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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.

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.

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.

Autumnal Romance in the City

04 Oct

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.

Moving to New York: A Change in Dating Culture

24 Sep

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

24 Sep

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

24 Sep

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?

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.

Characteristics of a Happy Couple

As matchmakers, a question we are often asked, is ‘what are the characteristics that make a happy couple’, ‘how will I know if he/she is compatible with me long-term?’

Common Relationship Problems

Life isn’t perfect and the idea of having to face relationship problems is a common reason why people sometimes avoid committed relationships. The reality is, that there are hurdles you can overcome if you work together to sort them out.

Quantifying love: why using a matchmaker may be your ticket to lifelong happiness

Time is money. Here at The Vida Consultancy, our fiercely busy clients outsource their love lives to us; many of them simply do not have the time to be on the dating scene.

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