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Dating Trends on the Rise in 2017

Like other trends, dating trends come and go. Flirtatious chat rooms and the classic dinner-and-a-movie have been replaced by the latest dating app and Netflix-and-chill. While romance is as old as time itself, it's always helpful to know the temperature of the dating pool before jumping in. We've prepared a list of the three most popular dating trends in 2017. Keep reading to know what to expect! 

1. Women making the first move

More than ever, women are making the first move when it comes to dating. Surveys have shown that men find it incredibly sexy when a woman makes the first move. Additionally, when polled, many men have expressed a desire for women to offer to pay or split the bill on a first date.

2. Cushioning

"Ghosting", "benching" and "breadcrumbing" have given way to 2017's favorite way to mess with someone else's feelings. While most of us date because we're looking to create long and meaningful relationships, "cushioning" is the term being used to describe keeping one's options open while in a main (read: exclusive) romantic relationship in order to cushion the blow of a break-up. Although some have argued that cushioning is a way to minimize the pressure placed on a budding relationship, there's nothing cool about flirting behind your partner's back. 

3. Polyamory

Although polyamory is nothing new, in the past year, it has really exploded in mainstream media and pop culture. Once considered relatively taboo, many millennials are choosing polyamory - defined as consensual non-monogamy - over monogamy. While polyamory may work for some folks, it certainly won't work for all, which is why it's important to know how your partner feels--and how you feel, too! 

If you're looking to get back out there or you're just in the mood to meet someone new, then online dating could be what you need. Discover new areas, flirt with someone who's caught your eye or even plan events through BYBER, the hottest new dating app. Whatever you're into, BYBER seeks to help you connect easily, enhancing and improving the dating experience for the 21st century.


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The art of getting a second date.

Many people will decide early on during a first date whether or not they would like to have a second date. First impressions are crucial and, if you undergo a rough first impression, chances are you will be out of luck. Make sure that you are at your best right from the moment you meet up with your date to clinch a second opportunity to get together. 

The following are tips for securing that second date.

Show definite interest

Do you think it’s a good idea to be using your phone or some other mobile device on a date? This is a big no-no, and a surefire way to make your date really bored. Something else that goes along with this is talking about yourself too much.

A better way to go about this is to approach a topic using a story or your own opinion, but then ask about his or her view about the subject or situation. This way, your date will realize that you want to get to know him or her better. 

Avoid flowery compliments and gifts

This can encompass several different actions. Make sure that you do not give excessive compliments to your date. You should not bring several little presents, or one big one. Another issue that goes along with this is being too clingy. 

However, it is great to let him or her know that you are excited about being out on a date together. If you can be candidly honest without pressuring him or her, it will go a long way. 

Be careful with showing affection

What do you do if you are attracted to your date and would like to show him or her? This can be awfully tricky, but there is a careful way to go about it. Even though it may feel strange and old-fashioned, why not ask if you can kiss or hug him or her? Holding his or her hand can show affection without being overly bold. Communication truly is the most important thing when it comes to dating.

Going on dates may be stressful, especially when it comes to knowing how to behave and what to say. Everyone makes a mistake every once in a while. The key is to put your best behavior forward. Show manners and that you have an interest in the other person. This is likely to help you bond and look forward to future dates.


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5 ways to get your dating profile noticed

A dating app is a fantastic way to meet fun, exciting people who are interested in relationships and out enjoying the nightlife in your area. But how do you get fellow Byber app users to use the messaging functions and contact you? Creating a great profile is a perfect way to stop waiting and start dating.

1. Tell a story

Make the most out of the space provided and give plenty of details. Every question doesn’t deserve a huge description, but provide enough information to engage and intrigue a potential date. Give them ideas on topics to strike up a conversation; a book you’ve recently read or a hike you’d like to take, even a recipe you’ve recently tried.

2. A picture is worth a thousand words

Make sure yours is clear - no glasses, hats or distracting backgrounds. A sincere smile is always a winner! Save the photo bombs and funny stuff for your social media pages.

3. Keep it up to date

Include new bars and clubs you’ve recently experienced and what you liked about them. If you’re organizing a guy’s night or girl’s night out and have a more-the-merrier attitude, include that information. You never know who might join the group and make the night even more fun.

4. Take action

Sitting around waiting to be noticed doesn’t spark a relationship. Byber maps out fun bars and clubs full of fellow Bybers to flirt with using the easy function available right in the app.

5. Honesty is the best policy

Be honest with your profile. Remember that dating apps like Byber lead to almost immediate social contact. You want to be recognizable to someone who is interested in you and you certainly don’t want to have to make up details on a hobby you don’t have when they ask about it.

When your profile is complete, make sure you review it for spelling and grammar. Your first impression should be a good one! Get a friend to help review and give you ideas on other qualities and interesting things about you to add. 

Give it some time and revise often, especially if you aren’t getting the attention or response you deserve. Remember, everyone has their person – let’s get out and find yours!



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5 top tips to follow when using online dating apps

Dating is one of the most exciting and terrifying experiences that a person can go through in their adult lives, and with the abundance of dating apps now available on our phones, it’s easier than ever to arrange a date with someone new from just about anywhere in the world. If you’re thinking about meeting up with someone who caught your eye online, check out these tips to make sure that your date goes as smoothly as possible.

1. Chat first

While it can be tons of fun to have a blind date and not know exactly who you’re meeting up with right away, it's also wise to be safe and cover your bases before agreeing to meet anyone you don’t already know. Make sure that you've actually spoken to your potential date, whether it's over the phone or via the messaging feature on the dating app that you have been browsing. Have a few conversations and make sure that you both mesh well and nothing seems odd before agreeing to go on any dates with each other. 

2. Do your homework

You don't have to act like an employee of the CIA, but you should check a few things out of habit for added security. Feel free to simply check out your potential date’s social media accounts to browse their liked pages and who they follow, and to see if you possibly have any mutual friends or other connections that would be able to vouch for them. If everything checks out, at least you'll have some topics for discussion when you meet up! 

3. Meet publicly

A first date should always be somewhere that is comfortable for both parties involved and located in a highly public place. If you're using an app like BYBER, take a look at nearby bars that would be a great fit for the two of you to meet at and have a drink in a safe atmosphere. Plan to meet somewhere local, and preferably somewhere that you have already visited so that you will feel more at ease in familiar surroundings.

4. Have a plan to get home safe

If you have a few drinks while enjoying your local nightlife with your date, be sure that you have suitable arrangements in place to ensure that you get home safe and sound. Whether it’s through your local taxi service or Uber app, or if you have a designated best friend who is waiting on standby while you are on your date, don’t spoil an otherwise great evening with the stress of not knowing how you’ll get home.

5. Relax and enjoy the date

Most importantly of all, enjoy yourself and enjoy your company. Dating is supposed to be a fun chance for you to get to know new people in a safe and no-strings-attached way, so take a breath and have a fantastic evening. Who knows? You just might meet that special someone that changes the way you view relationships for the better.

BYBER Team. 

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Single on a Budget.

Lets face it being single in the dating world can be expensive. Dinner, drinks and movie and your wallet is feeling pretty light in your pocket, but you really don't have to break the bank to impress. No matter where you live or what you do for a living, if the person you are interested in said yes to a date then chances are they are not interested in champagne bars and caviar. They are interested in getting to know you. 

You're nervous with sweaty palms, sucking on a mint to keep your breathe fresh thinking of all the questions you want to ask,

Where did you grow up?
What do you do for a living?
What are you passionate about?
What was the last book you read?
What type of music are you into?
If you could have a super power what would it be?
Do you believe in aliens?

OK maybe not that last one but you get the idea. If you get stuck for more questions just open a new bank account and sign up for online banking and write down a few security questions. 

Love or hate this moment, relax and be yourself, get to know each other and get to know if you are right for each other. Let the conversation flow and if you click then you click. 

So what do you do? You could go down the dinner, drinks, movie route, but its only Tuesday and pay day isn't until Friday. Don't want to risk your Credit Card being cut up at the table, but don't want to miss the chance of being with your date.

Chances are you live near a park or a beach, take the pressure off and meet up in the afternoon for a cup of coffee and stroll. Have a picnic, walk your dog, don't have a dog walk your cat. Perhaps not your cat as that may give off the wrong impression. If you love to play a sport then let your date join in, roller skating, biking, tennis even ping pong can be fun sometimes. Historical attractions and Museums. Living in a city usually means you miss out on being a tourist, take your date to a place you wouldn't usually go but always wanted too. You can also find some good deals on Living Social and Groupon

Most of all be yourself, be confident and have fun!




3 Ways To Find Love In A Busy City

If you think it’s impossible to find love, think again. Although it can be challenging finding your soul mate, it can be done. You just have to know where to look. And the best part is that if you live in a busy city, finding love can actually be quite easy if you’re open to new experiences and ways to that special someone. Thanks to technology, the old way of finding love isn’t the only way and the chances of finding it online are just as great as finding it in person. So instead of brushing love aside and getting caught up in the hustle and bustle of the busy city, here are a few ways to find love:

1.     Join New Groups

The great thing about a busy city is that it’s filled with so many different types of people. A great way to find someone new is to join a new group. Now’s the time to join that cooking group you’ve been wanting to reach out to or even that running club you were too intimated to try out for before. Get out of your bubble and push yourself to try something new because you might just find the perfect mate while you’re at it! New York Road Runners


2.     Speed Date

Chances are, you’re a busy individual and are focused on doing your thing to get ahead in this world. That’s totally fine, but if you want to find love, you’ll have to schedule in some time to meet people. That’s where speed dating comes into play. It’s the perfect way to meet new people when you have minimal time to spare. You simply sign up with a speed dating group in your city and then you can go on your lunch break or right after work. If you click with someone, you can easily schedule to meet them later and if not, oh well…you just waited less than 30 minutes of your time. NY minute dating and on speed dating  are a good place to start. 


3.     Dating Apps

Everybody knows that online dating is huge and a great way to meet potential partners. But dating apps are even more convenient since they can be done from your phone or tablet. While everybody knows about Tinder, it’s BYBER that you should try out! It’s the latest dating app that provides love and convenience, simply download the BYBER app and find love in a busy city! Best of all its free!