Thursday, 16 November 2017

Ideas For Festive Dating

It can sometimes feel that summer is the perfect time to date, because we have warm weather and much longer days. When the sun is shining we all have a bit of a spring in our step so joining Cumbria dating websites or signing up for speed dating in Somerset can seem like the perfect excuse to get out there and have some adventures in the summer sun.

However, there are so many fun things that you can do during the colder weather, especially the festive season! One of my favourite things at this time of year is Christmas markets - so why not incorporate a trip to one of these into a date? If you sign up to a Buckinghamshire dating agency and are local you could even make a trip into London and go to Hyde Park Winter Wonder Land, which is a really, really fun way to spend a few hours!

Winter Evenings

We all know that this time of year it starts to get dark earlier, which means that we can be less likely to go out and about - however if you're signed up to a Glasgow dating website, you are going to want to go out and meet people. Why not find a tradiotional pub with a log fire and enjoy a mug or two of mulled wine? The only time of year you can do this is now, so don't put it off!

Festive Events

If you're a member of something such as a Cardiff dating website and start to chat to someone that you would like to meet, make sure you look at local events happening that you could attend. Christmas light switch-ons, Carol singing events, Christmas shopping and so much more is happening right now and right the way through to January - so get out there and have fun!

Debz x

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Making Time For Relationships

When we talk about relationships, we generally mean a loving, sexual relationships between two people - although of course, there are many different ways that relationships can be defined. When I talk about making time for relationships, I mean for all of those important people in our lives. We all tend to be so busy, that it can be be easy to lose touch with people but it really is worth making the effort to restore these connections.

Finding Relationships

Whether you sign up for Edinburgh dating or Birmingham dating websites or use something such as a Wiltshire dating agency, you need to do so when you have the time to invest in this. Sending a few messages backwards and forwards is not time consuming so really easy to do even when we are very busy. However if you want to make sure that this is turned into something more meaningful then you really do need to make sure you have the physical time to put into this.

Making Time Long Term

Once we start to feel comfortable with someone, it can be hard continue making the effort to spend time - but it really is important! Thankfully there are lots of ways that you can make time without it affecting the rest of your life. Chill time is really important, so if you have met someone on something such as a Belfast dating site, once you know them make sure you make time for this. It doesn't always have to be the most exciting of dates - Sunday morning brunch in bed together for example can be a really nice way to spend time together. 

Outside of the Box

If one of you have to take a trip away for work, why not see if you can go together? Yes, one of you will have to work but an evening away in a hotel after working hours can be really lovely - a change of scenery is always nice too! If you're working shifts can you have midnight picnics or last minute movie nights? It will sometimes take some compromise, but it's always worth it!

So, if you have signed up to something such as speed dating in Portsmouth, give some thought to how you're going to find the time to date, which you meet someone that you want to start spending a significant amount of time with.

Debz x

Monday, 13 November 2017

Dating Events - Are They a Thing?

Over recent years we have seen online dating become, not only more popular but also more socially acceptable. A while back you might have signed up to a Northamptonshire dating agency but not told anyone. You and any new partners would have made-up some elaborate story about how you met and had to keep up this lie for the rest of time - all because you didn't want anyone to know you had a helping hand with dating.

Now-a-days things are very different - people sign up to things like Cambridge dating and Manchester dating websites and proudly sharing dating stories and funny messages with all of their friends. The chances are you know someone that has given online dating a go - even if they have had mixed experiences!

Dating Events

Now that we're all more open with how we date and the methods we use to meet people; you'll find there are many new ways to meet people. For example you can look up speed dating in Central to find evenings where you can meet numerous people in one evening. Sometimes you'll be given ice breaker questions and things to ask; and basically you spend an evening talking to people for a few minutes at a time.

If you sign up to a Tayside dating agency you might find that they have other social events based around dating. The theory behind this is that you get to meet people with similar interests, which we all know can be a really solid foundation for starting a relationship.

Have you been to a dating social event?

Debz x

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Surviving Prom and Christmas Parties

We're getting to that time of year where social invites, parties and get-togethers are more regualr than ever. I love the festive season because it gives me the chance to catch up with everyone that I haven't seen for a while. This year, one of those weekends will involve a visit to Manchester Christmas Markets, a catch up with pals and a night out; so a really busy few days. Whilst I love socialising and seeing everyone, it can be exhausing and it's important that you prepare yourself in the right way.

Pick Your Events

The chances are, you won't be able to do everything. So whether it's prom, Christmas or some other busy time on your social calendar make sure you pick and choose your events. Remind yoruself that it is absoutley fine to decline social inviations if you can't do them, even if that's just to spend the day looking after yourself between other social occasions.

In order to ensure that the stress of declining invites doesn't get too much, try and do this as soon as you can. Otherwise the chances are you're going to dwell on things and make it a much bigger deal than it actually is. The last thing you want to do is put off cancelling so long that you feel obligated to attend. Write social occasions on a calendar as they come in and spend time working out what you can and can't attend.

Having a Good Time

As someone who lives in a plus size body, you might come across people who want to make comment on your body - especially if it is someone you haven't seen since last years festive get togethers. Their comments are not needed and are definitley not correct, but i do know they can be unavoidable. Preparing yourself to the fact you'll be hearing these can make them much easier to deal with. If you can, think of some responses that you'd like to say should someone feel they simply must comment on, and you'll feel much more prepared

Getting Dressed

This time of year is all about the sparkle, so if you're someone that loves a few sequins and holds back throughout the year, now is the time to really go for it. The same goes for prom - if you are attending prom feel free to use this as an excuse to really get the dress of your dreams.

The good news is that thanks to online shopping, it should be easy to find a prom dress to suit you in terms of style, budget and fit. We know that when it comes to dresses there are loads more choices these days, so there is something to suit everyone! This is the same for Christmas and party occasion dresses so get shopping now – that way you’ll have plenty of time to find something perfect!

Debz x

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Indulging in Lady Voluptuous

If you follow me on any social media then you'll have seen that I spent last weekend in Bournemouth and it was brilliant! I was actually there to attend the Club Indulge Weekender - which is the first weekend event the club night has run.

Club Indulge is a bi-monthly (ish) club night held in London. It's a body positive night aimed primarily at the plus size community but open to everyone. I used to attend the club night when I lived in London and when I saw that Miranda was arranging a weekend event - I had to be there!

The event took place in a hotel and compromised of two party nights, group dinners, buffet breakfasts, a pool party, speed meeting, clothes swap and lots of time putting the world to rights in the hotel bar! I loved it because I had the chance to get dressed up for each of the different events, which is something I always enjoy!

Although this was the first event that took place over a whole weekend I am hearing whispers of it already being booked to take place next year! I had such a great time, in a really comfortable and welcoming environment and would recommend it to anyone! 

For one of the nights I knew I had to wear Lady Voluptuous - after all, when it comes to party dresses they are one of my go to brands. This time, I decided to wear one of their Rosa dresses and it did not disappoint. I love the fit of these dresses and even though it isn't mandatory to have something that is flattering - I love how flattering these dresses are!

I choose this dress because it offers a cute pattern, which is not like one I have had before. I knew the night would involve lots of dancing and standing around so I opted to wear it with these super comfortable shoes I picked up in the Yours Clothing sale for a fiver!

What did you get up to this weekend?

Debz x

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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Dating When You're Over 40

I have been online dating since my early twenties, so it's something I am used to and have always done. I have had some really successful dates and relationships with people I have met online, and I hope this will happen again in the future.

As I am used to online dating and navigating online dating websites it is something that comes naturally to me. I know that whether I am looking for speed dating in Oxford or a Hertfordshire dating site, I can easily find a website and that signing up will probably be a doddle!

However, when it comes to senior dating - is everything the same?

I can imagine that dating for the first time in a while as an over 40 is going to be daunting and likely to be something that you really have to step out of your comfort zone to do. The good thing is that many of us are used to navigating social media websites and search engines so finding something such as an Aberdeen dating website shouldn't be too much of a struggle.

Feeling Ready For Dating

I would say that whether you're over 40 or not, only put yourself out there for dating when you feel ready. This cold be a week after the end of a relationship or a year - there really are no right or wrongs. However, online dating can be a strain if you are not ready so put yourself first and take everything at your own pace.

The same goes for when you are chatting to someone on one of these sites and want to meet them. his should be at your pace and only when you feel ready. That said - if you want to dive in then why not look up something such as speed dating in Clwyd and just go for it!

Are you over 40 and currently dating? Share your story with me!
Debz x

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Finding the Right Dating Website For You

One of the nicest things about using the internet date is that there are loads of different websites out there,which means that no matter the type of relationship you're looking for there is something out there for you.

For me personally I like to use BBW/Curvy girl dating websites. I'm not a fan of either term but I know that when I date on these websites guys are open to dating a fat girl. I realise that this isn't for everyone, but that's what I prefer generally. If you're looking for lesbian dating in Oxford or lesbian dating in Basingstoke, for example there will be additional websites to suit you.

Finding The Dating Website For You

If you know friends that are looking to date similar people to you, why not ask them for their recommendations? You'll probably find that your friends have tried at least a couple of dating websites so will be able to give you some hints and tips. After all, if you're both looking for gay dating in Lancashire why wouldn't you swap some tips? A search on Google will also help you find new websites to sign up to - although you won't usually be able to see reviews before you sign up.

Using the Website

Personally I would never sign up to and pay for a website I haven't used before. Most gay dating in Bournemouth and other gay dating websites let you sign up for free and then only pay to use the website is there is more you want to do on there - such as message someone else who also hasn't paid for a profile. This is a great way to explore the website and make sure it offers something that suits you. It also gives you an idea of how many people are also on the website. After all, there's probably no point signing up for gay dating in Western Isles based website, if you're the only person on there!

Have you tried online dating? What tips would you give?

Debz x

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