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Dos and don ts of dating

dos and don ts of dating-52

Wear your grass stains with pride, forget where you’ve pitched your tent, buy a drink for a complete stranger and be serious about having fun. There is all types of engineers out there and each of them can vary in personalities. You really don’t need to over think things with them, they are very honest and to the point.

Outdoor shindigs can bring out the best and worst in people.There are more festivals in the summer months than there are bands to play at them, so tailor your festival to suit your needs — if you’re not that bothered by the music it’s OK to pick the one rumoured to offer the best organic food, or to choose one that has a massage and pedicure tent.Likewise, if the idea of sleeping in a tent brings back horrific memories of Brownie camp, then you might be happier attending Bestival on the Isle of Wight and booking into a nearby b&b — or opting for one of the boutique yurts at the Big Chill in Herefordshire.Trust us, if your first festival is a three-day world music fest in the most remote and wet part of Wales then it will be your last festival, too.It may seem de rigueur to be minimalist at festivals but in reality you’ll need your must-haves plus a whole lot more.Make sure you take along a ‘plus one’ — a friend/brother/husband/lover whose enthusiasm, reliability and stamina match your own.

It’s important to know that you’ll have someone watching your back and your phone while you go to the loo.

It’s very easy never to escape the deckchair lawn or the organic food zone, so do schedule in a can’t-miss band and get there two hours beforehand.

How else will you be able to tell your mates that you were there for the fabulous Ms Bassey and when Amy Winehouse became tangled in her own beehive?

Logical thinking will always prevail over the romantic gestures.

This type of thinking is excellent for a life partner if you are seeking marriage or a long term relationship that is stable.

One year at Reading it rained so relentlessly that the Red Cross handed out those foil blankets usually seen at the end of the London Marathon, by which point all fashion finesse was well and truly drowned.