Categories
Date Ideas

Date Ideas Whilst Social Distancing

Dating hasn’t been the most important thing on people’s minds the last few months, but there’s no need to stop dating entirely!

It’s still possible to have dates, they’re just going to be a little different to normal due to social distancing.

We’ve listed a few date ideas for you to try, below.

Video call date

Whether it’s your first date or your twenty first, video chat is a great way to have a proper conversation. You’ll be able to see each other, either for the first time or just because you haven’t seen each other in a while. Some apps also have built in games you can play to add a bit of extra fun.

Watch a movie together

Find a movie or a TV series that you both want to see and watch it together. You’ll have someone to discuss it with during or after which is always fun to do as you unpick it and see different things. You can get some snacks and snuggle up on the sofa to make it like a “date night”.

Take a walk together

As restrictions are being gradually lifted, we can meet friends outside. So, whilst keeping a 2m distance, you could go for a walk in your local park or along the seafront if you’re on the coast. It’ll give you a chance to meet up if you never have, or see each other if it’s been a long time.

Cook together

Plan what you’re both going to have for dinner and cook it ‘together’. You can give each other tips or one could teach the other their recipe. You could video chat at the same time to see what each other is doing. You could even eat it together and make it romantic!

Have a ‘naughty’ phone call!

We are all missing the intimacy that social distancing is forcing upon us, but there is a way you can keep a little bit alive – phone sex! Whether you’ve done it loads of times or never tried it before, now is a great time to do it. Just make sure you’re both in the mood!

If you’re currently single and want to give these things a try, there are loads of single guys and girls from all over the UK chatting on You’ve Pulled so join today!

Categories
Date Ideas Dating

Cheap and Easy Last Minute Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Rather than going out for a fancy dinner, we think these date ideas are great for something a little different, especially if you’re on a budget!

Have a movie marathon.
When you think of Valentine’s Day you think of classic rom-coms but you can adapt to what you both like! Watch some of your favourite films, or catch some newer ones, go wherever the mood takes you! You can snuggle up in bed or on the sofa with blankets and snacks for a romantic evening together.

Cook dinner together.
You don’t need to cook anything fancy, find out what meal you both love and cook it together. It’s a great chance to bond and show off your cooking skills and also learn new ones.

Take a romantic walk and/or have a picnic.
No matter where you live there are likely to be lovely walks to go on, be it along the promenade of the seafront, in a park or in the countryside. Weather permitting you could even incorporate a picnic. Take some snacks and some wine and a blanket and sit somewhere with a nice view and enjoy each other’s company.

Have an indoor picnic.
More than likely the weather in February isn’t going to be ideal for an outdoor picnic, especially in the evening if you’re both working so arrange an indoor picnic instead! Put a blanket on the living room floor, get some finger food and some wine and just enjoy being with each other. There’s less pressure than having a dinner together and not much preparation required.

Organise a game night.
This could either be on a console or with traditional board games – or both! You can challenge each other in 2-player games on your console or play some traditional board games together. You could even combine this with forfeits for the loser!

Visit a museum or art gallery.
If you both enjoy similar things, why not visit a local museum or art gallery? There are all sorts of different types so there’s likely to be something you can both enjoy. A lot of these are also free so it doesn’t need to cost much. There’ll be plenty of talking points so if you’re in a newer relationship it’ll give you a chance to learn about each other as well as whatever you’re looking at.

Go Geocaching.
Get a geocaching app and go on an adventure together!
Navigate your way around the local area and find cleverly hidden containers and sign the log book.
There might be things to trade or just things to look at but either way you can have fun hunting together.

Share a home spa day.
You don’t need to go to an actual spa in order to relax. Light some candles, put on some relaxing music and trade massages. This can be a really romantic way to connect with your partner with the added bonus of being totally relaxed at the end of it.

If you’ve yet to meet someone to share the day with, join You’ve Pulled today and get chatting to singles in your area!

Categories
Date Ideas Dating In Liverpool

Our Top 5 First Date Ideas In Liverpool

liverpool2

Looking for date ideas in Liverpool? Give one of these top places a try!

Alma De Cuba
Alma De Cuba is situated in what used to be St. Peter’s Church which first opened in 1788 so you can expect it to be spectacular.
As well as the fanciful food and drink on offer, there are regular events that take place throughout the week.
Tuesday and Thursday evenings play host to live music, Sundays include a live gospel choir singing you through your brunch.
If you’re looking for something a bit more lively, then head over on a Friday or Saturday night after 11pm as they bring out the carnival atmosphere with Samba dancers and excellent resident DJs.
Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4BH

World Museum
For something a little different, head over to the World Museum which is full of fascinating displays from Egyptian mummies to a Planetarium. Check out the dinosaur casts, the live creepy crawlies in Bug House or get your hands on over 20,000 of the most unusual items in the Clore Natural History Centre.
There’s a coffee shop on the ground floor that serves hot and cold food and a café on the fifth floor which offers a wide range of food which you can eat whilst enjoying the views across the city. There is also a gift shop where you can grab a souvenir to remember your date!
William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EN

Mersey Ferry
Taking the ferry across the Mersey is absolutely something you have to do in Liverpool so why not take a date with you?!
Most cruises are around 50 minutes long, but you get to see Liverpool from a completely different view point.
With stops at Pier Head, Seacombe and Woodside, you can  either disembark and check out what’s on offer, or carry on and do the full 50 minute tour.
If you get off at Pier Head, you can head over to Albert Dock and check out the Beatles Story, if you get off at Seacombe, you can check out Spaceport  – a star-filled attraction with the whole galaxy under one roof and if you get off at Woodside, there’s the U-boat Story  where you can discover what life was like on board a German World War II Submarine.
Also try the Dazzle Ferry for something a little different!
Boarding is available at Woodside, Pier Head or Seacombe Ferry Terminals

81Ltd
Known as Liverpool’s most secret bar, 81Ltd is an invite only venue based on a modern day speakeasy.
Your invitation is sent to you by text or email where you will receive a code for the front door of the bar – without it you’re not getting in!
There’s a huge selection of cocktails to choose from as well as a number of beers if that’s more your style.
Invites are for people ‘in the know’. Head over to their website for more details and opening times.
Seel St, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 4BB

FACT
There are so many things to do at Fact you won’t know where to start!
Choose from a range of exhibitions and workshops, or for a more traditional date there’s always the cinema!
There’s also a selection of food and drink available from either ‘The Garden’, ‘The Bar’ or ‘The Kiosk’, so if you want to chill out and get to know each other over a cup of coffee or a bite to eat then there’s something for everyone.
Become a member with FACT and you’ll get discounts throughout the venue.
88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ

 

Register for free with You’ve Pulled today and try out some of the places above!

Categories
Date Ideas Dating In Newcastle

Top 5 First Date Ideas In Newcastle

Newcastle

Looking for somewhere different for a first date in Newcastle? Try one of our top 5 places!

1. As You Like It
The wide range of food and drink on offer should entice the fussiest of people and its opulent décor and great ambience will have you coming back time and again.
Spread out over three floors, there’s plenty of room for a large number of guests or if the weather permits there’s also a garden terrace to enjoy the warm summer evenings.
Check out their calendar before you go as there is often live music – and with the likes of Beverley Knight having performed there, you’re sure to impress your date.
Open until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays, there’s plenty of time to stay for a meal or pop in for a few drinks and with their delicious list of cocktails, you won’t want to leave!
Archbold Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE2 1DB

2. Lane 7
It’s not just about the bowling at Lane 7, as they take pride in the excellent food in their 75 seat restaurant. The menu is heavily focused on American dining with offerings such as hot dogs and burgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, corn dogs and their famous smoked baby back ribs, smoked in their own smokery.
The drinks menu is an interesting mix of cocktails and milkshakes – which come “hard” (with alcohol) or “soft” (without alcohol), so whether you come for lunch or a night out, they have everything covered.
To keep you busy either before or after you’ve eaten, there are 10 bowling lanes, 4 American pool tables, two ping pong tables, two beer pong tables (yes, you read that right!) and a private karaoke room to choose from so you certainly won’t be bored!
There are also a wide range of ever changing activities on offer in their basement including mini golf, big screens and short tennis.
80-90 Saint James’ Boulevard, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4BN

3. River Escapes
Based right in the city centre, on Newcastle Quayside next to Gateshead Millennium Bridge, River Escapes offers three different sight-seeing cruises (all with commentary) where you can relax with a drink and/or snack from the on-board bar.
If you are looking for something a bit more lively, then the party nights might be more your style. There are four types of party nights; two include a buffet and one, called a Barbeque Cruise, which speaks for itself!
The party nights set sail from the quayside, travel under the Millennium Bridge, right out to the mouth of the river where you can catch the spectacular views out on deck or party the night away at the disco inside.
So whether you’re looking for a quiet date where you can see the sights of Newcastle or you’re looking for something a bit more upbeat, River Escapes has something for everyone… If you like boats that is!
East Quayside Pontoon, Newcastle Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3DX

4. Exit Newcastle
For a totally unusual and quirky date, head over to Exit, a live game situation where groups of 2 or more are locked in a series of rooms with the objective of escaping within an hour.
To find your way out you’ll need to complete a variety of challenges and follow a number of clues that direct you through the game which if completed correctly and quickly enough will allow you to find the exit!
This is a date that will make you work together as a team giving you the perfect opportunity to get to know each other and find out how compatible you are.
Games are changed every so often so if you enjoy yourself, keep an eye out to see when new games are added.
67a Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 1SG

5. Sage
Located in Gateshead Quays, on the south bank of the river Tyne, Sage is one of the North’s best concert venues and centre for musical education.
Hosting concerts from a wide range of internationally famous artists and musicians, from the likes of Badly Drawn Boy to Gladys Knight, from Lord of the Dance to Diversity, there’s sure to be something you want to see!
Sage also plays host to a number of music workshops so why not learn a new instrument or be a part of a choir for a day – jump in and try something new!
Saint Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR

So register for free with You’ve Pulled today and find someone to check out these places with!

Categories
Date Ideas Dating

Festival Season – Summer of Love!

Summer of LoveSummer of Love 2

Festival season is finally here and there’s nothing like great live music playing out, as the sun sets on a warm summer’s day to bring two people together.

Check out our pick of some of the best festivals happening around the UK and take someone on a date they’ll remember this summer!

Festival list
Festivals

So join for free with You’ve Pulled today and take that someone special!

Categories
Date Ideas Dating

5 Great Places To Meet Singles In Essex

Top 5 places to meet singles in Essex
Top 5 places to meet singles in Essex

Looking for somewhere new to meet other singles in Essex? Give these top 5 places a go!

1. Faces
Known as the most exclusive nightclub in Essex, it certainly won’t disappoint. With its chic ambience and opulent décor, Faces attracts a variety of celebrity clientele, from TV stars to footballers.
You will be spoilt for choice with 6 bars and 2 rooms of music with VIP tables available, so if you’re looking for a sophisticated venue to meet some new people whilst dancing to some of the most popular tunes then head over to Faces for a great night out.
458-462 Cranbrook Road, Gants Hill, Ilford, Essex, IG2 6LE

2. Dance Parties Plus
Set in a number of locations across Essex, Dance Parties Plus organise fantastic party nights for over 30s in stunning venues.
Most parties are held on Friday nights but keep an eye out for the occasional Saturday party if those are more suited to you.
If you like to dance to excellent music in stunning venues and want to meet other singles whilst doing so, then one of these lavish parties is the place to go.
Various locations

3. Essex Wildlife Trust
The Essex Wildlife Trust holds regular Volunteer Work Parties which offer superb opportunities to meet new people whilst helping the local wildlife.
These events are more suited to people who have a bit of extra time on their hands as they generally run on weekdays.
Chafford Gorges Nature Park, Grays, Essex, RM16 6RG

4. Riverside Ice & Leisure Centre
There are a number of activities to take part in at Riverside, including ice skating clubs, swimming clubs and diving clubs, so if you’re looking to meet people and take up a new hobby then look no further.
Riverside also includes a gym and offers a range of fitness classes suitable for all abilities.
Clubs are held on many evenings throughout the week so why not try a few!
Victoria Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1FG

5. Hike Essex
Enjoy walking and want to meet likeminded people? Hike Essex is an established walking group that organise walks every weekend as well as regular socials and weekends away.
They are part of the Ramblers Association so if you join you can attend any of the events.
Midweek evening walks are also available between spring and autumn, creating something to suit everyone. So put on your walking shoes and join them this weekend!
Various locations

So why not register for free with You’ve Pulled and search for other singles in your area and even check out one of the places above together!

Categories
Date Ideas Dating Dating In Brighton

5 best places to go an a date in Brighton!

Where are 5 of the best places for a date in Brighton? We’ve compiled a list for you so you can give them a go!

 

1. Royal Pavilion

Visit the Royal Pavilion and and take a tour around it’s  expansive hallways, unbelievable dining halls while viewing the grandest pieces of Art from the 1800’s. Once your tour has finished why not grab a bite to eat at the Royal Pavilion Tea Room and take a seat on the balcony overlooking the beautiful Pavilion Gardens.

brighton-pavilion

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.Brighton Pier

Check out the Brighton Pier and enjoy a bag of Doughnuts or candy floss whilst checking out some of the many rides that it has to offer. If your an extreme thrill seeker then check out some of the roller coasters and brace yourselves for the outstanding views from the tops of the rides, however if rides aren’t your thing then why not get involved in the side stool games and win your date a cuddly toy!

brighton's palace pier at sunset, by pixielated pixels

3. Krater Comedy Club at the Komedia 

This event only runs from Thursday to Sunday but does offer a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere on which to go on a date. The event invites some of the most talented comedians from around the world to come and perform. Just make sure that you don’t sit in the front row!

Komedia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Brighton Wheel & Sea Life Center

If you are an animal lover why not check out The Sea Life Center and experience one of Brighton’s most popular tourist attractions. If you want to take your dates breathe away then take her on the Brighton Wheel and experience some of the most breathtaking view over the sea and rooftops of Brighton!

Brighton Wheel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. The Beach 

Take your date on a romantic stroll along the promenade and check out some of the wonderful cafes overlooking the sea.Or you could just grab a couple of deck chairs and sit on the beach whilst sipping on a glass of wine, what could be more romantic than that!

Brighton Beach

Categories
Date Ideas Dating

What to eat on a first date!

Lucky you, you’ve got a first date with someone you’ve been talking to from the site and you’ve planned to go for dinner. Chances are, as it’s a first date, you’ll be scrutinising everything – even down to where you go and what your date orders.

So based on our own experiences, we thought we’d have a little fun and put together a list of first date food choices and what they could say about your partner. Fun rather than factual, however, we think there could be some truth in this.
1. Ribs or Spaghetti: They don’t have any hang ups, are willing to take risks and are not afraid of looking silly. Someone who orders ribs or spaghetti on a first date is likely to be a confident person.
2. A margherita pizza: Plain and simple, just like your date perhaps? Ordering the most boring thing on the menu shows that your date could be quite a fussy character and not one for straying from their normal routine.
3. Tapas: A social person who enjoys adventure and likes to try new things.
4. Chicken nuggets and chips: If your date opts for ‘fast food’ or ‘freezer food’ on a first date, it could be an indication that they are quite childish by nature and lazy too. Likewise, if you order this on a first date, you’re unlikely to get a second.
5. French food: They are sophisticated, tasteful and enjoy the finer things in life.
6. Salad: Not only does it scream vain and make your date look high maintenance, it could also be a sign that they’re tight with their money.
7. Pub grub: Laid back, sociable, and fun. A bit of pub grub shows that your date doesn’t take things too seriously.
8. Garlic bread: They don’t kiss on a first date
9. Oysters/Asparagus: They go past first base on a first date.
10. Lobster: They’re paying!

Phew! Now that’s dinner de-coded all that’s left to do is to make sure you don’t any leafy greens stuck in your teeth or pasta sauce smeared around your mouth! We hope that’s given you food for thought for your next dinner date, but remember, it’s just a bit of fun so don’t take it too seriously!

Why not log into your You’ve Pulled account to find your perfect dinner date today!

Categories
Date Ideas Dating Dating In Brighton

Dating in Brighton – places to visit and things to do

"dating in Brighton"Okay so you’ve managed to land yourself a date, now what? Here are some ideas of places to go and things to do in the sunny seaside town of Brighton. The You’ve Pulled team have been busy and have wandered the streets aimlessly researching places to go on your behalf. So if the best idea you’ve had so far is a stuffed crust pizza down the hut then stop right there and read our magnificent suggestions.

1)     The seaside – Yes it’s free and there is plenty of it. Sit on the pebbles with your loved one and look out to sea. Make sure the weather is good and you’ve got some cold wine to drink. Important notice – pick the right part of the beach as you don’t want to pick the wrong part and end up on the nudist beach. You’ll be surrounded by fat rotund men or maybe that’s what you’re into to in which case..carry on.

2)     Go on the pier and win your mate a cuddly toy by playing one of the many games on the pier. For the real romantics you can go to Horatio’s bar at the end of the pier and sing your favourite karaoke. This not working for you? Try one of the fairground rides…just make sure you haven’t just eaten half a dozen doughnuts before you go on otherwise you maybe sharing a little more than you planned too!

3)     Go watch a film at the Duke of York’s cinema – Britain’s oldest cinema. Watch an arty subtitled film here and make sure you sit up in the balcony and get a sofa so you can cuddle up and get frisky with your Maltesers. You can take booze in as well so it’s just like being at home but with a bigger screen.

4)     Dance the night away in one of the many clubs on the seafront. Get low down and sweaty and dance like its 1999….yep still doing those old rave moves. If the date is going really well then come out and get an early morning cheeseburger at Buddies – a 24 hour restaurant on the beach.

5)     Not very good at telling jokes and making them laugh? Then let someone else do it. Head to the Komedia for some stand up comedy and then grab a drink in one of the trendy pubs in the North lanes of Brighton.

6)     Want something a little more active? Then cycle up to the Devils Dyke on the South Downs with a picnic. Better make it a small one though as its mainly up hill.

7)     Want somewhere romantic? Then try a nice bottle of wine or cocktail in one of the swanky hotels like Hotel Du Vin, Grand, Metropole or MyHotel.

8)     Or if you just want to get down to it and have that dirty weekend in Brighton then book yourself into the ‘play room’ at the Pelirocco hotel. The room has a pole dancing area so we’ll say no more.

Hope these dating tips help and if you’re still looking for that elusive person to take out then try dating in Brighton on You’ve Pulled – online dating and chat for UK singles. Come visit us and join for free today.