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Our Dating Coach Shares his Muslim Dating Tips

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Our resident Dating Coach James Preece was recently interviewed about Muslim Dating for the leading Muslim news site MySalaam.

He was asked about online dating and to give his advice on how Muslims might be able to meet a partner using sites like

You can find out more HERE:


Have a great day,

So…what’s holding you back?

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016


If you are finding the dating game tricky, then you might naturally be getting a bit frustrated.

I know that everyone has different issues and finding a life partner can take time.  What’s important is that you don’t ever feel stuck.  You have to be able to keep moving forward so you ultimately end up with what you want.  So we are here to help you on your journey and you don’t have to do it all on your own!

What I’d love you to do it tell me exactly what problem you are having right now.

Perhaps you aren’t sure what to write in your profile or how to get replies.  Or maybe you are getting lots of interest but it fizzles out.  Whatever it might be it usually something that can be resolved quickly.

I’ve been a Dating Coach for over a decade and I’ve helped bring 10000s of couples together. I’m an authority in the dating world and highly respected.

I’ll do my best to answer each and every issue, with my dating expert advice to help you make dramatic improvements.

You can either reach me at [email protected] or you can add an (anonymous if you prefer) comment to this blog.

Don’t wait any longer – take action now and you might just get back on track with your dating!

Top Ten Great Summer Dating Ideas

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Summer can be a bummer. The heat can often be a damper on plans you might want to have. Whether it’s going out and meeting new people or taking that special someone out for a nice night. But there are many great summer date ideas. The best part is, they are all inexpensive and a lot of fun – for any aged couple!

1. Campfires – While not everyone is allowed to have a camp fire in their backyard, sometimes exceptions can be made. Or, you can always plan a nice weekend in the woods. Camping is a great way to spend quality time with someone. If you’ve just started dating someone new, you’re not going to want to invite them into the woods. So, you’re better off to try the back yard campfire idea. Or, skip it all. Buy a false fireplace from a department store or watch a fireplace video on Youtube. Break out your guitar and sing like you’re out in the woods. It’s the idea that counts, not the location.

2. Picnic – Another fun summer date idea is to have a picnic. You can go all out and pack you and your date nice meals. You can pick out a spot and bring a blanket and make it really romantic. Or, you can simply pick up ready made sandwiches and head down to the park. This will make it feel more spontaneous and less like a romantic gesture. While you’re enjoying your meal as well as the outdoors, it gives you a great opportunity to get to know each other.

3. Wheeling – You may be great at balancing or awful, but try roller skating or roller blading. It’s a great way to stay fit, as well as a fun experience you can share with your date. If you fall down, don’t worry and just laugh about it. Not everyone is great at the activity, but it can be all kinds of fun. Especially if you’re both attempting to do it after a long period of not being on skates. Ice skating is a great idea for this too, but that depends if your city has an indoor rink or not.

4. Biking – Not only is biking a more eco-friendly way to travel, but it can also be more fun. A couples bike might be the more fun option, since it allows more opportunity to chat. But if you don’t have one and can’t rent one, go for separate bikes. The air passing by you will certainly be a great way to cool down. Pick a cute cafe or something to go to after.

5. Cafes – It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, heading to a cute little cafe is always a fun date idea. You can take your coffee to go and enjoy a nice stroll getting to chat with your date. Or, if the weather is too unbearable, just stay in and enjoy your coffee there. Most places do have air conditioning. You can get a warm drink or a cool drink. You could even have a snack. It’s a great way to be able to talk, without sitting in the house and sweating.

6. Sight Seeing – Even fi you’re both local to the area, it can be really fun to pretend you’re tourists who are visiting for the first time. Go see every local landmark. Go to amusement parks or museums that are well known in your town. If you’re into it, you could even pretend to be the tour guide and act like you’re taking your date on a private tour. Share information about local history and culture like your date has never heard it. Have fun with it and each other.

7. Swimming – Well, we are talking about summer ideas, and swimming definitely makes that list. You might not feel comfortable being in a swim suit around a new date and it could be the same for your date. This is a great time to suggest swimming while fully clothed. It’s silly, spontaneous, but mostly a fun gesture. Yes, your clothes will be wet, but, that will actually keep you cooler once you’re back out of the water. It can be a pool, a lake, anywhere. All that matters is that you’re having a good.

8. Shopping – This might not seem like a great date idea, but it can be a lot of fun. You don’t have to go to a mall, either. Instead, try going out to yard sales with your date. This might be a fun way to get to know more about your date. You’ll see what they consider “a find” or how they interact when finding a great item. Either of you may also come across something with a sentimental link to the past. You could even end up sharing stories or just laughing at other peoples’ junk.

9. Movies – This is a pretty standard suggestion for any sort of date night. But, to get in on the same page at the other summer date ideas, try outdoor movies. If your city doesn’t have an outdoor movie theater, consider renting a projector. You can set up your own out door movie using the wall of your house as the screen. This can be really fun when you take your lawn chairs out in the yard to enjoy the picture. Your date will likely enjoy your creative thinking.

10. Cooking – This may feel like a bad idea when you first consider it. The heat is bad and the last thing you want to do it stand in the kitchen and sweat. The brighter side is sweating will actually cool you down and prolonged exposure to the heat will actually adjust your body temperature. Alright, science aside, it’s fun to cook with a date or for a date. You get to show off all those skills you’ve learned about food. If you don’t know any, maybe take a cooking class together. That’s a little more fun for the ladies than the men, but, everyone benefits from good tasting food.

There are many different ways you can still enjoy dating in the summer – you just have to be creative!


Happy dating,

James Preece

The 5 Big Muslim Online Dating Mistakes

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016


Muslim Singles Video Annie & Kasim – Dating Interview

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

We recently took to the streets to interviews Muslims about their dating experiences.

Check out this latest interview here.

Happy dating!


Muslim Singles Video Omar – Thoughts on arranged marriages

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Here is another of our Muslim single interviews.

We’d love to know what you think about this too!


Muslim Singles Video – Nuria – Do you believe in arranged marriage?

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Is arranged marriage a good or bad idea? Find out what this Muslim single had to say on this issue.

Please do share your own thoughts with us!


Muslim Singles Video – Mediah – Do you believe in love at first sight?

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Do you believe that love at first sight really exists?

Check out the thoughts of this Muslim single!

Do let us know what you think about this interesting topic!


Muslim Singles Video – Zeena and Sara – Do Dating sites work?

Monday, September 28th, 2015

We recently went out on the streets to interview Muslim singles about their thoughts on Muslim Dating.

Muslim Single Solution Dating Interview – Farah and Fyizah

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Do you believe in love at first sight? We asked our friends about the general dating and relationship issues they face as single Muslims in the UK.

Timing is everything

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Here’s an important note for our Muslim Party attendees.

Alarm Clock

We try out best to balance the ratios for our parties.  We have to do this for Muslim Speed Dating to make sure that our guests get to meet someone different every four minutes.

We want the events to run smoothly, so we have a clear registration time and a start time too.

However, we’ve noticed that some of our members either fail to turn up at all or arrive very late.

If you turn up late it makes it really hard to run the event.  It’s difficult to fit you in once the speed dating has begun and sometimes we have to completely turn people away.

The biggest issue is that it’s just not fair on the guests who have arrived on time.  They are left waiting around for you, or will have breaks in between meeting everyone.

If you can’t make an event PLEASE let us know well in advance so we can give your ticket to someone else.  We often have waiting lists full of people who missed out.

It’s only a few people who spoil it for everyone else but it’s common courtesy to be on time.

So PLEASE…if you book an event make sure you turn up on time.

Thank you for your understanding 🙂



Muslim Speed Dating Advice: The next steps

Monday, March 30th, 2015

We run regular Muslim speed dating events all over London.

Next steps

One of the most common questions we get asked is how someone should finish a date.  You’ll only get a few minutes to meet each person before you are whisked away to meet the next.  So you have to know how to end it.

Most people will wait until the next day and then contact them via the website.  Our guests get two weeks to do this, so it’s the easiest solution. But is it the  best one?

I’d always advise you to take action before the time is up with your date instead.  If you had a great connection then there is no problem about asking them if you can continue the conversation another time. The quickest way is to just to ask to swap numbers or email addresses.  However, don’t leave this until few seconds when the bell has been rung and it’s time to move on.  This will look over keen and frustrate the queue of people waiting patiently behind you.  It’s much better to ask about two thirds of the way in, perhaps when you see the organisers starting to get ready.

Also remember that just because the speed dating is over, it doesn’t mean that your evening has to end.  Go up to the one person you liked most and tell them how much you enjoyed meeting them. You could even invite them to go somewhere else with you, perhaps for a bite to eat somewhere.  If they aren’t too busy you may just be able to have your first proper date there and then. How would you feel then?    If they can’t join you right away then at least you’ll be the last person they remember from the evening and you’ll stand out in their memory.

A word of warning:   Don’t walk around with a long list of phone numbers and ask them to add theirs to the list.  They won’t feel remotely special and it’s a huge turn off.  The same goes for speaking to them afterwards. Pick the one you had the biggest connection with and approach them discreetly.


Good luck!

James Preece – The Dating Guru

Dating Guru’s Mailbag: My girlfriend doesn’t trust me

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Here is the latest dating dilemma answered by our Dating Guru James Preece

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“Dear James, I’ve been with my girlfriend for almost two years now.  Things are generally good but she has severe trust issues!  She’s always going through my phone looking to see what I’m up to, or demanding to know what I’m up to.  If I don’t tell her then she bursts into tears.  What can I do to keep her under control?  Dev”

Hi Dev, thanks for your message.  My first question is why do you think she is behaving like this?  Has something bad happened to her in the past or have you given her cause for concern?

If it’s the first then you have to be patient but firm with her.

If you’ve hurt her before then it’s no wonder she’s confused and suspicious. Don’t hide your phone from her or snatch it away every time you leave the room.  Try and leave it out in the open and she won’t have any reason to suspect you are hiding something. Make sure you make her feel special and tell her what you are up to.  If you are evasive or confrontational then you’ll never resolve her issues.

Remember that trust works both ways so let her know she is loved and that she has no reason to doubt your intentions.

Good luck!




If you have your own dating question, please send it to our Dating Expert at [email protected]   The best ones will be answered here in the blog and don’t worry as they are all anonymous.
Happy dating!


The Muslim Single Solution

Our latest Muslim Dating Feedback

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Here are some great feedback emails that we



have had from our members recently:

We get many emails from our members about the fun they are having on the site:

Here are just a few of them:

Good reliable and secure” SH

“I  met someone at one of your events, and am no longer single
Feed back : Good friendly site”  NK

The service from the site is good.” LS

 Your website is good and functions well”  DS

It was a good experience. ” NM

Thank you , nice website” RY

I met someone on your dating site, and am no longer single” CR

 I met someone at one of your events, and am no longer single
Feedback : Thank you” SJ

“Good website!” RK


If you have one to add, don’t hesitate to contact us and let us know : [email protected]


Best Wishes,
The Muslim Single Solution.

Why Manners are Important for Muslim Dating

Monday, October 13th, 2014

I recently read a survey that Britain is forgetting it’s manners.


We were once a proud nation of ladies and gentleman and etiquette was what set us apart from the rest of the world.   But now is seems we have forgotten our pleases and thank yous – especially when it comes to dating.

I believe this is because many people want to remain anonymous and stay within their own protective little bubble. So it’s easier to keep your head down and say nothing than risk tempting an argument.  Men are afraid to hold doors open for women in case they are rude to them.  Or women don’t want to thank the men for dinner in case it makes them look over keen.  It’s a hard game to play so you must get it right.

Making a great first impression is your goal on any date or Muslim speed dating event.  You want people to remember you for the right reasons, not how rude you were to them, the staff or waiters.  Don’t be afraid to make another person feel special.  It’s your best chance of seeing them again.

There are three simple rules you must follow in order to be respectful:

1) Smile. Smiling shows you are in a happy place and enjoying their company.  There’s no better way of showing good manners than by using a kind, genuine smile.

2) Gratitude. If someone does something nice for, even a small gesture then be thankful for it and make them aware.

3) Put others needs before your own.  You should always treat people exactly the same way that you’d like to be treated yourself.  If that means going without something – such as giving up your seat on a train – then so be it.


So what do you think?  Have we forgotten our manners and what can be done to fix it?   Please comment and add your thoughts here.


James Preece

The Dating Guru

Muslim Speed Dating in a Nutshell

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Muslim Speed Dating is a fantastic way to meet other like minded Muslim Singles. 

It’s a fast, fun process so here are the absolute essentials that you need to know.  Three minutes reading this could make the three minutes you spend Muslim Speed Dating work wonders!

What to wear

Leave the jeans and trainers are home. You absolutely have to make an effort or nobody will remember you. Wear something smart that you feel good  in.  Remember that a nice smell is just as important too.

What you need to know

You only get a short period of time for your first impression, so you need to make a it count.     Start by smiling, shaking hands and exchanging names.    Your job is to make the two minutes the best two minutes of the evening and to leave them begging to see you again.  You can do this by making them laugh, feel special and boosting their mood.

 Pay them a compliment

Just not about how their looks.  Instead, tell them you love something they are wearing or tell them you could see their smile from the other side of the room.  They’ll remember this long after the evening.

What to say

Ask them how they are finding the event or make a joke.   Avoid dull questions like asking them where they work as everyone will ask that.   Don’t ask questions that can be answered with a yes or no.  Instead,  ask what they are passionate about and you’ll watch them open up much more. People like people who are interested in them, so ask lots of questions.  Make them feel they are the most important person in the room by smiling, nodding and maintaining eye contact.

How to Finish

End by telling them you really enjoyed talking to them and would love to see them again.  What could you do to make that happen?
Anything else?

If you get on well, there is no need to wait for a proper date.  Instead, speak to them a little later in the evening and suggest you go somewhere more private.  By going nearby to another cafe so you can get to know each other properly – away from your competition!


Good luck,

James Preece – The Dating Guru

Do you have a Muslim Dating Success story for us?

Monday, September 1st, 2014


We had a Muslim dating event recently and I got the chance to speak to quite a few of the participants.



One of the most common questions that they asked is “Do we have many success stories?”   The answer to this is yes, absolutely

However, not everyone lets us know when they do meet someone through us.  Many of our members come to the site on a recommendation based on a couple that HAVE met through the site,  so it’s frustrating that we don’t get to hear their story too.  It’s only by featuring these fantastic stories on our site that people know it really can work for them too.

We do get a lot of feedback and lovely emails sent to us, but we would love to hear your success stories if you have one.

Here are a few recent feedbacks that we have received:

I met someone at one of your events, and am no longer single. Thanks!” AR

“Perfect thanks” HH

It was a good experience” NA

It was a good website” KK

Thank you for your service” FI


If you have met someone through our online dating site or Muslim introduction parties please do let us know!
You can contact us at [email protected]   and we’ll even give you an Amazon voucher if you include a photo of you worth.


Just think, you could be helping others be as successful in love as you were!

James Preece – The Dating Guru


Recent Feedback

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Here are our feedbacks that we


had over the last few weeks

We get many emails from our members about the fun they are having on the site:

Here are just a few of them:

” I met someone on your dating site, and am no longer single
Feed back : I think this is a good site”  SP

“Very good, well done.” AR

“Service was great” BA

“The Event that I attended was good” SK

“It was a nice platform” HZ

“I think it’s really good service” TC

“It’s a good website” UA

“Thank you it was great!” NH

“I met someone at one of your events, and am no longer single
Feed back : thank you” SK

If you have one to add, don’t hesitate to contact us and let us know : [email protected]


Best Wishes,
The Muslim Single Solution.

Dating Guru’s Mailbag: How can I succeed at Muslim Speed Dating?

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Here is the latest dating problem

answered by our dating expert

“Dear James.  I’ve booked up to attend one of your Muslim speed dating events.  However, I’m a little nervous about what to say and do.  Can you give me any tips or advice please?   I want to win over the ladies!  Best Wishes,  H”

Hi H,

Thank you very much for your email.  I’m pleased you are giving it a go as it can be a fun way to meet lots of single Muslims quickly.

Here are my top tips to help you get success.

1) Dress well and shave – that goes without saying as you need to make a great impression.

2) Try and stand out from all the other guys.  They’ll be asking the same boring questions ( What’s your job, where do you live etc) so think creatively and ask
interesting questions
3) The key to success is a little cheeky charm.  Be amusing, flirty and show you are a fun guy to be with.
4) Introduce yourself with a smile and repeat their name a few times during the conversation.  They will connect more with you if you do that.
5) Listen intently and make them think they are the most important person in the room.  You need to find a mutual interest and get them excited to discuss their passion.
6) You don’t need to wait for a match.  Find her again at the end of the session, buy her a drink and carry on getting to know each other.  Even better – take her to another
bar away from the competition.
I hope that helps and good luck!
If you have your own dating problem that you need an answer too, please email  [email protected]     The best ones will be answered here ( anonymously) by our very own Dating Guru James Preece