Flirty Dancing

Flirty Dancing

If you love Strictly Come Dancing and you love dancing yourself and you are looking for inspiration for your own dating experiences, then you are going to love the latest Channel 4 dating show. Ashley Banjo (a dance choreographer) is playing cupid in this new show...
Women over 50 too old to date

Women over 50 too old to date

I was as amazed as the rest of the world to hear that the media had given any attention to French author Yann Moix saying he would be ‘incapable’ of loving a woman aged 50 or more…. despite being 50 himself. Yann Moix told Marie Claire magazine that...
The Art of flirting – Part 2

The Art of flirting – Part 2

Guest Article by Peter Spalton – The Dating DoctorPeter Spalton was one of our speakers at the 2018 Dating Academy and presented a wonderful session on the Art of Seductive Flirting. He then gave us some accompanying notes – from which this article has been written....
What a difference using an expert makes

What a difference using an expert makes

What a difference using an expert makes! As you may know I’ve been running friends1st since 1999 now – and since about month six of having started the business, I’ve always had staff working for me. Now as any of you that run your own businesses will know, staffing...
The importance of listening

The importance of listening

Dating Lesson – The Importance of Listening Did you play the childhood game called “Chinese Whispers”? Listening is one of the most powerful social skills in our possession, and despite early lessons (or games) on its importance, mastering it can take a...