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6 Ways To Tell Someone Likes You

Want to know what signs to look for to tell if someone likes you? Here are our top 6 to keep an eye out for.


  1. Mutual eye contact.

If someone is interested in you they are much more likely to try and catch your eye and will maintain eye contact whilst talking to you.

Maintaining eye contact elevates your oxytocin levels and increases mutual attraction!

Just make sure that your eye contact doesn’t end up verging on staring as that’s rude and might scare your date!


  1. Finding excuses to touch you.

When someone likes you’ll they’ll quite often go out of their way to find excuses to touch you.

This might be lightly touching your arm as they talk to you or finding an excuse to hold your hand.

Another way they could touch you is by “preening”. Picking fluff off your clothing or straightening your collar or tie could be an indication that they’re interested in you.


  1. Inward leaning.

The way a person is sitting is an important gauge as to whether they like you. People tend to lean towards people and try to close the gap between you. For example uncrossing their arms/legs or leaning over a table or if you’re sitting next to each other, they’d be likely turned towards you to give you their full attention.


  1. Mirroring.

Subtle mirroring indicates attraction. If they cross their arms when you do, or uncross their legs when you do then it is very likely that there is attraction there.

People who like one another are likely to mirror each other’s body positions. It can help establish rapport and sends a subconscious signal that you’re interested.


  1. No barriers between you.

If they are interested in you they are likely to remove any barriers or obstacles between you. If they’re sitting opposite you they might move to sit next to you or if there is something big on the table they might move it out of the way so they can see you better.

They might move cups and things out of the way so that there is a clear path between you, or also as mentioned previously, they may uncross their arms or legs as this can be seen as a barrier, so removal of this leaves them more open towards you.


  1. They ask you lots of questions.

If someone is asking you a lot of questions about yourself and seems genuinely interested – then they probably are!

If you like someone you want to make time to find out more information about them so if someone is making an effort to learn about you then they are likely to have a vested interest in you.


Get dating today by chatting with singles on You’ve Pulled!

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We all love a semi; some facts about Croatia!

With the England v Croatia semi-final game looming, we thought you might find some facts about Croatia useful!

Impress your partner by saying “I love you” in Croatian – “Volim te”. (Probably not the best idea if you’re on a first date though!).

Put a spark into the conversation by telling them Nikola Tesla was born in Croatia.

Dubrovnik was known as the “Adriatic Pearl” in the early 19th century and was a filming location for “Game of Thrones” King’s Landing and Star Wars – certainly somewhere to visit if you holiday together!

Croatians had their own alphabet from the 12th to the 20th century. The Glagolitic alphabet was preserved only by Croats. Why not write a secret note for them to decode? The pen was also invented in Croatia, originally a mechanical pencil called the “Penkala”.

If you’re thinking of buying your date some flowers, know that the national flower of Croatia is the Iris.

If your date is a fan of musicals, they’ll be impressed to know that the island of Vis is used to portray Greece in the film ‘Mamma Mia 2’.

For a romantic getaway why not take your partner to Dalmatia? Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Night was set there.

If you’re one for dressing smartly for your date, you can enlighten your date on the fact that the necktie was invented in Croatia.

Not got a date yet? Then why not get on You’ve Pulled and meet someone today!

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Score On Our Chatline With These 8 Facts About Sweden!

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Seeing as England are playing Sweden this weekend we thought we’d give you some random Swedish facts!

  • One of our most popular stores, Ikea, was founded in Sweden in 1943 by Ingvar Kamprad. Over 1,800,000 meatballs are consumed daily in all of Ikea’s 313 stores worldwide!
  • The current three-point seatbelt was invented in Sweden and launched by Volvo in the 1950s. It is claimed to have saved 1 million lives since its invention.
  • The pacemaker, ultrasound, safety match, astronomical lens, marine propeller, refrigerator, and computer mouse are just a few that were invented in Sweden or by Swedes.
  • Every year since 1901, the Nobel Prizes have been awarded in Stockholm. It is the legacy of Alfred Nobel, who invented dynamite in 1866.
  • Sweden has won a grand total of 625.5 Olympics medals. 475.5 are from the Summer Olympics (one gold medal is shared with Denmark, hence the .5), and 150 were won in the Winter Olympics.
  • Football, is the most popular sport in Sweden. Close second is ‘innebandy’, which is a sort of floor hockey that’s played indoors.
  • One of Sweden’s most famous exports is of course, ABBA. They are the fourth-best selling music act in history after Elvis Presley, the Beatles, and Michael Jackson.
  • Sweden has one of the longest life expectancies in the world. 74 years for men and 80 years for women. It also has one of the lowest birth rates.

Everyone is talking about the World Cup, why not get on our chatlines and find other football fans to ‘score’ with!

If a chatline isn’t your thing, why not try our mobile dating?!

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How To Stay Safe On A First Date

Stay safe when meeting someone for the first time. Our guide to first date safety.

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Top 5 tips when on a first date this Valentine’s day

YOU’VE PULLED!  – First date has finally arrived and the pressure is on!

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               Here are our top DO’S and DON’T’s to get you to that second date.

DO        Make sure you shower, wash your hair and MAKE sure you brush your                            teeth, nothing worse than turning up for your first date and stinking like you                      have not washed in the last 3 weeks!!

DON’T  Over do it! Over powering someone with too much aftershave / perfume is                      enough to make them sick and head for the door.

 DO       Compliment them on their appearance – Just a little remark on how nice they                   look could be a good little ice breaker.

DON’T    Ask if their wearing underwear, that’s one question that’s a little too far and to                  be honest will destroy your chances of finding out!

DO         Say if you want to see your date again

DON’T   SAY ‘I love you, do you love me’ on the first date. That’s one way you’ll see                      them running for the door faster than Usain Bolt!

DO         Ask questions and listen

DON’T    Sit there and talk about yourself all night, ignoring your date is down right                        boring and RUDE!

DO          Make sure you go to the right place, which could be a Café, Restaurant or pub

DON’T    Take her to a football match or round your mate’s house!

DON’T    Get Drunk

DON’T    Mention your EX

DON’T    Bring along a friend, that’s just weird!

DON’T    Talk about marriage, babies, That’s even more weird!

And finally

Just have fun!!!

 If none of this works and you still need a date, then join You’ve Pulled for free

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How To Create The Right Profile…

How To Create The Right Profile… You wouldn’t know by looking out of your window, but officially, Summer is coming to a close. So there’s no month like September to get that profile up to date and maybe find that special someone to spend those Autumn evenings with. With that in mind, we thought we’d give you a little inside information on Online Buzzwords… what to use, and what to avoid.Untitled-1

So c’mon guys, you’ve got the information, go use it… and use it wisely. Update your profile and who knows, you might just find exactly what you’re looking for.


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10 Things Single People Need to Stop Saying!

10 Things Single People Need to Stop Saying!

Ever wondered why you’re single? Yep, we thought so. Know how we know that? It’s because we hear you uttering those same old cliché sayings time and time again. Here at You’ve Pulled we know that the key to being a successful dater is to be happy in the first place. That means ditching any negativity you have towards being single and having the confidence to not only believe that you’re great, but that you deserve to be happy just as much as anyone else.


We’d hate for you to sound cliché so to help you out we’ve put together a list of the top 10 things that single people say! Read on and make sure you put wallowing in single sorrow!


  1. 1.       I’m going to die alone – Stop with that negative attitude right now and start thinking positively. No one wants to date someone who’s always down in the dumps. Plus, you don’t need to die alone… you could always get a cat?


  1. 2.       All the good ones are taken – Are they? That’s news to us. Perhaps you need to sign up to You’ve Pulled and check out the thousands of great singles that are still searching for that someone special.


  1. 3.       What’s wrong with me? – Why so negative? There’s nothing wrong with you at all. That’s why you’ve got such amazing friends and family that love you! You just haven’t met the right person yet.


  1. 4.       I’m just going to stop looking and focus on meWell we can’t argue with that. Although it’s cliché, there’s nothing wrong with learning to love yourself before someone else can. However, watch out that those barriers don’t go up.


  1. 5.       I’m so over dating! – Come on, how many dates have you been on this year? Probably not enough! Besides, meeting new people never gets boring so embrace it!


  1. 6.       I’m better off alone – There’s nothing wrong with enjoying your own company, but having a ‘I’m better off alone’ attitude is very defeatist and won’t get you very far in the long run.


  1. When will it be my turn? – Stop feeling sorry for yourself and acting like you’re in some kind of dating queue. You’ll find someone when the time is right!


  1. 8.       Great, another wedding where I’m single! – Great indeed! More time to spend with your friends/family, mingle with new people (maybe even the hot best man or cute maid of honour), and have a good time on the dance floor!


  1. 9.       I’ll be happier when I’m in a relationship – It’s dangerous to think that someone else will make you ‘happy’. So stop thinking like that immediately and concentrate on making yourself happy first!


  1. 10.   I haven’t got time to date anyway! – No one is that busy that they can’t make time for the relationships in their life. Anyway, that’s where online dating comes in. Meet new people and arrange dates on the go, from the comfort of your own home, or at your desk on your lunch break!


If you’re ready to ditch the negativity towards your single status then why not sign up for an account on You’ve Pulled and starting meeting new people now. Alternatively, log in to your account and spread the love by sending a message to someone new today!

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How to Turn a Bad Date Around

Online dating is great in that it allows you to make your first impression online minus any awkward silences, stutters and fake laughs; you can put your charm and wit across with the aid of spell check, Photoshop and the help of the Internet (not that you’re cheating, of course). However, at some you’re going to want to take things offline. So what happens when you find yourself face to face with that person you virtually ‘clicked’ with but things aren’t going according to plan?


Read on to find You’ve Pulled’s tips for turning a bad first date around.

Lack of chemistry: Good email ‘banter’ does not necessarily mean good chemistry, so try not to get too carried away with one person before meeting with them. Likewise, if the chemistry isn’t there on the date don’t be disheartened – it could just be down to first date nerves. You’re not going to have instant chemistry with everyone you meet so forget about your expectations, decide to have fun on the date and just see where things go.

Slow conversation: There’s nothing worse than being on a date with someone who is boring. Whilst they may have seemed interesting and charismatic online, now that you’re sat opposite them they are displaying the same level of personality as a wet lettuce leaf. For those situations have a couple of back-up questions like, ‘what three people, dead or alive, would you invite to a dinner party’ and ‘what three things would you take to a dessert island’. These questions are real ice-breakers and a good way to get to know a little more about each other in a fun way.

They don’t look like their picture: There’s always a risk with online dating that the person you’re meeting won’t look like their picture; they may have used an old photo or they may have used their only ‘good angle’. So what if you fancy the pants of the person in the photo but they turn up carrying a few extra pounds and sporting a set of teeth you didn’t see behind the Kodak smile? Looks aside, you’re still on a date with the same person you were getting along with just great online. So instead of doing a runner based on appearance, sit the date out and see if your personalities click.

Your date is rude: There’s nothing sexy about rudeness or bad manners; especially when you’re on a first date. This is an important time to be making first impressions and if that first impression is rude, ignorant of abusive it doesn’t say a lot for how a relationship would go. Besides, dates are supposed to be fun and exciting, you don’t want to spend your night on edge; worrying about who your date will insult next. There really is no reason for turning this date around. Simply finish eating your meal or your drink and when you’re finished, politely ask for the bill and excuse yourself from the date.

If you find yourself on a bad date the main thing to remember is that it’s only one night, or one afternoon, or a few hours. It won’t last forever and chances are you’ll not only realise what it is you’re not looking for, but you’ll also look back and laugh your head off with your friends as you divulge all of the details.

Why not take the plunge today and sign up to You’ve Pulled. Alternatively, log in to your account and check out if you’ve got any messages waiting for you in your account.

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Unlikely Places to Pull

It’s no secret that the phenomenal growth of online dating has largely changed the way that we date – especially the way we meet those people. Of course, we all know the most obvious place to pull is You’ve Pulled; it’s fun, it’s convenient and it works! However, cupid can strike his bow at any time and sometimes it’s in the places you’re least expecting it. Read on to find out You’ve Pulled’s most unlikely places to pull…


The supermarket – It’s that age old cliché of going to the supermarket, reaching for the same bottle of milk or box of Cornflakes, only to lock eyes with one another in isle 6 and realise that you were meant to be. Maybe you’ll think twice about popping to the shops in your jogging bottoms and hoody next time.

The gym – Ok so sweating like a pig and hanging off the treadmill is hardly the first place that springs to mind when you think about meeting your potential partner. However, at least you’ll know that your date takes pride in what they look like. Also, anyone you meet at the gym will have seen you at your worst already so things can only get better; and that, in our eyes, is always a bonus!

The office – One of the main reasons singles struggle to find the time to date is due to long work hours and hectic schedules. However, what if your love interest has been standing right in front of you the whole time – at the photocopier or by the water cooler? Dating someone you work with can be a bit tricky so just make sure you know what you’re getting yourself in to.

Public transport – There’s nothing remotely exciting about public transport. In fact, public transport really just serves a way of getting from A to B. However, while you’re going about your boring daily commute there’s plenty of other people doing exactly the same thing. So next time you’re on the platform, clutching your over-priced coffee, have a scout round the platform and see who catches your eye! You never know, your next journey could be an exciting one. Next stop, lovesville!

Walking the dog – Want to know where you can find a caring, loving and down to earth soul? Try your local park- a great place to meet fellow dog walkers and bond over your shared passion for pooches. Allow your common ground (your dogs) to play cupid and start up conversation, then take things from there. NB: Dog required!

Have you ever found love in an unlikely place? Or are there any random places that you think would be great for meeting eligible singles? We’d love to hear from you so leave us a comment below.

Alternatively, don’t leave love down to chance and sign up or log in to You’ve Pulled now and find yourself a date!

Happy Dating

The You’ve Pulled team

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Cliché Dating Advice

Dating comes with a whole bunch of clichéd phrases that we’ve all heard time and time again. Whether you’ve just come out of a relationship, the love interest you’ve been yearning after for longer than you can remember has moved on and settled down, or you’re 30 and still single, you’ll find that there is always someone (usually armed with a bottle of wine and two glasses) there to offer up some wise words of wisdom; so you can dust yourself off and get back on the saddle. Check out our top 5 most common pieces of advice and find out the true meaning behind them.

  • “There’s plenty more fish in the sea – How many times have you heard this one? It’s the classic line that usually gets used just after a break up. It’s usually around the same time that you utter the words ‘yeah but I wanted that fish’.

What it means: Ok, so it might not literally be about fish but the analogy is correct. Just like fish, there’s plenty more eligible singles out there. Just because it didn’t work out with this person, doesn’t mean you won’t find love again.


  • You’ll find them when you stop looking – The technology of finding someone these days may have advanced but the advice still sends mixed messages. Are they suggesting you’re desperate? Should you cancel your online dating subscription, stop going out and sit at home waiting for your phone to ring? Of course not.

What it means: Simply put, get out there, enjoy life, let go of the pressures of finding someone and just see what happens. It also means you can keep your You’ve Pulled subscription going!


  • Think positive and positive things will happen” – This phrase is probably the most ambiguous of all of the dating clichés out there. So technically, all you have to do is start thinking you’ll get a boyfriend/girlfriend and you’ll get one.

What it means: Positivity breeds positivity. Plus, things have a tendency to fall into place when you’re busy being happy.


  • You’re standards are too high – Are high standards ever a bad thing? Surely it means that you know what you’re looking for in a partner and you’re not willing to settle for anything less.

What it means: Perhaps you can afford to let your barriers down a little and give someone who isn’t usually your type a go. You never know, you may fall in love with someone you weren’t expecting to.


  • You were too good for him/her anyway” – This is a direct quote from anyone who has ever given advice to someone who has just gone through a breakup. It’s all well and good saying that now but why didn’t you tell me this sooner? You mean to say I’ve been wasting my time with some no-hoper for the last 2 years and you’re only telling me now?

What it means: Your friends and family love you. They think you’re fabulous. So while they may have loved your other half while you were dating, now that you’ve been dumped, they happen to think they’re a bit of an idiot for letting you go. It’s a compliment, take it!


We’d love to hear from you if you’ve got any other dating advice that you’ve been given time and time again. Just leave a comment in the box below.

Alternatively, if you’ve had enough of hearing friends and relatives dishing out advice, why not sign up to You’ve Pulled or log in to your account today and find someone to help you put a stop to it!