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Gay dating apps vs. gay matchmaking

For gay men, to say that dating apps have been revolutionary would frankly be an understatement. But at what cost does this lack of face-to-face interaction come?

A Day in the Life of a Matchmaker for Single Gay Professionals

As Vida's matchmaker for gay professional singles, I am pleased to share my take and insight into gay matchmaking.

Benefits of Gay Matchmaking

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.

The 15 Biggest Gay Pride Festivals in the World

Every year, around summertime, countries and cities around the world come together to celebrate their LGBTQ communities. The foremost celebration comes in the form of the Pride parades, in which members of the LGBTQ community, as well as their wider supporters, host events and festivals in order to raise awareness, as well as to serve as demonstrations for legal rights, such as same-sex marriage.

Who wears the trousers? : egalitarianism in gay couples

    It’s an age-old question – most commonly fired at men by their male peers, who consider them a little henpecked by their spouse.

Monogamy in the World of Gay Dating, Could It Be Growing?

Is monogamy a dying concept? Or is it a generational factor? Perhaps younger gay men find it easier to come out, and therefore meet someone and start relationships the traditional way, from puberty. Whereas the elder generation may struggle more due to prejudices growing up.

Indiraa interviews Vida on Soho Radio

Listen to one of Vida's matchmaker's talk about issues with Indiraa around coming out for the LGBT community, with guest Philip Baldwin, gay activist.

Soho Radio interview Vida

Soho Radio interview our matchmaker about love in 2016.

‘Hey Saturday’ talk Gay and Lesbian Matchmaking

To recognise and celebrate National Coming Out Day read Vida's thoughts on the world of gay and lesbian matchmaking

BBFs

Someone once said to me, “If people don’t mistake you and your best friend for dating, at least once, you’re doing best friendship wrong.” You know how it is: your best friend is the one who you share all your deepest confidences with. They were there for you through all your best times, and all […]

Top 5 Gay Dating Mistakes

Here at The Vida Consultancy, we have identified five of the biggest gay dating mistakes we have seen in our years working as matchmakers. Read on and see if you have encountered any of these pitfalls – or if you might be on the verge of doing so.

Vida in The Evening Standard

'How to find true love on the gay dating scene'

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