Archive for June, 2010

June 29th, 2010

Overseas Dating Success!

June 29th, 2010

Don’t Fake it.

Don’t Fake it.

How many times have you been turned on by a too-good-to-be-true profile on an Internet dating site, only to find out that that’s exactly what it was? Men who claim to be 35-year-old successful stockbrokers turn out to be fifty-something bus drivers (nothing against bus drivers, but you get the point)? Or women who claim to be fit and love working out, yet the only work out they get is walking to the cupboard to grab the biscuit tin

Let’s face it – some profiles you see on Internet dating and personals sites can be  less than honest. So, how can you spot the fakes from the genuine?

1.”My friends tell me I look like Posh Spice or Jude Law . Anyone who says they look like so-and-so better be able to back it up with a picture that you know is them, not someone THEY know who looks like Posh or Jude!

2.”I earn six figures, but my real passion is working with the elderly” People who genuinely have an interest in people and causes beyond themselves don’t make a point of advertising it. They do it because giving something back to people less fortunate is simply rewarding to them, not because it’s something that helps them get dates with women, (its more often men who use this line.)

3.(Men Only) “I’m not looking for a one-night stand.” Listen, Men are ALWAYS looking for a one-night stand – or at least won’t turn one down if it comes their way. Women will never understand this, which is why one-night stands happen in the first place. As the old saying goes, women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place.

4″I love puppy dogs and ice cream…really…I do.” Please, NO. A lot of guys still go by the old rule that the surest way to win a woman over is by being Mr. Nice Guy. Well let me tell you something. As with the man or woman who’s devoted to donating time and money to charity, the prospective date who goes out of his or her way to tell you what a nice man or woman they are is hiding something. Trust me on this one. Oh, don’t do the walk on the beach at Sunset thing either, can you imagine how many thousands of nice sweet people will be out there, all doing the same thing!

June 29th, 2010

Dear England squad

Dear England squad,

Just a quick note before you run off to Dubai or Sandy Lane In Barbados without  a care in the world or a thought for your fans. We know you are all tired and for that reason you didn’t play well,  how sad we are for you. Did any  of you overpaid divas spare a thought for your die heard and devoted fans who worked over time and double shifts to get the money together so they could watch you  make them proud? No, of course not, because you were tired. What a bad joke you have all turned out to be. Your fans are tired of your arrogant don’t care attitude, tired of you all believing you are better than you are and tired of hoping. But how can you be so tired, why are you lot so different from the other inexperienced teams who are still in the World Cup and not tired ? The USA team are being hailed as heroes for their effort, a Country who has only been playing for 5 minutes, where were you all?
You are all a national disgrace, even more that JT and his cheating, Ashley Cole and his sexting  or the delightful rumors of Gerrard and his missus.

How does Rooney have the gall to march onto the coach with his earphones in without a glance at the fans? You have zero respect for those who believed in you all and you showed them all how you really feel about them. Couldn’t one of you have  clapped or acknowledged  your fans as you departed, are you all that arrogant? Remember this, there are younger, better, quicker players who would  give anything to play for their Country and you all moan about being tired.  You all believe you are far better than you are. Well, make sure you all get some good rest now, mind you, I don’t think we’ll be seeing many of you in the next World Cup as its only 4 years away and we wouldn’t want to interrupt your lifestyle with football would we.

a very fed up wife who has had to have an England flag on her car and wear an England shirt to please her gullible husband who dared to believe you could win.

P.S I told him you wouldn’t.

June 29th, 2010
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Go Away Little Boys

Go Away Little Boys

The teacher asks little Johnny what his dad does for a living, he answers that he wears a pink tutu and dances for money, surely that’s not true says the teacher, no Johnny says, he plays football for England but I was too embarrassed to say that.

Ok so the jokes are flying and some of them are very funny and some extremely cutting. But should we feel sorry for passing them on as soon as we get them? Especially now as craggy old Capello has announced to the press that his team were tired! What a pathetic attempt at redemption. Why aren’t all the other players from Ghana, Japan, and Columbia poor tired babies? The Germans certainly weren’t tired were they?
Tired, how can that be, do they have jobs on the side, and does anyone work the night shift to pay the bills? They will all be jumping on planes to Sandy Lane or Dubai tomorrow, wags in tow Colleen decked out in designer Asda, maybe Alex Curran can write a few more lines of Gibberish for a newspaper that should know better that to hire a dopey cow to write drivel!
If the England players are so tired, spare a thought for the England supporters.  The die-hard fans that spent thousands on their dream only to watch a miserable bunch of overpaid divas throw it all away.  Don’t you think they are tired of your self indulgent, don’t give a toss attitude? Did any one on that team spare a thought for the millions of fans in South Africa and at home who were rooting for them with all their hearts? I doubt it. Arrogant Rooney who got on the coach with his earphones in didn’t even acknowledge any of the fans, what does that tell you?
The England squad is nowhere near as good as they think they are and certainly not world-class players.
So go home to your wags, John Terry can screw around a bit more now he has nothing else to do, Robert Green can play catch with his kids and Shrek can finish his term at Charm school, no need to clean his boots as he didn’t even play.
What a joke you all are and not even worth passing on as most of you should be put down.

June 28th, 2010



At times watching the big fish in the online dating world is akin to watching a casino card dealer. Members from free sites are shuffled around to the paid ones and sites affiliate and sell your profile (oh yes) partnerships are created to share out the booty and on and on it goes. I’m surprised online daters aren’t too dizzy to actually get on with speaking to each other.

My opinion, through experience, has always been that anyone serious about online dating should use a niche dating site  (look for ones with no adverts, no affiliates and no partners, just an honest  site with like-minded people) but if all you are just after is just a bit of online dating fun then go ahead join a big free dating site along with the scammers and underage users.

We also know that when people first start internet dating they do go to the free sites and have a bit of fun but once they get serious about their search they  migrate to niche paid sites, in an attempt to avoid the frauds and cheaters.

Don’t just say I Love Your Accent, be a part of it.

June 28th, 2010

Here are some interesting quotes about Accents

Here are some interesting quotes about Accents, if you have any you would like to add please email them to us at

I love my accent, I thought it was useful in Gone In 60 Seconds because the standard villain is upper class or Cockney. My Northern accent would be an odd clash opposite Nic Cage.
Christopher Eccleston

I personally am not conscious of my accent.
Jared Diamond

I remember walking the dog one day, I saw a car full of teenage girls, and one of them rolled down the window and yelled, ‘Marc Jacobs!’ in a French accent.
Marc Jacobs

I shouldn’t be saying this – high treason, really – but I sometimes wonder if Americans aren’t fooled by our accent into detecting brilliance that may not really be there.
Stephen Fry

I studied voice for three months to get rid of my English accent. I changed my hair to blonde. I knew I could be sexy if I had to.
Deborah Kerr

I think it’s sort of a rite of passage for a British actor to try and get the American accent and have a good crack at doing that.
Orlando Bloom

I think most British people who say they can do an American accent are so bad at it. I find it excruciating. I find it excruciating the other way around, too.
Eileen Atkins

I think that’s what’s great about being an actress is you get to learn so many different things like that, like learning a little bit of Tibetan here, learning a Southern accent there.
Jaime King

I took acting and elocution lessons, to get rid of my Sicilian accent.
Maria Grazia Cucinotta

I used to say that whenever people heard my Southern accent, they always wanted to deduct 100 IQ points.
Jeff Foxworthy

I was the executive editor on a little magazine called Greek Accent, whose only claim to fame is that its art director went on to be the art director of Discover for many years.
Jane Haddam

I will buy any creme, cosmetic, or elixir from a woman with a European accent.
Erma Bombeck

I would quite like to do a different accent or play something so different from myself because Olivia, the character I play in this film, is similar to me.
Charlotte Church

I, on the other hand, have a bit of a southern accent.
Michael W. Smith

I’m a parrot. I can pick up an accent and just do it.
Brion James

If my accent betrayed my foreign birth, it also stamped me as an enemy, in the imagination of the producers.
Bela Lugosi

In Paris, one is always reminded of being a foreigner. If you park your car wrong, it is not the fact that it’s on the sidewalk that matters, but the fact that you speak with an accent.
Roman Polanski

My accent depends on whom I’m around.
Claire Forlani

My accent remained terrible. It was very hard for me to initiate any conversation with someone I didn’t know.
Lawrence Welk

My own dreams fortunately came true in this great state. I became Mr. Universe; I became a successful businessman. And even though some people say I still speak with a slight accent, I have reached the top of the acting profession.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

To be honest, it’s easier for me to speak with an American accent.
Radha Mitchell

To cultivate an English accent is already a departure away from what you are.
Sean Connery

Today’s accent may be on youth, but the stress is still on the parents.
Earl Wilson

Usually, certainly British singers, adopt an American accent when they sing and I think that usually people are thinking of somebody else, but I just think of very specific people.
Jane Horrocks

When I was a kid, Eisenhower had been President forever, and all of a sudden, everything in the world was all about Jack Kennedy. I was 12, interested in politics; my father was from Massachusetts, had an accent like Kennedy.
James Ellroy

When I’m doing an accent, you shouldn’t notice it for a while, if I’m doing it right.
Michael Caine

Work on the accent, it will enliven the whole.
Pierre Bonnard

Working on the accent helped, enormously. I will tell you that when I brought Michael a correct “British” accent, one that my dialect coach was happy with, he hated it.
Madeleine Stowe

You know what? I’m really attracted to British women, there’s something innately proper about them. However badly they behave their accent is so cute that it makes up for everything!
Josh Hartnett

A great actor is independent of the poet, because the supreme essence of feeling does not reside in prose or in verse, but in the accent with which it is delivered.
Lee Strasberg

Accent your positive and delete your negative.
Donna Karan

Americans like the British kind of quirkiness and the strange accent. They find it kind of cute or something, with a certain charm.
Nick Park

Anyone that has come to America past the age of eighteen will be able to understand when I say that you can never shake your accent.
Martin Yan

Are you trying to give me a hint that I should drop it? I can lose the accent; I just have to really focus on what I’m saying. And I have to talk slowly.
Leah Remini

But I just know from experience that accent wise, even if you’re an accent genius, crossing the Atlantic is the hardest thing in the world either way.
Hugh Grant

Christopher Reeve did such an amazing job that to give him some kind of accent or more bravado would have been wrong. Audiences wouldn’t have responded to that either.
Brandon Routh

Everyone seemed to be doing well except me and my career. And my accent was no helping me any.
Desi Arnaz

Everyone thinks that just because you have a Scouse accent, then you must be ‘on the rob’.
Jennifer Ellison

Going to Nashville to meet the in-laws was the first time when I’d been in America and not been seen as some sort of eccentric character with a cute accent.
Nick Lowe

I am trying to make my accent so it won’t bother anyone, but I am not going to drive myself crazy trying to pretend I am an American girl when I am from Colombia.

I created the characters from what I read in the script. I decided how I should talk, accent, no accent, my own voice, or a created voice. Then, I visualize what I should look like.
Ruth Buzzi

I do have a Mexican accent, but that doesn’t mean that I’m a Latin vamp.
Salma Hayek

I don’t need to convince anybody that I know kung fu, but maybe somebody needs to know that I really can act, without doing a Chinese accent or a funny walk.
David Carradine

I don’t want to lose my accent, I just want it to become smaller.
Goran Visnjic

I guess when I first started speaking with an American accent, there’s a tendency to create a caricature of the accent because you just exaggerate the pieces that stand out to you.
Radha Mitchell

I guess you should approach the roles differently when they’re actual people who have been, this is the difference. Getting the accent exact, or the hair exact is less important in a situation like this.
Mary Stuart Masterson

I had a Southern accent but I had broken it so hard.
Josh Lucas

I just didn’t have time to deliver a Buffalo accent in a day, so I didn’t even try it.
Josh Holloway

I learned to change my accent; in England, your accent identifies you very strongly with a class, and I did not want to be held back.

June 27th, 2010
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GET PHOTOS TAKEN – They don’t have to be glamour shots, but wouldn’t you want a rock-star resume for your perfect dream job? You should feel the same way about your online dating profile. Include head shots and photos of you without your family and pets, you can add more later on.

CREATE A CATCHY SCREEN NAME – Come up with a        name that will pique his/her curiosity that may include one of your favorite hobbies. Your goal is to engage in conversation and this is the ice-breaker to get you started.

BE SPECIFIC - If you want to get married, say so. If you are    afraid of scaring someone away, then you have done yourself a favour, a marriage minded man will find you refreshing that you know what you want are aren’t shy about saying it.

DO NOT WRITE A NOVEL- Make your introductions brief. Long-winded descriptions on how you will ride off into the sunset together may make you appear needy and are cliché. Create a little mystery, that beach must be so crowded when the sun goes down don’t you think?

LOSE THAT BAGGAGE – We all have some, just make sure its only carry on. Don’t talk about your ex, past relationships, or how you cant pay your bills, its not sexy and will almost guarantee you won’t receive a reply.

June 26th, 2010
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American women are difficult to date, so say the men of New York and DC. How so you ask? NY and DC females want to know the ins and outs of a cats backside before they will tell you their names cries Martin who incidentally hails from London but transplanted Stateside with his job. “They want to know where my apartment is, who I work for and even ask how much money I make, give me a down to earth girl from London any day”.
Dating a girl from DC is akin to being on a job interview, depending on the answers you give, there may or may not even be a date, she might grab her purse and leave halfway through when you don’t come up to her ideals of being a date worthy guy.
Carl is a good looking man from Ohio who cannot get to grips with the way the NYDC women go about dating, nor does he want to. “I dated a girl from Manchester England and she was so cool, none of the showing off and materialistic ideals that these women have, no wonder they are still single”.
So is it true, have American women lost their way and are British women so wonderful?

Rochelle Peachey founder of the UK/US dating site has the answers.

June 26th, 2010

I Love your Accent but leave your Vuvuzela at home., the Transatlantic dating site founded by Londoner Rochelle Peachey is buzzing today, not with Vuvuzelas but with members emailing each other about the noise making trumpet.

There’s no way to be kind about the sound the instrument makes, it can only be described as a heard of Elephants or a massive swarm of really angry Bees. Peachey says she began to get emails from some members who were watching the World Cup football competition for the first time and believed there was something wrong with their TV sets.  American members in particular were asking what the noise was she laughs.

The announcement, on 15 May 2004, that South Africa would host the 2010 Fifa World Cup gave the Vuvuzela a huge boost, to say the least – some 20,000 were sold on the day by enterprising street vendors.

Peachey explained to her members that until now the Vuvuzela was unheard of literally and went on to say that “if the Vuvuzela was used in the UK at football matches they would likely be inserted where the sun doesn’t shine”.

Apparently, the noise gets worse when a goal is scored, so not too much noise expected when England play. Ha Ha , is that a Vuvuzela in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me!

June 25th, 2010

Warning signs of a cheating husband

One of the world’s leading dating experts has revealed a definitive guide for women to spot the vital signs of a cheating husband.

Rochelle Peachey, who has dated over 2000 men on both sides of the Atlantic as research for two best-selling books, believes there are ten universal tell-tale signs that all women should know.

The subject of infidelity was in the news again this week, as Take That star Mark Owen confessed that he has had ten affairs behind his wife’s back. The revelation follows rumours that both Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni have been cheating on each other, as well as the recent breakup of Cheryl and Ashley Cole and very public fall from grace for Tiger Woods.

Rochelle Peachey said: “A husband having an affair is likely to be one of the most painful and devastating things that can happen to you. Even the prospect of your husband being unfaithful is painful and extremely disruptive to your everyday wellbeing.

“Statistics say that 85% of women who feel their man is cheating are correct, and 50% of men who feel their lover is cheating are right.”

Having dated so extensively in both America and Britain, Peachey knows more than anyone on how to spot a philanderer. From her extensive experience, she claims that women should expect the worse if they can identify with at least of the following signs:

  • A sudden increase in time away from home
  • Sexual interest either decreases or increases dramatically
  • Cheating spouse attends new functions outside of work or wants to go alone
  • Cheating spouse leaves house or goes to other rooms to talk on the mobile
  • Cheating spouse uses computer alone and secretly
  • Cheating spouse asks about your schedule more often than usual
  • Mileage on car is high yet he drives only short distances
  • Mobile phone bills contain calls with long duration
  • Cheating husband has unexplained receipts in wallet
  • Cheating spouse begins to use new or free e-mail account
  • Cheating husbands will usually display significant changes in their grooming

habits, changing aftershaves, joining the gym, getting a new hairstyle, frequent bathing and buying new underwear

Peachey said: “As long as women tolerate infidelity on the part of their husband, then he will likely take advantage of it. Think about the old “seven year itch” and how the fact that even in times when marriage was deemed to be more sacred than it is now, a husband’s inclinations toward being unfaithful after a period of marriage was so pronounced that it merited its own name.”

Peachey believes that monogamy in marriage is becoming an increasingly rare ideal, and that some long term relationships can even flourish when one or both partners have affairs. She said: “If an affair makes the cheating spouse realise that the grass really isn’t greener on the other side, or allows the cheated upon to take a good look at the state of the relationship and maybe face the fact they shoulder some of the blame, it can bring the couple closer and maybe for the first time they can communicate and begin to heal the wounds.”

From Peachey’s experience, in almost all cases of marital infidelity, something is wrong in the marriage. “Either the husband or the wife is unhappy; someone’s needs are not being met”, she said.

“A man needs to be desired and appreciated. Men, either through nature, nurture or both, express themselves sexually. It’s a primal need and if it is not satisfied, a marriage is in deep trouble, if a wife isn’t prepared to take this on board, she can expect he will almost certainly stray.

“So many men and women have no idea that anything is wrong in the relationship and if they don’t know, they can’t fix it. In my opinion, a happy couple don’t cheat. They will look, they will fantasize but that’s as far as it goes.  For others, unfortunately, it goes further.”

Rochelle is the founder of international dating site, for Brits and Americans looking for love.