Archive for November, 2014

Sixty Second Asian Dating Tip

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Your time is short and you want to spend it on dating rather than reading.


So to help, here is today’s 60 Second Dating Tip.  We are bringing this to you in association with our resident Dating Coach, James.

Question:   Is it better to have lots of photos on your online dating profile or just one?

Answer:  You should aim to have 3 of 4 photos maximum.

Full Answer:   Your dating profile isn’t Facebook so you don’t need to have a huge amount of images on it. In fact, if you have too many then this can actually work against you. That’s because some people look for way to rule you out or eliminate you. Perhaps one of your photos make you look a bit bigger than others or has you looking a bit glum.  So you’ll get rejected based on that one, ignoring the fact you have other fantastic shots in your album.  Some people are just like that unfortunately and it’s their issue rather than yours. Keep it to three or four and they’ll have less to judge you on.

Your main photo needs to be a clear headshot which means just your head an shoulders, nothing more. Make sure you look happy and positive – someone worth meeting.  You can then add a full body shot and one of you doing something active.  Perhaps cycling, strolling through a park or going about your daily job.  If it looks interesting then it’s worth including.

The golden rule is that too many photos is still much better than having none at all though!


Happy dating!
James Preece

The Dating Guru

Ten Dating Facts you won’t believe

Monday, November 17th, 2014

As a Dating Expert, I come across lots of very useful dating information.


(Image courtesy of Michal Marcol, /


Here are some of the one that will really make you think!


1)   Most people are fine to kiss on a second date.

2)  One in Three people who use online dating sites have never actually met up with anyone.

3) The average amount of dates as singleton has to go on before they end up getting married is 100

4) A Rabbi invented speed dating in 1999 as a way to bring his Jewish community together.

5) The most common break up period is between three to five months.  So you can rest easy if you get past that!

6) A woman makes up 80% of her first impressions of a man by the way he stands.

7)  91% of men are comfortable with a woman asking them out first.

8) People who have an animal in one of their dating profile photo pictures get the most dates.

9) 50% off all singles have not had a date in the last two years.

10) One in six online daters also prefer to “virtually” end a relationship, either by email or text.

Do feel free to add your own thoughts and comments to this.


Happy Dating!

James Preece – The Dating Guru

Dating Guru’s Mailbag: How do I move on?

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Here is our latest dating problem, answered by our Dating Expert

Happy couple dating

“Dear James, I do hope you can help me.  I’ve been single for a few years now as I can’t get over my last partner.  I thought we were so perfect together and when we  split up it just broke my heart.  I still don’t really know why he dumped me.  I’ve had a few dates but nobody else can compare so I’m tired of it all.  What can I do?  R”

Hi R,

Thank you for your email. It sounds to me like you still have a few unresolved issues from your past. It’s not fair that they didn’t give you the real reasons they ended it, but sometimes it’s better that way.  Almost everyone has some sort of bad breakup, so please don’t feel that you are on your own.

The reason that you can’ t move on is because you are using your ex as a reference point. This is completely understandable, as that’s what you are used to.  Your memories and experiences are based around everything you did with them.  So you life seems a little empty now.

I do have some good news for you:  I PROMISE you that one day you will some even better than your ex.  It may not seem like it now, but in time you’ll realise that I’m right.

What you need to do is just get yourself out there and start meeting new people.  Be open to new experiences and give other singles a chance.  OK, they might not be a carbon copy of your ex. But remember that relationship didn’t work out anyway!

Everyone you meet has something new to offer you and make your life new interesting.  Start dating again by trying our online dating site or booking a few of our Asian singles events. Once you have some fun things to look forward to, you will be able to stop thinking about your past and concentrate on your future instead.

Good luck!



If you have your own dating dilemma that you’d like help with, please email us at [email protected]

Our Dating Expert will reply to the best ones on the blog



New Feedback and Successes

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

We’ve had a great month on our Asian dating site



Here are a few of the latest emails we’ve had from our Asian members:


” I met my now girlfriend through the site about 6 months ago and things are going great so thank you!”SS

“It think it’s great “JP

“I met someone on your dating site, and am no longer single
Feed back : thank you for the service ” BB

“I really enjoyed being on the website.” SJ

“I met someone on your dating site, and am no longer single
Feed back : Good site:)” MJ

“The service is excellent and very user friendly” SJ

“I think the website and events are a very good way of meeting like minded people.” BJ

“You guys do a great job”

“Very good service.” KK

“Great website – easy to use and many different people using it.” PB

“Much better reputation than some other dating services” MT

“This website has been great help. Met some lovely people” MS

“I met someone on your dating site, and am no longer single
Feed back : Service is great JG

If you have your own feedback or succes that you’d like to share with us, please drop us an email to [email protected]


Happy dating!

James, Paul and Meera