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“Suggest and accept date ideas rather than focus solely on a match’s looks and online persona” – Evening Standard

Evening Standard gave their readers a little insight on how Pitchit works. You can read the Evening Standard’s full story here.

 

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Capital FM Pitch a Date

On Monday morning Capital FM’s presenters Dave, George and Lilah had a chat about Pitchit, and the boys each pitched a date to Lilah.

You can listen to the show here, skip to 2:30:00 to listen to what they think about Pitchit.

We’d love to know if you have any quirky date ideas that you would pitch to singles on Pitchit!

Dating Do’s&Dont’s For You Guys

Guys, dates can be super stressful, and it’s difficult to know what you should and shouldn’t do on your first date. We have a “Dating Do’s and Don’t” guide for you, to try and help kick the first date jitters and give you a bit more of an insight on what you should and shouldn’t do on your first date. If you have any other tips or advice for fellow daters we’d love to hear them in the comment section.

Do’s

  • Pay for the date. You don’t have to spend a lot to impress her. It is the act of paying for her that flatters her, not the amount of money you spend.
  • Be a gentleman, it always works. Hold the door for her, pull her chair out at the table, and offer her your jacket if she looks cold. It’s the little things that go a long way.
  • Be respectful. A little flirting didn’t hurt anybody. But don’t over do it, too many compliments and there’s a chance she’ll be creeped out and you’ll sound desperate.
  • Listen to her when she is talking, don’t interrupt, keep eye contact and be interested in what she is talking to you about.
  • Be honest and authentic. A first date is not like a job interview or a business meeting. There are certain subjects you should try to avoid on your first date, like your ex-girlfriend, but be yourself and let your true self shine through. You are there to have a good time, so focus on that.

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Don’ts

  • Don’t get too touchy-feely. You might think touching her a lot on the first date makes her feel like you’re in to her. Not the case. Too much physical contact can make her feel like you’re that touchy-feely on every first date. Not a way to make a girl feel special.
  • Don’t small talk. I’m sure she’d rather not talk about what the weather was like this morning. If you can’t think of something to say, ask her a question.
  • Don’t get too drunk. Getting too peevy on a first date increases your risk of looking like a fool and raises a big red flag.
  • Don’t talk about money. Whether you’re gloating about how much you have in your bank account, or sulking about how little you have. Although money is on most people’s minds often, it makes her feel uncomfortable when she’s only just getting to know you. Keep money out of conversation; just pay for the meal quietly like a gentleman.
  • Don’t leave her wondering how the night went. If you had a good time and wanted to see her again, let her know! A simple “I had a great night, I’d love to see you again” would suffice.

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Dating Do’s&Dont’s For You Girls

Girls, dating in the 21’st Century is so much more pressurized than it should be. Everybody has strong opinions on how it should be, and how it shouldn’t be. It really isn’t that difficult and it definitely isn’t something you should lose sleep over. Follow our first date guide, “Dating Do’s and Don’ts” and get on your way to having the best dates of your life. If you have any other tips that you would like to share we’d love to know in the comments section!

Do’s

  • Have a small emergency pouch somewhere in your clutch. Going out for a meal? Some floss and mint spray might be a good idea. Tampons, you never know when Mother Nature could call. Some perfume or body spray, you want to smell good, don’t you?
  • Always be confident and don’t be afraid to make the first move. Confidence is sexy; it’s one of the biggest turn-on when meeting someone new. Girls, don’t wait for the guy to make the first move, it’s outdated. Take charge and if you like him, ask him to go on another date with you. Men like women who take charge now and again.
  • Do wear sexy undies. Even if you don’t plan on stripping off on date number one, wearing a sexy underwear set makes you feel way more confident. And if you do end up in your skivvies, you DO NOT want a Bridget Jones moment, do you?
  • Do wear comfortable shoes. Of course heels are super sexy, but you never know where your night might go. A nice walk around the town? Not in those stilettos!
  • Do act interested. If the date isn’t going as well as you would then end it early. But if you like this guy, then make sure he knows, talk, keep eye contact, ask questions and laugh at his jokes (even if they aren’t that funny).
  • Do discuss issues that are important to you. If you feel so strongly about a subject, why wait to find out that you two don’t see eye to eye about it.

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Don’ts

  • Don’t talk about your ex. No good can come from this. You could come across bitter, heartless or still hung-up on him. Any of these are a turn-off.
  • Don’t’ talk about how miserable and lonely you are. This topic should stay between you and your therapist or trusted friend. Talking about how miserable and lonely you are on a first date is a huge turn-off. It can make you look desperate or that you’re looking for a relationship for the wrong reason.
  • Before your first date, don’t pretend to be somebody you’re not, online and in person. When you pretend to be someone you’re not, chances are you will end up going on a date with someone that is compatible to the person you are trying to be, not the person you are.
  • Don’t be rude. Of course men like a challenge, but that means they like women with self-respect, not a mean girl. Don’t be rude or snotty to the waiter or bartender, and don’t mock other women around you whether it is on what they are wearing or how they are acting. Rise above all forms of bitchiness.
  • Don’t let him know you’ve been Internet stalking him. Let’s face it; we all do it as soon as we find out what their surname is. But as soon as you bring up his 2004 disastrous hairstyle, or his 2009 family holiday to Majorca, you are going to freak him out and the chances of another date are slim. Keep your stalking to yourself; it’s for the best.
  • Don’t play too hard to get. Yes, it can be quite sexy and endearing, but too much can make your date feel rejected. And let’s be honest, no one likes rejection. If he asks for a second date and you like him, say yes!

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John’s Dating Disasters

John from Australia wrote to us and told us his dating disasters, here they are. Make sure you read to the end, we have another competition for you!

My second most disastrous date:
I met this young lady called Helen who I really liked. She was quite posh! I found out that through mutual friends that Helen had done some ballet as a child and was still really into ballet. Thanking my lucky stars for the “high quality intelligence” I had garnered from our mutual friends, I telephoned Helen and said that I “just happened” to have tickets for the ballet at the Royal Opera House and would she like to come (Oh yes, I am a pretty smooth operator with the young ladies, eh?). Helen agreed! I thought “I am in here!” We met up for our date. The orchestra were warming up and the audience were taking their seats. The problem is that I am a country boy, I was 23 years old at the time and had NEVER actually been to the opera or the ballet before and actually I had no idea what they involved! I said to Helen “Errr, so what is the difference between a ballet and an opera?” Helen looked at me disdainfully as if to say “how could you not know that? – you’re a complete peasant!” Suffice to say that I never got a second date! 
 
My all time most disastrous date: 
 
About 11 or 12 years ago I had a gorgeous pretty, blonde, girlfriend called Jill. I kid you not – Jill was Drop Dead Gorgeous with a capital “G”. Jill is really clever as well. She has a first class honours degree in Law from Cambridge University. She works as a solicitor for a top 5 law firm in the City. When she is at work as a lawyer she has to wear quite conservative clothes especially when she is in court acting as legal counsel before a judge. I don’t know if that is why, out of work, she dressed quite extravagantly at times. One of her favourite outfits consisted of a pair of beautiful thigh-high boots made from the softest Italian leather by a top designer and a matching leather mini-skirt. Jill is so pretty that she has the class to carry off that look without looking like Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman”!
 
I bought tickets for a West End show as Jill loves going to the theatre. Jill looked great in her thigh-high boots and mini-skirt. She really enjoyed the show. Just as we left the theatre and were walking along Shaftesbury Avenue towards Piccadilly looking for a cab, it started to pour down with rain. It was 10 pm and pouring with rain. It’s never easy to find a cab. We were, by this time, just outside Le Meridien, a posh hotel on Piccadilly. There was no point Jill getting soaking wet. I said to Jill “you wait at the Le Meridien hotel and I will find a cab and drive back to pick you up”. In the pouring rain (no umbrella) I walked all the way along Piccadilly to the Intercontinental Hotel on Park Lane before finding a cab. I got in the cab and we drove back to the Le Meridien Hotel to pick Jill up. When we got there I expected to see Jill inside the hotel in the dry but she was outside the hotel getting wet! I waved to her to get her in the cab and she got in. I expected her to be in a good mood. I expected Jill to be thinking what a nice gentleman I am for going to such trouble to get a cab and keep her dry! Instead, Jill was in a foul mood. She was spitting blood like she was the mutant offspring of a Pitbull Terrier and an Eastern Brown snake (a nasty vicious venomous snake from Australia)! I said to Jill: “Why the bad mood? Why weren’t you waiting inside the hotel in the dry?” Jill replied that she had initially waited inside the hotel. Unfortunately, the hotel manager had seen her dressed in her thigh-high boots and mini-skirt, and assumed she was a prostitute and told Jill to leave immediately or he would call the police! The worst thing is, what with Jill being a solicitor, if the police had been called and the story had been leaked to the newspapers, you can guess the headline: “Solicitor caught soliciting!”
 
After that date, all her friends were telling Jill: “you have been dating John for three months now and everyone now assumes you are a hooker! Dump him! …..”. A few weeks later, Jill dumped me! 
 
Poor John didn’t have much luck with these dates, but we are over the moon to say he is in a relationship now and is very happy!
We’d love to here more of your dating stories! Tell us your dating disaster stories for a chance to win tickets to see Justin Bieber at British Summertime Festival in Hyde Park! Competition closes 14th April 2017, so get writing! We can’t wait to hear some of these stories…

COMPETITION!!

Pitchit are happy to announce that we have teamed up with Brunch Vibes to give you guys the chance to win 3 pairs of tickets to the Hawaiian Fancy Dress Brunch Party at Mahiki on the 25th March 2017! What a fun date that would be! To be in the chance of winning, like our Facebook page and TAG your single friend in the comments on the competition post.

GO GO GO!!

 

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Pitchit team visited Hoxton Radio this week!

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This week Hoxton Radio welcomed Pitchit on their Hoxton Fashion Show. To find out what went down on the show read here. You can also listen to the show here.

“The new dating app everyone’s talking about” – Glamour Magazine

fullsizeoutput_7aeRead the full write-up and interview with Pitchit founders, Danni and Christina, here Glamour Magazine-Pitchit

 

 

“Pitchit aims to get straight to the point” – Global Dating Insights

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Read the full write up here – Global Dating Insights-Pitchit

 

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