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Be On TV?

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022
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Do you want to appear in a TV doc about dating?

A warm-hearted television series is exploring how religion helps people at different life stages.  We’re looking for single Sikhs that are looking for love and based in the UK to take part in the series and we’d love to talk to people with a strong connection to the Sikh faith.  If this is you and you’ve time for a quick chat do send a message to Dean as soon as possible mentioning AsianSingleSolution.

The Five Worst Ghosting Stories

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

You’ve probably heard of the dating term “ghosting.”  It’s when you are seeing someone and you think all is going well, only for them to completely disappear.  You’ll never see or hear from them again -just like a ghost.

Ghosting isn’t a new thing.  It’s something that has always gone on, but it’s more obvious.  In the age before emails and mobile phones it was much easier to avoid someone or hide from them.  But now it’s obvious if someone stops responding.  We’ve heard of some terrible ghosting stories and here are some of the worst.



John and Heather had been together quite a while, but he was starting to wonder if she was into him as much as he was to her.  He took her away from a weekend by the sea, expecting a romantic break.  However, after dinner on the first night she went out to get some wine from a nearby shop.  He returned to the hotel to meet her, only to discover she’d packed her bags and left.



Not all ghosts are gone forever.  We heard from one lady who told us about a man she’d been dated who had ended up ghosting her.  She’s tried several times to reach out, but he blocked her from calling or seeing his social media accounts.  Strangely, he popped back about a year later apologising and saying he’d been ill.  She reluctantly agreed to give him another chance, only for the same things to happen.  When he got in touch a few months later she decided enough was enough and blocked him instead.



Sarah and Tim had been dating for 18th months and were talking about marriage.  She told him he’d have to get her Dad’s permission first. He agreed but that was the last time she ever heard from him.

Sarah did her own investigating and discovered Tim had been in a relationship the whole time they were seeing each other.



One lady went on a few dates with a man she’d met on a dating app.  They ended up having a falling out when she refused to kiss him.  She ghosted him and forgot all about him ….until she started a new job a few months later.   It turned out her new boss was the same guy she’d disappeared on.  Awkward!


5)  This one is the worst ghosting story of all.   Maria met a man in a bar and they hit it off.  He was a very mysterious type with an air of “bad boy” about him that she found attractive. He always seemed to want to meet in bars and often went missing for a few days at a time. While he was nice enough to her, everyone else seemed a bit wary or him and her friends couldn’t stand him. Eventually he went missing for good.  She only discovered the truth when she saw the front page of a local newspaper and found out he’s gone to prison for armed robbery.


If you don’t want to see someone again then it’s always better just to be honest with them.  Let them know politely that you aren’t interested in seeing them again.  That way they know they can get on with their lives and date other people.


Do you have a ghosting story of your own?   If you do – let us know!

What is your favourite pre-date song?

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

When you go to the gym you have your favourite tracks on your Ipod.

Asian Music

Asian Music

These are the songs that get your heart racing, your blood pumping and make you work just that little bit harder.  For many, this is “Eye of the Tiger” or “The Final Countdown” – show stoppers in their own right.

However, when it comes to dating it turns out that lots of people have a favourite tune which they like to play before they head out the door for a date.  They tell us that is can make them feel much more upbeat and powerful, which puts them in a positive state of mind.  If they are feeling better and happier about themselves then it’s only natural they will have a more successful dating experience.

We’ve heard that Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” is a popular one before many women head out to a singles night.  For men, it’s  “Power of Love”…the Huey Lewis and the News version. Personally, we are big fans of Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” to really amp up our moods!

Songs that have the same beats per minute as your heartbeat  ( 120 -140 BPM) are your best choices if you want to maximise the effect.  Scientists have shown that this the pace most likely to make your feel positive and energised, so who are we to argue?

So if you want to have better dates, why not download some of your favourites songs and try playing them before you head out the door?   It might make a real difference and you won’t know until you try it.  Must make sure you don’t choose a song that has a bad memory association, or you could be doing more damage than good.

If you have a favourite, please mention it as a comment at the end of this blog.  We’d love to hear what everyone else plays!
Happy dating

Single Solution

Do you have a funny dating story?

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

There’s no such thing as a bad date as at the very least you’ll have a good story to tell.


Funny Dating Stories

Funny Dating Stories


As a Dating Coach I think it’s very import that singles remember this.  Not every date is going to go perfectly, but you should learn a little from each one.  You are very fortunate that you are able to go and meet new people and try new activities and experiences. The secret is to make sure you go into each one with a positive, open minded attitude.

Things won’t always go the way you expect them to but quite often that’s when the most long lasting connections are made.  Nobody is perfect and if you are able to laugh at yourself you’ll be a much better catch!

I stopped going on dates a long time ago, but my job is making sure singles have successful ones.  I did a lot of dating when I was single and I use anecdotes to teach people how to have better dates. So I’ve put together a short story collection based on real dates that I had back in my single days. I’ve done this for your amusement and to show you even experts have odd experiences. In the end I met the “one” which just goes to show you have to keep at it.

You can download it HERE

I’m sure you’ll all have your own bizarre, strange or hilarious story then you love to tell people.
If you do have one, then please email it over to [email protected]

We’ll include the funniest ones (anonymously of course) here in the blog.  As an extra incentive we’ll be offering a lovely prize to the very best ones too

So please, don’t keep them to yourself.  We’d love to hear them and I know our readers and members would too.

Happy dating!

James Preece

The Dating Guru

The Ultimate Bad Asian Date

Monday, April 14th, 2014

There was an interesting dating story

featured in the news recently

Apparently a man went on a date with a lady he met via an online dating site.   He took her out for a few drinks and they ordered a few drinks.  At the end of the evening she she refused to split the bill or pay for anything herself.  She said she’d not brought any money as she’d assumed he’d be paying for everything.  The conversation got a little heated and he ended up stealing her phone as a way to get some of his money back.  Things got even worse when the police arrested him and the case went to court. Even though he won the case, he was still ordered to pay £1200 in costs.

This is a very sad story, but it’s one that makes you think.  It’s not uncommon for first dates to go wrong when one of the two singles thinks they are being taking advantage of.   You should be respectful to each other even if you aren’t that interested in dating or meeting again.

As a leading dating expert, I firmly believe that the man should always pay for the first date.  However, the woman must always at least make a gesture and offer to pay.  It’s just the right thing to do!  Otherwise, you’ll be seen as a money grabber and that you aren’t really interested in the other person.   At the very least,  neither of you should ever even think of leaving the house without bringing any money.  What if you have an emergency?  Do you really think everything is going to be free?   Dating is an investment and costs a little.

However…I’d love to hear what you think.

Who was in the right here?    Please add a comment with your own thoughts.  Or copy one of these to vote:

A  –  The man was right

B – The woman was right

C- They were both equally to blame


I look forward to hearing what our members things about this subject.

Happy dating!

James Preece – the Dating Guru

Twenty Top Turn Offs for Women

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Are you making a big dating mistake?

Here’s what women hate!

If you aren’t having much luck when it comes to holding down a relationship then there could be a good reason for this.  A recent survey featured the most annoying turn offs that men have.  Here are the results which you will hopefully find interesting..  See any that you are guilty of?


TOP 20 Turn Off’s for women

1. Not getting on with her family

2. Using her toothbrush

3. Leaving the toilet dirty

4. Hating her friends

5. Not being good with children

6. Being lazy

7. Having a big bushy beard that you never shave

8. Leaves nail clippings out

9. Driving like a boy racer

10. Being grumpy

11. Being a mummy’s boy

12. Using the toilet with the door open

13. Leaving dirty washing on the floor

14. Unkempt facial hair

15. Criticising her driving

16. Burping or farting

17. Not liking dogs

18. Not helping with washing up

19. Watching too much sport

20. Not helping with the cooking

Of course, nobody is perfect so if a few of these ring thrue then that’s quite acceptable.  However, if you do more than four things wrong from this list then you should do your very best to make more of an effort.

Good luck!

James Preece – The Dating Guru

The Single Solution Party

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

While the UK is gripped with Election Fever, we thought it might be fun to think what we’d do if we ran the country.

Here, for your entertainment, is the Single Solution Party Manifesto:


“A country is at its best when the bonds between people are strong and when we love each other. Today the challenges facing Singles in Britain are immense. Our society is overwhelmed by nauseating lovey dovey couples, single supplements and nagging parents. But these problems can be overcome if we pull together and work together. If we remember that we are all in this together.

Some politicians say: ‘give us your vote and we will sort out all your problems’. We say:  We can help you get more dates. More dates means more fun and more adventure.

Yes, this is ambitious. Yes,  it is optimistic. But in the end everything is just politicians’ words without you and your involvement.

How will we expect to find love unless we understand that we are all in this together? How will  you get more matches unless every single adult spreads the word about our website ? How will we revitalise the dating world unless people stop asking “When will Mr or Miss Right come to me” and start asking ‘What can I do to find them?’ Britain will change for the better when we all elect to take part, to take responsibility for our own dating lives – if we all come together. Collective strength will overpower our problems.

Only together can we can we have bigger, better singles parties. Only together can we grow the Single Solution Database.  Only Together can we teach people the secrets of what men and women really ought to know about each other. Together we can make dating work . And if we can do that, we can do anything. Yes, together we can do anything.

We promise to bring down the costs of Dating by giving every Single professional £1000 tax breaks.  We promise to end Single Supplements on holidays.  We promise to keep thinking up new ideas for our Singles Parties and to constantly innovate our Online Dating Site.  We promise to help you find a partner…..

So our invitation today is this: join us, to form a new kind of government for Britain.

Join us – the Single Solution Party. ”



Ten of the best dating headlines

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

We all know that a good headline will get your better dating results.  We’ve put together a list of the ten best openers we’ve heard so you can get an idea of what to write yourself.


1) Is this Ebay?  I’m up for auction – highest bidders only!

2) New girl on the block needs a tour guide

3) Can I ask you for directions?

4) Fabulous people deserve to be together, don’t you think?

5) Towns yet to be visited, friends in need yet to be discovered, battles yet to be fought…

6) I knew you wouldn’t be able to resist!

7) 94.5% of all statistics are fabricated

8)  This is really just shopping for guys – two of my favourite things combined!

9) Experimental cook needs food taster

10) Where’s “Clever Opening Lines for Dummies” When You Need It?

Do leave a comment with the best opening line you’ve seen as we are collecting the best ones.

James Preece – The Dating Guru

Star signs and dating

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Sometimes we need every little bit of help we can possibly get when it comes to dating.  This can mean seeking advice from every possible source, no matter how weird or wacky it can be.   For example, there are many people who do believe in star signs. We once had a lady who rang up and asked how many “Librans” we had on the database.  She’d only consider dating them as she’d been told they were compatible with her own.

So just as a bit of fun, we’ve researched which star signs come out best when it comes to dating.


Pisces (February 20 – March 21) Empathetic, openhearted and intuitive

Aries (March 21 – April 20) Their fiery nature makes them extremely irresistible and exciting.

Taurus (April 21 – May 21) Sensual person who craves physical affection and affection. Only the best will do.

Gemini (May 22 – June 22) These are the best to talk to

Cancer (June 23 – July 23) Deeply emotional and family orientated

Leo (July 23 – August 23) Love to be the centre of attention

Virgo (August 23 – September 23) They love to help others and put them first

Libra (September 23 – October 23) Librans can be the most romantic people

Scorpio (October 24 – November 22) Can be emotionally perceptive and intuitive

Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21) Impulsive and adventurous

Capricorn (December 22 – January 20): The most dependable

Aquarius (January 20 – February 19) Aquarians are the most friendly of all the star signs

Do these fit in with your dating experiences?

James Preece – The Dating Guru

Ten things never to say on a first date

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

We’ve put together a list of the ten things you should never talk about on a date;

1) You remind me of my Dad/ Mum
2) My psychic told me we’re going get married
3) Can I borrow some money?
4) I really don’t like this restaurant that much, but I wanted to use this 2-for-1 coupon before it expired
5) I used to come here all the time with my ex
6) I won’t drink much tonight because it makes me really really horny
7) Excuse me a minute. My cat gets lonely if he doesn’t hear my voice on the answering machine every hour
8) It’s sad, but I’ve come to accept that I’m never going to meet someone as clever as me.
9) I’ll try being nicer if you’ll try being better looking.
10) Are you going to change your Facebook status to “in a relationship” now?

If you’ve heard a worse one, email us at [email protected].  There will be a prize for the best ones.

While these are all to be taken with a pinch of salt, there is one thing that you genuinely should never ever talk about on a date – your ex.  You’d be amazed how many think this is an acceptable subject to bring up in conversation.  Rather than focus on your past,  spend the time talking about yourself and your date.  Find out what you have in common and use the opportunity to get to know each other.  Your relationship with your ex is over but you have the chance to start something new, so make them feel like they are the important ones now.
Happy dating,

James Preece – The Dating Guru

Dumped because of a mobile phone

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Here’s an amazing story thats was so funny and strange we wanted to share it with you.

Apparently a man called Darren in Winnipeg, Canada, was dumped this week after his girlfriend found saucy texts on his phone. The messages were things like ” Booty Call,” “Where U at” and “be there soon.”   Not surprisingly, his girlfriend was furious to find them stored on his mobile.


But all wasn’t as it seemed.  It turned out that the messages were pre-installed generic texts that came with the phone.  He took it back to the shop to complain and demand an explanation.

‘At first, we didn’t believe him,’ said shop assistant Mike Ford, “but when we looked at a couple of the same phones he bought, and found they all had the same messages.’

Darren now wants the phones to be recalled and the messages removed, to stop others from having ‘to go through the hell I’m going through.’

So the lesson to be learnt here is that the first, most obvious conclusion isn’t always the right one!
James Preece –  The Dating Guru

The worst pickup lines….ever

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

As dating experts, we’ve heard every pickup line in the book.  Here are a selection of the very worst!

1)  Can I buy you a drink so I look better?

2) Are you related to Jean-Claude Van Damme? Because Jean-Claude Van Damme you’re sexy!

3) I’d marry your cat to get in the family.

4) Can I borrow your library card? I want to check you out.

5) You know, sweetie, my lips won’t just kiss themselves..

6) Baby, you must be a broom, cause you just swept me off my feet.

7) Hey, I’m new in town. Can I get directions to your house?

8) I was wondering if you had an extra heart mine seems to have been stolen.

9) Do you have any raisins? No? How about a date?

10) You know what? Your eyes are the same color as my Porsche.

Do you know an even worse pickup line?  Email us  at [email protected] and we’ll list the best ones here!

James Preece – The Dating Guru

The Dating Invoice

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

We were sent this hilarious email that was supposedly send by a disgruntled guy after a date which we thought you might find amusing. Apparently this sort of thing does really happen! If you have a funnier email we’d love to read it!

Dating Coach

Subject: Invoice 6/12/04

Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2009 17:15:59 EDT

Dear Dana:

On June 5, you agreed to accept dinner, paid for in full, by me, based on your stated offer that we would go out again. In that you have ignored all overtures to said follow up meeting, you are hereby considered in breach of contract.

To that end, you are being invoiced for 50% of the cost of the dinner, pursuant to the offer. For the record, the offer presented you with the option of not going out again and paying for half of the dinner, or going out again and not paying at all. You accepted these terms, choosing to go out again, as stated above, but have since failed to deliver your end of the agreement. In that this was merely a promise to meet, and not a promise to marry, the agreement is binding under New York law and does not require a written agreement (i.e. statute of frauds).

Furthermore, this is absolutely not a joke.

Your share is 50% of $74.51 which is a total of $37.25. Payment in full is expected within 30 days.

You may remit to:

Andrew Goldberg

720 Greenwich Street, #4d

NY NY 10012

Is your wedding clock ticking?

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

We were very amused to read about a new bra that’s been promoted in Japan called the “Wedding Bra”

This amazing bra is aimed at single women looking for a husband. There is a large digital countdown timer on the front and small slot just below it. Apparently, the wearer sets the time to show the date they want to get married and it will then tick down the time until it runs out. The only way to stop the alarm going off is to insert an engagement ring into the slot. If you do that it will play “The Wedding March.”

While this is obviously just a PR stunt and not intended to ever be manufactured, we can’t help but think that any man would run a mile if they saw a women wearing this. It also looks like it’s been cobbled together by the team from the Japanese equivalent of “Blue Peter.” We can only hope that she doesn’t intend to travel anywhere by plane.

Jame Preece, Dating Expert for