How to Get a Date for Valentine’s Day

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Gold coloured cupid statue holding a red heart shapeValentine’s Day is fast approaching, but fear not, it’s not too late to find yourself a date. According to our Valentine’s statistics 71% of members would like to go on a first date on Valentine’s Day, so you don’t need to be an established couple to enjoy an evening out.

So first things first, how do you go about getting a date for Valentine’s Day?

Sign up

If you are not already signed up to an online dating site, do it, do it now! Click on our join for free link and set up a profile. It’s free to join Muddy Matches and to look around.

Build up your profile

If your profile is currently two lines long and ends with “I’ll get back to this later” now is a great time to add a bit of meat to the bones of it. Add some funny anecdotes, tell people about what makes you unique and if in doubt ask a friend what they would write about you if they were to fill in your dating profile.

Say hello

Sending a message is essential if you want to get to know someone better. It doesn’t have to be a long essay or anything especially witty, just say hello and tell them what drew you to their profile. We’d recommend not bring up the prospect of a date straight away, but it has been known to work in the past, so there’s no hard and fast rules if you are a cheeky chappy or chappess.

Propose a date

Once you’ve sent a message or two, the next stage is arranging a date. A good idea for a first date is to meet at a coffee shop or a teahouse as it feels a little less formal than a dinner. Also on Valentine’s Day itself it can be difficult to book a table at a nice restaurant as a lot of people book long in advance.

Enter our Valentine’s Day competition

You may have already spotted our horsey competition on the homepage, but if not, we are giving away two tickets to the Royal Artillery Race Day at Sandown Park along with a week’s free subscription to Muddy Matches. If you win you can use your subscription to ask a fellow Muddy Matches member to accompany you to the race day!