datingAll you need is love – it is a sentiment that has been echoed by countless pop songs, novels, and Hollywood blockbusters, but finding true love and then keeping hold of it, is a lot more complicated than it seems. Luckily we are here to help and to give you a list of our top tips for transforming your love life in an instant.

Expand Your Horizons

Look for love in places you wouldn’t have usually considered. Do you usually meet potential partners in your local bar after one or two many whiskies? Then have a change of scenery, take up a new hobby, join a new class at the gym or go for a coffee in a different part of town. Love can appear in the most unlikely of places so expand your world and explore what you have been missing out on.

Look For Love in Your Friendship Circle

The term ‘friendzone’ has become a buzzword in recent times, but don’t let it put you off. The basis of a healthy and lasting relationship is friendship, so where better to look for love than with someone you already know? Don’t discard your friends as potential love matches as who knows; you could be passing up on a long lasting romantic partnership.

Focus On First Impressions

On average, it takes 12 minutes for someone to decide if they are romantically interested in another person, so ensure that every second of your first meeting counts. Smile, be polite, make eye contact and be sure to hang on every word that your date says. One tiny slip-up could result in a negative perception, and you may not be lucky enough to get a second chance.

Choose Your Location Wisely

When planning a date, make sure that is something memorable and original where you both have a chance to talk and get to know each other where you won’t be able to hear each other or connect properly. Ditch the cliched cinema date and avoid noisy restaurants or crowded bars. Consider options like a picnic in the park, an art gallery or something truly original like a trip to the zoo or a dance class. Make the woman you are dating interested in going our with you for all the right reasons.