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Give with Imagination

Some people are clever at thinking of terrific gifts for other people, and others just don’t know where to begin. When it comes to love, it’s really about giving from the heart with imagination. What does that really mean? Spending to demonstrate your love is not an equation based on the amount. How you spend and on what says more about you really knowing the person and that's what will really touch them. At times of the year like Christmas, birthday’s and especially Valentine’s Day, there is a definite feeling of pressure around what to do.

Dating Do’s

07 Feb

Are you just loved by other people’s Mom’s, instantly liked by new acquaintances, and your friends think you're hilarious, but when it comes to dating you feel like an epic fail? Suddenly you’re on a date nervously start talking about your exes, catch yourself making an inappropriate joke and lose the facial muscles that make you smile? Relax, chill, do your homework and pick up my tips on dating do’s and don’ts.

Lovestruck strangers: romance budding from a one-nighter

One-night stands are commonly regarded as somewhat inconsequential, but can they lead to long-term relationships? Here it is important to differentiate between a one-night stand and a hook-up.

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.

New Dating Lingo – Part 2!

Just as you are getting familiar ‘ghosting’ , ‘benching’, ‘breadcrumbing’ and ‘cuffing season’, can you believe there are more terms that have been coined that are related to poor dating behaviour?

Alone in the City: The Metropolis and your Love Life

The dating scene can be tough – and, when you’re living in a big city, it can be especially difficult.

How to Make Long-Distance Relationships Work

As Vida’s international matchmaker, I am often connecting people who 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.

How Shared Values Lead to Successful Relationships

Love is the product of the interaction between a myriad of complex forces – of which one prime example is shared values.

When Love Languages Don’t Align

Do you find yourself tripping up in the effort to express love? As a professional psychologist, I delve into how to move forward in a relationship when your love languages do not align.

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:

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.

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