June 26, 2014

very easy going and caring person

I am a very easy going and caring person. I get along easily with people. I love the simple things in life and take pride in not being a ‘high maintenance chick’! Have loads of my own interests and enjoy spending time on my own.

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May 28, 2014

THE TOP 10 MOST INFLUENTIAL UK SINGLE PARENT BLOGS

THE TOP 10 MOST INFLUENTIAL UK SINGLE PARENT BLOGS

 

One quarter of UK families with dependent children is headed by a single parent. Want to read some of their stories online?  Here’s our round up of the UK’s very best single parent bloggers…

By Julie Hodister

 1.     Jack Monroe

Essex girl Jack, began writing her now famous blog, A Girl Called Jack, in 2012, in response to a local councilor who claimed, ‘druggies, drunks and single mums are ruining the High Street.’  Now cult reading, she posts about the realities of lone parenting, job-seeking and managing on a very limited food budget.  Her blog was picked up by UK national press, and she had her first cookbook, ‘A Girl called Jack,’ published in February 2014, with her second one due out later in 2014. She is now a regular commentator and columnist in UK media and an active food poverty campaigner.

Check out www.agirlcalledjack.com

 2.     Emily @ My Shitty Twenties

Winner of several Blog Awards, including one from Gingerbread.org.uk (the go-to site for single parents), Emily blogs about her single life with her son.  She says she started writing when she wanted to “find something funny in a crap, banal day.” Now also writing her soon-to-be-published book, My Shitty Twenties is a great blog for discussions on, as Emily puts it, “the dingy lows and the soaring highs” of being a single parent.

Read Emily at http://myshittytwenties.co.uk

 3.     Ian Newbold

Ian’s been blogging at Single Parent Dad since he was widowed in 2005. Dad to a little boy, Ian posts about his experiences raising his son alone. His blog has been incredibly popular and is a recommended read on parentdish.co.uk. His readers recently learned that Ian is getting married, but says, “For now I plan to churn out the same nonsense I’ve done since the creation of Single Parent Dad.”

Read Ian at http://www.singleparentdad.blogspot.com

 4.     Jo Beaufoix

Voted Made for Mummy’s Best Mummy Blogger, Jo writes funny poems and stories about being a single mum to her two girls, at Jo Beaufoix. Jo also reviews books, toys, days out and fashions on her blog, as well as running competitions for readers to win all manner of goodies.

Check out www.jobeaufoix.com

 5.     Benjamin Brooks-Button

Young widowed father, Ben, opens up about life as a single dad on his blog Life as A Widower, which he began writing two months after his wife’s tragic death. Within months his blog gained media attention, a devoted UK and international audience, received in excess of half a million views and won a blogging award for making people pay attention to an issue that, as Ben says, “could, ultimately, touch any parent”. His book, about father and son surviving loss, ‘It’s Not Raining Daddy, It’s Happy,’ is available at Amazon.

Read Ben’s blog at http://lifeasawidower.com

 6.     Tamsyn Wood

Britain’s biggest collective of lifestyle bloggers, Brit Mums, hailed Tamsyn a winner in their Inspiration category at the 2013 Brilliance in Blogging Awards. Her blog, Anecdotes of a Manic Mum, is about her life as a single mum to four children after her husband suffered a terrible head injury. Noted for its brilliance, Tamsyn’s blog also made the Tots 100’s Top UK Parenting Blogs list.

Read her story at http://manic-mums.blogspot.co.uk

 7.     Jo Middleton

Professional blogger, Jo, is the voice behind Slummy Single Mummy. Freelance writer and marketer, Jo is Mum to two girls. One of Mumsnet’s and Gingerbread’s top bloggers, Jo was on the keynote panel at BlogFest 2013. Calling herself a “word whore,” her blog is full of posts on food, parenting, competitions, free stuff, reviews, rants and blogging tips.

Check out http://slummysinglemummy.com

 8.     Sally Whittle

Sally says she eats, lives and breathes blogging. A freelance writer from Lancashire, she blogs at Who’s The Mummy? A story of Sally and her daughter Flea. Winner of Cision’s UK #1 Mummy Blogger Award four years running, Sally’s also the founder of the Tots100 community of UK parent bloggers (7,000 + members) along with the Foodies100, the HIBS100, and the MAD Blog Awards.  As if that doesn’t keep her busy enough, Sally’s also done numerous radio, TV and print interviews talking about single parenting.

Read Sally’s blog at http://whosthemummy.co.uk

 9.     Kairen @ Confession of a Single Mum

Single Mum of teenagers, Kairen started her blog, Confessions of a Single Mum, because she wanted to let other parents know it’s OK to be a single mum. In fact, Kairen says she wanted to shout about it! “I get so irate when it is presumed I am waiting for Mr. Right,” says Kairen. “I know I am not the first to feel this way nor will I be the last, but least now I have somewhere to rant and rave on the subject and hopefully make a difference.

Read Kairen’s blog at http://www.confessionsofasinglemum.co.uk

 10.     Anya Harris

Award winning blogger, Anya, writes Older Single Mum. Divorced and raising her two boys solo, Anya runs a special section on her blog called Single Mums’ Stories, adding other inspiring voices to her own posts. Older Single Mum is currently shortlisted for Best Writer in the 2014 Britmums Brilliance in Blogging Awards, and was also nominated in three categories of this year’s MAD Awards – Best Blog for Family Fun, Best Blog Writer, Best Schooldays Blog. This blog also made the finals of the Parenting Blog Awards and the Top Ten Parent Blog Awards.

See more Anya at http://www.oldersinglemum.com

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March 16, 2014

Women With Younger Men

There can be a stigma attached to women dating younger men. However, more women today are more vested in exercising their right to express their preferences. They are also wiser in making decisions and are more open to discovering new things in choosing the type of men they date.

It is a common misconception that women date younger men because of sex alone. Even though this happens, it is not always the case. It is not fair to think that older women are creeping around young men and prey on them. We should also consider the fact that younger men are also attracted to older women. There are more reasons aside from sex. A young man can love an older woman because she is more empowered, experienced, mature and secure. Indeed, sex is significant in establishing attraction but it is not everything. The thing is that older women know what they want in a relationship and they are past the stage where playing around is still exciting. They are also able to take care of themselves better. When it comes to being sexy and being physically fit, women between ages 30 to 50 exude a unique aura of confidence.

On the other hand, women still have different reasons in dating younger men. A more generalized view, more women are seen with younger men because they unexpectedly attract the interest and attention of these men. Men are attracted to women who know how to carry themselves. In addition, women know that there is nothing wrong with dating younger men so they go for it. The most important thing is that two individuals have compatible traits and values. In a relationship based on genuine love and trust, age does not matter.

You should never be afraid to date a man who is much younger than you as long as you are both happy and content in your relationship. There is nothing wrong in discovering new things about relationship preferences. Just imagine choosing to be with someone who is about your age while feeling miserable just because this is how society dictates you to be. You should never base your decision on other people’s standards. It is your happiness that matters more than anything else. Do not think about how others would think about you dating a younger man as long as you know that your relationship is perfect. Go for something more worthwhile. You know what is best for you. You will never know what is in store for you if you are too scared to try new things. Moreover, you must keep in mind that love knows no age gaps. There is a great reason why a man is attracted to you. If you are aware that his feelings for you are true and he only has good intentions in being with you, then you must keep your relationship going and not worry what other’s may think. You always deserve to be loved by someone.

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February 26, 2014

Match Making Services Online

The best thing about match making services offered on the internet today is that they are able to provide people with the easiest process of selecting a mate. This will remove some of the common problems associated with looking for a partner. It is less frustrating and effortless. You can save more time and money when using a match-making service.

When it comes to online dating, you can choose to interact with someone based on their online dating profiles. If there are no match-making features, scanning through millions of profiles can be very exasperating. The worst thing is that you will end up with a person who is not compatible with your personality. Automated selections of a suitable match can help you filter out your options which helps you to be specific with regards to the qualities you are looking for from a date. Online dating sites before have faced some security issues where other members become a victim of malicious intent from other members. Match-making service providers online strive to improve the features they offer. This includes taking the security to the next level where customers are required to provide some of their personal information to be accepted as a member and are asked to pay a minimum fee. This can keep malicious people out. The site administrators will still prioritize your anonymity even after providing the information they need. Moreover, some of the online dating sites conduct a little background check to make sure that their members have clear intentions in using their match-making services. This is widely appreciated by most people because it gives a sense of safety and security.

When it comes to a match-making feature, two basic methods are used. This includes two-way and one-way match-making technique. The two-way mode provides you with matches generated from the specific qualities that you provided as well as those who have expressed their interest on your profile. As with the one-way system, you are only given the matches based on the criteria that you have provided in the site. However you are still given an increased chance of finding the most suitable person, whether the mode used is one-way match-making service or two-way system.

To start using this kind of service, you will be asked to fill out a form which includes giving out information about you. You need to feel out specific details about yourself, including your physical appearance and personality. For the system to be able to provide you with the best matches, you should take time in filling out the form. You need to provide honest answers as much as possible. This is how you present yourself as someone who is unique in appearance and traits. Match-making services might also include taking personality tests to ensure that you are getting a match that is best for your personality. For you to be able to enjoy the benefits of this service, you should be very much aware of your needs and wants in a relationship.

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February 14, 2014

The Evolution of Dating

There is a difference between traditional dating and today’s dating generation. The changes that dating has gone through over time are interesting and exciting. Before, people were more conservative and their attitude about dating was held in reserve. The approach used for courting was also different. Today, single individuals are bolder in creating romantic relationships. The evolution of dating is also influenced by the development of technology. As a consequence online dating has become a trend and is widely appreciated by people worldwide. How did online dating become popular?

In the past, being single was considered unacceptable and people were pressured in finding a suitable partner. There were a lot of women who married at much younger age and men were expected to establish a family right away and whenever they could. Being able to support a family was very important. Dating was influenced by several factors including social status and the approval of the parents. Love and compatibility were not the primary reasons of dating or getting married. Social standing and the opinion of family members still does matter but an individual’s decision making is now more important.

Before, singles found it hard to choose a partner because they had to consider many things. Courting would take a long time and flirting was viewed to be something that should not take place publicly. Dating was done at proper places like the home or even at churches where people are more reserved. Young people socialize with friends and end up getting together in the neighborhood while doing simple things such as walking around the park or riding bicycles. This is why most people in the past have married their childhood friends or sweethearts because dating was only limited to this social circle. People were not open to the idea of sex before marriage. Harmless flirting was necessary to avoid scandal. Today’s society is more open to the idea of casual sex relationships and singles are more open to bolder flirting. Flirting is also possible even with individuals have not met in person through social networking sites and online dating sites. It is also easier to communicate with someone through instant messaging or using mobile devices to text and call. People are given more chances to widen their search for a partner. Singles of all ages are also given the chance to explore their needs and wants and become more aware of their dating preferences. Indeed, in this modern era, people have more freedom to express themselves and discover new things in relationships. This way, you can create your preferred relationship based on your needs and wants. You can also easily manage your priorities.

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February 12, 2014

Even a professional dating coach has to work at his relationships.

Read what Dating Coach John Keegan thinks about relationships.

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February 2, 2014

Outfit ideas for date night

Look great when you head out for a romantic night on the town with your beau, with flirty dresses, pretty blouses and killer heels.

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January 30, 2014

The Online Dating Trend

Today’s trend is singles finding partners through online dating sites or services on the internet. Some of these sites were established many years ago but are still operating with up to date new features to meet the demands and needs of members. There is a reason why these online dating sites have continued to flourish. It seems that online dating is not a passing trend. Dating services are here to stay.

There are social networking sites that were once popular which are now not so popular – such as My Space. Most of the online dating sites today are still improving when it comes to providing services to single people who wish to meet someone special online.

For those who want to use the services of online dating sites, it is best to be cautious to protect your safety. There are a lot of people who will try to take advantage and trick innocent individuals. There are also some who lie about information in their online dating profiles such as age and status. They say they are single when the truth is they are really married. Some are posting fraudulent photos to gain attention from others. Unfortunately, there is no way to tell whether a person is lying. The most you can do is to be cautious all the time. These are the main reasons why online dating sites have improved their security services. Some sites are screen their member’s applications to make sure they are going to present the right image to the online community.

There are still a lot of advantages the online dating trend can offer to single people out there.

Convenience. Online dating is considered as one of the most convenient way to date. You do not have to go out or plan for a date in a restaurant. You can establish communication with someone just by using the dating site’s messaging service or through sending emails. This is a great way to get to know someone better anytime and with just a few clicks away. The essence of dating online is already there if you are able to establish a good conversation.

Saves a lot of time and money. Online dating only requires an internet connection and a personal computer. You can access the services offered by your chosen dating site whenever you want. It saves you time, money and effort compared with meeting someone over an expensive dinner. You can also manage your time well because you can talk with your special someone whenever you are free. Your work and education do not have to get in the way while dating. You can also take your time in getting to know each other before taking your relationship further. You are not pressured to impress your date by your looks. It is all about getting to know eachother through the compatibility of your attitude and personality.

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January 16, 2014

Things to Consider When Dating as a Single Parent

Having children should not stop you from meeting new people and creating romantic relationships. However, dating as a single parent can be complicated and tough. But it can also be very rewarding. To be successful in your dating venture as a single parent, here are some things to consider:

Learn time-management skills. Of course, you already know that time-management is important when taking care of a child. Nevertheless, you may need to up your skill in managing your time and schedules to be successful in dating. Your work, children, time for yourself and dating: you need to be efficient in managing your schedules to balance everything. Look for someone you trust who can take care of your children when you are out dating. Your support system can be your family, friends or relatives. Enjoy the excitement of new dates – just make sure it’s in the schedule.

Priorities. It is hard to prioritize when you have a lot of things going through your mind. Setting your priorities straight can also become more challenging, especially when your kids are still young and require extra care and support from a parent. It’s important to be clear about your priorities for dating –are you looking for fun, companionship or a serious relationship – you don’t have time to waste so be clear from the start.

Telling your kids. If you are seeing someone new, your kids have the right to know. You will have to consider the age of your child for how much information is appropriate, if he or she can readily accept your new partner and act according to their reaction. Be mindful about the proper way of introducing your date to your kids and wait until the time is right.


January 14, 2014

Online dating cliches and what they really mean

Do you know the 20 online dating cliches – and what they really mean?

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