Getting Ready For a First Date

I am quite meticulous when it comes to planning a date… what to wear, what to go, more importantly who actually to meet.

Being a busy, work at home, single mum my time is precious and I simply cannot just drop what I am doing to meet a man on a spontaneous whim unfortunately.

Though I digress! When it comes to getting ready, I try to plan for a week in advance (this is obviously taking into consideration that the date is a week in advance!) and will know exactly what I am wearing for any eventuality.

Jeans are always a staple in my wardrobe. They can easily be dressed up or down, ready for any occasion. More importantly I love my jeans and feel ridiculously comfy in them. Feeling comfortable will help you feel at ease and this will be conveyed through your body language. Wear an outfit you would not normally wear and you will be very self conscious.

Jewellery, such as the reasoning behind feeling at ease with what you are wearing, if you do not tend to wear jewellery, do not go for the bling look. I tend to keep it to a minimum with the exception of a time piece… not something I wear on daily basis, my watch is a definite special occasion piece. It’s always good to keep a track of how long you have been on the date, always leave them wanting more! If this has given you the urge to buy a new watch then have a look at The Watch Hut for inspiration!

Scent. The phrase more is less certainly comes into play here. It’s best not to spray too much scent on yourself as you certainly do not want your date choking on your fragrance before they can actually see you. Certainly one way to leave a lasting impression, so keep it light and breezy and don’t feel forced to wear a fragrance if this is not something you usually do.

Going out there and having fun is the main point of any date. I’ve certainly had my fair share of memorable first dates… even if it does not go well, it will certainly make for fantastic gossip between friends!

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Right Back At Square One… AGAIN!

Here I am, staring at my computer screen, with my phone beeping away constantly. The thought of turning my phone off completely  is so appealing right now, but in reality I know I cannot… just in case I am needed and for that one moment I am not available.

After a tumultuous, ridiculously confusing couple of weeks, I have found myself back in the rat race that is dating… more specifically online dating. Quite frankly my head is screwed, nothing has made any sense and still doesn’t, but I need to literally get back on the horse and ride the shizzle out of it again. Only time will tell if I’m rushing into it too quickly. The old clichés of taking time out for me have become slightly old and tiring and I’m too stubborn to sit around twiddling my thumbs.

My phone book has doubled in size in a week and I am getting to the point where I am forgetting what people do, how old they are, their height etc… that’s not good right?! Well, it kind of is… it shows I am speaking to a wide net of people and surely one will be deemed worthy of my precious time?

I’m just feeling like my heart isn’t quite in it yet, everyone is boring me, no-one is appearing to challenge me enough. I guess I just don’t know what I want from love any more. I’m not willing to settle for second best and my penchant for playing with fire does not help.

I have several dates lined up… with several men. I know full well it’s all going to go wrong, this is me we are talking about, anything and everything that can happen generally happens to me. The timing of recent events have proved that for sure and have placed me right back at square one again. My cross to bear and I will end this post with a tune that gets my through it and with a cliché I’ve also heard too many times… ‘you live and learn…’ Check out Sim’s Life for other posts!

Bridget Jones – Mad About The Boy



My lovely friend, who has just won a holiday and will therefore be leaving me on my own for a week recently leant me her copy of the latest Bridget Jones instalment.

All I can say is WOW! The diary extracts could quite easily have come from my own diary… if I actually wrote one! It seems it is not just me who has problems in the dating world… well online dating world… but also the fictional character that is Bridget Jones!

The most iconic singleton ever, the book delves into Bridget’s life AFTER marriage with Mark Darcy… I will not give too much away. I am a great believer in the fact you need to read it for yourself and find out what is going on… but the one rule I have, that also the book follows is…

‘Don’t text whilst drunk’… never a truer statement said or written!