With all the general and niche online dating sites out there, it's easier than ever to meet the right person, if you know how to create an interesting dating profile. Once you select a site that offers what you're looking for, the important first step to meeting the right people is to develop an attention-grabbing dating profile.

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Dating online has become a very common way to meet people these days. Fifteen years ago there was a great stigma associated with those who did online dating. They were considered people who couldn't get dates in real life, socially strange and perhaps even loners. Fortunately, we've come a long way...

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Romance is about adventure, excitement and venturing out to the unknown both inwardly and outwardly. The latter then requires a location setting fitting for the occasion of exploring that which has yet been experienced. Sadly, such sense of romance is dead in our society and romantic settings are replaced with trips down the pub. Creativity must be practiced when indulging in the art of love, and so here are a few unique places for you to take a date...

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So you're about to head out on your first date with an Australian but what you should you expect? While British and Australian culture overlaps in a number of ways, you'll no doubt find yourself suffering from a bit of culture shock on your first date. Here are some tips to get you through the night.

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What can be more romantic than a leisurely stroll, spending some quality time alone with someone you’re getting to know? Throw in some scenery, a bit of history or a dash of culture, and a walking date ticks all the boxes. Here are some scenic walks around London that could be ideal for a walking date:

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If you’re new to online dating, you’ll be having some new experiences even before you contact another member on the site. You’ll be creating your personal profile and while most of us have written a CV when applying for jobs, a profile for an Internet dating site is another matter. Don’t be put off by this unfamiliar task. If you’re having difficulty, why not enlist the support of a friend?

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So you’ve relocated from South Africa to London, and are experiencing life in a huge old city in another hemisphere. As part of your expat experience you’ve joined an online dating site and you’re considering dating someone local. Be aware that dating in London is likely to be a little different dating at home.

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For singles who want to expand their social network, speed dating in London is a great way to meet new people and perhaps find someone really special. If the thought of speed dating is a bit daunting, here are some tips to help you get the most out of a speed dating event...

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You’re a member of Antipodate and you’ve been in touch with someone you really like. You’ve chatted online and had a low-key first date meeting over coffee and muffins. Now you’re planning a dinner date, and wondering which restaurant to choose. Let’s look at a few options that might help you make the best choice.

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If you’ve been exchanging emails with someone you met online dating you already have formed some impressions of their personality and interests. At your first face to face meeting you’ll probably both be feeling a little self-conscious, so here are a few pointers that might help to get you through that first few minutes.

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If you are internet dating or speed dating and hope to meet someone special, it’s likely that you will meet quite a few people before you find true love. It’s possible you’ll really like some individuals, but don’t want a romantic involvement with them. So what do you do when you genuinely want to be friends with someone you meet?

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If you’ve just joined Antipodate and it’s a while since you last dated, you might be wondering whether your dating skills are a little rusty. Read on if you’d like to learn a little about the modern protocols of cyber dating.

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You know that online dating and speed dating are great ways to meet new friends, but perhaps something is holding you back from joining Antipodate. If you have a friend who’s in the same boat as you, have you considered joining a dating site at the same time, and supporting each other through this unfamiliar but exciting experience?

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If you’re creating a personal profile for Antipodate, you already know that your photos are a vital visual contribution to the impression you make. If you’re finding it a chore to go through your photos to select a suitable set, let’s make the task a little easier by describing a few types of photo that may not be helpful...

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When you’re dating someone you’ve met through Antipodate, your positive approach to life could be one of the appealing attributes that attracted your date to your personality and character. And during the first few crucial dates you can keep smiling through any little mishaps if you’ve got a Plan B up your sleeve.

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Going for a walk on a date can have a lot of advantages: apart from being free, it’s healthy; you can take as much or as little time as you want; you’re avoiding that awkward across-the-restaurant-table conversation and you can have a companionable side-by-side chat as you amble. Here are some tips to make your walking date a great experience:

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For most of us a mobile phone is our constant companion, and we feel uneasy unless our phone is switched on and within arm’s reach. Let’s consider a few ways a mobile phone can be a loyal ally or a hostile rival when you’re dating.

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If you’re a member of ‘Generation Expat’ and you’ve relocated to a foreign land, then you’ve shown that you’ve already moved out of your comfort zone and are up for a challenge – and dating in a foreign land certainly has its cultural challenges! If you’ve relocated from Australia to London here are a few things to keep in mind:

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As an expat Aussie, you’re probably finding out some interesting facts about the UK. Having relocated to the other side of the world, you’ll have made some adjustments to your lifestyle, such as remembering to carry an umbrella, and ordering pints rather than pots, schooners or whatever the beer measure was called in your Australian state.

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So, you’ve met someone online or at a speed dating evening, and you’re thinking about arranging a first date. You have a huge number of options when it comes to choosing a venue for your first date, but let’s narrow down the field a little by considering a few of the places it would be better not to take your date the first time...

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