We chatted to four people about dating apps,
going solo and finding love
It's February, so love is in the air
And with an abundance of dating
sites and apps, from Bumble to
Tinder, now available, it's never been didn't seem to appreciate that
easier to meet new matches. But
what exactly is the state of dating in interesting. Sometimes, I'll be
the modern age? Our panel of four
people two who are in relationships 'We're only having a good time
and two who are single got together because I'm here making this fun
to discuss the path to true love...
I get quite excited about everything
and I'm passionate-I like that part
of me. l've dated guys before who
Rae: l've been in love at first
sight 10 times over when I used
to go on a night out!
What's your ideal date night?
Lizzie: l'm always banging on
about restaurants I want to try,
Sam: I want someone who's
on a date with a guy and I'll think
one and surprised me. That would
for the both of us. Can you make
me laugh, please?"
Ellie: I love having a night in. Getting
some wine, cooking and eating
dinner together. To me, that's perfect.
Rae: I like going to a nice restaurant
and, as I live by the seaside, there's
nothing better than a stroll along
Valentine's Day is almost upon us. Do Rae: I agree! On my first date with
you have any plans for the big day? Mark, we were sitting next to a
Rae: My other half Mark will probably couple who were obviously bored
take me away somewhere. Two
months after we started dating
he took me to Budapest that's
the sort of romantic thing he does
Ellie: I think the longer you've been who interests you
with someone, the less of a big deal
Valentine's Day becomes. My partner Or love at first sight?
Steve and I will probably just get
a takeaway and stay at home
Sam: It's a really good night to
go out if you're single because
everyone's looking to get a snog
Lizzie: I actually have an appointment world, so maybe more...
with the dental hygienist!
What do you- or did you look
with each other, whereas we were
chatting non-stop. I thought: That
was me six months ago with my third What's your chat-up line?
husband. You need to find someone Sm: I don't have a set line, but
I sometimes pretend I know
someone from somewhere. They
Do you believe in soulmates?
Sam: I believe in soulmates, but
I do believe there's more than one
out there for everyone. Definitely
about 10 each but then there
out how they know you and
eventually, they'll give up trying to
place you and just chat normally
It's a good ice-breaker
Lizzie: On the Bumble app, the
woman has to comment first, so I try
to mention something specific from
the person's profile because Hi' is
really boring, isn't it? In real life, I'd
try to comment on something they
were doing, like ordering a drink.
Ellie: Yes, even if someone had a
really cringe-worthy chat-up line that
made me laugh, l'd probably be more
seven billion people in the
Lizzie: I don't believe in love at first
sight, but you can have infatuation
and then fall in love and become
friends. I guess that's the closest
you come to having a soulmate
8 for in a partner?
Ellie: think it's nice to find a good
friendship; you need to genuinely
get on. But you don't have to be
exactly the same as each other.
My boyfriend's quite sociable and
I'm like the biggest homebody ever meet someone who interested than if they just said hi
but he brings out my social side
What do you make of dating apps?
Lizzie: I would like to meet someone
who loves what I love about myself
Rae: Dating is so much easier
now because of all the apps out
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