Category Archives: The International: Dating Around the Globe

Five First Date Fears You Have to Get Over

Picture the scene. An attractive woman arrives at a restaurant ready to meet a blind date. Stepping into the candlelit room she is greeted with a smile and little quip that puts her at ease. It’s baking hot outside, but cool where they sit.  Her date feeds her morsels while smoothly ordering champagne. She laughs till her sides ache then they kiss. In the real world of first dates, there are sadly a few obstacles thrown in our paths to panic or disrupt the romantic tone. Do you tend to sweat profusely when nervous? Do you freeze up on the spot and find yourself grappling for chat? Do you worry they can see your flaws? Read more

First Kiss: The Dating Experiment. Is chemistry enough?

Has anyone out there not seen the First Kiss video?  A US clothing brand got 20 people together and filmed them kissing for the first time in front of a camera. It was mesmerising, steamy and quite beautiful. However, the people doing the kissing were models, actors and singers - extremely good looking and not exactly a genuine representation of how awkward, messy, or intimate a first kiss with someone can be. Read more

Dating around the globe First stop: London

First stop:

The Hotel Bar Crawl in London

There was a time when dating in a hotel bar was considering classy. An old fashioned gent would invite his date to share a martini under the glistening chandelier, as a pianist tinkled away in the background and the European concierge dimmed the lights. But somewhere along the way the traditional hotel experience got lost and bling palaces like the W set a new tone and expectation for hotel bars. Everything became a lot shinier, a lot louder and a touch less romantic. But in London, there are still a few bastions of old school glamour to be found. These hotel bars make for great dating for the following reasons: they choose classical over house music, the cocktails are pricey but potent, and there’s seldom an obnoxious crowd to distract from the date. Read more