This week’s panel: Chris Conway is MD of The Book Partnership (uk); Sara Sheridan is a historical novelist; her next book, Brighton Belle, is out in April; Lisa Campbell is Retail Reporter for The Bookseller (thebookseller.com); Rebecca Swift is director of The Literary Consultancy (uk) and has compiled her recommendations with TLC readers; Olivia Cole is literary editor of GQ magazine (uk) and the author of Restricted View. The London Review Book Shop"This has developed as a bookshop in the classic mould, as befits a shop within a stone's throw of the British Museum," says Chris."However, it does this without any 'stuffiness', and actually feels like one of the new breed of independents but in the heart of the city." Olivia agrees. "It's a great example of turning a bookshop into a social hang out and then selling books to boot."Where: 14 Bury Place, London WC1A 2JL (020 7269 9030; uk) 2.You may go on real-life dates and discover the person you are seeing is not right for you or vice versa.There is always the possibility however, that when communicating with lots of different people, you may encounter one whose expectations are different and who becomes far more serious in the relationship than you feel comfortable with. If you have not dated for some time, and you are now interested in online dating, it might be that your skills need bringing up-to-date a little.Speed dating is simply safer and more effective, especially when compared to online dating as there is no substitute for real, human, face-to-face introductions. Many friendships and other connections are borne from our events; it's a great social event where everyone just happens to be single and open to making new relationships - whatever that might lead to. Come along with an open mind, see what happens and put any doubts about booking your first event behind you; the common concern from 90% of first-time speed daters is the worry of coming alone and/or nerves - that's normal and pretty much everyone feels the same, but once you get started you'll realise that everyone's in a similar situation and the nerves will melt away. now we've let you in on this little secret, do you feel more relaxed? Below you will find some helpful advice for online dating. If you still feel a little uncertain or embarrassed about the idea of online dating, than be assured you’re not alone.
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