Dating in 2018: Why It’s Time To Get Real

Dating in 2018: Why It’s Time To Get Real

Looking for love in 2018?  Find out why dating is about to get real…

It’s Over For Game-Players

2017 was a year of secrets revealed and slipping masks.  Most notably, world leaders and political systems were exposed as never before.  Furthermore, the entertainment industry – a place where the truth had been hushed up for years – held its hands up to gross misuses of power.  Communities were forced to confront their harshest truths.  Subsequently, our own personal relationships fell under the microscope.  Only the strongest survived.

What Will Single People Be Looking For in 2018?

Authenticity will be key in 2018.  As a result, dating apps and online agencies without ID checks will become less appealing.  Single men and women no longer want to brush off awkward and potentially dangerous situations.  Dating will be about accepting your true self.  Consequently, you’ll be looking for honesty in a partner.

Is the Dating Industry Ready For Change?

Change is exactly what the Dating Agency Association and its members have been pushing for.  As a result, Searchmate is thrilled to be able to offer the largest client list of ID checked single men and women in the UK.  We know that authenticity is key.  Our clients recoil at the thought of putting themselves at risk.  Therefore, we help them to build relationships based on trust from the get-go.

Contact our experienced and friendly membership advisers on 0800 644 4160 for an informal chat about how we can help you to find authentic love, 9am – 9pm, every day.



Ten things men do on a date that women hate

Ten things men do on a date that women hate

Ten things men do on a date that women hate

They say that men are from Mars and women are from Venus and that is never more apparent than when planning a first date. Most experts would agree that planning how the date is going to be spent and largely sticking to that, is a more sure fire way to achieve a successful outcome than just being spontaneous and trusting to luck. Women in particular prefer to have a plan, but without prompting men may just prefer to ‘go with the flow’. Here we look at ten things that men do on a date that women hate:

1) He refuses to decide or pick anything

This is one of the first mistakes that men make – they don’t take the lead and suggest what that loose plan should be. They won’t suggest a film if going to the cinema, or a restaurant if going out for a meal. And if they have been steered in the right direction and you have sat down to eat, they are usually unsure about giving a lead and deciding if you’re going to go for 0ne, two or three courses.

2) He turns up late

Agreed no one likes to be first, but turning up late is NOT fashionable, it’s casual and unacceptable. It also begs the question ‘was he having second thoughts?’ or even ‘was he waiting for a better offer?’

3) He looks outwardly disappointed

When it’s a first date with someone you have not met before, perhaps both of you are going to look a little different to your photograph – a photo is just a snapshot of how you looked for one split second in time afterall. So please guys (or gals) , no outward show of disappointment or dissatisfaction, that is downright rude.

4) He stares at other females or the waitress

From feedback this can be common place and is NOT what is expected or acceptable at all. Maybe it’s just nerves but ogling other females or chatting up the waitress is definitely out of bounds.

5) He moans about the prices

Whatever you think about the prices inwardly – keep it to yourself. Ladies hate a cheapskate and someone that is mean with money. Even if you are, you need to hide it on a first date and be as generous and gregarious as you can be.

6) He doesn’t pay or doesn’t want to pay

They say that the age of chivalry is dead and in this age of equality maybe paying the whole bill is a step too far, as most ladies will at least offer a contribution towards the cost. Our view though is that if the man likes his date and wants to see her again, then picking up the tab or at least offering to is what a gentleman could and should do.

7) He shows up with a friend

His nerves have got the better of him and he shows up with a friend without warning – that’s simply not acceptable. If you’re feeling nervy then arrange to go out with friends in a foursome or organise a group activity. But never show up with someone in tow without asking first.

8) He talks at her

Conversation is most definitely the key to a successful date, so please talk to her not at her. Ask her about herself as well, her job, her likes and dislikes, her favourite holiday destination, her hobbies and interests. God gave one mouth but two ears – so use them in those proportions.

9) He texts constantly or plays with his mobile

No, no, no – that is not within the etiquette, Switch it off and keep it in your pocket.

10) He tries for physical intimacy too fast

Forget all thoughts of nookie on a first date guys, unless she lets you know that it’s on her mind too (and she will if it is!!). If she ends the date with just a hug or a peck on the cheek, that’s it fella’s and nothings going to change that. Get off home now!!


Make Your First Date On Valentines Day

Make Your First Date On Valentines Day

Join An Elite Dating Agency And Make Your First Date On Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day can be pretty tough to handle if you are both single and lonely. If you have just endured a Christmas and New Year’s as a single person then the last thing you need is to also experience a Valentine’s Day as a single person – arguably the most romantic day of the year.

However, perhaps this coming Valentine’s Day can be a good omen. Perhaps it is a sign that it’s time for you to make the most of the upcoming day and take positive steps to finding someone to share your life with.

This is how you should be approaching Valentine’s Day if you are still single now.

There is a guaranteed way you can avoid being alone this Valentine’s Day, and it’s by signing up for our elite personal introductions service. Here at Searchmate we have helped create a countless number of happy couples since the company was established in 1998.

And our matchmakers are experienced, they know how to perfectly match up two people who are likely to be compatible with each other and have that important chemistry.

This is a UK wide service as well and our database is quite extensive so there is the very real possibility that your perfect partner is in our database, and you could be having your first date with them this Valentine’s Day.

However, in order to avoid being single and lonely this Valentine’s Day you need to take action now. It is never too late to find someone special to share your life with and if you take action now then this could be the year, and the Valentine’s Day where you finally take positive steps to reclaiming your dating life.

No one should have to go through their life being single and lonely, and if this is something you are sick and tired of experiencing then get in touch with us now. Let us help you find your dream partner and make this the best Valentine’s Day yet.

Ten things men do on a date that women hate

Great Conversation Starters for a First Date

Great Conversation Starters for a First Date

You know that feeling. That butterflies in the stomach feeling you get when you are about to go on a first date with a prospective partner. It’s an exciting time when you’re about to go on a first date. It could be the beginning of something new in your life, something to be excited about. This is fair enough to because finding someone to share your life with is important, life tends to be that little bit more special when you’ve got someone just as special to share it with.

However, a first date can also be something that is quite daunting for some people. Some people find first dates to be a comfortable experience, one where they feel confident going in, and they are confident in themselves and the impression they’ll make. However, not everyone is blessed with this steel kind of interior. If you are not careful, those anxious feelings you’ve got could end up ruining your first date and that is something you absolutely must avoid at all costs.

Whilst it’s perfectly normal to feel nervous especially if it’s been a long time for you, the last thing you need is for it to be something that cripples you on your date. You may even be at the point where you are so worried that you don’t even know what to talk about. There is really no need to fear because if you have a couple of simple, open ended questions up your belt then you’ll be able to get your date talking.

This is ultimately what you want. You both need to be talking, making connections with each other, and only from there will you be able to see if you are both right for each other. Here are some great conversation starters to get the date flowing:
• “Are you the kind of person that would ever travel alone?”
• “What are the things you like to do for fun?”
• “What are your aspirations for the future?”

These are three simple but effective conversations to help you get started getting to know your date. From there you can both share your own stories, experiences, and see if there is a genuine connection between the two of you.