In the twenty first century we don’t have time to wait for things to happen. We know that some proactive intervention is necessary to be sure that special someone doesn’t pass by unnoticed, and that’s where online dating sites and speed dating come in. Both of these dating models ensure that both parties know where they stand, and that they will only contact and be contacted by other members who are also single and actively seeking a partner.

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Would you consider a double date? While everyone yearns to find that someone really special, not all of us are confident extroverts who find it easy to meet new people. Maybe you’ve just joined Antipodate, and have met someone online who you’d like to get to know better. If you’re a little shy about arranging a first date, why not consider arranging a double date?

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Speed dating is becoming increasingly popular, and given the range of benefits that it offers over traditional dating, it's no surprise that this is the case. Here are just some of the benefits of speed dating...

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If joining an online dating site takes courage, joining an internet dating site for expats takes real bravery and determination. While we don’t want to reinforce racial stereotypes, here are a few of the quaint little habits of different nationalities...

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When you’re a member of Antipodate and are considering that crucial first date with someone you’ve met online, it can be tempting to want to pull out all the stops and make the first date an unforgettable experience. But before you pick up the phone and make a reservation at the most fashionable restaurant in town, or book a ride in a hot air balloon, take a minute or two to think this through.

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You’ve been emailing and chatting online to someone you like, and you’re thinking about taking the next step: arranging a date to meet in person. A face to face meeting will move your cyber relationship into a totally different arena, and if all goes well you’ll end up dating for some time, so it’s useful to give a little thought to the venue for that important first date.

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Chances are, if you’re reading this, that you’re feeling a bit unsure about this online dating thing. If you’re new to Internet dating sites, or maybe not too confident about using the Internet for any purpose, it’s natural to be hesitant and cautious. Here are a few points that might help to reassure you.

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If you’re impatient to make new friends and find someone special, you may be ready to try new ideas that take some of the guesswork out of matchmaking. When you join an internet dating site or go to a speed dating evening you can be reasonably sure that everyone you meet is also looking for a partner, so you don’t waste time pursuing someone who may not be available or interested. And as its name implies, speed dating helps you to get to know someone fast.

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You’ve joined an online dating site and you’ve seen a member’s profile that has really caught your eye. Cute face, quirky sense of humour, right age group, lives in the right country, shares some of your passions … You want to know everything about this person. But steady on there: before you start to ask a lot of questions, we have a few tips to guide your inquiries and temper your impatience.

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So, you're off on a date with a New Zealander, and you're not sure quite how to conduct yourself. Here are some tips to make sure you don't end up suffering from foot-in-mouth disease!

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If you’re looking for a chance to talk to your date and get some gentle exercise at the same time, explore the City of London on foot. Between Monday and Friday the Square Mile as it’s known is thronged with busy people, but on weekends it’s a more tranquil place, very different from the frantic weekday atmosphere of the financial district. Here are a few highlights of the City...

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Snowfall, sunshine or drizzle, London is always a trendy, forward-thinking place. There’s always plenty going on and the dating scene is never dull. With a willingness to keep an open mind, you’ll find something to do on any date in any season.

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So you’ve scored a first date. Well done, the hard work is over with. Now all you need to do is sit back and enjoy. Having said that, most people are prone to first date nerves and ironically, most people will also pass judgement on their date as though it were a job interview. So here’s a few simple tips to help you breeze through that first impression.

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So you’ve just moved to a new city. You feel overwhelmed and generally like an outsider. You feel the looks of pity when you stand on the street studying a map and you’re spending a lot of time alone. Meeting new people can be the quickest way to feeling at home but sometimes it’s easier said than done. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your new location:

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Did you know that when two people sleep next to each other they often wake up with synced-up heart beats? Even without concrete evidence, it’s easy to believe that one human body is magnetically drawn to another.

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Heading overseas for a working holiday or just a holiday can be daunting. You’re stepping out of your comfort zone and everyday is a new adventure. Unfortunately the cliché of ‘finding yourself’ overseas is not always accurate. The truly lucky people are those who find someone else.

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Do you love sunsets, long walks on the beach, and having fun? Of course you do—along with just about everyone else in the world! So if you've written the above on your online dating profile, you might want to consider reworking it to better showcase your personality. Here are a few tips...

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If you’re finding that the wide variety of London dating venues to choose from is a bit too much to take in, don’t panic. Here are some areas of central London where you and your date are sure to find plenty to do and talk about.

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When you join an Internet dating site and create your profile, one of the first facts you’re asked to provide is your age. Entry to speed dating events is often restricted to people of certain age groups. Do you sometimes wonder why age seems to be such an important issue in dating? A big difference is a problem for many people, yet for others, it doesn’t matter at all.

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Going on a first date can be a scary experience, particularly if you've been off the dating scene for a while. It’s all in the mind really, so here are some thoughts to help you overcome those butterflies:

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