She offers Dating by Design relationship consulting with individuals and couples.Dipping your toes into the virtual pool can be a terrifying prospect for many seasoned singles, let alone someone taking the first tentative steps towards new love in the wake of a partner's death.Female pandas only ovulate one to three days a year. Zhang Hao is one of the senior keepers in charge of breeding program and says pandas, like humans, are picky about who they mate with."We have to find the best partner for them, but they have personal choices too, so it can be difficult," he said.The centre has developed a kind of speed dating program for the pandas.Pandas understand what it is, so often they go closer and sit with their eyes wide open," Zhang Hao said."The pandas' instinctual way to learn is through observation, so we use it in this way and they can learn from the mating videos quite effectively." The next challenge is to work out if they are pregnant.
And fessing up on a first date it feels rather a passion killer.
Season 13 of the long-running dating series debuts on May 22nd.
This will be the first season to feature an African-American bachelorette, Rachel Lindsay.
When Sophie Townsend, a widowed mother-of-two, began to navigate the trails of virtual matchmaking, she uncovered a weird world inhabited by faux feminists, shocking spellers, and a vegan who refused to eat during a dinner date as he'd just devoured a banana.
A few years had passed since her husband's death when friends of the Sydney-based author and creative audio specialist, started urging her to "get back out there"."Compared to 'out there' I kind of quite like 'in here'," she said."'In here' is where you put on your jim jams and eat your secret stash of Tim Tams."It had been decades since Sophie had been single so any kind of dating seemed surreal.