Posts tagged first date

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A Valentine’s Day miracle

In our Dating Diaries, real people talk about real dates … what went right, what went wrong, what they learnt from the experience. And the biggest question of all: was there a second date? Janine is a 46-year-old COO of a superannuation fund. She is divorced, has no kids, and is looking for a long-term […]

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A great first date, but no second

In our Dating Diaries, real people talk about real dates … what went right, what went wrong, what they learnt from the experience. And the biggest question of all: was there a second date? Cameron, 48, is an analyst, currently on a career break. He is divorced with two children. Who did you go on […]

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Talking to a stranger

You’re going on a first date. You’re nervous. What will we talk about? Will he or she expect me to do all the talking? Yikes! What if I talk too much? Or too little? Or come across as boring? Relax. Breathe a little. You’ve got this. Good skill to learn Being able to hold a […]

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The date from hell

In our Dating Diaries, real people talk about real dates … what went right, what went wrong, what they learnt from the experience. And the biggest question of all: was there a second date? Janine is a 45 year old office manager. She is divorced with two teenage children, a 19-year-old, and a 17-year-old. She […]

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Bringing it home: how a leap of faith opened doors

In our Dating Diaries, real people talk about real dates … what went right, what went wrong, what they learnt from the experience. And the biggest question of all: was there a second date? Ummi Tambiwala, 29, event marketing specialist, has been single for the last 18 months and is approaching the dating world with […]

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The worst three colours to wear on a first date

What you wear on a first date is an important decision. Here are the colours you shouldn’t sport … and the hues that might get you to date #2. We’ve all been there. Date night is looming and you don’t have a clue about what you’re going to wear. Cue an open wardrobe, clothes strewn […]

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A tale of the unexpected: how a game of pool broke the ice

In our Dating Diaries, real people talk about real dates … what went right, what went wrong, what they learnt from the experience. And the biggest question of all: was there a second date? Pablo Seoane, 31, works in marketing and likes to take the lead on first dates. He operates a speed-dating night in […]

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A walk in the park

In our Dating Diaries, real people talk about real dates … what went right, what went wrong, what they learnt from the experience. And the biggest question of all: was there a second date? Twenty-seven-year old Sam Wade works as an account manager/tour guide for a company that organises adventure travel experiences for school students. […]

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Are you addicted to love … or social media?

Think it’s acceptable to tag a friend on Instagram during a date? Think again. There are lots of things you can learn about your date from their social media. And while no-one is disputing it’s a very handy crib sheet for a first date – and let’s face it, any date is a test of […]

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A dating guide for shy guys

If you are a shy bloke, meeting people online may seem like an ideal dating solution. You don’t have to summon up the nerve to walk up to a perfect stranger. You can carefully construct your profile to present yourself in the best possible light. When you do connect with someone, you can think up […]

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