Friday, 18 January 2013

RSVP Valentine's Ball

Valentine's is just around the corner and here at RSVP we are expecting love to be in the air at our exclusive Valentine's Ball!

After receiving some fantastic feedback and watching so many of our members enjoy themselves at last year's Valentine's party, we thought it best to arrange another black tie event.

The newly refurbished Holiday Inn, Weldon, Northamptonshire is the setting for our much anticipated Valentine's Ball, and if last year's event is anything to go by then this is most defiantly an evening not to miss!

RSVP members attending the event will enjoy a sumptuous three course meal followed by dancing until the early hours.

There is even an opportunity to enjoy other members company further with a relaxed Sunday morning stroll along the picturesque Welland Valley, taking in some fantastic views of Harringworth Viaduct.

There's also the option of stopping off for a bite to eat at the George and Dragon pub, in nearby Seaton before it's time pick up your bags and head home.

If you can't make this event don't worry as their are some fantastic events coming up in the January - March 2013 calendar for RSVP dating and singles events members. So why not kick start your new year by attending some events and meeting fellow like minded singles?

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Dating: the science

Guest post from Harriet Barnett of Nottingham Trent University:

RSVP is one of the most successful dating agencies that has an abundance of success stories from members, but what makes these relationships so successful? My name is Harriet Barnett, I am a psychology student from Nottingham Trent University in my third year conducting my final year project into what factors make relationships successful. I am hoping to find several factors that support previous literature showing that factors such as intimacy, trust and similarity - to name a few - contribute to this.

Very kindly, RSVP have allowed me to interview several of their previous members who have now met their partner. These short interviews are then transcribed and analysed and will be presented anonymously in my report, which is proving a delightful task at the moment – one I know many of my fellow third years would look at me strangely for saying! The interview – or as I prefer to call it – casual chat – includes questions regarding the formation and maintenance of the relationship as well as the features of a relationship that ‘make it work’.

Once the report has been completed and I have finished my third year (a terrifying thought at this moment in time!) in the summer, I will be presenting my anonymised findings to RSVP, who will no doubt pass them on in this blog! Meanwhile, if you have any questions or thoughts please feel free to share them with me through the RSVP contact page; it’d be a pleasure to hear from you!