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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.

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

Brunette woman smiling, leaning against a wall on the phoneChatlines 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

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Date Ideas

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.

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Date Ideas Dating

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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Dating

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!

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Dating

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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