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How to have an amazing conversation

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Anyone can have a conversation

Here’s how to have an amazing one!

Talking is all part of successful dating, so make sure that when you open your mouth you are doing it effectively. So many people clam up and ruin the start of a potential great match.  So here are some quick tips to boost your chances.


1) Ask Questions.  The best way to be likeable is to be interested in the other person.  Ask good questions that show you find them fascinating.

2) Listen.  This is so important and easy to get wrong. You really need to keep up your concentration so you don’t look bored.  You must face the person speaking with your arms uncrossed. Lean forward a little and maintain eye contact at all time.  Acknowledge statements with a nod, comment or question when appropriate.

3) Keep it light hearted.  This isn’t a job interview so relax and enjoy the conversation.  If you can make them smile or laugh then you are doing and saying the right things.

4) Know what’s happening in the world.  The goal is to keep the other person stimulated and interested. Read newspapers and keep an eye on the headlines as well as the pop culture gossip!

5) Speak at the right pace.  Don’t speak to quickly or bore them to tears.   The right tempo is a positive, upbeat, thoughtful one.

6) You don’t need to fill in all the gaps.   Every conversation has short periods of silence.  Don’t panic and feel you have to gabble on about something just for the sake of it.  Instead, use the moment to quietly reflect on what’s being said.



Happy dating!

James Preece – the Dating Guru

How to enter a party

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

What first impression do you give off?

Enter a party the RIGHT way.

Speed dating doesn’t start once the bell rings, but from the first second you walk into the venue.

People often forget that once they open the door, everyone will be turning to look at them.  It’s just human nature to be curious. Yes, I understand that you might be shy and nervous but the big secret is to act as if you aren’t.

I’ve watched some guests enter while staring at the floor and looking incredibly uncomfortable.  They don’t even smile or say hello to us hosts and don’t even listen to find out how the evening is going to work.  Remember that we are there to help and make you more relaxed about everything.

Here are some quick tips that will help you make a great entrance.

1) Just before you enter, breathe slowly to compose yourself.
2) Now walk slowly and confidently up to the doorway.
3) Imagine the doorway has a rope hanging down, that pulls you up to your full height. No slouching allowed.
4) Stand in the doorway and SMILE and pause for a couple for seconds.
5) As you walk in, make eye contact with anyone nearby and try to be warm and friendly.


Good luck!

James Preece – The Dating Guru

Recent Success Stories and Feedback

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Here are some of our latest feedbacks and successes

We hope they inspire you!

We love hearing all about your success stories.  Not only do they make our day, they help encourage all our other members to keep going.  So here are some of the latest ones.

“The site has brought the love of my life to me. It’s crazy but it’s true. I feel truly lucky and blessed. I would like to pass the message to all those singletons that you can all find love in a hopeless place, I wasn’t looking at the time then a stranger contacted me and swept me right off my feet!!” DB

“Very good 😉 keep up the good work Thankyou guys :)” RN

“Great service, happy to have met someone”  BJ

“Think it was brilliant met my match lets see how it goes now” JB

“I found the website very useful and have spoken to some interesting ladies. Keep up the good work!” DP

“Good way to meet new people and network” SD

“I went to one event which was good fun and well organised.” SY

“The website was easy to use and well managed.” RK

“It has been fun staying with you guys, although I met my husband through my brother but would still like to thank you guys. All the best for everyone who is looking for there soulmate :).” HN

“It was really good meeting new people! I made quite a few friends from it! Staff were really nice friendly guys ” HB

“Thank you for providing a fantastic service, you have made us live more honourable lives to our future wives. Thank you” NM

“The events are great fun. I introduced a number of my friends to the last one and they enjoyed it to.” SW

“I think the site is great, very helpful and tasteful.”  JS

“The ice breakers were very good.” ME

“Very well organised events” SM

“The speed dating option and helpful hints and tips on the website set it out from others I have tried.  I’ve met someone very special via the site and I’ve already recommended it to my single friends.” SW

“Great site met some really interesting people! Would reccomend” PK


If you have your own success story then we’d love to hear it.  We’ll even send you a high street gift voucher if you send us a photo.  Please email us now  via  [email protected]