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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.

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.

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.

The Real Rules of Dating

Humans like certainty, and, when it comes to dating, we want to know exactly how to get that perfect relationship. Enter the rules for dating.

Players and Playas: The Game Theory of Online Dating

Online dating is renowned for just how efficiently it can open up a vast pool of potential partners. For this reason, dating apps are often downloaded for no more reason than to act as a ‘game’, a way to pass the time.

NYC: 5 Quiet First Date Spots

16 Aug

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.

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.

The Theory of Attachment; What Works in Romance

Have you ever asked yourself why you act the way you do in romantic relationships? Are you completely secure, or anxious for no reason? The way in which you behave in terms of attachment can have a significant impact to how successful your relationship will be. Perhaps you have never stopped to think about what your attachment style is, and if so this could be quite enlightening. Life partnerships are likely to work when you understand the attachment theory.

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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