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Blog: New York

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!

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.

A Guide to the NYC Gay Scene

Dating in New York City can be hard, and sometimes more so if you’re gay man. NYC is a forward-thinking, cosmopolitan place, and on the whole the city refutes heteronormativity and thoroughly embraces its LGBT community, but it can still be tough out there.

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?

5 Picturesque NYC Weekend Getaways

 New York, New York. One of the most buzzing, vibrant cities in the States, if not the world. But sometimes… you just need to get away for a weekend – to experience nature, fresh air, quietude. Here are five of our top weekend getaway destinations just outside NYC for you and your special someone.

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.

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.

NYC: 5 Quiet First Date Spots

Sometimes, nothing beats a loud, buzzing, vibrant bar – but when you’re meeting that special someone for the first time and really want to get to know them, you may find yourself in need of somewhere a little more conducive to meaningful conversation.

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.

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

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