If you’re in the market for romance, send out the right signals, says Dr Georgina Barnett, lead psychologist at the up-market dating agency Seventy Thirty. “Make sure you look friendly, open and receptive, so people know they can come and chat to you, and you’re not going to be hard work,” she says.
“If you’re permanently on your phone, people will think you don’t want to be approached,’ she adds. “Try joining in with activities, too, as these are a great way of meeting new people. If you go to a talk, people just file in and then file out, but at a class you can interact with your fellow guests. It’s a great way of starting friendships – and maybe meeting someone special.”