Five things to pay attention to in the transition to existing relationship energy.

Naturally enough, there are lots of things to pay attention to at different times in your relationship. This is just a prompt to think through some common things that come up at this stage: 1) Did your chemistry mask poor compatibility?     One of the reasons that the move from NRE to ERE can … Continue reading Five things to pay attention to in the transition to existing relationship energy.

The skill of partner selection part 2 – the wooly bit

The last post talked about relationship makers and dealbreakers – things that are pretty cut and dry.  This post is about the desires, preferences and minor annoyances that you can have much more flexibility about.  There is the squee factor - those things that make you wobbly in the knees and the grit factor - … Continue reading The skill of partner selection part 2 – the wooly bit

The skill of partner selection part 1 – the clear cut bit

I spent time last weekend with someone that was going on some first dates.  Jamie had a few disastrous relationships of late, and was trying not to repeat the mistakes that he had made.  We had a conversation about how you can do that, and I thought I'd share a few thoughts here. Given the huge … Continue reading The skill of partner selection part 1 – the clear cut bit

Ten dates for under a tenner

In this cash-strapped economy it can be difficult to find extra cash to splurge on expensive dates for the object of your affection, so we thought we would give you a few: Take a picnic to a local green space Picnics can be inexpensive, but are often considered weather dependant. Depending on your locality, you … Continue reading Ten dates for under a tenner