Ideas for the first and second dates

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The team here at can feel that love is most definitely in the air. Here are our best ideas for the First and second dates.  Something not too formal and not too pushy!

First date

We think this should be kept short, since it’s the first time you have met face to face and let’s be honest the spark just might not be there, so here are a few suggestions:

Meet at a Coffeehouse

Coffeehouses such as Costa, Starbucks and Nero are ideal places to meet for a first date. You could meet one lunchtime if you work close to one another, or if you’re not so close on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Also, consider trying coffee areas in large department stores, for example, the John Lewis in Sloane Square, London has a fantastic coffee house on the top floor.

Go for brunch

Why not suggest brunch instead of dinner?

A weekend brunch has a much more casual, easy-going vibe, means you’ve still got the rest of the day ahead of you afterwards, and can go on for as long as you want it to, depending on how much chemistry it turns out you have together.

Go for a drink after work or on a Sunday afternoon

Meet for a drink after work or on a Sunday afternoon. Make sure the bar is not too busy but has some atmosphere.

It might be good to go somewhere that you have been to before, rather than hoping that it is just like the pictures show it on the internet. Try and make sure you both know it’s only a drink, to see if there is some spark.. you don’t really want to make it dinner as well on the first date unless of course, it is going exceptionally well.

Also, you’re both going to be tall, so definitely avoid somewhere with low ceilings!

Play ping pong, table football or American pool

Having a distraction takes the pressure away from one on one conversation so you will find it much easier to relax straight away.

The date might also be impressed that you have suggested a good alternative to a regular drink in a bar/pub, so go on give it a go, you have nothing to lose!

The team at love giving a helping hand, so here are our favourite venues in London that offer this:
Ping pong at bounce
Table football at bar kick
American pool at the hurricane rooms

Second date

So once you know there might be something there you can move on to a second date. Here are ideas for a second date:


Make sure you know the restaurant, you want somewhere that is fairly busy but not too noisy.

Somewhere intimate would be good so you are not bothered by other people in the restaurant. Also, you’re both going to be tall, so definitely avoid somewhere with low ceilings!

Drink then cinema

This is another common second date idea. Have a drink in a cosy intimate bar and then go on to the cinema, you get time to chat in the bar beforehand and after the film, you can catch up on what you thought about it.

Be careful on the choice of the film!

Common interest

If you both have a common interest why not try and spend some time learning how to improve or add to existing skills. For example, if you’re both into cooking, Jamie Oliver does some great cooking courses which would be ideal for a second date, click here for more. Or if you’re both into cocktails why not try a cocktail making

Or if you’re both into cocktails why not try a cocktail making experience.

Go Bowling

Bowling is great fun and a good laugh, the two of you can have a beer or share some fries while engaging in a friendly competition (do not show a real competitive side!).

A hearty amount of guaranteed background noise to your date means there’s less pressure for either of you to have to think of a couple of hours’ worth of non-stop interesting things to say about a candle-lit dinner would.

It’s a low-stress environment so your date will feel relaxed and comfortable, which is important. If she’s comfortable, she’ll have more fun, and if she’s having fun, you’ll get a third date.

Try our top venue All Star Lanes

Go for a walk

Exploring the great outdoors and getting some physical activity is a terrific second date idea, though it’s not for everyone.Find out how

Find out how outdoorsy your date is, and find a route accordingly, whether they’re super-active and up for a hike, or would prefer a casual summer stroll through picturesque fields.

If you don’t know their fitness level, keep on the side of caution and choose a route that’s not too strenuous. The great thing about this date is that it’s perfect conversation opportunity, giving you quiet, private space to get to know each other. And thankfully costs nothing, avoiding any bill-splitting debates.

Check the weather forecast first (you don’t want to make your date trudge through the rain) and make sure they know what you have planned for this one, to avoid any potentially ultra-embarrassing outfit problems — high heels and even the calmest of fields just don’t mix.

Play tourist

The UK has some great attractions, why not visit them and enjoy going to somewhere you have never been to before.

London is awash with great places to visit, the natural history museum, the London Aquarium, the London eye etc. So go on try something new together.

Stand-up comedy

The tried-and-tested ultimate key to your date’s heart is not an expensive meal or a bunch of flowers upon arrival. It’s all about making them laugh.Laughing together is the absolute best thing can happen on a date —

Laughing together is the absolute best thing can happen on a date — so make that task infinitely easier by taking your date to see some live comedy. We’re not talking big arena shows here, either.Every town has indie

Every town has indie stand-up nights every week, be it at a comedy club or in a pub. Enjoy some drinks at the same time and get ready for a date about as fun as they come.

Play ping pong, table football or American pool

Same applies to the first date suggestion above.

So that’s our round-up of ideas for the First and second dates.  If you have any other suggestions it would be great to include them so others can benefit.

Why not leave a suggestion in the comments section below.


If you’re ready for your first date, why not read our great blog post on deciding if you should plan your first date out beforehand and if you do what should that look like?

Should you plan your first date?


If you haven’t even started internet dating yet?  We have a few articles that will probably be of interest:

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What makes a good profile photo


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A lighthearted look at the benefits of dating a taller man

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Here is our list of benefits when dating a taller man…

• Well nobody wants to date a shorter man!
• Tall, dark and handsome need I say more!
• Tall men generally have big feet and big feet generally means big…. (I knew you were all thinking socks!)
• Tall men give you a sense of security and safety.
• You will never lose them, they are easy to spot in a crowd
• In a pool, they always have their feet on the floor even at the deep end.
• They have more trouble finding clothes to fit than you do!
• They know exactly what three quarter length sleeves are as that’s how most jumpers look on them
• Kids generally love them as they can be picked up really, really high.
• When it comes to a heated argument the taller they are the harder they fall.
• They can reach things at the back of wardrobes.
• Tall men can easily dust the coving!
• They can pick items off the top shelves at supermarkets.
• You may be lucky and one day they might become an international basket ball player and earn 10’s of millions of pounds.
• Tall men have to drive big, expensive cars, it’s the only ones they can fit in.
• Tall men can give good weather updates.
• Tall men will usually hit something low hanging before you do!
• Tall men have big beds!
• Tall men have big sofa’s!
• Tall men don’t need step ladders to paint ceilings or put up wallpaper
• You have a great view at pop concerts when you sit on their shoulders.
• You have a legitimate reason to sit in the emergency exit seats on a plane.
• You can wear killer heels and still be shorter than him
• Tall men look good in suits
• Tall men usually have bigger clothes which can be worn as bed shirts, “cuddle up” jumpers and lay about joggers!
• Tall men usually have long arms which can be wrapped around you for warmth and security.
• They can see over garden fences and so can do the “nosy neighbour” thing!

Have you dated a taller man?  Are you dating one now?  If so, have we missed any benefits out? Leave yours in the comments below

You can find your taller man by visiting

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Are the dating odds stacked against tall single men?

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In this article, we explore if the dating odds are stacked against tall single men

If уоu аrе а mаn, аnd уоu hаvе еvеrу bееn dumреd, thеn уоu mау hаvе еxреrіеnсеd bеіng ѕіnglе fоr а lоng реrіоd оf tіmе. I mуѕеlf hаvе bееn mаrrіеd аnd dіvоrсеd, аnd саn thіnk bасk tо lоng реrіоdѕ whеrе I wаѕ ѕіnglе.

Whу wаѕ іt thаt аll mу еx gіrl frіеndѕ hаd аnоthеr bоу frіеnd wіthіn а соuрlе оf wееkѕ. Whу соuld I, оr іndееd mаnу оf mу frіеndѕ, nоt fіnd аnоthеr gіrlfrіеnd ѕо quісklу. Yеѕ, I muѕt bе а wеіrdо.

Or іѕ thеrе аnоthеr mоrе ѕаtіѕfасtоrу, оr еvеn, mоrе truthful еxрlаnаtіоn?

UK dаtіng ѕіtеѕ

Tо ѕtаrt wіth, іt іѕ а fасt thаt thе rаtіоѕ оf mеn tо wоmеn іn thе UK іѕ ѕtасkеd аgаіnѕt mеn. Tо mу knоwlеdgе, thеrе аrе аррrоxіmаtеlу оnе аnd а hаlf mіllіоn mоrе mеn іn thе UK thаn wоmеn.

Yоu dо nоt nееd thе brаіnѕ оf аn Arсh Bіѕhор, tо rеаlіѕе thаt thаt соuld саuѕе рrоblеmѕ whеn іt соmеѕ tо dаtіng.

A ѕhоrt whіlе аgо, C4 dіd а рrоgrаmmе аbоut gіgоlоѕ. Thеу іntеrvіеwеd mаnу wоmеn tо аѕk thеm іf thеу wоuld uѕе thе ѕеrvісеѕ оf а gіgоlо іf thе nееd оr dеѕіrе аrоѕе. Thе соmmоn оutсоmе wаѕ thаt thеrе wоuld bе nо nееd. All а wоmаn hаѕ tо dо tо mееt а роtеntіаl раrtnеr іѕ “gо tо а bаr”. If оnlу іt wаѕ ѕо еаѕу fоr а mаn.

More men are single than women

Gо tо аnу bаr оr сlub іn thе UK, аnd thе ѕtаtіѕtісѕ аrе аррrоxіmаtеlу 80 / 20 ѕіnglеѕ, thаt bеіng 80% mеn аrе ѕіnglе, аѕ орроѕеd tо 20% wоmеn аrе ѕіnglе – аt bеѕt. UK dаtіng ѕіtеѕ аrе ѕіmіlаrlу wеіghtеd. Thаt іѕ whу а wоmеn соuld wrіtе оn hеr рrоfіlе: “If уоur nоt 6ft tаll, dаrk аnd hаndѕоmе, wіth а tор оf thе rаngе саr, hоuѕе, аnd јоb, wіth thе аbіlіtу tо mаkе mе lаugh”, рlеаѕе dо nоt аррlу.

Of соurѕе thіѕ іѕ ѕtеrеоtуріng аgаіnѕt wоmеn, but whеn thе оddѕ аrе ѕtасkеd аgаіnѕt уоu, іt іѕ hаrd nоt tо. Mоrе оftеn thаn nоt, іf а mаn соmеѕ оut оf а rеlаtіоnѕhір оr mаrrіаgе, thеу аrе аlwауѕ ѕіnglе fоr lоngеr thаn thе wоmаn – оn аvеrаgе.


Sо, mу соnсluѕіоn аbоut UK dаtіng іѕ thаt іt іѕ аt lеаѕt fіvе tіmеѕ hаrdеr fоr а mаn tо fіnd а ѕuіtаblе раrtnеr, thаn іt іѕ fоr а wоmеn, whісh аlѕо tаkеѕ іntо соnѕіdеrаtіоn thе lаw оf аttrасtіоn.

Sреndіng mоnеу оn ѕіtеѕ thаt аrе hеаvіlу wеіghtеd аgаіnѕt уоu dоеѕ nоt ѕоund lіkе mоnеу wеll ѕреnt.

Of course, these statistics do not take into account the fact that you are “tall” and therefore to make a relationship work you need to find a tall single woman it probably makes these statistics even worse!

So how do you turn the odds in your favour?

Well, you find a niche tall dating site like Why? Well, first of all, it is full of single people, so the worry about finding single women is not there.The women on our site want to meet someone and someone tall so the odds are most definitely in your favour. We are one of the only UK dating sites that asks you to verify your height so you know you’re in the right place!

The women on our site want to meet someone and someone tall so the odds are most definitely in your favour.


Yоu саn оnlу lеаrn thаt whаt I ѕау іѕ truе, bу gіvіng іt а trу, іf уоu dо nоt wаnt tо ѕtау ѕіnglе. I hаd tо lеаrn thе hаrd wау.

Try a tall niche dating site like and meet that someone special, the odds are most definitely in your favour and it may well turn out to be a sure bet.


Don’t forget there are benefits to dating a tall man, you can read about those here: A Lighthearted look at the benefits of dating a taller man

You can also read more about the problems tall people have finding love here: The problems tall people have in finding love


Want to let off steam about being tall?  Or even just talk to others just like you?  Why not join our tall community on Facebook?  Our excellent Facebook group called “What’s the weather like up there” (We hope you like the name as much as us!), it’s great to share tall stories like this one, or tall humour, jokes, basically anything tall-related. You can join by clicking HERE.


The 32 Absolute Worst Parts about Being Tall

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The 32 Absolute Worst Parts about Being Tall

Here are our 32 Absolute Worst Parts about being Tall:

  1. Every hug is awkward.
  2. “I need someone tall to grab something!”
  3. Low ceilings.
  4. Beds are way too small.
  5. Everyone hates you at shows.
  6. You don’t fit in foreign cars.
  7. People think it’s socially acceptable to jump on your back without asking.
  8. Everyone expects you to be good at sports (but you’re not).
  9. You’ve never actually seen your face in a mirror before.
  10. Long legs means naturally outpacing anyone you walk with.
  11. The deep end of the pool always leaves something to be desired.
  12. Long sleeves are never long enough.
  13. And pants are always way too short.
  14. People ALWAYS insist you’ve grown since you last saw them.
  15. One size fits all never fits.
  16. Everyone asks how tall you are.
  17. You haven’t been able to relax in a bathtub since you were 10.
  18. Airplane seats are knee destroyers.
  19. Your knees don’t fit under your desk.
  20. Everyone uses you as a beacon in crowds.
  21. Getting called “Jolly Green Giant” when you wear green.
  22. You can never hear people at parties.
  23. You’re always picked to be the goalie.
  24. You always have to stand in the back of group pictures.
  25. Or awkwardly crouch to get in frame.
  26. “What’s the weather like up there?”
  27. Public transportation wasn’t built for you.
  28. You can’t swing on swings.
  29. People use you for shade or to block wind.
  30. Your legs are always in the way on trains, buses, and airplanes.
  31. It’s always unnerving to meet people who are taller.
  32. The points of open umbrellas are always right at eye level.

That’s our list.  Have we missed any?  Leave yours in the comments below!


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A bit about our tall and friendly CEO Richard Vickery

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An exciting day for me (Richard Vickery) as I have just opened up the new blog for

I thought I should start by introducing myself, so here is a tall diary about me:

A bit about me (Richard Vickery CEO

I’m Richard Vickery, a certified accountant who is 6 ft 7 inches tall. Am I tall? Well, there is no magic number for being tall, but I feel tall. Having started this website for tall dating and talking to other “tall” people I know I am by no means the tallest person on the planet, but I do share the tall problems which many tall people encounter.

For me, I don’t really recall standing out at junior school. I was a little bit taller than the other kids, but not by much. In fact, I don’t even recall kids saying anything really to me about my height at that age. It wasn’t until I hit senior school that I had a big growth spurt.  It came from my legs as I remember I had a very high waistline (think Simon Cowell) which kids teased me about at school.

I was also terrible at sports, which was a really good way for other kids to tease me. I remember kids saying I could “just step over the hurdles” and “high jump should be easy”.  But of course athleticism doesn’t come with height and so I was always well behind the other kids. My mum always had to let down the turn-ups on my trousers so they didn’t stop halfway up my leg.  I had to wear a different type of shirt so the sleeves were not too short.  All these little things, you wouldn’t think other kids would spot, but they did and they would always make a point of it!

I can’t remember all the names I got called, certainly “Lurch” (the tall one from the Adams family), “BFG” (short for big friendly giant), “tower” (an obvious one) and “lanky”. It must have had an effect on me as I do feel I hunched at school, frightened to stand tall, wanting and wishing I was much smaller. Terrible now when I think of it, but at the time all you want to do is fit in!

Just I was finishing school, I found a sport that I love and am fairly good at, which turns out to be golf. But again being tall makes it harder for me than other shorter people. For example, I do have to have longer clubs, so I can’t just go into a golf shop and buy a club I need to order one in. I can’t wear the golf branded t-shirts or trousers as they never fit. Even at the golf club which I joined, they decided I had to have a nickname, so someone came up with “stretch” and I am still known to this day as “stretch” rather than Richard.

As you get older it gets easier to live with

I found things are slightly easier to deal with at university and work, there is much less name calling, but I still frequently get asked “how tall are you?” and “do you play basketball?” But I think the biggest change now is that I have admitted to myself that I am tall and that I am different in height to others around me. I try to walk tall, stand tall and not worry about being different. I have come to embrace the fact that I am tall and not worry about it. Yes, of course, it is annoying that people still point out that I am tall and yes sometimes it still does get me down, but on the whole, I laugh it off or say something witty back!

Now I admit that I am tall all I need to do is manage that “tallness”. There are many bad things associated with being tall, lots of them you can’t do anything about, so I try and focus on the things that I can do something about. For example, I try and eat healthily, exercise regularly and look after my body. I know that my back could become an issue in the future so I am trying to look after it now. That includes stretching it in the morning and evening, sitting with the correct posture at work, standing tall (no slouching), sitting with the correct posture and always keeping a straight back.


One last thing….

We have a tall community and I would love it if you became part of it!

It’s a Facebook group called “What’s the weather like up there” (We hope you like the name as much as us!), it’s great to share tall stories like this one, or tall humour, jokes, basically anything tall-related. You can join by clicking HERE.

Now it’s over to you.. tell me your tall life story

So that’s a bit about me and my tall life. What about you and yours? Would love to hear your story!

Thanks for your time,

Richard Vickery (CEO