Well, as all of you know, I am a hopeless romantic and also not very lucky in the department of love. So I was quite taken aback last weekend when a male friend asked my help on Dating advice. Yikes here’s me who completely read the retard in shining tinfoil incorrectly but oh well let’s see. The 1st question I was asked was my thoughts on Dating Sites..
Well been there done that got the Tshirt but its not for me, I did suggest to the friend to sign up on one of them and give it a try, I mean you never know. So the friend tried this but was not to impressed with the sites. And then came question two: How attractive am I ? (From a ladies point of view) and what can I do to improve myself ??
Before I continue, here is a lil background on the friend. He is well educated, easy to get along with, able to hold conversations, dresses well, enjoys good food and wine. I mean, he has a lot going on but for me I think its his self confidence.
So my mission for March is going to help my friend boost his confidence and hopefully find a gf 🙂
Wish me luck!
In keeping with the theme of Love Month and all my personal dramas that went down , I decided to explore a different train of thought. After re reading my favourite book I thought “arranged marriages”.
Instantly I know you are cringing reading this BUT, stop and listen to what I am getting at. Traditionally in many Eastern cultures and religions, arranged marriages are the norm where the bride and the groom literally meet on the day of their wedding . These matches were made by parents and astrologers. Most of these marriages do actually work as a suitable spouse is found for you according to your background – but not always. Love marriages on the other hand.. well, they too go 50/50 in terms of working.
Mum always says “What happens when love flies out the back door ?”.
So all this got me thinking, here’s me, 30-something , returned from London 4 years ago, don’t have a big social circle and not into clubbing. I work odd hours – 12 midday to 7pm and work in an environment that doesn’t allow me to meet anyone suitable. Everyone I know is married, taken or gay lol. So how does a single girl meet a decent single guy??? Yes I have tried online dating. It’s rather scary with plenty perverts with fake profiles.
Then I thought why not consider arranged marriage with a modern twist.. Who knows us better than anyone else??? Our friends and family – they know our likes, dislikes and our dreams so why not ask them to be matchmakers? They would suggest potential suitors for you to meet for coffee and prior to this would be calls and emails and then its up to the couple to pursue this match or not.
So no its not arranged marriage but arranged dating. I am rather open to this option 🙂
Anyone out there will to take on this challenge and help me in my quest ?
A few days ago I was sent an email about a new South African based dating site. A few days ago I was not looking at dating as I was rather preoccupied with a retard in tinfoil masquerading as my knight in Shining Armour. So I discarded the email as I am still not ready, but thought I would share this gift with my readers.
So what is The Dating Circle ??
In todays’ fast moving world, it’s becoming rather difficult to meet someone. We are all rushing around 24/7 with work, family and social events, and then not to forget, most of our time in spent online in the Techno world of Social Media. So hence the idea of The Dating Circle was born. It makes sense to combine dating with Technology. The site is based in South Africa so yes you don’t need to chat to/fall in love with someone a million miles away.
So, why choose The Dating Circle?
- Live Chat
- Private Messages
- Unlimited Photos
- Favourite Users
- Free Gifts available to give to other users.
- A safe and secure site
And its affordable :
5 different membership options:
- 7 Days @ R70
- 1 Month @ R140
- 3 Months @ R315
- 6 Months @ R630
- 12 months @ R1260
2 Secure Payment Methods:
So what are you waiting for! Join The Dating Circle and make the circle bigger. Go on check out the site here. http://www.thedatingcircle.co.za
The Dating Circle has kindly offered 3 of my readers a free 3 month subscription to the site. So all you singletons out there give this a try and let me know.
TO WIN you need to tweet this “I would love to make the @TheDatingCircle bigger with @verushka143”
You need to follow both too. Closing date 23 February 2014