They’re cold. They’re grey. They’re just a little bit miserable. But, you know what they say; misery loves company. If you fancy making your winter weekends a little more colourful, find someone at Flirtify to share them with.


Instead of staying in bed watching Netflix on your own, make a date of it and have a movie marathon. Bring snacks. Make a fort. Basically, behave like kids again, which is always a lot of fun.


You could sit and stare at the gloomy weather out the window all day. Or, you could find someone on Flirtify and go out walking in it. The good thing about this country is that we’re used to grim weather, so you might as well go out in it anyway. Just wrap up warm. And maybe even hold hands to keep it toasty.


One thing that seems to be even better in cold weather is a pub lunch. Sure, you could go out on your own, but it’s just not as much fun, is it? So much better when you can cosy up with someone, share food (if you’re that way inclined), and enjoy each other’s company in the warm whilst the storm rages outside.


Something that always seems to happen in January is booking holidays. Isn’t it great when it’s raining outside and you’ve just booked to go somewhere warm for the weekend next month? This is even more fun to plan with a partner. A romantic trip away is just the thing everyone needs to look forward to in January.


Cinema, bowling, mini golf… we hate to say it, but all the indoor activities seem better suited for two than for one. So, if you’re looking to both enjoy and avoid the cold, grey weather by sharing it with someone, head to Flirtify and heat up your winter.


Ever been burned by an ex? Yep, we’ve been there!

After you’ve got over the initial upset and wasted time on rebounds that don’t actually make you feel better, what’s next? When is the right time to start dating properly again?

After a break up you have a better idea of what you want and don’t want from your next relationship. Use this to your advantage – there’s someone out there for everyone and trust us there’s some cuties on Flirtify at the mo!

Seriously, there’s no harm in looking. If nobody takes your fancy – that’s fine but you never know who may catch your eye, and more importantly, if you’ll actually click. So, take it as slow (or as fast) as you feel you need. Find out as much as you can about the person to avoid that awkward first date silence – it’s also the perfect way to ask that questions you’d not want to ask on a face-to-face date.

If you’re thinking about it, it’s probably time to start looking. Flirtify is completely free to browse so sign up for free on Flirtify and find yourself someone cute to date > 

The nights are drawing in and as it’s getting colder, it’s getting more and more appealing to find someone to cuddle up to.


You’ve seen that person on Flirtify and keep going back to look at their profile, but for some reason you haven’t said anything yet. You haven’t quite found the right words. Well, we’re about to give them to you. Open a chat and offer up one of these irresistible autumn date ideas and they won’t be able to say no.

Brace yourselves and get outdoors

A walk in the countryside

The countryside is stunning at this time of year. Wrap up warm and go on a little walk to get to know each other somewhere pretty. You’ll most likely get bonus points if you bring your dog too.


Fruit picking

Apples are perfect this time of year. Find yourself an orchard that’s open to the public and try this. It’s a bit different, it’s something to focus on so the date isn’t too intense. And you can go home and make an apple pie to warm up afterwards.


Maize Maze

There’s a few of these around the country. It’s a fun activity where you go into a maize in hopes of finding the centre. It encourages teamwork or competition depending on which way you approach it. Both are fun ways to spend your date.


Star gazing

Is there anything more romantic?! Bundle up, get in the car out to the country where there’s no street lights, lie down and look at the stars together. Make up names for the constellations. Or just name them if you actually know them. Take a flask and enjoy each other’s company.


Or warm up instead with some food or drink

Cook dinner together

Granted, this might be a second or third date sort of thing, but it can work as a first date too. It’s not too intense if both of you are cooking rather than just one person. And with any luck you’ll have something you both like to eat by the end of it. Plus you learn A LOT about a person when you cook with them…


Hot chocolates

Possibly one to follow on from an outdoor activity. There’s nothing more warming than a hot chocolate. Particularly one with a little splash of something alcoholic in there. Get a takeaway and head back out to the cold, or make one at home and snuggle up by the fire to warm up.


Bake together

It’s cold. The Great British Bake Off is back on our televisions. There’s no better time to get in the kitchen and try your hand at baking. It’s something fun that you can work on together, and if it all goes well, you’ll have something delicious to enjoy in the end too.


It’s cold outside. Best to stay in

Movie night

There’s not much better than movie night. Especially when you’ve got someone to cuddle and fight over the popcorn with. Why not go for a Halloween themed movie night? It’s the right time of year for it, and it gives you an excuse to smoosh up even closer during the scary bits.


Make a fort

If someone says they don’t want to build a fort with you, they’re either lying, or not worth bothering with in the first place. Have dinner or watch films in there. You’ll have a lot of fun working together to build it, and it’s nice to have your own little den to get to know each other.


Go for a drive

You have to go outside to get to the car, but get the heating on, drive down a little country lane and you’ll get the beautiful scenery as well as the warmth. And for some reason, it’s a lot easier to talk to someone in a car, right?


Pumpkin carving

Do one together or make it into a competition, taking part in an activity like this on a first date means you’ve both got something to concentrate on aside from each other, making it less intense. It gives you something to talk about without even trying to think of anything. It will also get you into the Halloween-y spirit if you’re thinking about watching some spooky films afterwards.


So what are you waiting for? We've done all the hard work for you. Pick one of these, ask the question and before you know it, you could be baking a pie with freshly picked apples with the person of your dreams. And maybe eating it in a fort.

It's been two weeks since Love Island 2018 finished and I think we're all a little bit gutted. But, short of following them all on Instagram and religiously watching all their Stories, their lives are no longer ours to observe.


For the single people out there, Love Island gave hope. It made everyone believe that it can happen. Someone amazing can walk in when you least expect it. You can find love.

And we believe you can.


You could send off your application to be in next year's Love Island and see what happens. They have to pick someone right? But, if you don't fancy your chances, we're here for you instead.


There's loads of single people here at Flirtify just waiting for you to crack on with them. Not all love stories begin in a villa. Some begin in a coffee shop, or a restaurant, or on a walk, and you'll find that more and more are beginning online.


What are you waiting for? Sign up today, do a bit of flirting, try out your best smoulder, and why not lay it on factor 50 thick? You might just find the Jack to your Dani.


So, when 9pm comes around tonight, and you're not sure what to do with yourself, get online and visit us at Flirtify. We're sure that your type on paper is waiting for you here. So, put all your eggs in one basket and start your own love story tonight.


Over the years, communication between daters has changed drastically and become a completely different ball game. There was once a time when you had to write letters and wait days for a reply to contact someone you were courting. Now we think that would be torture, but was it actually easier?


There’s so many different ways to communicate these days, no wonder people get stressed out dating. Do you go for the bold phone call? Or do you like their status in hopes that they might see your name and send you a text? There’s so many mind games involved, in some ways it was easier when you had no choice but to write love letters.


Thanks to instant messaging, you’re now expected to reply instantly. Or perhaps a bit after instantly so as not to seem too keen. But if you’re busy and leave it too long, maybe they’ll lose interest and start talking to someone else.


Then, there’s the dreaded double blue tick. Being left on read. Do you text again? Maybe they’ve forgotten? Maybe they’re testing you to see how much you like them? Or maybe they’re just not that into you? The possibilities are endless.


On the other end of the scale, what happens if you’re overwhelmed with conversation platforms? When you’re having a text conversation and then out of the blue they send you a Snapchat and then tag you on something on Facebook. Do you respond to each individually and find yourself having three completely different conversations with the same person? It’s no wonder dating frazzles the brain.


The best thing to do is keep it simple. There’s a lot to be said for digital dating, because these days, a lot of people find their significant other through an online dating site, but once you’ve met someone, the best way to get to know them more is in person, not through emojis. Put your phone away and get to know the real person, the person behind the Twitter handle. You’ll know sooner than over Instagram whether they’re right for you, and it’ll put your mind at rest about what they’re like as a person, and whether it’s a big deal if they don’t text you back straight away. It’ll put a stop to the game playing because once you know someone for real, there’s no need for any of that.

Not judging a book by its cover is over. When it comes to dating apps, everyone is making snap judgements in the first few seconds of seeing someone. But what can you do to get those all-important right swipes? Turns out it’s actually relatively simple.

If you’re trying to attract a man, then get yourself to the gym and take a full length mirror selfie. Or if you’re not into gymming, a good alternative is a nice photo in the countryside. If that’s a no go, can you find a dog or a horse to get a picture with? Otherwise, you’ll have to get a tattoo or buy a car to pose with to get the boys swiping right for you.

Take a look at your profile and delete the photos of you with your good looking male friends, apparently men don’t like competition. But remove the ones with your girlfriends too, because they also like to know which is you straight away. Stay well clear of the dreaded filters. Nobody likes a person with dog ears or superimposed hats and glasses. However, just to throw a spanner in the works, a lot of people don’t like seeing cars or pets, so these could go either way for you.

If you’re trying to woo the ladies, the highest swipe success comes from pictures in the countryside. Bonus points if you can include your dog too. If you’ve got tattoos, get em out, if you’ve got a fancy car, get snapping next to it, and if you’ve got a beard, show it off in all its glory. These are all things that get fingers and thumbs swiping to the right.

If you’re fed up of being cast to the left, then remove all evidence of attractive girls in your life. And make it obvious which is you, it could save you an awkward conversation when you meet. Put your shirt back on and stop taking showy-offy gym photos; people want to judge your face, not your abs. And just because things are never that simple; tattoos, cars and beards make people swipe left as well as right. So these are a win some, you lose some situation.

It seems that whether you’re looking for guys or girls, the things to steer clear of in photos are other people, filters and nakedness. Tattoos, cars and beards divide us all, so that decision is up to you. Just make sure you get out into the countryside with a dog, take lots of pictures and watch the matches roll in.

What did one autumn leaf say to another? “I’m falling for you…”

The bad news is it’s getting colder, the weather is wild, and it’s basically dark all of the time. The good news? It’s a great time to get cosy and let the festivities carry you through.

It’s also a great time to get your dating game on before Christmas - though it’s probably best to have a ‘Plan B’ somewhere indoors for when it starts hailing on your romantic woodland picnic. Here’s a few date ideas from the Flirtify team to get you started - and when you're ready to go, save 50% on your subscription* with promo code FLIRTIFY50 here >>

Go on a zombie ‘run’

Get into the Halloween spirit with a zombie experience. Though it’s not one for the faint-hearted, you’ll have a right laugh being chased by zombies, getting infected by zombies, and/or partying with zombies - whatever floats your boat. 

Nonetheless, we do suggest getting to know your date a little bit first. Asking whether they have any pre-existing health conditions or phobias might be a good start…

Make s’mores

If they aren’t already, we think s’mores should be the official food of the autumn. Who knew biscuits, marshmallows and chocolate were even more heavenly when they’re hot and squashed together?

No campfire? No problem – heat them up in the microwave, stick them on a fork and point them towards this YouTube video

‘Halloween special’ marathon

For a more manageable marathon in front of the telly, why not replace your usual lengthy movies with loads of Halloween special episodes from some of your favourite TV shows?

For a cheap, cosy night in, grab loads of Halloween-themed food and get watching – our favourite specials are from The Simpsons, Parks and Recreation, Bob’s Burgers and of course, Goosebumps.

Go on a hike

If the rain holds up, it’s a no-brainer to get yourselves outside one last time before the weather gets really poo. Take your date on a walk in the countryside for spectacular views and (hopefully) even more spectacular conversation.

You might need to wear so many jumpers you can’t move your arms, but we’re sure you can style it out. 

Give Pinterest crafts a go…

Some Pinterest boards promise life hacks and easy peasy do it yourself tutorials - we’re not so sure about that, but it’s going to be funny to at least try. There are infinite autumn pins – everything from baking, to cooking, to decorations, to couples’ Halloween Costumes

Even if you’re not the crafty type, we hope these Pinterest fails will make you see that it’s the effort that counts. 

Make the most of Bonfire Night

Ahh, the 5th November – the day we celebrate a man getting hung, drawn and quartered…

Surprisingly, bonfire night can be a really romantic – pop down to your local firework display and huddle up to keep warm. If you feel like going the extra mile, get sparklers and show off your sporting skillz by winning them a cuddly toy. 

Play LOADS of board games

Though they get a bad rap, nothing screams ‘rainy day’ like board games – and nothing shows the true nature of a person quite like losing at Monopoly. There’s a huge range of games out there – so if you’re not a fan of Scrabble, why not try Obama Llama or Exploding Kittens instead? 

We promise you - you won’t find a greater joy than watching the light die from their eyes as you take their money, assets, and most of all, pride.

Carve a pumpkin

This is another cheap idea to get into the festive mood – all you need is two pumpkins, clean out their insides and get carving. The only limit is your imagination – create a classic creepy face, or carve the scariest thing you can think of. The best design wins a prize.

Or why not try carving a portrait of your date? What’s the worst that could happen?

“But I’m a skeleton and have ‘no body’ to go with..”

What’s that, we hear you cry? Don’t fret – get yourself over to Flirtify and find yourself a date. It’s free to get started and have a browse. Then when you're ready to make a move you can sign up for a fabulously flexible subscription.

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Ah, summer. The season of getaways, doing everything outdoors, and most importantly, trying new things.

Whether you believe in the ‘Summer Bucket List’ or not, the internet has some great ideas about what you should be getting up to – some good, some completely bizarre.

Here’s 10 strange summer bucket list items we’ve collected from blogs and Pinterest boards around the world. Prepare to be inspired.

1) ‘Go into an airport and buy tickets for a random flight’


We know we’re all desperate for a week away at this time of the year, but why leave it to chance? Just think of the issues when you turn up in western Siberia in your bikini.

If this is your idea of fun, enjoy that final call for passengers flying over the Bermuda Triangle. Eep.

2) ‘Wash the car in your swimsuit’


Yes, this was actually a suggestion.

Though we’re sure we can pull off the ‘Playboy Bunny’ vibe, we’re actually getting inspo for this from Instagram legend Celeste Barber.

3) 'Dance in the rain'


You know that summer cold you can’t shake off? Yeah, that.

4) 'Bury a time capsule'


We’re intrigued by the idea, but we’re also struggling to think what we’d put in - that abnormally large crisp we’ve been saving to wow friends and family? A photocopy of our Driving Theory certificate?

Excuse us whilst we say a prayer for our valueless lives...

5) 'Sit on a roof and stargaze'


We’re all for cheap/free ideas for the summer –but you know what isn’t cheap?

Replacing roof tiles.

6) 'Say "yes" to everything for a whole day'


We're not going to get into the legal complications of this one- but even so, you’d have to be careful who you tell. Otherwise, you’ll basically be saying ‘yes’ to a whole day of cleaning...

7) Skinny Dipping


Think less sexy glamour and more logistics- how will you get out? Do you have an escape route if you get caught? How will you dry yourself off to get back into your clothes? Are there curious fish in the water? These are all important questions.

8) Build a beach bonfire


It’s probably do-able in the US, but we’re sure we might get more than a few dirty looks if we tried this at Skegness.

You just know someone will bring a few bin bags and aerosols, and drop them right on.

9) Audition for a reality TV show


Potentially a good idea, but which reality TV show will you choose? One where you’re stranded on an island with 12 weirdos? One where you travel all the way to London for a blind date, only to be stood up? Or the one where people accuse you of hoarding in your own home? Decisions decisions.

10) Run through fields of wheat


This one was contributed by a well-known politician: as it ‘May’ seem, it’s a very naughty idea. Although you’ll get a good Instagram picture, you’ll be hurting the feelings of farmers worldwide.

We have a better suggestion for you: why not try Flirtify?

With no wheat fields, rooftops, time capsules - or even swiping left - required, Flirtify is the best way to reawaken your love life this summer.

It’s free to join and browse right away - if meeting new people is #1 on your bucket list, what are you waiting for?

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