Ideas For Autumn

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As summer draws to a close and the temperature starts to drop, what sort of dates are there that are still romantic? We’ve listed a few date ideas below.

Wrap up warm and go for a walk in your local park.
As the leaves start to fall and crunch under your feet, the colours become magical. Going for a stroll in a local park can be really romantic. You can also snuggle up together to keep warm!

Find a nice pub with a log fire.
You might be a little cold if you’ve gone for an autumn walk so find a lovely local pub with a burning log fire to warm yourselves back up again.

Cook dinner together.
This may not sound exciting but cooking dinner or baking something warming together can be a really fun activity. You could cook a nice roast dinner or bake a lovely pie for dessert. Working together can strengthen your bond and you may even learn new things about each other!

Watch a movie.
This doesn’t sound like a great date idea, however as it gets colder outside it gives you an excuse to snuggle up together under a blanket, maybe even with a hot chocolate.

Read a book.
If that’s not your thing, why not swap your favourite books and read together?
If you both enjoy reading, recommend your favourite book and read each other’s together. It might not sound like a ‘date’ but you can pause after chapters and have a discussion about what’s happened and your favourite parts.

Go on a bike ride.
Going on a bike ride is a great way to have fun together. Find a nice cycle trail and stop off somewhere along the way. The exercise will keep you warm!

Go to your favourite coffee shop.
Something as simple as going for a coffee together can get you out of the daily grind and give you some quality time together. If you want to, you can order each other a new drink to try and have a little fun.

Make the most of the autumn weather before it gets too cold and go on some dates together.

If you’re looking for that special someone to go on these dates with, check out Chat2Date today!

Why Talking On The Phone Is Good For Your Relationship

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Whether you’ve been together for a long time or are just embarking on a new relationship, make sure you talk on the phone regularly, don’t get comfortable always communicating by text.

One of the most prominent issues when text messaging is misinterpretation. All you are presented with is some text on a screen. There is no tone, no volume and it’s much harder to understand what someone may mean.

If you talk on the phone, you are able to hear the mood someone is in and how they are coming across. This could help avoid any misunderstandings which could lead to arguments.

We know texting is really convenient but with autocorrect and the possibility of spelling mistakes and abbreviations, what you want to say may come across totally different to someone who is reading it. It’s much easier to get your point across when you can have a real-time person to person discussion as you can ask questions and get immediate answers.

Phone calls can strengthen your connection with each other, not only in new relationships but with long standing ones too.

Hearing each other’s voices is much more intimate than viewing words on a screen. If you know them well enough you’ll be able to hear certain cues in their voice so you know how to react to what it is they’re saying.

You’re also more likely to be giving them your full attention – or at least more than you would be if you were texting – showing that you care about them and are interested in what they are saying.

If you’re at the beginning of a relationship you are able to get to know someone much better by talking on the phone. Texting is so impersonal; you are unable to get your personality across in a text. If you talk regularly on the phone you will get to know each other’s sense of humour and how they are feeling.

One thing that can also be a major issue for some people with text messages is waiting for a reply. Some people will see it as similar to having a face-to-face conversation, where you take it in turns to reply to each other, but others don’t see it like this and can take much longer to reply without realising the other person is waiting. When talking on the phone you’re going to get an immediate reply as the person is mostly focusing on you, rather than doing other things at the same time meaning they might not reply immediately.

So whether you’re dating or married, chatting on the phone has huge benefits for your relationship!

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What To Do On Valentine’s Day When You’re In A New Relationship

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, you need to make sure that you both know where you stand.

Make sure you talk about it beforehand. You might have totally differing opinions on Valentine’s Day so it’s worth talking it through. You don’t want to get them a present if they’re not going to get you anything or vice versa as it would be totally embarrassing!

If you’re not yet ‘exclusive’ it’s best to ignore it all together. You don’t want to put pressure on them when you’ve only been on a couple of dates as it could end up being very awkward.

If you are ‘exclusive’ keep it minimal. It’s fine to have a date on Valentine’s Day but there’s no need to do anything extravagant. Don’t go all out and buy presents if it hasn’t been talked about previously.

If you need some simple, no-pressure date ideas, give these a try:

  • If the weather allows, go for a picnic! It’s simple and easy and doesn’t need much prior planning. (If it’s cold, you could have one in the living room! Put a blanket down and make it really cozy!)
  • Cook dinner together. This is a good way to bond and have a bit of fun together. Find out what their favourite meal is and they can show you how they like it made!
  • Go out for lunch. You don’t need to go out for a big expensive dinner (which you’ll have to book weeks in advance!). Just go out for lunch together instead as there will be much less pressure.
  • Go for a walk. If you’re lucky enough to live either near the sea, the countryside, or even a nice park, go for a romantic walk together.

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New Year Fresh Start!

Are you looking for love in 2019? Do you want to meet new people this year?
Follow our new year’s dating resolutions and give yourself the best chance of finding someone special!

Say yes!
The easiest thing to change is to try and say yes to more things. If you’re not sure if someone is your type, go on a date anyway, you might be surprised!
Try some new activities on dates that you maybe wouldn’t have tried before.

Freshen up your profile.
January is a busy time for dating and new people signing up so make sure you stand out from the crowd! Add some new photos, write about some new things you’ve done – make your profile interesting to read.

Initiate conversations.
If you don’t usually message first, make it a new year’s resolution that you will! If you already do, then make sure your messages are interesting. Ask a question about something to show you’ve read their profile – it’ll make your message stand out from all the generic “Hey!” messages.

Stick to your plans.
If you’ve arranged to meet someone, don’t cancel because you ‘don’t feel like it. Stick to it because they might be The One! Even if they aren’t you might have a lovely time anyway.
Dating is difficult enough without being let down at the last minute.

Don’t ghost anyone.
No one deserves to be ghosted. If you’re not interested, tell them. You don’t need to be horrible about it, but there’s no need to not reply to people, or to just stop replying altogether. A simple message explaining that there was no connection, or that you’ve met someone else is polite and brings it to an end for you and for the other person.

Get chatting to singles on Chat2Date today and put your new years’ resolutions into practice!

 

The Dos and Don’ts for Dating at Christmas!

If you’re in the early stages of dating, you’ll want to makesure you follow our dos and don’ts for the festive season!

Do: make sure you both know where you stand.
Christmas involves a lot of family and friends and you may want them to meet the important people in your life but make sure they’recomfortable if you want to introduce them.
If you want to exchange presents, make sure you have aconversation about it first. If you haven’t been dating long enough you might notknow them well enough, or they might not feel comfortable with gifts. It’s alsoworth discussing a price limit. All of this can help avoid embarrassment!

Don’t: ignore them.
Yes, Christmas is a very busy time for a lot of peoplebut if you see your relationship going somewhere, ensure you make time for themduring the festive period.
Further along the line, compromise with Christmas andwhose family you spend time with. Alternate who you visit on Christmas day forexample.

Do: watch your alcohol intake.
There is more alcohol available at Christmas what withall the parties and gatherings. Your date doesn’t want to have to hold yourhair back or carry you home when you’ve had one too many, especially in theearly stages of a relationship. Have a couple of drinks but pace yourself -there are plenty of opportunities for drinking!

Don’t: crowd each other.
You need space, especially when there are so manytraditions and parties and family gatherings. You each might want to do yourown thing sometimes, especially if it’s family traditions you partake in everyyear. Don’t pressure them to include you in everything, make sure you do yourown thing as well.

Do: take advantage of all the great date ideas in winter.
Ice skating, Christmas markets and cosy nights in! Thereare loads of date opportunities in the colder months that can be very romanticso make the most of them!

Merry Christmas from Chat2Date!

5 Killer Chat Up Lines That Work!

Finding it hard to chat to people? Need conversation openers? Sometimes all it takes is a killer chat up line! Sometimes they can be a great conversation starter, even if they only serve to make someone laugh. Here are our top 5 to get their attention.

Are you a camera? Because every time I look at you, I smile.

Do you have sunburn, or are you always this hot?

I seem to have lost my phone number. Can I have yours?

Are you a parking ticket? Because you’ve got fine written all over you.

I’m not a photographer, but I can picture me and you together.

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Avoid Expensive Access Charges When Calling From A Mobile

Are you calling the Chat2Date chat lines from your mobile? Then call our mobile short code – 83344 – for only 25p per minute from all mobile networks with NO access charges.

For example, if you are calling from a Vodafone mobile and you call our 0871 number, it will cost you 13p per minute plus their access charge of 55p per minute, so in total you would be spending 68p per minute.

If you made the same call using our mobile short code then you would only be charged 25 pence per minute with NO EXPENSIVE ACCESS CHARGES – that saves you 43p per minute!

See our table below for a comparison of all access charges.

Network Mobile Access Charge (per minute)* Landline Access Charge (per minute)*
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EE 55p N/A
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Tesco Mobile 25p N/A
Virgin Mobile 58p N/A
Virgin Media [Can be found on your bill & in  your contract]
BT 30p 15p
TalkTalk N/A 12.5p
Sky N/A 11.5p
N.B. Some providers have a 1 minute minimum charge.

 *Prices correct as of 9th October 2018. You should always check with your service provider.

** Vodafone users may need to ask for the premium rate bar to be removed to enable access to this service. Click here for more information.

Alternatively, if you use our service a lot then think about setting up a prepaid credit or debit card account and use our freephone number to access the service.

This is the cheapest way to access our service and a great way to call Chat2Date if you are calling from a mobile or don’t want any 08 numbers showing on your phone bill.

  • Open an account for £10 and we will give you 170 minutes of talk time – that’s just 6p per minute!
  • Further top-ups of £10 will buy 56 minutes of talk time
  • Top-ups can be done in units of £10, £20 or £30
  • Access the service on a freephone number

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How To Give A Good First Impression On Your First Date!

Everyone wants to make a good impression on a first date. Read our tips and secure that second date no problem!

Be on time.

It’s rude to be late but being late on a first date is definitely not going to win you any brownie points. Fair enough if you have a valid reason but make sure you let them know and tell them why and if you can, roughly when you think you’ll arrive. Definitely don’t cancel on your date unless you absolutely have to, otherwise they will be unlikely to give you a second chance.

 

Dress appropriately.

If you’re going to a nice restaurant, don’t turn up in shorts and flip flops! Likewise if you’re just going to a café for a coffee, there’s no need to wear a suit!

You don’t need to spend hours choosing an outfit but your date will appreciate you making a bit of effort and shows that you’re serious about your date.

 

Make eye contact.

You’re much more likely to connect with the other person if you make eye contact. They’ll know you’re listening and are interested in what they’re saying, rather than looking around the room and not paying attention.

 

Ask questions.

You need to let your date know that you’re interested in them and the best way to show that is to ask questions about them. Only ask things that are relevant and that you genuinely want to know. There’s no point getting into a deep conversation about something you know nothing about. Keep the conversation light hearted and get to know each other.

Also make sure you listen to their answers and don’t keep talking about yourself!

 

Don’t have your phone out.

You’re probably only going to be with your date for a couple of hours for your initial meeting, to suss whether you’re interested on taking it further. There is no need to keep checking your phone – your date wants your full attention. Put your phone in your bag/pocket and only look at it when you absolutely need to.

 

Be mindful of your manners.

Not only do you need to be aware of your manners with your date, you need to make sure you’re polite to everyone around you. Your date will be watching how you handle yourself and if you’re rude to waiting staff, they won’t be impressed. Treat people how you want to be treated and you’ll get more respect.

 

Pay them compliments.

If you’re interested in your date and would like to see them again, compliment them. Tell them you like something they’re wearing, or that they have lovely eyes. Something that simple will let them know you like them and if they like you back they’ll return the favour!

 

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6 Ways To Tell Someone Likes You

Not sure if someone is interested in you? Want to know if you’re likely to get another date? Look out for these signals to indicate if they’re into you!

  1. Mutual eye contact.

If someone is interested in you they are much more likely to try and catch your eye and will maintain eye contact whilst talking to you.

Maintaining eye contact elevates your oxytocin levels and increases mutual attraction!

Just make sure that your eye contact doesn’t end up verging on staring as that’s rude and might scare your date!

 

  1. Finding excuses to touch you.

When someone likes you’ll they’ll quite often go out of their way to find excuses to touch you.

This might be lightly touching your arm as they talk to you or finding an excuse to hold your hand.

Another way they could touch you is by “preening”. Picking fluff off your clothing or straightening your collar or tie could be an indication that they’re interested in you.

 

  1. Inward leaning.

The way a person is sitting is an important gauge as to whether they like you. People tend to lean towards people and try to close the gap between you. For example uncrossing their arms/legs or leaning over a table or if you’re sitting next to each other, they’d be likely turned towards you to give you their full attention.

 

  1. Mirroring.

Subtle mirroring indicates attraction. If they cross their arms when you do, or uncross their legs when you do then it is very likely that there is attraction there.

People who like one another are likely to mirror each other’s body positions. It can help establish rapport and sends a subconscious signal that you’re interested.

 

  1. No barriers between you.

If they are interested in you they are likely to remove any barriers or obstacles between you. If they’re sitting opposite you they might move to sit next to you or if there is something big on the table they might move it out of the way so they can see you better.

They might move cups and things out of the way so that there is a clear path between you, or also as mentioned previously, they may uncross their arms or legs as this can be seen as a barrier, so removal of this leaves them more open towards you.

 

  1. They ask you lots of questions.

If someone is asking you a lot of questions about yourself and seems genuinely interested – then they probably are!

If you like someone you want to make time to find out more information about them so if someone is making an effort to learn about you then they are likely to have a vested interest in you.

 

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