The Rules of Dating Revealed

With over half of all single Britons using their New Year’s Resolution as a spur to find new love, it is important that they understand the unwritten rules of the dating scene. Too many kisses on a text, sending a Facebook friend request and taking longer than 15 minutes to respond to a message all put pay to a second date, according to new research.

The Ideal New Year’s First Dates Revealed

Britain is a nation of daters, and the New Year is one of the most active times for dating, as those New Year’s Resolutions to find new love start to take hold.   

So, you’ve been on your dating app or website, or possibly just taken a chance and asked out a stranger; but the next step then becomes deciding what to do. How do you make that first date extra-special and stand-out from the dating herd?

Don't Get Caught by a Catfish This New Year

Finding Love in the New Year is one of the top Resolutions for singletons, with 64% resolving to find a new partner in 2015. January also sees a surge in membership of dating sites, with reserach from online dating site Match showing that January 5th beats February 14th for the busiest dating day of the year.  Since the first online dating site appeared over 20 years ago, millions have made lasting friendships and relationships and there’s no better time to start looking than the New Year.

But there is a sinsiter underbelly to the dating scene, and here are our top tips to avoid getting caught up in an on-line scam.

Smartphones Take Centre Stage in New Year Relationships

The New Year is a time when millions of us review our relationships status, with over half of all singletons resolving to find love in an average year. If you are taking a leap into the dating world in the New Year, or even if you are in a relationship already, the chances are that a large proportion of your interactions will take place via your phone.

There are over 40 million smartphone owners in the United Kingdom and the devices are certainly having an impact on our day to day lives, including our romantic pursuits.

Top 5 First Date Turn-offs

While many will make their New Year's Resolution to get out on the dating scene and find love, it is just as important to ensure you make the right impression when you do find yourself face to face with a prospective partner. New research conducted by Europe’s largest dental treatment provider, mydentist, has revealed the top five things that could stand in the way of a blossoming romance, and turn those New Year dates into confidence sapping disasters.

British Singletons Should Show Their Adventurous Side to Find Love

For those whose New Year’s Resolution is to find love, showing your active side could be the key to making you seem more appealing, with research showing that outdoor profile photos, particularly with animals, are a boost to dating success. According to new data released by popular dating app Bumble and South African Tourism, British daters are more successful in their bid to find love if they use a profile photo that suggests a taste for adventure and travel.

One In Ten Volunteers Find Love On The Job

Those who decide to give a little back in the New Year will find that volunteering leads to an enhanced social life, less loneliness, a better job, and – for one in 10 – a partner, according to new research.

Around eight in 10 people said volunteering improved their social circle – with people on average gaining six new friends.

Before becoming a volunteer, those asked were typically lonely for more than three hours a day. This fell to one hour after volunteering.

Dating coach: dating apps "reinforce sense of never being able to find anyone"

Relationship therapist, Jo Warwick, has spent years working with male and female clients to help them develop the tools, skills and mindset needed to create lasting, passionate relationships. Her experiences are the inspiration for a new type of event, The Big Love Event, taking place in London on the 14th May 2016. There participants will be helped in a fun and interactive way to learn practical skills to change their approach to dating, love, and ultimately, relationships.


The New Year’s Resolution Show launches its own online dating site.


New Year is a time when we assess what we want to improve about ourselves, and more importantly, what’s missing from our lives. Finding love was the New Year’s Resolution of 64% of singles this year – with January 4th beating Valentines’ Day as the busiest online dating day of the year. 



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