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Valentine’s Day When You’re In A New Relationship

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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!

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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.

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The Dos and Don’ts for Dating at Christmas!

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If you’re in the early stages of dating, you’ll want to make sure 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!

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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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Give A Good First Impression On Your First Date!

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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

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Not sure if someone likes 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 likes 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. These are great indications that someone likes you.

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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Ten Topics To Avoid On A First Date

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Everyone wants to secure a second date so make sure you avoid talking about these topics.

  • Politics.

You don’t need to know what their political opinions are on a first date. Keep conversation light hearted and get to know each other. Their answer could affect how you feel about them if you don’t agree and there’s no need to bring it up so soon.

 

  • Previous partners.

You don’t need to know what their previous partner was like. You’ll end up comparing them to yourself which is never a good thing to do. Also don’t ask how many previous partners they’ve had as you aren’t going to want to hear the answer!

 

  • Religion.

Religion is a very personal subject and a lot of people won’t see eye to eye. If your religion is important to you and important that your partner share it then you’ll likely already be dating someone you know has very similar beliefs, otherwise it’s not an important topic of conversation for a first date.

 

  • Money.

You don’t need to know how much they earn and equally they don’t need to know your salary. It’s not anyone else’s business what people earn unless they are planning on living together so save money talk until you know where your relationship is going.

 

  • Marriage/children.

Never talk about marriage and children on a first date; you don’t want to scare them off! There’s plenty of time to talk about what you both want from the future, don’t seem overly keen on the first date or they’ll run a mile!

 

  • Work.

Don’t moan to your date about your job, your annoying colleague or how much you dislike your boss; they don’t care! By all means discuss what you both do for a living but there’s no need to go into detail – you never know, they might know someone you work with!

 

  • Yourself.

Obviously you will be talking about yourself so your date can get to know you but only when they ask you questions. Don’t keep talking about yourself unprompted. Ask your date lots of questions about themselves so that they can tell you’re interested in them.

 

  • Your own appearance.

If your date compliments you then great but don’t boast about how much you do down the gym or equally, don’t put yourself down – this isn’t attractive for someone else to hear. Compliment your date and let them know you like them by all means.

 

  • What you’re looking for.

This is never a good question to be asked so definitely don’t talk about your “usual type” or anything that might make your date feel uncomfortable. You’re allowed to be picky but they don’t need to know that!

 

  • Your family background.

No one is interested about your entire family tree. You can discuss how many siblings you have but keep it simple and don’t go into detail about all your different family members – it’s boring and if you end up in a relationship with this person they’ll meet them all anyway!

 

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New Year, New Start This January!

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Now it’s January and Christmas is out of the way and we’re back into our normal routines, it can feel a little bleak and boring.

Spice up your January by chatting with other singles in your area!

Our great phone chat service can get you chatting with single people near you instantly!
Record a short greeting to introduce yourself to others, browse other callers’ intros, exchange messages with your own personal voice mailbox and even have live 1-2-1 chats with local singles.

Don’t fancy phone conversations? Join our text chat service on your mobile and get matches sent by text. It’s fast and easy to use and there are thousands of UK members online every day. Add a photo of yourself to get more people interested in you. You can also see pictures from people who have uploaded images to their profile too.

Rather stick to online dating? We have that too! Sign up for free and check out the profiles of all the members online. You can also search by location so you only browse the singles in your area. Send instant messages and get chatting to local single people now!

So what are you waiting for? January is a great time to get chatting with other singles in your area with Chat2Date!

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Get The Most Out Of Your First Phone Call Together

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You’ve listened to each other’s voicemail messages on Chat2Date but you now want to have a proper chat.
Talking on the phone for the first time can be daunting and the first impression you make is very important.
Here are our top tips to help you through that first phone call and ensure you secure that first date!

Be cheerful and chatty. Remember the other person can’t see your face and they only have the tone of your voice to go by so make sure you sound interested.

Don’t give short answers. Make sure you always elaborate on any answers you give and if you can, turn your answer into a question for them! Keep the conversation flowing and use open ended questions so they have a chance to give better answers.

Remember that this isn’t an interview. There are no right and wrong answers to their questions – just be yourself and be relaxed. Don’t interrogate them either – you don’t need to find out everything about them in this one conversation – leave some things for your first date!

Give the person your full attention. Don’t make it sound like you’re doing something else like watching TV or on your computer. Be interested in what they have to say and respond appropriately.

If the conversation is gradually slowing, let it naturally come to an end. Don’t force it or ask questions for the sake of it.

Lastly and most importantly – always be yourself!

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Our Top Ten Topics To Fill Those Awkward Silences

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Apprehensive about avoiding those awkward silences when chatting to someone for the first time?

Worry no more! Here are our top ten topics to help start a conversation to hopefully find some shared interests and maybe even get a date!

Travel
Find out if they like travelling and where they have been – you might have been to the same places or they might have been somewhere you want to visit or vice versa!

Pets
If you both have pets this is always a good topic of conversation and you’ll never run out of things to say!

Family
Talking about family can be good for many reasons as you can get to know a person better when they’re talking about the people they love and are close to.

Food
Everyone loves food! Talk about your favourite restaurants or what you like cooking.

Sports
You don’t have to play sports to talk about them but you do have to watch them! If there is a sport that you both enjoy playing or watching then this is a great topic to chat about.

Work
We spend most of our time at work so there’s sure to be a lot to discuss, whether it be what you do for work, your colleagues or what you do on your lunch break!

Hobbies
Hobbies are things that you love to do so are sure to show off your best side and your personality and will give you an insight into your date’s social life.

Music
Whether you like the same music and can share stories of gigs/concerts you’ve been to or whether your tastes are totally different this is a subject that could be talked about for hours!

Movies
Everyone loves a good movie! Whether you agree on which movies you love and which you don’t, there are plenty of genres to cover!

Bucket List
This is what you want to achieve in your life. Be it swimming with dolphins or going into space! This will give you a chance to get to know your date based on things they like and how adventurous they are!

Only talk about things you and your date feel comfortable with – if you sense they aren’t engaging then switch to talking about something totally different – there’s no need to feel awkward.

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