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You start off with such good intentions and by mid January it all comes crashing down! But don't worry, you're with 92% of the population there, only 8% of us stick to our resolutions! So, what if you tried something slightly different this year?

It's often easier to stick to something if you're doing it for someone else and not yourself, don't you think? 2016 could be the year where you focus some of your energy on helping a loved one and we can help you along the way! Matchmaking is one of the best ways of meeting someone, it's proven to work and the Matchmaker comes away happy and glowing in smug success. So why not make one of your New Years Resolutions to help someone find love? Whether you have a single dad, sister or best friend, January is the best time for them to get online, it's where all of the other singles are! But what about ME, we hear you cry. If you're single too, team up and play Matchmaker for each other. On Date My there's no limit to how many people you can sign up! Watch our little How It Works video here.

Don't take no for an answer

Some people can be quite hesitant to try online dating, but with Date My you can take all of the hard work out of it for them. Technology is shaping the way we find love and if you're single, it's time to get pro active about seeking a relationship.

Why you'll stick to this resolution

Why does this work? You've got your loved one excited now. It's all down to you, their love life is in your hands and you're not going to drop it like your New Year diet resolution. This resolution is here to stay, at least until you can be crowned Matchmaker of course!


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Everyone wants their loved ones to be happy and in life, no matter the times, this usually means finding love. Matchmaking is a long-standing tradition in many cultures and still exists everywhere today. Even with the most advanced technology, matchmaking will still live on as a common way of finding a relationship. People just love to meddle, help and see someone they love find happiness. 

So what are the pro's to helping your single parent find love through online dating?

1. You get to do the choosing

By taking charge of your single mum or dad’s love life, you get to do the choosing. And who knows them better than you do? You know what’s best for your single parent and you can put this into the search.  Maybe they have a habit of choosing the wrong person, or they’ve had really poor luck when it comes to relationships. You can break this pattern for them!

2. It’s hard to find someone in everyday life 

Thanks to technology, 1 in 2 people will meet through online dating by 2030. Unless you know someone at work, or your friends have single parents, finding someone suitable for your single mum or dad in every day life can be quite a challenge. Online dating and Date My makes this a lot easier!

3. It’s rewarding

Everyone loves to be the reason two people met and whenever possible, matchmakers like to slip their achievement into a friends “how we met” conversation wherever they can. It does feel great to be responsible for a couple’s happiness and it’s one of those things we like to brag about, especially if it's for a close family member!

4. You can be responsible for their happiness

Your parent raised you, supports you and now it’s time for a role reversal. You now feel a little responsible for their happiness. Their love life is in your hands and you can return the favour by setting them up on some dates.

5. You care – they will be in your life too

Because they mean a lot to you, you’re not going to set them up with any Tom, Dick or Harry. The match you may find could be your future stepfather, so the pressure is on to find someone everyone loves. This is a good thing.

Thankfully online dating makes matchmaking a whole lot easier to do! If you have a single mum or dad sign them up ondatemy.co.uk it's free!

Read more on matchmaking:

A Daughters Quest To Find Her Mum Love

Why Your Loved Ones Make The Best Matchmakers 

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We were thrilled to see Date My Mum on Channel 4 last week, a true sign that online matchmaking between families is a trend on the up, and one that really works. We’ve had lots of lovely single mums signed up since!

Danielle’s (one of the single mum’s featured on Date My Mum) dad even said, “Children know better than their parents who to pick.”

From the show, one message rang very true, "If my kids don’t get on with them, it won’t work."

So it’s a no brainer, letting the kids decide first and foremost who you should be dating could be the answer to your relationship woes. If it doesn’t work, it doesn’t matter, you’re now signed up to a dating website and the hardest part has been done for you. 

This doesn’t just apply to single parents. Have you got that one single friend/ sister / brother who continuously chooses the wrong type? It’s an unfortunate cycle we can find ourselves in, but one that is psychologically hard to break. A matchmaker can break this pattern by choosing your next date for you. 

If you need convincing, here's 3 great reasons why online matchmaking can work for you:

1. You don’t have to write your dating profile

Writing an online dating profile is up there with writing a CV! Writing about yourself can be daunting; you want to come across well, but how do you do this sincerely without blowing your own trumpet? You might end up writing something that doesn’t sound at all like you; it’s the overly modest version of you, with standard words like, outgoing. Hand it over to someone who knows you and they’ll be as boastful as they want, giving you a flattering but honest profile to feel proud of. Not only is this a nice little confidence boost, it’s also more likely to attract good matches!

2. You don’t have to do the searching

You might be exhausted with looking. Going in to online dating with this attitude will never work. You’ve tried everything, and it’s time for a different approach. Do you even know what you’re looking for? The good news is, someone else does. They can search without the pressure and hesitance that you might be feeling, or better yet, they can search with the excitement of finding you someone.

3. You don’t have to make the first move

You might like being the one who makes initial contact online, if you are, great! Others are not as confident, (even online) and might hold back from getting in touch. On Date My Matchmakers make all of the matches on behalf of you and this acts as a perfect icebreaker.

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It’s that time of the year again when couples everywhere slowly start to panic about how to display their affection for each other on Valentine’s Day. For those readers with partners, if you still haven’t decided what to get your loved one for the special day, Carvaka have put together, The Top 10 Most Sought After Valentine's Day Gifts!You'll be pleased to hear, the Number 1 Valentine's gift is accessible, and affordable. On the other hand, if Valentine's Day makes you feel a little sickly, or if you're a Valentine's cynic, take a look at the startling numbers behind the love. In 2015 we spent £1.9 billion on Valentine's Day! That is a lot of flowers.

To see the entire infographic click here.

When it comes to dining in or out, dining in wins, with the majority of people preferring a home cooked meal (21.10% of people). There's definitely something romantic about being treated to a dinner at home, even if it's an M&S meal for two. Don't be alarmed by this - the 9th most wanted Valentine's gift is, wait for it... a takeaway. Who said romance was dead?

There is, however, a small % of people that are willing to spend up to £100 on Valentine's gifts and surprises. Suddenly that Valentine's card you've bought and sealed doesn't seem to quite cut the mustard. But alas, at least it makes the Top 10 most wanted list. 

There's no getting away from the fact that Valentine's Day has become a money making machine on our highstreets, but we say it's a good thing for relationships. With our busy lives, the holiday of love can come as a welcome moment to show how much you appreciate someone, because in day to day life this can sometimes be overlooked.

Take a look at the insightful & slightly crazy, Valentine's Day Infographic, put together by Carvaka.

Have a Happy Valentines!

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This year, Valentine's Day falls on a Sunday which means for couples or singles it's actually the perfect excuse not to venture out an sit amongst other smug 2 seater tables, but to hunker down indoors and cook up a romantic meal for two. Whether this means with your partner or flatmate, who cares. Being cooked for on a date is a real romantic gesture, if you're doing the cooking, just make sure deliveroo is on speed dial for any late minute disasters. We've found 10 delicious, easy and healthy date night dinners to choose from.

1. Moroccan Prawns

2. Raspberry Coconut Mousse

3. Easy Salmon Parcels 

4. Chili Beef Ragu 

5. Honey Chicken With Braised Chicory 

6. One Pan Duck

7. Squash, ricotta and sage bake

8. Individual Chocolate Melting Pots

9. Oven Baked Kale Risotto 

10. Panna Cotta

 

 20 Facts You Didn't Know About Valentine's Day 

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