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6 Ways To A Better Work/Love/Life Balance

6 Ways To A Better Work/Love/Life Balance

In this always-on society, we’re far too available, which makes switching off nearly impossible. We’re contactable via mobile, email and because we’re friends with our bosses on Facebook, via social media. We all crave a better work/love/life balance but have we made this nearly impossible for ourselves? But before you…
The Power Of Touch In Relationships

The Power Of Touch In Relationships

As humans, we’re designed to be touched. When we form a bond with someone, touch is an integral part of that, because when we touch, we don’t just connect on a physical level; we connect on an emotional and psychological level too. There’s plenty of research out there about the…
Why Taboo Workplace Romances Have Affected Our Dating Pool

Why Taboo Workplace Romances Have Affected Our Dating Pool

Why Taboo Workplace Romances Have Affected Our Dating Pool Whatever happened to the good old days, when you could date whomever you liked? These days we put so many restrictions on who we’ll date, that our dating pool is more like a dating puddle. With countless stories of bad experiences…
Why Mobile Phones are Ruining Relationships

Why Mobile Phones are Ruining Relationships

Mobile Phones. Once A Business Tool, Now A Relationship Destroyer. Gone are the days where phones were used for business. Now, they’re our watches, our calendars, our social lives, and even our brains. But have we gone too far? Putting so much emphasis on our smartphones just doesn’t seem that…
How To Use Your Work Skills To Find Love

How To Use Your Work Skills To Find Love

So you’ve got everything going for you, good job, great apartment, solid friendships, but you haven’t found that special someone. It seems it’s a bit of a by-product of success these days, but can we truly have it all? Perth singles, of course you can! There’s no reason why not.…
5 Life Hacks That Will Give You More Time For a Life

5 Life Hacks That Will Give You More Time For a Life

In this day and age, the most valuable thing to have on your hands is time. Gone are the days when possessions were the thing you most coveted in your life. Today’s most valuable currency is time. Gen Y has made the break from the generations before it, to decide…
5 Ways To Not Make Your First Date  Like A Job Interview

5 Ways To Not Make Your First Date Like A Job Interview

We’ve all been there, on a date that’s so unexpectedly awkward; it feels like you’re on a job interview. You sit there, painfully self-aware, hoping you’re saying the right thing and that your answers are pleasing the other person – you want the gig after all, but then it starts…
Why Coffee Dates Don't Work

Why Coffee Dates Don't Work

How did “let’s have a coffee” become code for “let’s have a date”? Who decided that this was the perfect way to get to know each other? (Clearly someone who hadn’t had their morning coffee yet). Having a coffee date as your first date is quite possibly the worst thing…
Perth Dating - Where Do We Go?

Perth Dating - Where Do We Go?

We do things a little differently over here, and that’s what we love about this great city. Perth may be the most isolated city in the world, but this can be a great thing when it comes to dating – it makes for a more intimate city. So, you’ve met a…