first dates

7 tips to help you with first date nerves

April 21, 2015

This week, Time Out London launched regular dating advice on its online site. As part of the advice, I wrote an article about overcoming first date nerves.  Except I had to trim it down to just 5 tips … and so 30 Dates Readers get to benefit [...]

London Dating – Dos & Don’ts

October 14, 2014

This afternoon I was asked by BBC London to talk to their host Robert Elms about first dates in London.  His show was all about First Encounters, and there were some lovely calls from Londoners talking about the first time they met their partners. [...]

Everyone Loves a Good Listener!

June 21, 2014

I like to talk. Whenever someone asks me to describe myself, bubbly is a word I tend to use.  And as I realised the other day, thanks to the Charity Auction situation, often I use my words and my personality as a shield. However, whilst talking is [...]

Sex on a First Date

June 14, 2014

Ladies – it appears these days you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t! A few weeks ago I wrote about the perils of asking a guy to stay over if you’re not planning on having sex with him.  However even if you are [...]

Purdey’s Top Tinder Tips

May 8, 2014

Last Summer here at 30 Dates blog we managed to introduce a number of singletons to Tinder, after I used the app to find some of my original 30 Dates. However, I personally have one woman to thank for introducing me to Tinder, and that lady is [...]

The Faceless Side of Tinder

May 7, 2014

I’ve been using Tinder on and off since last summer, and have definitely seen a change in the way daters use the app. Last year, when Tinder was new, people still seemed swept up in the novelty of matching, and so almost every match would speak to [...]