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Blog: Dating Advice

Fireworks and Gratitude

At Vida we are definitely international, which means we love our members and friends to experience the best of all celebrations throughout the year. November the 5th in the UK is what we call Bonfire Night, a celebration of a foiling of the plot to destroy parliament celebrated with a big fire and an often-huge firework display. In the US and with American friends in London we love Thanksgiving. But where to go to enjoy the festivities? Here are my top tips:

Are Matchmakers Now Preferred Over Dating Apps?

It's a well-known fact that millions of people are now signed up to free dating apps. They were once signposted as the easiest way to ‘find love’ and it was thought that meeting ‘the one’ would become easier thanks to these dating apps.

Happiness and the Pursuit of Love

What is happiness?

It is a question that has befuddled us since time immemorial. At its heart, though, simply lies the need to understand how best to live our lives.

The Five Love Languages: My Take as a Professional Matchmaker

As a professional matchmaker at an elite dating agency, I am always keeping abreast of the latest psychological research into romantic relationships. As we each perceive and feel love in different ways, the key to a great relationship is to learn to speak the ‘language’ of the other person.

Autumnal Romance in the City

Romance in the movies have the edge when the scenes are set in an autumnal setting ablaze in red, yellow and orange. But where to find the perfect spot to experience this on both sides of the pond? Leafy vistas with fireside dining and cosy weekend away accommodation is what we dream of at this time of the year. If you want to stay close to home, take a stroll through the leaves with me as I reveal my top tips for autumnal romance in the city.

Moving to New York: A Change in Dating Culture

American or not, dating in New York City can be a shock to the system for anyone who isn’t a fully-fledged, self-described, all-out New Yorker. Ultimately, only one thing can prepare you for dating in NYC: dating in NYC.

Love vs. Life: Finding Balance in your Dating Schedule

Love vs. Life: Today, perhaps more than ever before, everyone is incredibly busy, whether with travel, work commitments, kids, family. And hey, being busy is great – up to a point. But what do you do when you have a hectic schedule, yet really want to be looking for love?

A life in love: lessons from a career in matchmaking

Matchmaking is more than a career: my team and I have the power in our hands to revolutionise our clients’ lives beyond recognition. For over seven years now, The Vida Consultancy has been drawing together some of the world’s most exceptional singletons and finding them love amongst one another.

5 Hot First Date Locations

With endless date spot options, where does one start? Look no further, read on for my top 5 hot first date locations.

The Real Rules of Dating

Humans like certainty, and, when it comes to dating, we want to know exactly how to get that perfect relationship. Enter the rules for dating.

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.

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