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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!

Romance on the Greek Islands

Eschewing the madding crowd of August, those in the know, appreciate how special September is in the Greek Islands, not to mention the prices. Gimme, Gimme, Gimme an extended weekend or a week to stretch the summer, it’s got love written all over it.

Let’s Talk about Text

Texting. Where would we be without it? You can’t emphasise enough how much it’s changed the way we’ve communicated in the last 25 years. With that increased efficiency, though, have come some inevitable pitfalls.

Dating: Makeup Essentials

“Makeup can be a wonderful tool to really make the most of your natural beauty but it’s so important to get the look right for the occasion. After working for many years with celebrities and high profile businesswomen, my make-up advice is always simple – enhance your natural beauty so it radiates the essence of who you really are” – Mary Jane Frost

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.

7 Best Places To Take A Date Out

We cover 7 of the best places to take a date out in non-conventional places in London and New York.

Happy Birthday Vida: We’re 7!

We're kicking off marking Vida's 7th year, with 7 consecutive articles offering all important, expert dating advice over 7 days beginning on the 16th June. In the time, read on to learn about Vida's humble beginnings and key milestones over the past 7 years.

Valentine’s Day: A Matchmaker’s Guide on How to Be Alone, But Not Lonely

One of the biggest dates in the matchmaker’s calendar is returning once again, streaming in its wake a flurry of flowers, confectionary and cards. For a person who is living their life as a singleton but yearning for someone to share their life with, it can be difficult...

Are you Successful in Your Career but Unsuccessful in Love? Read on

You’re smart and intelligent, you’ve got a degree, maybe even masters or an MBA and your career is going brilliantly. People love you at work, you’re engaging, clever, and you’ve been promoted quickly. You get plenty of attention, and when you’ve had the time you even tried dating. Perhaps you even went long term with a relationship with someone you met at university or at work, but somehow you’re still not in that committed relationship you’d like to have.

Surviving the holidays as a singleton

When loved up friends are positively oozing with festive romance, does it make you want to hit them round the head with a strong bunch of mistletoe? Do you retreat in your pyjamas to a rom com with a magnum of cote de Rhone and a box of Kleenex? You can survive the season single with our tips, and a gentle hint that we’re all about romancing a match here at Vida. Read more here…

Weekend Romance

With summer winding up and autumn on the horizon, now is the time to be forward planning for the ultimate romantic weekend away with the person you love.

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