My 4 minute impromptu interview on BBC Comedy Awards
Hear me being interviewed by the very funny comedian, Nish Kumar, on the BBC Comedy Awards here – I’m 51 minutes in!
Dating Questions: good for existing couples and new dates
Asking questions that get below the surface early on makes a date more effective and encourages romance and emotional connection. If you would like to purchase 100 dating questions to entertain, make you think, and encourage honesty and opening up on your dates, email me on the form below to purchase using PayPal. Current price is only £5!
What couples have said about the questions:
“The questions Rachel provided us with enabled us to have a fresh look at each other. Although we have been together for a long time and always had many things to talk about, working with the questions helped us to break up our usual pattern of communication.”
“The questions made us learn new things about each other. In an established relationship, we often think we know everything about our partner. Answering these innovative questions made us ask things we had never asked each other and we saw each other in a different light. It is wonderful to (re)discover, how big a universe our partner is (and always will be).”
“Getting into Rachel’s question really made us take quality time for each other. Even when a couple regularly tries to make time for each other, sometimes everyday worries and issues slip into the conversation. To deliberately sit down and use such a communication aid is a wonderful way to have a great time together.”
“Discussed the questions with my girlfriend and they opened the doors to some interesting topics and thoughts we don’t bring up in everyday conversation. It also really livened up a boring bus journey home! I feel we are more comfortable talking openly and honestly about our thoughts and opinions now and I’d definitely suggest other couples give it a try.”
Interesting articles about dating and relationships
Empirical study: Deal-breakers before meeting for a date (summary of study in Science here)
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari – very funny, easy to read, thorough and informative about dating. The Guardian review here.
How to choose a partner by Susan Quilliam – “Drawing upon rich cultural material, psychology and her background in relationship therapy, Susan presents partner choice as a self-development journey, driving us to learn more about ourselves, about other people, about life and the way we want to live.” Buy here .
Labor of Love by Moira Weigel – History of dating – The Guardian review here.
Flirt Coach by Peta Heskell – buy here.
Date-Onomics by John Birger – about the US stats on how many young datable men are out there – see here.
Sex in the Digital Age (2018) edited by Paul G Nixon & Isabel K. Düsterhöft – see here.
The All-or-Nothing Marriage by Eli Finkel – buy here.
The Seven Principles for making marriage work – John Gottman – buy here.
Dating Dilemmas: Take part in polls
What should you do if your date kisses too fast?
I want to find out what the deal-breakers after meeting a date are for you …. It can often be things you had never thought of before, unique to one person, like an annoying habit of suddenly breaking into in a very bad Yorkshire accent or repeating themselves over and over …. (I wonder what mine are?!)
Tell me (anonymously) what they were by clicking on the link below! Really quick survey with just two questions!