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Weekly Edition - Published  06 June 2016


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Survey finds Brits are following Prince Harry's lead by putting work before love

ALL work and no play makes Prince Harry a dull boy; the royal has revealed he puts his career before a relationship, and a new survey finds that over ½ of Brits are following in his footsteps… There's a famous quote that states that no one has ever said, on their deathbed:- "I wish I'd spent more time at the office." However, because of today's busy pace of life, it's easy to get caught up in the workplace, and put our focus on our career, rather than everything else that matters outside it; especially love and relationships. Even Prince Harry isn't immune; in a recent interview, he said:- "At the moment, my focus is very much on work. To be fair, I haven't had that many opportunities to get out there and meet people..."  And it would seem he's not alone. Social dating app,, surveyed 1,000 Brits and found that over ½ of us; 50.7%, in fact; have put our career before our love life before. And if you split the results between the sexes, men are even more guilty of putting their emphasis on work, rather than meeting someone: 52.8% favour the office over romance, compared with only 47.8% of women.  It all sounds slightly bleak, but just to try and ensure the human race doesn't completely die out, have come up with some sound advice for those who want to balance out their busy work schedules with the opportunity for finding love. "We're all busier than ever... but it's too easy to let work just take over. You have to make the effort, otherwise you might risk never meeting someone and starting a relationship."

Things to consider:-

1. Take opportunities when you see them; if you fancy the barista making your coffee on the way to a meeting, strike up a conversation. It could lead to a date…

2. Make time for your interests and hobbies; not only will it offer relaxation and downtime out of work, but it may also lead to meeting someone special.

3. If you genuinely never seem to have any spare time, why not have an early morning date? A coffee and a chat before you start work might see you entering the office with a spring in your step…

4. Convert what might have been a boring work do into a fun date; invite someone to a talk, opening or exhibition you have to attend. At the very least, you'll have someone to laugh with about how awful it was…

5. Burn calories and get your heart rate racing by combining a date with a fun fitness activity; from bike riding to ping pong playing, it'll give you something to bond over.

6. Network to find love; if the only people you always see in your free time are your mates, get them to bring along friends of theirs you've not met yet… it could spark an attraction.

7. Can't break that work routine? Well, fit your date into it. TrueView introduces you to like-minded people and gets you chatting online much easier. It means you can save real life meetings for the people you really seem to be getting on with.

8. If all else fails, see if romance has been under your nose the whole time; apparently couples who meet at work are more likely to get married. So maybe do a few fewer spreadsheets, and hang out by the coffee machine a little more; you never know where that caffeine addiction could lead you…


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