The Benefits of Local Online Dating Sites

In that most romantic of months, it sometimes seems that everyone is part of a couple. Every shop we enter is currently festooned with red hearts and balloons, cute cuddly toys emblazoned with messages of love, and greeting card shops and those dedicated to the sale of chocolates and flowers have become virtual no go areas. Even supermarkets are getting in on the act with their dine in for two meal deals specifically aimed at romantics or may have to stay in on Valentine’s Day, but still want to celebrate their love. Clearly it is not the best time to be single.

But many people are currently single and looking for love. This can be for a whole range of reasons, from divorce and separation, to the losing of a partner, to just not meeting the right person. And although it is true to say that many embrace their single status, and are perfectly happy just the way they are, there are others who would actually love to find a special person to share their life with. From Oxfordshire singles, to the lovelorn of Scotland, from those scanning the Berkshire Dating sites, to those looking for love in London, the good news is that the use of a free dating site could make being alone and lonely a thing of the past.

Online dating sites have seen their popularity rise in recent years, and the good news is that you can often find a site that is specifically aimed at the area where you live, rather than the more generic sites. This means that you may be able to meet the perfect person for you who may not be living a million miles away, someone you can meet locally rather than having to travel a great distance, which may have you moving out of your comfort zone. If you are looking for Cheshire Dating, or want to focus on Cambridge Dating Sites, you should have no problem finding sites for just that.

Meeting people in recent times had become more popular due to the rise of people working from home, and the closure of so many pubs and clubs, traditional ways to meet people outside your own current social circle. Online dating gives you the opportunity to choose someone who you both like the look and sound of, someone who has the same hobbies and interests as you do, and allows you to reject those that you feel wouldn’t be suitable, giving you an element of control. The site also helps you to find more compatible matches, but you can still do all this at your own pace, you may chose not to meet up immediately and to chat online, or on the telephone for a while first.

Online dating can also be a godsend for those who are shy, or have been out of the dating scene for a while and feel a little nervous or rusty in this regard. Having the opportunity to build up some sort of rapport before you meet a person in person is something that could really help in developing a more long lasting friendship, or something more romantic.

Whatever your reasons for online dating, isn’t it time you took the plunge?

Why Online Dating Could Be For You

If you are currently single, but not enjoying the fact, then 2018 could be the year your decide to make a change. Meeting new people who live in your area and are also looking for love or companionship is now easier than ever thanks to the rise in online dating sites that can match you up to someone who meets your criteria and could be your perfect partner.

It no longer matters where you live, there is sure to be a site out there that serves your area and matches you with people who don’t live a thousand miles away. This is true whether you are looking for single women in the Borders, or hoping to find Nottingham singles of either sex. Online dating can help you find love without having to be part of the local singles scene, something that doesn’t appeal to everyone. You can also avoid speed dating, or just clinging on to the hope that you might meet someone during your day to day life.

Online dating on the rise

So, why is online dating on the rise? It does seem to be harder to find love in the way that used to be the case. Traditional meeting places like pubs are becoming becoming rarer in that traditional sense, with most local pubs being family friendly places to enjoy food, or traditional style ‘boozers’ which women tend to avoid. In addition, the rise of people working from home means less opportunities to find love in the workplace, with people no longer mixing with other people on a day to day basis. This has led to more people trying out dating sites, something which used to have a stigma attached, but no longer have this, becoming a normal way to meet new people.

No Age Issues

There are no age restrictions when it comes to online dating, so for those looking for companionship in their golden years this is great news. Lancashire dating site Olderdating, caters specifically for the older generation who are looking for love, this can be due to the loss of a partner, or a divorce. It shows that being in your senior years does not mean that you have to be alone.

Where you live – no problem.

Where you live should not be an issue when it comes to finding love, dating sites cover every area of the country. This means that if you want to find Manchester dating sites this isn’t a problem. Google dating Essex and you will find a match. Even if you don’t live in a major city you will be able to find a site that should help you.

No Strings Dating

Of course, you may not be looking for a long term partnership but merely casual acquaintances and this can be catered for and is perfectly acceptable too. If you want no strings dating you can find it.

Are you looking for romance in 2018?


Taking a little inspiration from La Redoute and the Language of Love

A brand new Ad campaign from stylish French brand La Redoute has been launched this week, with a real emphasis on telling your most cherished loved ones how you feel about them. Called ‘The language of love’, it features the rather gorgeous Mr La Redoute, aka French model and actor Florent Thevenot, delivering a series of beautiful messages of love, in French, to a whole range of women, messages that actually come from special people in their lives, from spouses and partners, sons and daughters, even a godmother and a god-daughter.

The inspiration for the campaign comes from some rather sad statistics about how often British people actually tell someone that they love them. It seems we Brits really are restrained when it comes to expressing our feelings, and although 82% of us would love to hear the words ‘I love you; every single day, the reality is only 30% of us actually say it that often. We assume that those closest to us know how we feel, and so the words are not needed. La Redoute is encouraging us to stop keeping those feelings to ourselves, and let those closest to us know how we feel. To be a little more like the passionate, expressive French.

So here goes…

I’m not sure that I tell my other (better) half Peter just how much I love him, and how special he is to me. I certainly don’t tell him enough. This year was a special one for us, we celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary, but 20 years since the day we met (20th June 1994). The twenty years have had ups and downs, fabulous highs and terrible lows, but I really couldn’t imagine spending the rest of my life with anyone but him, I want us to grow old disgracefully together. Nobody knows me like Pete does and no one loves me like he does. And it is totally reciprocated.


Train selfie on the way to see Kate Bush.

Wednesday night was a very special one for us. I hit the big 4-0 this year and Pete treated me to tickets to see Kate Bush. I adore Kate and her music – it was the absolute perfect present, the truly grand gesture. Pete, however, is not the greatest fan, and admitted he knew just three songs from the set list. But sometimes it is the smallest gesture that can bring the lump to the throat, and when Pete squeezed my hand when Kate sang my favourite song ‘Running up that hill’. that’s exactly what happened. He knew how much hearing that song live would mean to me. He was happy because I was happy – and I guess that’s what love is all about.


Why don’t you take a minute to tell someone how much you love them today?