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Blog: Dating Advice

What is a Toxic Relationship and Are You in One?

Part of our psychology is that we prefer to be physically and emotionally close to each other. Yet, relationships come with a host of challenges and difficulties we must overcome in order to truly appreciate the benefits, nothing good ever came easy, right?

Do long Distance Relationships Work? Tackling Distance and Developing Trust

While they have the potential to flourish under the analogy that “absence makes the heart grow fonder”, for some, distance can be a strain on the heart, and in some cases, the distance outweighs the strength of love.

How Long Does it Take to Fall in Love? A Professional Matchmaker’s Insight

Throughout our lifetime, it’s likely we will experience love, whether it’s platonic or sexual. In this article, we will be exploring how long it takes to fall in love with your significant other.

Glow&Dry’s Scarlett Gray Spills the (Beauty) Beans…

Glow&Dry’s breakthrough on-demand beauty and styling service is the key to unlocking both luxury & elite industry experts, direct to your door across the UK and globally, at the click of a button. Founded by former VIP Quintessentially concierge Scarlett Gray, Glow&Dry is recognised by Vogue as “your personal styling squad on speed dial”. Read on for our up, close and personal Q&A with Scarlett.

Dating for Professionals: An Insight into the World of Professional Dating

With many people now treating dating apps as “more of a game” than a legitimate tool to help find a relationship, more responsibility falls on the shoulders of professional dating options, specifically dating websites for professionals and online dating for professionals as a whole.

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.

Dressing for a First Date

As they say, you are what you eat, and the same thing goes for what you wear. The first impression is everything, whether it's for a job interview, meeting a client or even going on a date - read on for my top tips.

The Matchmaking Institute: the world’s only certified school of love

To most New Yorkers, that is nothing more than an arbitrary address – but to a small, elite community of professionals and experts, The Matchmaking Institute is none other than the hub of some of the world’s most talented love gurus.

Players and Playas: The Game Theory of Online Dating

Online dating is renowned for just how efficiently it can open up a vast pool of potential partners. For this reason, dating apps are often downloaded for no more reason than to act as a ‘game’, a way to pass the time.

A Day in the Life of… An Elite NYC Matchmaker

Being a matchmaker is pretty unusual. You take it for granted after a while, but sometimes I stop to think and remember that I am helping people in what is often the biggest decision of their lives, the greatest contributor of all to their potential happiness: finding them the love of their life.

A Woman’s Guide to Surviving NYC Dating

For a lot of single women arriving in NYC for the first time, a lifetime’s diet of Sex and the City has instilled in them the (unfortunately delusional) notion that they’ll be landing their own Mr. Big in no time at all. Reality can be harsh. For a woman, NYC can be a lonely, difficult city to live in – let alone date in.

Characteristics of a Happy Couple

As matchmakers, a question we are often asked, is ‘what are the characteristics that make a happy couple’, ‘how will I know if he/she is compatible with me long-term?’

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