The possibilities of making the kinds of connections you want are very realistic, and many long lasting relationships and marriages have begun via online dating services, not to mention casual relationships as well if that is what you prefer. The possibilities are all right there and waiting for you, but there are a few key rules you need to know and follow in order to find your perfect date online. Download to learn The Golden Rules of Online Dating – 6 essential rules to finding the perfect online date!
By the time of their wedding, most grooms are already on par with moisturizing and cleaning techniques. They have a hairstyle in mind, and are all set for the big day. However, for some it’s not enough. Grooming goes beyond shaving and showering. From when to trim your beard to how far you should wait, to cutting your hair or not, to hiding a bad hangover, we’ve laid out some of the best tips to help you look like a million dollars on the day of your wedding. Have a closer look!
Wash up, drink up & and repeat
It might seem foolish, but you should wash your face daily the moment you get engaged. Don’t just use water and soap; buy yourself a good-quality cleanser and an exfoliator. These products will help your skin look perfect on the day of your wedding. But you need to use them properly.
It’s equally important to drink plenty of water throughout the day if you want your skin to glow. Water replenishes nutrients that your complexion needs to remain elastic and flawless. Aim at 8 glasses a day, and increase the amount to 10-12 glasses with at least 10 days before the wedding.
Whether it’s summer or winter, the skin dries out when not properly taken care of. When your skin is affected by harsh weather conditions, zips and pimples emerge; more severe conditions can occur, such as redness and uneven spots. That’s not really something you need on your face days before the big day.
Sunscreen is vital. It prevents sun burns and intense redness that might ruin your wedding photographs. Moisturizing is equally important. It protects the skin from dryness, and replenishes hydration. Keep in mind that nourishing and moisturizing your skin is not a onetime thing; it should be done regularly, preferable every 2 days; and daily with a week before the wedding.
Choose the right grooming products
Now that you know why it’s so important to moisturize, move on to investing in the right products. Before investing in the next best face scrub that you’ve heard work miracles, due your due diligence. Ask at the pharmacy about ingredients and side-effects. Acne is a serious skin condition that might require an appointment to the dermatologist. Test your products before using them on your entire face; this helps you figure out if a product matches your complexion or not.
Practice the beard growth and styling
If you already have a beard and you’d like to restyle it, you should do a test with at least 6 months in advance. In case things go south, you’ll have plenty of time to let is grow back on. But if you’ve just decided to let your beard grow, you should ask for professional advice on how to style it. Only an expert hairdresser will be able to tell you what shape best suits your facial features.
Finely plucked eyebrows that make you look frowned or evil is not something you want to see in your wedding photographs. But then again, you also don’t want to see an angry unibrow. If you’re just getting started with eyebrow plucking, prepare for a little pain. You should only remove stray hairs that have nothing to do with your brows – the area between your eyes, and those extra hairs just above the eyelid. That’s about it. Don’t overdo it as you’ll end up looking weird and unnatural. If plucking seems too extreme, use a trimmer.
Most men are used to using waxes and hair gels. However, for a softer, more gentle look, hairspray might be a better choice. The right products keep your hair looking natural; not to mention that it holds better, too. Test a few products before making your final pick, just see which one best matches with your scalp and hair type.
Looking and feeling confident on the day of your wedding is not something impossible to do. All you have to consider is proper grooming. Use the right primer for oily skin, and every week get a face mask to remove impurities and dead skin formed at the surface. Make an informed decision when doing your hair, and stick to a classic yet appealing style your future wife will adore.
Balancing work and pleasure can be a tricky task. Most of us are guilty of falling in to a set routine every single week. Before we know it a week turns in to a month and eventually a year passes by in the blink of an eye without having set aside time to enjoy our own life.
So how do we change that and find a balance between working and enjoying ourselves?
The older we get the quicker time seems to fly by. This is because we end up cruising in auto-pilot every day. We become so fixed in to a daily routine that we forget to pay ourselves back with time for ourselves.
Working 9 to 5, going to the gym, having dinner and going to bed is a very common example of a Monday to Friday lifestyle of plenty of seniors in this day and age or even for the younger generation for that matter. Snapping out of that routine can actually be very easy. It is just a case of making the effort to make new plans in the week and arranging to do something different. For example, going out for a midweek meal, going to the cinema or even meeting up with a friend for a catch up rather than going home after work and having the same dinner at home is a simple place to start.
Understandably, for some it’s a case of expense in that they don’t wish to spend unnecessary money during the week. But there’s no reason a midweek meal can’t be cheap and cheerful. For the sake of twenty pounds, it’s actually quite healthy to keep the mind active by going out for a meal and socializing. But what about those of us who are single and are looking for a partner to spend that time with?
When it comes to senior singles and relationships, many turn to online dating because it’s the only way for them to find other mature singles to spend their time with. But once they do arrange a date this is the start of a change in lifestyle. Pleasure begins to take a forward step and life can suddenly become a lot more exciting. Work no longer dictates the individual and Wednesday can become the new Friday. It’s hugely important for people of all ages, especially seniors to maintain this lifestyle when possible to remain mentally active and happy.
Don’t let work take over your life, experience some fun, meet new people and start smiling again. Visit www.seniordatingblog.com for more advice and tips on all things senior and dating.
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I’m going to share my story of both my best and worst date which both took place in the last few years during my ongoing search for love…again. I’m still a single widow today but am convinced I will find another man to make me happy again, especially now that I’m back on the dating scene and have experienced all kinds of strange and wonderful moments in that time.
This time last year I had the most incredible date with a hugely interesting man who I met online. What made it so unique and memorable was that I had no idea what the plan was so the spontaneity of it was something I instantly loved. He picked me up from my house on a Friday evening after work (I trusted him enough to give him my home address through conversations online and the phone, he seemed very genuine). He knocked on my front door stood there with a bunch of flowers. What a start I thought, his romantic side evident from first sight.
Us women pick up on every detail when it comes to dating. From his well polished shoes to his nicely groomed facial hair I was definitely impressed within the first 5 seconds. And at the end of the drive way was a beautiful sparkling silver Porsche. Lovely!
As we sped off in his fancy car I had mixed emotions; nervous, excited and intrigued. As much as I asked throughout the journey, he gave me no insight in to where we were heading. I went along with it willingly as I trusted him. Strange for someone I had just met but he gave off that sort of vibe.
We arrived at a beautifully looking Indian restaurant which was next to the river and he actually reserved a table overlooking the tremendous views. It was a warm, wonderful evening too which made it even better. Looking back now it was quite a gamble for him to choose an Indian restaurant as it’s a cuisine which isn’t for everyone. Thankfully for him I wasn’t in that minority. The food was delicious and so too was the bottle of red wine that we shared.
The conversation flowed throughout the entire meal which isn’t always easy but we seemed to have so much in common from enjoying golf to having the same opinions on general affairs. It was all going so smoothly it felt so natural as if we had known each other for years. Perhaps this is to be expected from a true gentlemen but he also paid the entire bill which is a big tick in the dating department for me, not because I’m materialistic or expect a man to pay for everything, but because it’s just “the thing that’s done” by a man on a first date in my eyes.
If the date had ended there I would have been more than satisfied and content but to my surprise, again, we went to a bar just around the corner which played live music. My kind of scene! They played a mixture of songs, from cheesy classics to rock and roll greats. We continued to indulge in deep conversation and drinks which made the time pass by so quickly. Too quickly for my liking in truth. I wish the night hadn’t ended.
Sometimes less is more and as basic as this date may sound it had everything a first date needed; A gentlemen, surprises, food, drinks, music and even a first kiss. Little did I know that it would also be the last kiss with this particular person. To my devastation, he decided he didn’t want to meet up again. I guess it was too good to be true.
I’ve had several bad dates in my time from back when I was a teenager all the way up to now. But there was one stand out winner of the worst date which was just a few months ago. Dating is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get. It’s very much a case of trial and error unless you’re lucky enough to strike gold first time.
This particular date that I went on was a complete and utter shambles. This time we planned to meet for lunch on a Saturday afternoon in a country pub, midway between our two houses. We said we would meet at 1pm and being the punctual woman I stuck to my word. He, however, certainly did not. He kept me waiting there for about 45 minutes with no communication during that time. The only reason I was still there was because I thought I’d make the most of it and stick around for a drink on my own having made the effort to drive there Nevertheless, being the forgiving woman I am I decided to give him the benefit of the doubt and move on with the date.
With his apology accepted we got talking briefly but he seemed more interested in the food menu since he had his head buried in it. Now I’m a huge fan of food but I’m also a fan of manners and completely ignoring someone while they’re speaking to you is as rude as it gets in my opinion. Even more so if it’s the first 5 minutes of a first date!
It turned out that he was just generally a rude person. He was rude to the waiter on several occasions, demanding cutlery and then moaning about the food which was completely out of the waiters hands. Complaining to the waiter that there was too much fat on his gammon seemed pointless and ridiculous to me.
When we finally got talking it was all about him. I hardly managed to get a word in. It got to the point where I genuinely had no interest in being there and all I could think about was how much I wanted to get up and leave. To this day all I think to myself is “does this man really think I’m enjoying this date?” No one wants to be talked at for a whole hour, especially not on a first date. Don’t get me wrong, I certainly wanted to find out about him but he didn’t do it in the right way.
The icing on the cake though was when the bill came. He had zero intention of paying anything more than what he ordered. To my disbelief, he actually studied the receipt to make sure he wasn’t paying for anything I had ordered. To say I’m glad to see the back of him is an understatement. That was the end of that!
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Finding “the one” is rarely easy and to be honest it shouldn’t be either. What’s the point in settling for a mediocre partner in terms of your similarities and compatibility when there are thousands of single people out there. There’s no doubt in my mind that there is a person suited for everyone in this world but it’s just taking the time to find them. Dating is a game of patience.
Understandably, we become desperate sometimes to find a partner we can share our laughs, tears and experiences with but it’s important that we share those moments with the right person. After all, if you truly want to spend the rest of your life with this person then you can forever have these moments to reminisce on.
There seems to be a misinterpretation that once you hit a certain age that it is then too late to start dating or find the perfect match. Well that isn’t true at all. There are millions of people around the world that are single aged 40 and above who are still being hit by Cupid’s arrow and finding their true love. The majority of the time it’s over online dating websites because that’s the easiest way for them and there’s nothing wrong with that at all. There are hundreds of senior dating websites online that you can use to slowly search for your ideal partner with patience. There’s no rush when you’re sitting behind a computer.
Taking your time to find the right person might seem like a chore but in the long term it will be much more worth it. The question you have to ask is would you rather settle for an average person that you find “OK” or take your time, have a bit of patience and find that partner that you love sharing your life with where your heart skips a beat every time you hear from them.
Whether you met someone online or in-person, the first date can seem intimidating. It’s all about making a good first impression, and many people fear leaving the wrong impression. These tips can ensure that you leave a great first impression on your date. And if all goes well, you may be looking at a second date.
Whether you’re a man or a woman, wearing clothes that you love can make a great impression. Pair them with highly recommended beauty products, like the ones sold on b3products.com, and you have a winning combination. Doing so lets your date know that you cared enough to put some effort into your wardrobe. And your appearance is one of the first thing your date will notice. What you wear can impact their impression of you.
But it’s more than just how you look. Wearing clothes that you feel good in gives you confidence. That confidence goes a long way. It can affect the way your date perceives you and make you seem more appealing.
You might have a million questions for your date. Instead of asking them all at once, save them. Focus on keeping the conversation moving and don’t focus on checking off your list of questions. Don’t be afraid to make observations or share a few personal stories. While you might not want to get too in-depth, it’s good to get a little personal.
If there are any awkward pauses in the conversation, don’t get nervous. Ask one of the questions you have. Or, use the opportunity to talk about your surroundings. It’s easier than you think to keep a conversation moving. Don’t let the fear of the awkward silence stop you from going on your date.
While you might be into PDAs, the first date is not a good time for you to show your affection. Touching should be very natural and friendly in nature. It shouldn’t be sexual or forced. During the beginning of the date, you want to keep your hands to yourself. And if the date takes a turn for the better, then the affection will come naturally.
Your first date doesn’t have to be dinner or coffee. Some people have a hard time opening up in those types of venues. If you’re nervous about having dinner with your date, consider a different type of venue. Invite your date to something that you enjoy. If you’re an artist, take a wine and painting class together. Or if you love baseball, attend a local game. Your date can always decline the invitation if they’re not interested. But if they accept, it can be a good opportunity to bond over something you enjoy.
The world of dating can be scary. But it doesn’t have to be scary. You need to remember that there is someone out there for you. And remember that once you can get the first date out of the way, you might start to enjoy dating.
Around this time last year I decided to finally give online dating a chance after days, months and even years of deliberation. At the tender age of 43 I thought I was destined to be single forever, with a barely existent social life as well. I’m now over the moon that I stumbled across the world of online dating and specifically a mature dating website for singles which was perfect for my situation.
From a young age I had always been driven by money and focused purely on my job week after week until before I knew it half my life seemed to pass by in a flash. Suddenly I took a step back for a minute to evaluate what I was doing with my life and what sort of future I would have if I carried on down this same path. I certainly wouldn’t say I had a midlife crisis but I quickly realised that there were other priorities ahead of work and money that life has to offer which I still hadn’t witnessed yet.
I began to panic thinking that it was too late but I had plenty of reassurance from my family, work colleagues and seeing it for myself on TV that age is just a number. There’s nothing stopping a 43 year old man like me doing the same as a 25 year old man (to a degree at least).
In the blink of an eye I began to change my ways, starting with a healthier lifestyle by eating cleaner and joining a gym. I have quite an obsessive personality so once I have my mind set on something I pretty much go all out with it. So thankfully, the gym and eating well soon became a routine which wasn’t too hard to maintain. But I also needed to start meeting and socialising with people too. I was so caught up and involved with my job that I missed out on making friends outside of work. The only people I spoke to looking back now were colleagues where almost all the conversation was work related.
I still struggled to find the time to meet new people even with my change in lifestyle. Even though I now set aside time for the gym I still didn’t really communicate with many people there. Most people in the gym have headphones in and are there purely for the health benefits, which to be fair is the main reason for their existence. It was difficult even finding a place where I would have a chance of finding a friend or partner, never mind then talking to them and getting to know them. I don’t really have any hobbies other than football but again that isn’t the ideal hobby to find a girlfriend in most cases.
At my age it isn’t easy to just go out and meet a woman in a bar or club. In all honestly, I feel like I would have been judged by younger people if I was out in the same places as them. That’s why I eventually gave in and tried the online dating scene. For some reason I had always been against online dating but I didn’t really have a valid reason as to why. I think it was a pride thing. I thought I was above it. Let me tell you now that online dating is not something to be ashamed about at all now that I have witnessed the immense benefits it brings. I wish I had done it earlier!
One night after yet another routine day at work, I decided to log back on to my laptop and started searching for dating websites. For the older generation more specifically since I didn’t want to attract people much younger than me and looking for much different things. I was looking to settle down, perhaps start a family, although the thought of actually admitting that was a little scary for me to comprehend. But that’s when I came across a website called YourMatureDating.com.
I decided to sign up that night since I thought there was nothing to lose and it was free to sign up. I browsed some of the profiles on the site and I have to be honest that I did see some very nice women that caught my eye immediately. But at this point I was still a bit skeptical about what I was doing. I logged off soon after that but I had got the ball rolling at least and had the right intentions to find a partner.
A few nights later I went back on and this time I messaged one of the women that I liked the look and sound of by her profile. She had amazing eyes that caught my attention because of the slight sparkle they had. Her interests too excited me. She pretty much seemed to have the exact same past I had, in that her work dictated her life.
Two years on from that initial message and I am now engaged to her. I decided to propose recently and thankfully for me she said yes! Never in a million years did I expect to fall in love so quickly and find someone so amazing and so similar to me. I wanted to share my story so others in my position weren’t afraid to do the same as me. I am so thankful for online dating and I truly believe there are thousands of other stories just like mine out there too.
Today I am ecstatic with the way my life has panned out. From experiencing the ways of business and working hard for money to now looking to start a family I feel like I have been incredibly fortunate.
If potential wooers were to ponder some of the greatest, technological developments that have revolutionized the dating world over the past few centuries, they would primarily mention the genius invention of the automobile. This marvelous progression was first forged in 1886 and obviously replaced animal-drafted carriages for a more pleasant and efficient dating experience. Not too soon after followed the first black and white film in 1888 and obviously the actual movie theater to view these motion pictures in 1895, which created the ideal atmosphere to enjoy a passionate evening with a possible suitor, hand in hand.
Nonetheless, upon the dawn of “Generation Z” in 2001, mobile and wireless technology suffered a massive “boom,” completely altering the fashion in which people converse, get to know each other and meet up without the necessity of face-to-face courtship at first hand. Text messages, free messenger systems like WhatsApp and other online social networks like Facebook have stolen and flooded the limelight of our dating world (from America to Europe). Interestingly enough, now potential suitors have the ability to transmit “smooth talk” immediately without the nerve wrecking delay of a hand-written response via snail mail. Additionally, with the overall casualness of a text message, possible admirers could conquer their “prey” with a higher level of confidence and less initial pressure.
Are you getting ready for an exciting blind date this Saturday evening? Do you want to know how you can look your best without spending 3 hours in front of the mirror? Some women don’t have time to do their makeup, whereas others are just no longer interested in putting all sorts of chemicals on their faces. The cosmetics industry has changed tremendously in the past 10 years. The trends have been completely altered to match with our complexions and personalities, and at this point all we want is to look incredible without making our faces look artificial. Here are some guidelines to help you have a killer blind date and make a good impression.
Choose comfortable, stylish clothes
One of the biggest challenges of a blind date – choosing the clothes. How do you make the right choice? The most important thing is that you feel comfortable. Think twice before deciding to wear heels, or a skirt that may seem too flashy. A casual, stylish outfit works the best. A white, simple shirt with a pair of A-line pants can work miracles. Go overboard with the accessories – you wouldn’t want to look to business-like.
Sleek, casual, loose hair
Getting ready for a first blind date starts with hair. Some men just don’t care about what you’re wearing from the neck down. But they might be interested in how your hair looks like. It’s fundamental that you keep things simple and natural. You don’t want to make the wrong impression. If you love curls, you can get them. But steer clear of that artificial curly look with perfect waves. Messy, playful waves might seem a lot better. Or go for a funky braid with a side-swept bangs. Whatever you do, just limit the use of too make hair products. All-natural works the best!
As far as make-up is concerned, we don’t advise you to go over the top. Increasingly more men have started preferring women who wear all natural makeup. Too much foundation, striking eye shadow and red lips just don’t look appealing. Rather than use foundation, choose a light BB cream. Use an illuminator in the cheekbone area, some blush and nude tones for the eyes and lips.
As for eyebrows, you might want to keep things all natural, too. A fresh face that looks impeccable without too much make-up will make a better impression than a very striking one that’s just aiming to hide who you really are.
Accessories and perfume
Excessive perfume should be avoided at all costs on a first date. That’s because you can’t know for sure if your date will like the aroma. Maybe he’s not that into lavender and jasmine scents. Use a discreet perfume and you’ll have better chances to draw attention. As far as accessories are concerned, it might be a good idea to keep things on the down low. Just remember that it’s a blind date. Basically, you don’t know the person you’re talking to because you’ve never met. Wear elegant, discreet accessories. A thin golden necklace with a pendant, pearl earrings and maybe a watch should be enough.
Looking amazing on a first date doesn’t have to be that hard. The secret is to be yourself, and no pretend to be someone else. Act natural and let him uncover your personality. Natural makeup works best because your date will see the real you. Stay focused on quality products and you’ll have a lot to win. A beautiful and clean complexion without too much eyeshadow and primer is sexier than a smoky eye makeup that creates an illusion.
Last but not least, we must emphasize that going on a blind these days can be nerve-wracking. What if you get a pimple just before the big day? But if you learn to take good care of yourself and your body, everything will be ok. Beauty comes from within. Drink plenty of water to have a clean and smooth skin, and invest in natural foundation uk and organic make-up products to allow the skin to breathe. Be confident and trust that you’re beautiful – that’s the key to an amazing bling date with someone you really like.
So, for most ‘normal’ or traditional couples, they meet, take each other out, date and get to know each other. This is how it’s been for a while. But with the Internet age, the idea of normal couples goes out the window. Traditional is thrown to the side in favour of attraction and true compatibility. New concepts like virtual dating and Online Interracial Dating are in vogue for people ready to hit on the dating scenario.
But how can you date someone who lives halfway across the world – or even just a few hundred miles away? How is it possible to actually, truly ‘date’ without ever going on a true date?
Well, the internet is an impressive thing, and it has been connecting people since its start years and years ago. Dating completely and fully virtually is easier than it ever has been, from meeting people to falling in love, conversing and expressing yourself, and much, much more.
When you’re considering online dating… where do you start?
The first place to start when looking into dating virtually is the Web sites available to you – there really are countless sites on the ‘net which caters to those looking for companionship, love, and everything in between.
If you are looking into dating sites online, remember to go with a website that’s been around for at least four years – this shows they’re not a fly-by-night, take-your-money-and-run company, but a serious, real company that wants to pair you with someone special.
Never go with a website you don’t feel comfortable with, and if you’re not sure, don’t give your credit card information!
Many people aren’t really sure where they need to start. They have a profile set up on a good site, and they’re ready to start meeting interesting people. So what do they need? What we all need – the basics.
The first thing you need to do is learn the website that you hope to find love with – understand navigation, how you can search for others profiles, and how to communicate with other members on the website.
The next step, naturally, is meeting people! Search and send messages to people and profiles that are interesting to you, join chat rooms to discuss issues and relate with others, and overall simply meet people.
Without Ever Meeting the Person
Dating virtually can have certain advantages – but there are disadvantages, too. Many times, those who have relationships online don’t know where to take their relationship, and how to commit themselves to a person they might not have seen in person, but know in their heart.
The first step to learning to really appreciate and date someone online is to commit yourself – unless either of you had talked about it, you are now really dating, just as you would date a person in real life. This means that you need to be clear about the boundaries of the relationship, and if you’re monogamous or not. These things need to be discussed – you know what they say when you assume.
Dating virtually can be done. Its fun, easy, and you can really meet someone incredible. Talking and discussing is key, because you can’t have a relationship online without it – don’t be afraid to open up, and always be honest.
The engagement ring is an ever-present reminder of the time you got engaged to the love of your life. It is a symbol of love and represents the bond you share with your partner.
Now, the average cost of an engagement ranges anywhere from $1000 to $6000. So picking up the right engagement ring requires some taught and research. If your future wife is choosing it herself, half the job is done. But if you are going to surprise your special one with a sparkling engagement ring and go down on your keen to pop the question, finding the best possible ring should be your top priority.
Every year big, reputable jewelry brands design stunning rings. Luckily for you, there are thousands to choose from. Make sure that you question her friends before purchasing the ring, they might know her style better than you do! Here, we have collected 20 facts about engagement rings to help you with your buying decision. A big decision to make because this is going to be the purchase that lasts for a lifetime. A purchase that’s going to cost you a large sum of money!
This infographic was researched and designed by Elena from www.americantungsten.com – rings for him