Archive for January, 2012

Making them stick

Monday, January 30th, 2012

How are your 2012 resolutions going?

Here’s how to make them work.
Many of us make resolutions at the start of the new year.  Singles often decide that now is the time they want to meet someone.

The trouble is that as the days tick by then it becomes harder and harder.  Life gets in the way and the best intentions are forgotten.

But…..we don’t want that to happen to you!   As a Dating site we can make it really easy for you to meet wonderful singles, just as long as you put a little bit of effort in.

Here are our top three tips to make sure you stick to you goals:

1) Write down your plans.  The very act of writing them down proves you mean it.  Write up a shopping list about all the qualities you are looking for in a partner, then set out a plan and timetable.  I.e  I will message five people each day for the next month.

2) Make sure the goals are realistic and achievable.  That means you are more likely to achieve them.  So don’t aim to high or bite of more than you can chew.

3) Tell your friends.  If you discuss your plans then they can help.  They’ll also be able to keep you motivated and focused.

Good luck!

James Preece – The Dating Guru

Lose the Sunglasses

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

I’ve seen a recent increase in “sunglasses” photos

So here’s why you should avoid this big mistake.


Sunglasses photos are a bad idea at the best of times, which is why we have a “no sunglasses” policy on main photos.  Despite this ( and despite a clear illustration when uploading) , lots of people still ignore this. I find this all very odd, especially as we are now in Winter!

So what’s so bad about it?. Well, sunglasses hide your eyes and part of your face. The eyes are very important when it comes to both trust and attraction.  To hide the eyes is therefore potentially misleading.
Other users are entitled to see what you really look like otherwise, it could just lead to disappointment later for both parties. I am sure you would be disappointed to turn up on a date and the other person did not resemble the photo.

A dating site is partly about trying to get attention but this must not be achieved by using props or accessories. In order for everyone to have a fair chance, and to ensure that our website is regarded as high quality, all the main photos must be reasonably consistent so that what differentiates the photos is peoples real true features, not props. Hence the main photo must be a head-shot and no sunglasses.

The bottom line is this: Please do not choose an image with sunglasses as your main profile image or will get suspended.

You can have sunglasses in other shots in your album.

Good luck!

James Preece – The Dating Guru


Another success story!

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Congratulations to our latest couple

The perfect way to end 2011

We love hearing all your success stories, so please do let us know if you make a match!

Here is what V had to say about :

“I really appreciate the service you have provided, it opened up an avenue for me to meet her which I wouldn’t have otherwise had! I simply couldn’t ask for a better person to have joined my life. ”

Could you be next?

If you’ve got your own success story please let us know and we’ll send you a bottle of champagne to celebrate! Email us at [email protected]

Happy dating,


James Preece – The Dating Guru

New Year, New Opportunities

Friday, January 6th, 2012

The start of a new year is the best time for dating.

So make sure make the most of it!

It’s the start of a new year…again.   The time when we all reflect on our lives and make a resolution to sort them out once and for all.  For some of us, this means working on our love lives and finally doing something to start meeting new people.

If this is you, you are certainly in the right place.  January is the busiest time of year for the Asian Single Solution as we have many new members who are also looking for the same thing.

As we have lots of new readers to the blog, here are some quick tips:

1) Make sure you have a great profile and a brilliant photo.   Otherwise nobody will know where to find you!

2) Do take a paying membership.  There’s no point having a basic account as it’s like having a lovely car and not putting any petrol in it.  It won’t get you anywhere.

3) Be proactive.  Don’t wait for others to find you, but take the initiative to contact the people you like the look of.  That way YOU do the choosing and are in control.

4) Sign up for some events.  Our amazing parties are legendary and really are the best way to meet new dates and new friends very quickly. Don’t worry if you’re a bit nervous as we have the best hosts in the business to look after you.

5) Don’t give up.  It might take a few dates to meet Mr or Miss Right or it might take 80.  If you stop at 79 you’ll never know how close you were.


Happy dating,

James Preece – The Dating Guru