Dating Masterclass

These insightful blogs by TJ Gibbs offer a range of tips and advice for the dating phase of getting ready for love.

A Guest Blog

Like many millions of people around the world, I am looking for love. Like many, I have suffered the breakdown of a marriage and raising a child to find myself in my mid-thirties back out on the dating scene again. And let me tell you A LOT has changed in the last 15 years… least of all the fact I now have something about me that adds to the stress of dating and it’s not being a parent!

The Reality of Online Dating in the UK

A recent survey on online dating statistics revealed that an estimated 20% of UK relationships begin online. It’s a testament to just how far the world of online dating has come in just a few short years. Back in the early 2000’s when websites like OkCupid and eHarmony first launched, the idea of meeting a partner through the Internet seemed like a strange and even embarrassing proposition. At the time, these forums were seen as the digital equivalent of Lonely Hearts adverts, a last resort for the desperate and socially maladjusted. Tack on the general scepticism surrounding the Internet at the time, and you can see why many people hid their online dating profiles from friends and family.

Love & The Royal Family

People around the world are obsessed with the British Royal family, and for good reason. There are many who still fondly remember the wedding of the late Princess Diana and Charles like it happened yesterday. In a celebrity-driven culture, being a member of the royal family, (and a famous one at that) gives you instant Rockstar status. 

It's a Match

In this our final blog in the Tinder series, we look at what happens once a match is made and how to maximise contact in between the match and the first date.

If both parties swipe right (like) on Tinder then a match celebratory screen will appear.  There is then the option to keep swiping for more matches and return later to your match list or to send the match a message there and then.

Tinder:  What You Say

As we have spoken about in previous Tinder Tip blogs there is an option to use or not use a text bio to go alongside your Tinder images. Choosing to put nothing minimises your chances of good matches and means that those who do match may struggle to find a way to break the ice.

In an upcoming blog in the Tinder Tips series we will explore how men and women match differently and how the bio is used at different times but right now we are focussing on the content of this text and making a short snappy bio that increases your chances of attracting someone who you can share your life and laughter with.

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