Kate dating tips
'You have something to offer - and if they can't see it, someone else will.'The TV presenter also encouraged people to be on the lookout for a partner who compliments all the 'confidence the first 40 or 50 years of life have brought you'.
Even if you do like “walking on the beach” or “drinking wine in front of a roaring fire” leave it out – everyone says that.Kate said: 'Never be pressurised into meeting someone you are chatting to online if you don't want to.Always tell someone you are going to meet someone.'She urged people to listen to their gut, saying: 'If there is something that is a little bit odd or doesn't feel right, listen to it.' A special edition of the book is available at Asda for their Tickled Pink campaign, which has raised more than £50 million for breast cancer care and currently supports two charities, Breast Cancer Now and Breast Cancer Care.‘Women have a tendency to write too much because we enjoy reading long profiles. Imagine you are doing an icebreaker introduction where you have to sum yourself up briefly.’ Most people want to find someone who can make them laugh, so show people you have a sense of humour.If you can make someone laugh, it’s a great icebreaker and could get your conversation off to a great start.Looking better in the flesh is better than the reverse.
‘You wouldn’t introduce yourself to someone in a bar with your entire life history, so don’t do it online,’ says match.com‘s Kate.
The mother-of-two, who turns 50 next month, said there are 'lots of opportunities' open to mid-life daters that she didn't have when she was single.
She reflected on her own experience while writing her new book, The Joy of Big Knickers.'I spent a awful lot of my dating years going on dates as if they were a job interview, as if I had to show a whole list of qualifications, and if I didn't get asked on a second date I had absolutely failed,' she said.
'Looking back it was kind of crazy 'cause dating should be about two people trying to find out and working out if they suit each other.'But 'whatever kind of relationship' or 'whatever kind of dating' there are some rules that everyone can follow, she said. Kate encouraged daters of all ages to keep an open mind, saying there is 'no way' she would have picked her husband Derek, whom she married in 2005, if she saw him on a dating app.'And actually, he's the best thing that ever happened to me,' she added.
'Always make sure that you have confidence in yourself,' Kate said.
Anything concrete like this brings you alive to anyone reading. Make the effort to renew your profile on a regular basis with relevant information about yourself.