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Archive for March, 2009

Rules for a Great Date

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Do you want to have amazing dates?

Here are some great tips for you.

If you are seeking a marriage partner then learning to date is very important.  Here are some helpful tips :

1) Be kind and considerate. Observe good manners and treat your date as you’d wish to be treated yourself.

2) Be generous. For the best outcome, men should always offer to pay but women should not take advantage of this and over the period of several dates then the women should take their turn.

3) Take an interest, make sure you a good listener. People love it when you pay attention to them and they’ll instinctively like you a lot more.

4) Use Body Language to your advantage– be friendly, smile and pay attention to the signals they are giving off too.

5) Be honest about your intentions and don’t play games. Follow up afterwards, even if you aren’t interested.

6) Do something around an activity, so the focus isn’t just on you. Make sure it’s something where you can both still talk and get to know each other.

7) Dress up, take pride in your appearance. Brush your hair, floss your teeth and make sure you smell nice. Remember you want to present the best version of yourself possible so do make the effort.

8 ) Have several talking points pre-prepared. This will make you seem interesting and helps fill any awkward silences

10) Pay a compliment or too to your date, but don’t go overboard.

Good luck!

James Preece   – The Dating Guru

Can I bring someone with me?

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

This is a common question we get asked about our speed dating events.

Is it ok to bring a friend?

Many people do bring their friends along to the events, but plenty of people do come on their own.  If you are a Premium Member and book with a friend you’ll both get the discount on the event.

What we don’t do it allow chaperones.  This is for two reasons.  First of all, it makes the other guests uncomfortable.  Speed dating is quite a personal,  intensive event and most guests won’t appreciate someone watching them.   The second reason is that the venues are small and there just isn’t room for anyone who’s not paid.

Remember that we have hosts at the events who will help settle in and make sure you are relaxed. If you are a bit nervous then do ask them for help as they might not be aware of this.

If you do come with friends to an event we’ll try and sit you near each other so you can chat during the breaks.

Good luck!
James Preece – The Dating Guru

Where is my event ticket?

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

We often get asked about tickets.

Do you need an actual ticket?

We don’t issue printed tickets. Instead, when you sign up you will get an email confirmation from us. Please print this off if you’ve not been before and bring it with you. You just need to quote your “nickname” on the door when you arrive to one of our lovely hosts.

If you have booked for friends please make sure that they know the nicknames you signed them up with. This will usually be there first name and a number, unless you change it.

You can always make sure that you have booked by checking in your account and look under “My Events” on your home page once signed in.

Please make sure you are always on time for parties or you might miss out on meeting some of the guests and it makes it hard to manage.

If you didn’t book directly through (ie via another ticket agency) it’s important that you register a quick profile on our site first. This also needs to be done for your friends. Once you’ve done this, email is at [email protected] and we can then add you to the guestlist.