What's happening this month here at Singles 4 Love.
July is proposal month
So you've found the love of your life and it's time to pop the question. This might sound simple but it can be different for every couple.
A lot of thought needs to be put into it like where to do it, how it will happen and how will they respond etc.
Many couples propose in winter around Christmas and the New Year but many more opt to do it in the summer such as in July when the weather is nice and they can choose a lovely romantic location.
July 4th is a popular date especially in the USA where this day is a national holiday and many people are off work celebrating Independence Day. Adding a marriage proposal in the mix makes it a truly memorable occasion.
When it comes to actually asking the question couples choose to do it in many interesting or extravagant ways.
Hi tech couples opt to propose electronically others with a poem or a song but the vast majority say they prefer the traditional getting down on one knee to say the words "Will you marry me"
So make July the time to propose as there is nothing quite like a bit of summer lovin' is there.
August - Romance Awearness Month
When people hear the word "Romance" they tend to run for the hills. Being romantic can be difficult for some, and for others perhaps they have too much expectations as to what "Romance" really means.
It doesn't have to be about extravagant gifts or expensive meals, flowers or chocolate. In fact, the most simple things can foster a healthy relationship.
Why not try one of these simple thing habits to get the romance flowing.
1. Go to bed at the same time
2. Create common interests
3. Walk hand in hand or side by side
4. Make trust and forgiveness a default mode
5. Focus more on what your partner does right vs. what they do wrong
6. Hug each other after you see each other after work
7. Say "I love you" or "Have a Good Day" every morning
8. Say "Good Night" every night, regardless how you feel
9. Do a "weather" check during the day (Check in with each other)
10. Be proud to be seen with your partner
September - Back to dating school
September is here and for most kids that means summer holidays are over and it's back to school. September is also the month for singles to brush up on their dating skills and as party season is on the horizon finding a date for Christmas and the New Year is foremost in their minds.
Online dating is a great way to hone your dating and conversational skills from the safety of your home. Here at Singles 4 Love we have a wealth of advice on getting back into relationships, how to meet new people what to say on a first date and how to date successfully. So what are you waiting for grab a coffee and let's get started with lesson number 1.
October - Scary month
No matter what people say very few of us find the thought of meeting new people and going on dates a scary thought. Saying that October is a great time to get dating especially around Halloween. Halloween is the perfect time of the year to schedule a creative date where you can dress up and hide behind masks and face paint.
A costume can be a great way for shy folks to meet new people without revealing their blushes too much and it's more acceptable to snuggle into a prospective partner when you get frightened.
There's lots of ghoulish activities you can invite your date to take part in such as ghost tours, pumpkin carving, trick or treating, scavenger hunts, host a Dracula's dinner party, visit a haunted house or watch a scary movie. So make Halloween the time to up the flirtation factor.
November - Let the sparks fly month
The nights are starting to draw in and winter is approaching so what better time to ignite some sparkle to your love life. Remember, Remember the 5th of November is Bonfire Night and there's many events taking place where you could bump into Mr or Mrs Right.
Wrap up warm and venture outdoors to find a new partner to watch a firework display with. A Bonfire and firework display is a great place for a first date, it's safe as you're surrounded by lots of other people, you can cuddle close together and as most displays are free you won't have to worry about who pays the bill afterwards.
Grab some sparklers and write "I Love You" in the air it's so much fun and a great way to break the ice.
If you already have somebody in mind invite them round for a winter BBQ with scrumptious hamburgers to tasty drinks, huddle over the BBQ and enjoy the wintry night air.
December - Wishing for a present of love
Tis the season to be single, la la la la la, la la lonely. Some people call it Desperate December as it's not only a mad dash to get the Christmas presents but it's also a mad dash to find somebody to spend the festive period with. Many singles make the extra effort to look for love during the festive period so it could make it easier to find somebody new.
Singles at Christmas time are wishing for a present of love friendship and fun. Dating in December is just the start of a Love-rly period that runs through Christmas the New Year and on to Valentine's Day. That's 3 whole months of loved up singles all searching for "the one".
December is a great time to start dating as there's lots of opportunities to get invited to Christmas Parties, works doo's and nights out with the lads/girls where singles can mingle and meet new people. Hunting for Christmas presents in the shops is another great place to bump into potential dates as you never know who you might discover in the 3 for 2 aisle.
If you have signed up to an online dating website add some new photos to attract interest. Dig out and show off your Christmas jumper and let people know just how fun you are.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Singles 4 Love and we hope you receive the present of love this year.
January - New Year and a New You
Well the festivites are over for another year and yet again you've survided going to all those parties as a singleton. But wait it's the New Year time for writing those New Year's Resolutions. Making this year the year to find love and ditch the single status has got to be the top of your list. You won't be alone as thousands of other singles will be
thinking and doing the same thing.
Now is the ideal time to start that search to find Mr or Mrs Right and all that's needed is opportunities to meet new people. Get out from behind the TV dig out your gym kit and join the gym or go running in your local park. As well as getting rid of the Christmas pounds it's a great way to discover new people in your area all doing something you love.
Take up a new hobby or sport, join a club and fly that new drone you got at Christmas. The art of dating is as simple as...the more people you get to meet the more opportunites will arise for you to make new friends and possibly more. If it all sounds scary or overwhelming don't think of the challenges think of the end goal. Think about the satisfaction that it will bring to ditch the single status for good.
Start doing things differently and get ready to make 2019 your best year yet.
February - The month of love
When you think about February everybody mentions that it's the month of love and Valentine's Day. Time for people to rush out and buy flowers, cards, chocolates and gifts. It's also the month for single people to be reminded that they are on their own with no romantic partner to share it with.
If you're single then February is a great month to start online dating as many other singles will be venturing online to see who is available. Many dating sites see a huge uplift in new members between Boxing Day and Valentine's Day. Even if you don't find a romantic partner online for the big day you can at least make a start down the dating road. Some people are shy and won't initiate a conversation so if you see somebody you like don't be afraid to say hello.
Take a look around your local area and you might find special Singles Valentine nights in local pubs where lots of singles can meet and enjoy an evening together. You might meet somebody special to start a romantic relationship with. Holiday travel companies are now organising more holidays designed with singles in mind so you can get away from it all other like-minded singles.
If you're lucky to be in a relationship Psychologists say it's important to try new and different things to boost relationships to become more romantic and fun. Instead of the flowers and chocolates how about trying a romantic break away. Many hotels lay on special romantic Valentine's packages where you both can be pampered till your hearts content.
March - Spring into a new relationship
After the indulgence of Christmas and New Year most of us have been lying low for some rest and relaxation. As the sun is starting to make an appearance so do our energy levels as we start to think about getting back into love action.
Springtime is all about regeneration and all things new.
Your love life can also be re-energised as the cold dark nights are over and now it's time for some fun. Spring is the natural time when animals start to reproduce their next generation and it's
believed that this natural instinct runs in humans too. Your biological clock has been running for thousands of years and it can't be ignored.
Dating in springtime is just your body saying it's time to grab a partner and reproduce. But hey slow down a minute I hear you say we need to find somebody first. To meet new people get outdoors in the lovely spring weather, go hiking, walking, bike riding or take
a spring break. Whatever you do make sure it's an activity or location where you're sure to encounter people with the same likes and enjoyments as you do. Any good gardener will tell you that spring is all about planning and preparation so start planning your dating now ready for a harvest of love in the summer.
Don't be a dating fool this April
April is the month of April Fool's day. Don't get tricked this April 1st by pesky pranksters. When it comes to dating don't be a fool get out there and start meeting new people.
The days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer so take the App-Less April Challenge in other words drop the dating app and go out and meet people in real life. Go for a walk take the dog out, go running or cycling. You never know who you might bump into on your travels.
It's A-MAY-Zing May
Well we survived Valentine's day started spring and still single. But fear not the evenings are getting lighter, it's getting warmer and that means it's time to get out and about.
We suggest joining a club to meet new people where you can take part in activities outdoors such as becoming a member of a walking or hiking club. With lots of fresh air and exercise
you will also feel better about yourself and become fitter as a result.
If you're really energetic how about joining a running club where you're sure to meet lots of singles having fun doing something you all enjoy. A hobby that's really growing at the moment is
cycling and the Tour De Yorkshire takes place between the 3rd and 6th May. So take advantage of the outdoors and the warmer weather and get out there to meet some new people.
June - travel picnic and wedding month
June the start of summer and with the warm weather it's time to escape to the great outdoors. Taking your date on a picnic or on a travel adventure is a great way to spend more time in each other's company where the romance is sure to blossom.
Traditionally the month of June is the most popular time to marry and even today it's still a very common month. June was named after the Goddess Juno who was said to be the protector of women in all aspects of life especially childbearing and marriage.
Having a marriage in Juno's month has always been considered to be most auspicious and was thought that the couples married in June would be blessed with prosperity and happiness.