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The 30 Best Restaurants for a First Date in London

13 Feb

As an international matchmaking agency, we’re always looking for restaurants and fine dining spaces where we can recommend our clients to visit. We have handpicked 30 of our favourite restaurants that we believe offer the ultimate dining experience.

Give with Imagination

Some people are clever at thinking of terrific gifts for other people, and others just don’t know where to begin. When it comes to love, it’s really about giving from the heart with imagination. What does that really mean? Spending to demonstrate your love is not an equation based on the amount. How you spend and on what says more about you really knowing the person and that's what will really touch them. At times of the year like Christmas, birthday’s and especially Valentine’s Day, there is a definite feeling of pressure around what to do.

Dating Do’s

Are you just loved by other people’s Mom’s, instantly likeable with new friends, licked by dogs you meet everywhere, but when it comes to dating you feel like an epic fail? Suddenly you’re confessing to the extensive google stalk you did the week prior, nervously start talking about your exes, or lose the facial muscles that make you smile? Relax, chill, do your homework and pick up my tips on dating do’s and don’ts.

Lovestruck strangers: romance budding from a one-nighter

One-night stands are commonly regarded as somewhat inconsequential, but can they lead to long-term relationships? Here it is important to differentiate between a one-night stand and a hook-up.

Benefits of Gay Matchmaking

17 Jan

Online dating has rapidly become one of the most common ways of meeting a partner. But there is an alternative available to gay men – and it’s entirely offline.

New Dating Lingo – Part 2!

Just as you are getting familiar ‘ghosting’ , ‘benching’, ‘breadcrumbing’ and ‘cuffing season’, can you believe there are more terms that have been coined that are related to poor dating behaviour?

Winter Escape

The best way to tackle winter and January is to accept the fact that it’s cold and makes plans for a romantic weekend escape to somewhere cosy with giant duvet’s, sumptuous sofa’s, and the essential component of a roaring fire. Read on for some of my favourite spots in both London and New York.

Alone in the City: The Metropolis and your Love Life

The dating scene can be tough – and, when you’re living in a big city, it can be especially difficult.

50 Date Ideas in London

First dates are almost always a mixture of two primary factors: optimism and nerves. While we would rather dispel the later, feeling nervous or a having a hint of anxiety on a first date is part of the experience. It’s natural to feel nervous but it’s also important to feel optimistic and excited - you are, after all on a date.

How to Make Long-Distance Relationships Work

As Vida’s international matchmaker, I am often connecting people who live in different cities, and often different countries. In order for these relationships to flourish, the people involved have to be open-minded that a long-distance relationship CAN work.

Christmas Markets & the City

There are some real Christmas Market weekend getaway gems, but with being so busy getting ready for the festive season take the planning pressure off and stay at home. Here are a couple of my favourite markets and where to experience the best winter brrrrrrrunch close by. Festive romance abounds!

Love in the City of Angels

Dating can be a tricky game. This is true no matter where you are. But dating in Los Angeles comes with its own unique set of trials and tribulations.

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