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Author: Gina Yannotta

Bars of NYC: Matchmaker’s Picks

New York, New York. One of the most vibrant, buzzing cities in the States, if not the world.

There are creative, exciting, inspirational people by the bucket-load. You’ll never be short of places to go, things to do, sites to see – and attractive, interesting, dynamic singletons to meet!

Whether you’re on a first date or several dates in, there are a myriad of amazing bars in this crazy city, right on your doorstep. NYC’s cutting-edge mixology culture is second to none and, rightfully, world-renowned. The city also boasts some of the most incredible views you could possibly imagine for a date spot.

7 Tips to Finding Your Very Own Real-Life Prince Charming – Courtesy of a Matchmaker

As a matchmaker at an elite international matchmaking consultancy, I’m not going to go telling you that putting in a little extra effort on Tinder will miraculously find you a dragon-slaying hunk with a mansion, a yacht and an inexplicable way of winning over your notoriously picky mom.

“Get Out From Under My Feet!” – Married Men Friendship Groups (Or Lack Of)

When a (heterosexual) man gets married, it can often seem that he loses his friends. Is there any truth to this?

The Paradox of Choice in Relationships

We all yearn for new experiences, right? New adventures, new friendships, new experiences… and new relationships? It certainly seems fair to say that we all enjoy the freedom of choice when it comes to whom we are romantic with – but is it possible that sometimes there can be too many options?

Top 5 Summer Dating Tips (Courtesy of a Professional Matchmaker)

Summer is near. As a professional matchmaker, I often see a change in the wants and needs of my clients at this time of year. Here are my 5 top tips for summer dating.

Transatlantic Dating: How Much Does Dating Vary Between the US and the UK?

There are a plethora of differences, big and small, between dating customs either side of the Atlantic. It might pay to be aware of some of the potential cross-cultural roadblocks to come.

Overcoming Relationship Issues: Advice from a Matchmaker

Relationships are perhaps the most beautiful thing we can ever experience, and understanding how to address and overcome relationship issues is the key to a happy life.

4 Harmful Myths that Could Ruin Your Relationship

There are some common dating and relationship myths that are becoming increasingly widespread. They can be harmful – and we are here to squash them.

Listen up – “do’s and don’ts” of online dating

Listen to what our very own NYC COO Gina, had to say on the "do's and don'ts" of online dating.

Top 5 activity dates London & New York

It’s always much more fun and takes the pressure out of early conversations to be involved in some kind of activity when getting to know someone. Sometimes it can be hard to think of what might be good to do, so here are my top 5 activity dates on both sides of the pond.

Dating Do’s

Are you just loved by other people’s Mom’s, instantly liked by new acquaintances, and your friends think you're hilarious, but when it comes to dating you feel like an epic fail? Suddenly you’re on a date nervously start talking about your exes, catch yourself making an inappropriate joke and lose the facial muscles that make you smile? Relax, chill, do your homework and pick up my tips on dating do’s and don’ts.

Love in the City of Angels

Dating can be a tricky game. This is true no matter where you are. But dating in Los Angeles comes with its own unique set of trials and tribulations.

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