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Top 6 Red Flags To Look Out For When Dating

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Dating can be really difficult and it can be impossible to tell who is genuinely looking for a relationship and who is just looking for a hook up.

There are some often small tell-tale signs that someone isn’t really interested in you for you, so we’ve listed some red flags to look out for when you’re chatting to people.

They ask for your number immediately.

No one needs your number when you’re just chatting. Whether it’s on our text chat or one of our chat lines where you can quite easily communicate without revealing your number, there’s no reason for them to ask before you even really know each other.
We always advise not to give out your personal details including your phone number until you’re really comfortable.

They don’t take no for an answer.

Whether it’s asking for your number or asking you out, if they are too persistent or won’t take no for an answer, this is one of the quite big red flags.
Some of the most important things in a relationship are respect and boundaries and if someone doesn’t respect those from the start then there’s no real basis to build a friendship, let alone an intimate relationship with someone.

They only have one thing on their mind.

Yes, sex and intimacy are important in a relationship, but it’s not the most important thing. If someone immediately launches into anything like that… run!
You are more than just your looks. Someone you’re going to potentially spend your life with should like everything about you before intimacy is even on the table.

They aren’t open and honest with you.

Everyone has secrets. Everyone has things they’re not comfortable revealing. However, if they won’t tell you basic things, or things you feel are important in a relationship, it’s worth questioning why.
You need to set your own boundaries about what you’re comfortable with and there needs to be a discussion about what your expectations are.

Love bombing.

Be very aware of someone who showers you with love, affection, gifts, or extravagant things at the beginning of a relationship. You might not notice it at first, but if it’s over the top this can be “love bombing”. This is where they lure you in by making you think they’re really lovely and kind and generous, but once you’re in a more settled relationship with them, their behaviour changes and you might end up feeling stuck.
Of course, someone might just genuinely be very generous!

They don’t want you to meet their friends/family.

This is quite a big red flag as there’s no genuine reason why they wouldn’t want you to meet their friends and family if they’re actually wanting a relationship with you.
They should want everyone to meet you and you to meet everyone they love, as this is a big step into cementing your relationship with each other and within each other’s family.
It’s normal to not want to go in too early, because you want to make sure the person is going to stick around before you introduce them, but if you’re a while into a relationship and they keep making excuses, there’s something not right.

Always be cautious when dating new people, and always be alert for any of these red flags.
Always make sure you talk about things and set clear boundaries and be honest with each other from the start.

If you’re yet to meet someone, then get chatting on our chat and text lines as you never know when you might meet The One!

 

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Dating in Lockdown This Valentine’s Day

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Dating at any time can be a challenge, but during lockdown when you can’t actually meet up has made everything so much more difficult.

One good thing, however, is that it gives everyone ample opportunity to get to know each other better and gives you a better chance to see if you ‘click’.

You’ll get a chance to see if you have any chemistry. This isn’t always possible on dating apps or via message, but if you can talk for ages about all sorts of things, you’ll know your (eventual) date will be much more relaxed and less awkward.

It also means that you don’t have to spend all that time getting ready and choosing an outfit – they can’t see you! No travelling to the date, no forking out for drinks/food or any of that! Stay warm and comfortable indoors, whilst chatting to as many people as you like.

Giving out your personal details can always be a concern, which is why our chat lines are perfect…

Your number is never revealed, meaning you can stay anonymous for as long as you feel comfortable.

Whether you want to swap voice messages or chat on the phone, your phone number is always hidden. This gives you a chance to get to know someone a bit better whilst still keeping some privacy.

Then, once lockdown is over and we’re able to get back out and meet people again, you’ll have been chatting a while and feel much more comfortable before you meet.

Whilst you can’t meet up for dates at the moment, you can still chat on the phone with loads of singles every day, so don’t feel lonely this Valentine’s Day – get chatting to people in your area on Chat2Date!

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Dating

New Year New Start: Chat With Singles On Your Mobile

2020 has been A Year. Dating has been completely different but it has still been possible.

New year, new start. If you’re looking for something new to try in 2021, if dating apps are getting boring swiping left and right, join our mobile dating for FREE!

We’ll send you text alerts when you have a new message from a single person in your area.

It could be your year to find love, and what better way to begin the search than trying something completely different?!

We have thousands of new guys and girls joining and messaging each other each week. The ultimate social network for local singles looking to meet new friends, chat or find a partner.

We also give you the option of chatting with singles in your area on our great chat line, so there’s something for everyone, however you want to get started.

Find love or simply chat with people from all over England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It’s modern dating on your mobile and you’ll have a lot of fun making connections with our lovely singles.

So if you’re thinking “new year new start”, register for FREE with our mobile dating today!

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Date Ideas Dating

Autumn Social Distancing Date Ideas

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Now that it’s autumn and the temperature is dropping it’s not as pleasant to go down the beach or sit in the park. So what options are there when you want to go on a date?

We’ve compiled a list of some autumn date ideas that will still take social distancing into consideration.

Book a table in a restaurant or pub

We can still eat inside places at the moment so if you’d like a traditional date where you can eat good food and get to know each other then this is still a possibility mostly – do check local area restrictions first!

Go for a walk

If the weather isn’t too bad, you can still go for a walk in a local park, in the countryside or along the seafront. Just make sure you wrap up warm! This is great if you’re not comfortable meeting in an indoor setting.

Go to a zoo or nature park

These are always great date ideas, but staying outside is a good way to keep yourself safe in these uncertain times. It gives you lots to talk about and can take up a nice chunk of time so you can really get to know each other all whilst doing something fun.

Go to a museum or art gallery

If you both enjoy history or art and are comfortable going inside, a museum or art gallery are great places for a date. There’s plenty to talk about and it’s a great way of talking about things you like and bonding over similar passions.

Video call

The safest option of all is a video call date. You still get to see each other but there’s no risk whatsoever. You can also have a glass of wine and be comfortable in your own home whilst getting to know each other.

So depending on what you’re most comfortable with, and what local or national restrictions allow, there are still plenty of date ideas for you to try.

If you’re still looking for that special someone, sign up with Chat2Date today!

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Phone Chat: Our Top 5 Tips For Dating On A Chatline

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Chatlines have been around for a long time and even with the introduction of online dating and dating apps, it’s stood the test of time.

Whether you’ve used a chat line before or not, our top 5 tips will help you get the most out of dating and phone chat and boost your chances of finding someone special.

  • Record a decent introduction for your voicemail box. You’re trying to get people to like the sound of you so make sure you highlight your best qualities! Phone chat should be natural and you should focus on what you like.
  • You can tell a lot from someone’s voice. You’re likely to get a reasonably good sense about who they are over the phone. It’s much easier to connect that written down messages. However, if something doesn’t feel right, don’t pursue it.
  • Be sensible about meeting up. If you decide you’re getting on well and would like to meet up, make sure it’s in a public place and you tell a friend where you’re going.
  • Don’t give out any personal information. When chatting to someone, don’t let them know personal details before you’re comfortable. Arrange to meet through the chat line (following the above tip) and then decide if you’d like to pass on your phone number etc.
  • Have fun! Dating isn’t supposed to be a chore, it should be enjoyable. Just be yourself and make the most of your time chatting to someone. This will help you find someone special

If you’d like to give it a go, join Chat2Date today and see who’s on the line!

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Cheaper Chat – Our New Online Payment Service

Looking for a cheaper, easier way to access our chat line?

Our new online payment system is the cheapest way to chat on Chat2Date.

Previously, we have only been able to take card payments over the phone, but now we have an online system where you can create a login and top up to add minutes to your account, working out cheaper for you.

This makes it much easier and quicker for you to top up wherever and whenever you want!

Click here to create your account now.

You can quickly and easily create an account by following the link above. You can do this on any device, including mobiles, tablets, laptops and home computers.

The benefits of having a card account include:

  • Fast and secure payment with Visa, Mastercard or PayPal
  • Know exactly how much you’re topping up and paying
  • No premium rate numbers on your phone bill
  • Introductory offer – for £10 get 170 mins – that’s 6p/min!

You can also chat with people on our chat lines by calling 0871 550 6000 from your landline or 83344 from your mobile.

Why not try our mobile dating service for fun dating and hook-ups. Click here to join for free.

Stay connected on Chat2Date – The UK’s #1 chat and date site.

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Date Ideas

Keep The Spark Alive Whilst Social Distancing

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Social Distancing is difficult enough as it is, being apart from friends and family. Being apart from your partner can be even more difficult as you won’t get that close contact and intimacy that you’re used to.

So how can you keep that spark alive whilst isolated separately?

We’ve compiled a list of suggestions of things to try.

Video calls

These are important as you can then see each other and it’s easier just to have a normal chat.

Some options offer in-house games as well, like Houseparty, which offers a couple of games that you can play with 2 or more people.

Cook together

You can use these video calls to do things together like cook a meal. Decide in advance what you’re going to make so that you can both get the ingredients and then make and eat a meal together. Light a candle to make it a little romantic!

If cooking isn’t your thing, order the same type of takeaway together, or order a takeaway for each other!

Play some games

Find multiplayer online games or games on your phone you can play against each other. Some apps have built in games you can play whilst chatting. Set up a games night where you have some drinks and snacks and spend some time “together”.

Watch a movie together

You can pre-arrange a time to sit down and watch the same movie (or TV series), pressing play at the same time. Just make sure you can agree on what to watch beforehand!

Get frisky!

Being apart doesn’t mean you can’t be intimate with each other. If you’ve never tried it, now is the perfect time to try some phone sex or sexting to keep that fire burning and the spark alive!

Don’t worry if you’re single and don’t have anyone to virtually date at the moment, Chat2Date is the UK’s busiest chat line so go chat to singles from all over the UK on your phone!

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5 Top Tips For Texting Girls

Texting girls is not something that necessarily comes naturally to guys. Well, men are from Mars and women from Venus after all!

We’ve got some great tips to help you get that conversation started and keep it going when you’re texting someone new.

Don’t leave it too long between messages.

It can mean the difference of keeping the girl interested and her losing interest completely.
Equally though, don’t reply too quickly! If you’re always replying immediately then she might get a bit suspicious – why are you always free and why is your phone always stuck to your hand?!
You need to find a middle ground and pay attention to when she replies as well.

Make sure your spelling and grammar are up to scratch.

Take your time over the reply and make sure you’ve not used any ‘text speak’ or misspelled anything. Try to match her intellect and sophistication with your replies and keep an eye on how she texts as if she’s not so bothered about it, then you can mirror that.

Try and use emojis.

It’s a great way of ensuring your point is read as intended. There’s no tone of voice by written text so using an emoji can portray that you’re joking about something or that it’s a nice message rather than something rude or inappropriate. Just don’t use too many or you’ll look a little over excited.

Try to avoid texting for the sake of texting.

If you’ve genuinely got things to chat about, that’s great, but don’t force it. There’s no point going into detail about something she’s really not interested in, or talking about the weather when neither of you care! Try and find things you both like to keep the conversation flowing.

You can still flirt when texting – be a little bit cheeky!

You’ve got to make sure it’s well received however. If she’s not interested and not flirting back then don’t continue texting, but if you get the green light, go ahead! Emojis can be very useful here, especially the winking face!

Fancy putting some of these into practice? Text girls now with Chat2Date!

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Save Money When Calling From A Mobile!

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If you call our chat lines from a mobile, rather than calling our 087 number, 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 an EE mobile and you dial 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 code83344 – then you would only be charged 25 pence per minute! There are NO EXPENSIVE ACCESS CHARGES! Giving you a saving of 43p per minute!

See our table below for a comparison of all access charges across the networks:

NetworkMobile Access Charge (per minute)*Landline Access Charge (per minute)*
Vodafone**55pN/A
O237p5p
EE55pN/A
Three55pN/A
giffgaff25pN/A
Tesco Mobile25pN/A
Virgin Mobile58pN/A
Virgin Media[Can be found on your bill &in  your contract]
BT30p15p
TalkTalkN/A12.5p
SkyN/A11.5p
N.B. Some providers have a 1 minute minimum charge.

 *Prices correct as of 18th March 2020. 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.

Do you use our service a lot? The cheapest way to access our chat line is to set up a prepaid credit or debit card account.You can then call our freephone number to get chatting!

This means there will be no expensive access charges on your phone bill and you can keep an eye on what you’re spending.

If you open an account for £10, 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 and top-ups can be done in units of £10, £20 or £30.

If you want to get chatting to people from all over the UK, call Chat2Date today!

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This Valentine’s Weekend, Chat With Real Singles !

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Don’t be sad about being single on Valentine’s Day!

It means you get to chat with other singles from all over the UK! Join in the fun on the UK’s best chat line this Valentine’s weekend!
Call to chat, flirt and date with hundreds of callers right now! It’s easy, fast, totally anonymous, and easy to use.

Why should you use Chat2Date to chat to other singles? Here are a few reasons why we’re so good!

  • Record your own intro
  • Live 1-2-1 chat
  • Personal voice mailbox
  • Swap voice messages
  • Text chat and dating
  • Freefone credit card line
  • Customer service helpline
  • Safe and secure service
  • Fully moderated
  • Private, discreet and anonymous service

There are a few ways to join in the fun on your phone and get chatting to singles in your area.

You can call from your landline from just 13p/min (plus your phone company’s access charge) or from your mobile from just 25p/min with NO hidden charges!

If you’d prefer to swap messages and pics then you can try our great text chat service (texts charged at your standard network rate).

You can also access the service by using your credit or debit card. You’ll know exactly what you’re spending and won’t have any expensive charges on your phone bill as you’ll call a freephone 0800 number.

Remember that we only have real and genuine people on our service as we don’t use operators like some of our competitors so you know you’re chatting to other genuine singles.

Get chatting to singles with Chat2Date this Valentine’s Day and get yourself a date!