Dating Might Make You Healthier

You may not have realized that looking attractive and staying healthy can each be accomplished through dating. Wanting to attract a partner can be one of the strongest motivators for people to get in shape and stay that way. You can do this by eating healthier and hitting the gym on a regular basis, but it is possible that an active dating life might just be the resolution. In fact, there are studies that show many daters feel motivated to not only get into shape, but stay that way, especially when they are on the hunt for a dating partner or have been lucky enough to be in a relationship.

Some proof of this is supplied by It’s Just Lunch. This is a matchmaking firm catering to busy professionals. There is a survey called Dating, Dining, and Push-Ups that investigated the link from healthy habits and dating. They found the results to be striking. The online survey consisted of over 4,000 people replying to dozen of questions regarding their health habits and how they relate to their dating lives. Many of the people who took part in the survey felt that dating and being fit were directly linked to each other. These people felt that being in love is good for the waistline.

People who are in a committed relationship tend to avoid behavior that is unhealthy. They do this because they want to keep looking attractive. Partners in committed relationships can influence each other to stay fit and healthy. Becoming intimate with that special someone gives you a pretty good reason to remain in good shape.

When you are in a relationship, you probably have a high motivation for doing things such as going for a daily run or even do a few pushups before going to bed. At least that is what one in three people who took the Its Just Lunch survey say. Working out when they are in a romantic relationship is definitely a priority. Of course, it only follows that you want  to continue to look attractive once you are in an important relationship.

Diet is another thing that some daters feel is important. One of the things that is reported from the survey is that they eat less when they are on a first date. Coffee shops and restaurants are common venues to have a first date. That means that some eating will also be included in the date. The survey shows that women tend to eat less on a first date while fewer men eat normally when on  a first date.

Now, the survey showed that women usually do not care about how much their dates eat. That might be a deal breaker if he has no table manners, but otherwise, women do not mind. As long as the date stays in shape, men can typically eat all they want and then some.

Keep in mind that healthiness can indicate compatibility in relationships, and this includes both men and women. In fact, the answer to the survey question about whether or not they want their dating partners to match their enthusiasm for fitness was a resounding 99 percent yes. Therefore, most people want to date people who are fit.

When it comes to getting in shape so that you can get a date, a majority of singles thought that was a great idea. Dating offers people a solid reason to set and reach specific fitness goals. Your love life has an impact on your health in  several ways. Single people often say no to appetizers. Those in a committed relationship will take on a dedicated workout routine. This applies to both men and women. After all, they want to keep their partners interested in them.

The last question asked on the It’s Just Lunch survey regarding dating and health takes it a bit further. Should you get in shape before you start dating or should you start dating first, getting in shape afterward? Basically, will dating help you get healthier, or getting heathier help you get dates? Both men and women seemed to agree on the answer to this question. Approximately 72 percent of the women and 65 percent of the men felt it would be a better idea to get in shape prior to starting a search for a date.

It is important to note that daters pay attention to their appearance once they have decided to re-enter the dating scene. In spite of the fact that a person’s appearance is, sadly, very high on the list when choosing someone to date, there are many other aspects of a person that should also apply.  Actually, 93 percent of the women and 81 percent of the men who took this survey stated that the personality of someone will usually mean more than looks.

Basically, use your appearance to hook a date and your smiling personality to keep him or her coming back.

Tips for staying safe at online dating sites – HS Dating

Have fun and stay safe - HS Dating
Have fun and stay safe – HS Dating

Have fun and stay safe on HS Dating

We know you’re a sensible, worldly, head-screwed-on type, but we wanted to remind you of the golden rules that everyone should live by to make the internet as safe a place as possible. Follow these few simple check-points and you should have nothing to worry about…

Choose a password that you can easily remember but that would be difficult for anyone else to guess. Childrens’ names are easy, but just as easy for someone who knows you to guess!
Personal Information

We have a wonderful messaging system which means you don’t need to give out any contact information at all until you’re happy to, so don’t be afraid to tell someone that you’d rather stick to talking online for a bit longer. If they’re genuine then they won’t have a problem.

If anyone asks to borrow money or asks for any sort of financial details whatsoever, then alarm bells should start to ring. You wouldn’t expect someone you met in the pub last week to ask you for money, and you shouldn’t expect it online either.
Personal Safety

The bottom line is that you should always stay in control. Meet in a public place, tell someone when and where you’re going, and arrange to call them at a given time to confirm all’s going well. If your date is worth their salt, they will completely understand.

Don’t Panic! 99.99% cool

The vast majority of people you meet online will be genuine people just like you who are simply looking for a date or friendship. Unfortunately, it’s best to plan for the worst and then allow people to prove themselves otherwise, but don’t let the occasional dodgy character spoil your enjoyment.

If you are however concerned by anything or any other member, do not hesitate to contact us and report what you are not comfortable about to us.

Some people are unable to feel love – and that is not a joke

Depersonalisation disorder make feeling love difficult
Depersonalisation disorder make feeling love difficult

Love and relationships don’t come easy

There are some basic things we all take for granted. Being in love, falling out of love or even yearning for love is one of them. But for people suffering from a disorder called depersonalisation, feeling love may not be as straight forward as you think.
One of the that is bound to make this disorder even more distressing for sufferers is the fact that many health practitioners do not even know it exist. BBC has recently published a detailed article on this unusual disorder. Excerpts from the article follows:
For people living with depersonalisation disorder the world appears unreal, as if through a haze or fog – or even in 2D. One in 100 people is thought to have the condition, but experts are warning it is not included in any GP training.

“Relationships you know you value deeply lose their essential quality,” Sarah tells the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme.
“You know you love your family, but you know it academically – rather than feeling it in the normal way.”
Sarah is an actress. She’s used to playing roles and projecting emotion. Yet for long stretches of her own adult life, she herself has been emotionally numb – unable to feel.
This is the result of a little-known mental-health condition called depersonalisation

The article included an interview with a woman who suffer from Depersonalisation disorder, more excepts from the interview with her:
“It was a sudden flick of a switch. Things felt really alien and threatening,” says Sarah.

“Suddenly your flat or somewhere that is very, very familiar to you will suddenly feel like a film set, and your possessions feel like props.”

Others have terrifying out-of-body experiences, feel like their own body parts don’t belong to them and even see the world in 2D – as if it were flat.

For Sarah, this is what happened during her second episode.

“I was reading, holding a book, and suddenly my hands looked like a picture of a pair of hands.

“I felt this separation between the physical world and my perception of it.”

You can read the full article and watch a video of the interview at :