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Blog: Dating Advice

What is a Platonic Relationship, Are they Healthy and Can they Be Sustained?

Platonic relationships do involve love, but this is not to be confused with love seen within romantic relationships.

Top 30 Best Date Ideas NYC | A Professional Matchmaker’s Guide to NYC

New York has a wealth of fantastic date locations whether you’ve been dating for five minutes or five years.

Dating in Your 40s: My 5 Most Effective Ways to Meet Your Dream Partner

Whether you just came out of a decades-long relationship or you’ve been single for a while now, approaching the dating scene in your 40's can be a daunting prospect. But there are many ways of meeting eligible singletons that are both time-efficient and easy for the nervous dater.

Singles’ Guide to Valentine’s Day Fun

The best plan to tackle Valentine’s Day is to plan a day around you and your brilliant friends who might also be in the same boat. Here’s some ideas on both sides of the pond that don’t involve sitting at a table for one in a restaurant full of couples.

Is It True Love? 7 Questions to Ask a Potential Life Partner

Does your partner perceive you as someone who exists primarily to serve their happiness? Do they value you as a person? If you’re still weighing up the pros and cons of getting together with someone, it’s very much worth your time and effort to have a dialogue with them about their values, their views and their perception of what love really means.

How Can We Keep The Spark Alive?

Holding hands, frequent hugs, regular compliments . . . These aspects of relationships may wane as we become more established and ‘normal life’ takes over. Perhaps all it takes is a few acts of kindness and consideration for the needs of both you and your partner to keep the spark alive.

When and how to have the “exclusive” chat?

Things are getting a little more intense, you’re in contact often, and there's a definite connection. But how do you know whether your partner is on the same page? It's time to have the 'exclusive' chat.

7 Simple Relationship Goals that Guarantee Lasting Love

We all have separate goals for our relationship, where we want it to go, what we want from it and how we expect to be treated.

What Makes a Healthy Relationship? A Matchmaker’s Perspective

Mutual respect is at the heart of a healthy relationship, but understand that the occasional argument or disagreement isn’t the end of the world.

7 Relationship Advice Tips from a Chartered Psychologist and Matchmaker

Asking for relationship advice, whether it’s from a friend, family member of professional can sometimes be a little tricky.

The Second Date: 7 Conversation Topics That Will See You Through

There’s a huge amount of first date advice out there but when it comes to that all-important — or perhaps even more important — second date, the advice becomes a little thin on the ground. Read on for my top 7 conversations topics that will see you through.

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