Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Being different is good for your dating life

At RSVP singles club and introductions agency, many of our members have busy professional lives and are successful in the respective fields. To climb to the top of the career ladder, you have to be a forward thinking individual but does being non-conformist do anything for your love life?

A study recently published by the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin was designed to test the assumption that women like non-conformist men while men like conformist women. In actual fact, it was found that both genders prefer partners who stick out a bit and voice their opinions rather than following the crowd. Mic commented on these findings in a recent article by illustrating how it is better to be like Elizabeth Bennet from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice than her complacent sister Jane.
Elizabeth is feisty and not afraid to speak her mind and is attractive in her happiness to do her own thing. Unlike other ladies of the time, Elizabeth was happy to trample through muddy fields by foot instead of taking a carriage.

In our modern times, muddy walking might not be seen as the height of individuality but it is a lot of fun! The 30 RSVP singles events every month feature a variety of activities, including a different Sunday walk every week, rain or shine where there is plenty of opportunity to get your boots muddy like Elizabeth Bennet! If that’s not your thing, we also have a range of adrenaline-boosting events from Helicopter Lessons to Indoor Skydiving, which surely give you the chance to stick out from the crowd, whilst being great fun at the same time. Request a sample RSVP singles events calendar today. 

Friday, 3 April 2015

Voicemails and dating

As a responsible dating agency and singles club, at RSVP we always aim to equip our members with what it takes to get the best from dating. And, at some point in many dating scenarios, you’re likely to have to make contact with your potential date by phone.

If you type into your favourite search engine anything connected with “dating” and “voicemails”, you will find a multitude of self-help articles, forums and postings ranging from expressing anxiety to the simple how-tos. In this communication-savvy age of social media, it’s surprising that there is still so much worry about leaving voicemails, technology that has been around since the 1970s.
Perhaps due to the surplus of different methods of communication, the need to leave voicemails has declined, and this is even true in the business world, with many like Michael Brandenburg writing blog posts about the waning moon of voicemails and how phone calls are normally anticipated due to a preliminary form of communication coming first.

At RSVP we advise our members to manage that first contact with their matches. Once the RSVP matching team has selected the match and gained permission from both parties to give one of them a phone number, some of our new members may be baffled as to how to proceed, until they read our members guide. The advice we give is to always send a nice friendly text to the other person to introduce yourself and to arrange a good time to call. After all, many of our members are busy working professionals, and it is considerate to find a time when both people are able to give their attention to the phone call, which ideally would be the first of many. The other upside of this is that by texting first, you can avoid the dreaded voicemail!