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HOW TO CONNECT WITH SOMEONE ON A DATE

HOW TO CONNECT WITH SOMEONE ON A DATE

Recently, we talked about how to avoid prickly questions on dates.  Now, let’s take a look at the exact opposite… How to avoid small talk! Connection isn’t only about physical attraction.  When you connect with someone on a deeper level emotionally, you create a bond, leaving your date wanting more.…
HOW DO YOU TELL SOMEONE YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE THEM ANYMORE?

HOW DO YOU TELL SOMEONE YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE THEM ANYMORE?

In the world of dating, sometimes, we all have to tell someone we don’t want to see them again and this can be a really difficult topic to approach. Let’s say you’ve been on a couple of dates with someone, they’re perfectly nice, but you simply decide this person isn’t…
Men Need Compliments Too!

Men Need Compliments Too!

Over my past two decades as a professional Matchmaker, I have spoken to both single men and women on a daily basis. From doing this, I have been able to spend quality time finding out what men and women’s likes and dislikes are, what turns them on and what turns…
Two simple acts to help you connect with people

Two simple acts to help you connect with people

Often, when I bring you these video tips they are based on experiences I or my clients might have had during the week which sparks an area of interest to share with you. I give you these tips to help inspire you to have better connections and better relationships with…
Being friends with an ex ... does it work?

Being friends with an ex ... does it work?

Being friends with you ex… does it work? Or is it really being friends with benefits with the scales tipped in the favour of one more than the other? We will all agree that ending a relationship in an emotionally mature and kind manner is our preference, but is trying…
Would you date yourself?

Would you date yourself?

In life, we have many expectations. Some of our greatest expectations though, come from relationships. Some people say that you shouldn’t have any expectations, because if you have no expectations, then you can’t get hurt. However, expectations can be really important because they are the basis of our morals and…
Understanding the Difference Between Alpha and Beta Women

Understanding the Difference Between Alpha and Beta Women

The alpha and beta personality debate is ongoing, and can get a little confusing for those who aren’t in the know. According to some theories, every person in the world fits into one of those two categories when it comes to personality traits, or sits somewhere in between the two…
How to Politely Tell Someone You Aren’t Interested

How to Politely Tell Someone You Aren’t Interested

We have all been there. Maybe you’re out at a bar, at a restaurant, or even just flicking through messages on Tinder. Someone taps you on the shoulder or pops up in your message inbox, and asks for something: to buy you a drink, to have a dance, to get…
How to End a First Date

How to End a First Date

First dates are always a little bit scary, and everyone gets those first date jitters whether they admit it or not. It’s that feeling of ‘butterflies’ in your belly, slightly shaky hands, checking yourself out in the mirror at least ten times before you even leave the house. It happens…