Blog: Dating Advice
The dating scene can be tough – and, when you’re living in a big city, it can be especially difficult.
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.
As Vida’s international matchmaker, I am often connecting people that 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.
Love is the product of the interaction between a myriad of complex forces – of which one prime example is shared values.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.