Dating advice: How to deal with Valentine's Day

Every year on 14 February, chocolates, flowers, gifts and cards are exchanged between loved ones around the world, all in the name of St. Valentine. But do any of us even know who St. Valentine is anymore or have we just got caught up in another 21st Century ‘Hallmark holiday’?

Tips for writing a good profile

When it comes to online dating, writing your own profile can often be the hardest part. That small box where you have to ‘sell’ yourself in 100-150 words seems so daunting. For most of us, talking highly of ourselves is not the easiest of tasks as we tend to be more forthcoming in pointing out our flaws as opposed to our good points. But with so many people going online to find love the competition is pretty strong, which means your profile has to be the best.

How to tackle that tricky first date with Independent Dating

So you’ve found someone online that you like and it’s time to take things offline. Yes that’s right; it’s time to see if your cyber romance can stand the test of real life, face to face chemistry.

Dating advice: Ditch your preconceptions

Ok, so you’re not completely convinced by the whole online dating thing just yet, are you? We know that taking the plunge and signing yourself up to an online dating site can seem a little daunting to begin with, but believe us, it really isn’t.

Dating advice: How to talk the talk

It seems as though chat up lines have got themselves a bad reputation over the years. In our upside-down world of dating, where there is no longer any etiquette, chat-up lines have become hugely associated with being ‘hit on’ in a bar or club by undesirable characters (and haven't we all been there?).

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