Jamie East: My Dating Tips

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He knows a thing or two about Game of Thrones, can throw a song together, and has even been known to sing with The Beekeepers. But can Jamie East turbo-charge your love life with these 5 tips?

My dating tips…

By Jamie East

1. A first date is NOT the time to try out a new haircut.

My mate Tree from Derby (not his real name) once took a copy of GQ into the hairdressers two hours before a date asking for a “Beckham” and had to walk into a restaurant with a Mohican and Nike symbol shaved into the sides. The only thing missing from the evening was a denim waistcoat… and any form of sexual chemistry. Poor Tree.

2. Silences during your date are fine

if you’re both intently undressing each other with your eyes whilst shucking oysters – otherwise, have a few stock conversation openers up your sleeve:
Good: What’s the most spontaneous thing you’ve ever done, Rome would be lovely this time of year don’t you think?
Bad: Do you like trains too? Why do my family hate me? Can I tattoo your name on my neck tomorrow?

3. Location, Location, Location.

Be imaginative at your peril! What you think shows creativity and flair could well be interpreted as the first signs of a nervous breakdown. Diggerland and Chimp World are perfectly fine for either a stag night or 8 year old’s birthday party (very little difference between the two anyway apart from the Jaegermeister) but unless you’re on a date with Chris Packham, I wouldn’t suggest coffee afterwards.

4. Online Profile pictures.

First impressions count, otherwise there IS no date. I’m writing this in a place where one of the ladies collects horrific avatars she’s seen. One – Joel30 says “life, liberty, pursuit of happiness for in the long run we are all dead”. His avatar is of him, bare-arsed, cheerfully ploughing his privates into his ex-girlfriend. Ladies, Joel30 is what is commonly known as A Keeper. Want to meet someone nice? Save the turkey giblet pictures for the second date.

5. Walk of Shame.

Everyone’s done it – like drinking water or torrenting Breaking Bad, it’s inevitable. So if your date has every chance of turning into something more than coffee – a toothbrush and a roll-on can easily be squirrelled away without it looking presumptuous (no overnight bags – puts people off). This cannot, however, prepare you for a “spontaneous date situation” and nothing you can do can stop you walking for the bus in the morning looking like you’ve, well, had sex. Just don’t do what another friend (these are all real friends, honest) Scott did. Went to a 40th. Pulled. Walked to the bus the next morning still dressed as Chewbacca. Never pull at a Fancy Dress Party.

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