I remember my first date with my (now) husband very clearly. We had been chatting online for a couple of weeks and decided it was time to meet up. I suggested dinner but he preferred lunchtime drinks. We ended up having a memorable lunch followed by coffee.
If you’re planning to meet up with someone soon, here are some tips to make sure that first date goes as smoothly as possible.
Are you new to online dating, and wondering how to get the most from it? Or perhaps you’ve been using a dating website for a while but you’re not having much success and you need to kickstart your approach? Here are our top five new year dating resolutions to get you on the road to love…
The man or woman you think you want to spend your life with might not be the partner you actually need. I’ve learned this from my own experience and from chatting to others whose husband, wife or partner is nothing like the person they expected to end up with.
My husband and I chatted online for a couple of weeks and when I realised I kind of liked him, I suggested we meet up for lunch. We did, and the rest, as they say, is history. I know that for some people, two weeks may be a bit soon to meet up with someone you’re chatting with online, but here are five reasons why I think it’s better to meet up sooner rather than later.
This question is often asked by Christians. ‘I like someone, they don’t go to church, but what’s the harm?’ In part 1 of this post, we can explore what dating a non-Christian may mean for us. In Part 2, we can explore it in a much deeper and sensitive way for people who are thinking of, or already dating, a non-Christian.
‘So how did you find them?’, people ask me when I tell them I had 60 dates in 2 years. ‘How did you find all those fine, potential partners?’ The answer: I didn’t. When you search for a perfect potential partner, you will end up finding no one because basically, that’s the wrong place to start.
Last month, I shared my tips for dealing with a painful and unwelcome break-up. But for everyone who’s dumped, there’s someone doing the dumping – and with that comes responsibility. If you decide a relationship isn’t going anywhere and you’d be happier alone, you have every right to move on. But even if you’ve reached the point where you don’t even like the other person much and can’t wait to get shot of them, you can still treat them with dignity and kindness. In fact, being a Christian demands nothing less. (The exception is an abusive relationship. In that scenario, forget courtesy – just get out fast and don’t look back.) So if you’re planning to finish it, here are my top three dos and don’ts for a kinder break-up…