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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!

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Why Talking On The Phone Helps Your Relationship

Regardless of whether you’ve been together ages or you’ve just started dating, talking on the phone is a key part of maintaining a healthy relationship.

Misinterpretation is one of the main issues with communicating via messages as there is no tone of voice and you are unable to fully interpret what someone may mean purely by reading text on a screen.
Talking on the phone means you can hear the person’s mood and their tone of voice and how they’re coming across. This can help avoid any misunderstandings which may lead to disagreements and arguments.
We know how convenient it is to text each other but with the possibility of spelling mistakes and abbreviations, you may not be able to convey your thoughts as well as you would on the phone. Sometimes it’s quicker to just ring someone and explain and then you’re also going to get immediate answers rather than hanging around waiting.

Speaking on the phone regularly can strengthen your connection with each other, whether you’re in a new relationship or have been together for a long time.
Being able to hear each other’s voices is much more personal and intimate than reading words on a screen.
It also means you’re more likely to be giving them your full attention because replying to a message means you can leave your phone and walk away – which you’re not likely to do when talking on the phone.

Getting to know someone at the beginning of a relationship is easier when you have chats on the phone. You’re able to get to know someone’s personality and get a much better idea of what they’re like rather than by messages alone.

Something that can be a big issue for some people is waiting for a reply when you’re messaging someone. Some people see it as a continuous conversation and expect replies as though you’re face to face, but other people don’t and may then reply to a message but walk away from their phone so the other people is left waiting for a response. When talking on the phone this is unlikely to happen because there would be some awkward silences if someone didn’t answer a question!

Whether you’ve just started dating or have been married for years, make sure you chat to each other on the phone and keep that connection.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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Text Chat and Dating with You’ve Pulled

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You’ve Pulled text chat is a fast and easy to use SMS mobile dating and chat service that you can enjoy direct on your mobile. Just text the word PULL to 89398 and we’ll send you a text asking a couple of questions to get you started. At this stage, all messages are free.

Once you’re all signed up, we will start sending you the profiles of people we think you might match with from your area. If you like the look of anyone you can just reply to that text and get chatting.

Our text chat is safe, secure and moderated, all our members are genuine users and it’s private, discreet and anonymous.

Text dating has opened up a whole new world for singles who want to try something different. So what are you waiting for? Start chatting with local singles today with You’ve Pulled!

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Dating In Bristol

Top 5 Date Ideas In Bristol

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Looking for somewhere interesting for your first date in Bristol? Try one of our top 5 places!

Bristol Zoo
Why not take a stroll around Bristol Zoo with your date?! There’s plenty to talk about and lots to see so you won’t be short of conversation topics especially with the daily feeds and talks that take place for many different species.
If you want to make it special, then book an animal experience with your favourite animals. Options include meerkats, lemurs and penguins!
Alternatively the zoo occasionally puts on adult or comedy nights so keep your eyes peeled for those too.
Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HA

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Browse their eclectic collections of art, nature and history whilst you get to know your date – there’s plenty to see and plenty to talk about if you run out of conversation!
Spread out over three floors, there are Egyptian mummies to see, dinosaurs to learn about (including the Bristol dinosaur) and Alfred the Gorilla to meet, along with a huge array of art and natural pieces to appreciate.
With free entry, it’s the perfect place for an interesting, educational and fun date!
Queens Rd, Bristol , BS8 1RL

Glassboat Restaurant
Since first opening in the 1980s, the Glassboat has become a well-established eatery in the heart of Bristol.
With its panoramic views of the river and its selection of a wide range of classic and original dishes, you’re sure to impress your date by taking them to this romantic setting.
Pop in for a bite to eat and/or to sample some of their delicious cocktails – they’re open for breakfast, lunch and dinner so can cater to whatever takes your fancy at whatever time of day!
Welsh Back, Bristol, BS1 4SB

Clifton Suspension Bridge & Clifton Rockslide
The grade I listed Clifton Suspension Bridge has been linking Bristol to North Somerset across the Avon Gorge for almost 150 years.
There are free guided tours on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays between Easter and October, or if you prefer, just take a stroll up Clifton Down to check out the view.
At the top of Clifton Down is an open face of rock that has been used by generations as a slide down the rock face. Called “Clifton Rock Slide”, the face of the rick has become polished by all the people that have slid down it over the years.
For something a little different, why not race your date down the slide!
Bridge Road, Bristol, BS8 3PA

The Matthew
Located in Bristol Floating Harbour is The Matthew, a replica of the English ship that discovered North America in 1497.
Climb aboard and take a look around the ship and talk to the knowledgeable volunteers about its history. You can take a trip around the harbour, down the river or even out to sea!
For something a little special, why not book a Cream Tea Trip for you and your date to enjoy whilst getting to know each other!
Visits onto the boat are free but a fee applies for harbour trips, Avon Gorge trips & their other special trips and events.
Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RN

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Dating In Cardiff

Our Top 5 First Date Ideas In Cardiff

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Looking for somewhere to go on a date in Cardiff? Then give one of these top 5 places a go!

The Potted Pig
Situated in an old bank vault, The Potted Pig offers a constantly changing menu of largely British food, most of which comes from independent and local suppliers so you can always expect fresh seasonal flavours.
The drinks have been carefully chosen to go with the menu and with a vast array of wines, bottled lagers, beers, ales, ciders and a huge choice of bespoke gin varieties, there is sure to be something to tickle your fancy.
If The Potted Pig is booked up, why not try their sister venue Porro, located in on Llandaff High Street.
27 High Street, Cardiff, CF10 1PU

Cardiff Castle
One of the top historical places in Wales, Cardiff Castle has numerous points of interest within its ancient walls.
Take a tour of the house, see the castle apartments, visit the Norman keep, or walk through the wartime shelters – tunnels built for air raids during the Second World War – there are plenty of things to keep the conversation going!
Take a pit stop in the café during your visit for refreshments such as hot meals, sandwiches, cakes and pastries, and pop into the gift shop to buy a keepsake to remind you of your visit.
Cardiff Castle, Castle Street, Cardiff, CF10 3RB

Urban Tap House
Urban Tap House opened in 2013 as the first bar fully-devoted to craft beer and cider.
With a rotating selection of over fifteen beers on tap and fridges full to the brim with a selection of beers from around the world, beer lovers need to give this place a visit.
Their menu consists of a delicious range of burgers, sides, and bar snacks, so whether you want to pop in for a beer and a nibble or are looking for something more substantial, you can find it at Urban Tap House.
Urban Tap House, 25 Westgate Street, Cardiff, CF10 1DD

St Fagans National History Museum
Dubbed one of Europe’s leading open-air museums and Wales’s most popular heritage attraction, St Fagans is certainly not somewhere to miss.
There are a number of things to see whilst at St Fagans including historic buildings, and the castle which is a Grade 1 listed building that has been named one of the finest Elizabethan manor houses in Wales, all of which is set on 100 acres of parkland.
There are a number of craftsmen demonstrating traditional skills around the site, with many of their products on sale to the public.
Cardiff, CF5 6XB

Dr Who Experience
Located a short distance from the BBC studios where the series is filmed, The Dr Who Experience is a must for any fan.
It covers over fifty years of adventures, taking you on a unique journey through space and time – keep your eye out for special tickets at certain times of year that not only give you general admission to The Interactive Experience and The Exhibition Hall where there is a huge array of costumes and props, but also take you on The Walking Tour where you visit filming locations around Cardiff Bay and The TARDIS Tour where you get to visit the genuine set of the TARDIS!
Don’t forget to visit the Official Dr Who Shop to pick up exclusive memorabilia and gifts.
Discovery Quay, Porth Teigr, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 4GA

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Our Top 5 First Date Ideas In Liverpool

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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

 

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