Nine Inexpensive Date Ideas for Summer


Summer is a great season for dating. It’s an especially good time for those people who want to save money while impressing that special person. Whether you’re taking a new person out on the town or you’re heading out with your long-time significant other, you can have an awesome time without going too far in the hole. Here are nine cheap date ideas to keep you in the black this summer. 1...

4 Signs You’re a Bad Date


Being a good date is a good way to lead to more dates and a relationship. If you’re a bad date, whether it’s the first date or the fifth, you could be killing your chances for a healthy relationship. This article outlines four signs that you are a bad date. 1. You constantly expect big gestures You can’t expect a bouquet of roses and expensive dinner for every date you go on...

4 Dating Warning Signs That You Can’t Ignore


Whether you’ve just started to date a new man or you’ve been seeing your boyfriend for eighteen months, there are some things that you just shouldn’t ignore. Here are 4 of those things: 1. He is self-absorbed You talk on the phone, email and meet for dinner but he never asks about your day. He doesn’t ask about work, your family or your new salsa lessons. He does talk about himself a lot though...

Ways to Make Your Date Feel Comfortable Your First Time Out


When two people are anticipating their first time out together they can build up a lot of internal expectation. This sense of expectation, in turn, can generate nervousness, edginess, scattered thinking and confused emotions. It’s hard not to think about the future. If this date goes smoothly then there will probably be more. If the date is uncomfortable then that could spell the end of any...

5 Rules of Modern Dating


Dating has changed since the 1950s, but many people are still confused about the rules of dating. What’s appropriate and what’s not? This article outlines five rules of modern dating that will benefit both genders. 1. Women can pay The days of the man paying for every single date are long gone. Whoever asks for a date should be able and willing to pay for it. If you’re a woman...

Don’t Be a Dating Dummy


Dating can be a fun and exciting time. You get to meet lots of new people and hopefully meet someone that you can spend forever with. If you are looking for that someone special, it’s very important that you don’t waste your time or your date’s time. This article outlines 4 ways that you can avoid being a dating dummy. Don’t be clingy Being clingy is the quickest way to lose a boyfriend or...

4 Texting Turnoffs


Texting is a popular form of communication, but there are still some rules and etiquette that you need to apply. If you do not follow these simple forms of etiquette, you might find that your relationship goes south very quickly. This article outlines 4 texting turnoffs. 1. Writing novel length texts Texts are meant to be short and sweet. Men and women are very different. While you may be able to...

4 Ways to Be Taken More Seriously When Online Dating


Online dating is a legitimate way to meet someone, but you have to go about it in a smart and mature way. Playing games with men online will not lead to a serious and long-term relationship. The following are four surefire ways to be taken more seriously online… Don’t give attention to bad behaviour If you’ve been talking to a man via text for a while and he suddenly starts...

Are You Dating the Right Person?


Most people have sat opposite a date with whom they have nothing in common, fiddling with the menu and desperately trying to think of something to say. But if you find yourself on such dates over and over again, then obviously there is something wrong with your choices. The Basic Problem The basic problem is that people are misled by what lies on the surface. Later, when they discover...

How to Make a Truly Special Date


If you’re no longer in your teens then chances are that you’ve been on a fair few dates by now. Whether it’s with people you’ve just met in bars, or whether it’s with a long term partner on ‘date night’, going on a date means doing something exciting and romantic together and using the experience to bring you closer and to enjoy time together. But every...

Laura Ginn

Laura Ginn

Laura Ginn is the founder of the article writing service Ink Elves and the extreme sports magazine Extreme Sports X. Originally born in Leicester, England she now lives in Greece and spends her days doing what she loves best - writing.

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