How to talk about your mental health when you’ve just started dating

There are some conversations that can be tricky to navigate when you’re dating, but it’s important to have these discussions, especially when it comes to your mental health. Our Mental Health Educator has some guidance on how to have a conversation about your mental health status.

The art of flirting

We flirt to establish a connection and to gauge the interest of others in reciprocating that connection. But flirting isn’t always easy and doesn’t come naturally to all of us. So we’ve got some practical tips on how to get your flirt on in a respectful and effective way.

How to handle rejection

If you’ve ever been rejected, you know it hurts, but it shouldn’t hold you back from living your life to the fullest. Rejection is a part of life. Our Mental Health Educator has some practical ways to help you overcome feeling rejected.

How to get the most out of Venue Search

Venue Search is our innovative feature, explicitly created to help you decide where to go out socially so you can match and meet in real-life in real-time. As this feature is unique to Ziinkle, we want to ensure you know how to use it to get the most out of it.

Date preparation

It’s absolutely normal to feel nervous before a date. To help you put your best self forward, our Mental Health Educator has put together some simple psychological strategies to help you prepare for a date.

7 ways to make your Ziinkle profile stand out

Creating a dating profile can be intimidating and challenging. You want to make sure you put your best foot forward, but it’s not always easy to do that without sounding conceited or, even worse, desperate. We’ve got some tips to help you create your best possible profile.

Are you being love bombed?

Once a person thinks they’ve won your trust, the relationship quickly becomes abusive, controlling, manipulative or co-dependent. They’ll withdraw their affections from you, which can be dangerous.

Dating green flags

Green flags – what are they? They’re those things that you can quickly pick up on when you’re first meeting someone that give an indication that this could be a good fit. That’s not to say that spotting these green flags means you’ve met the one – but it could tell you that your time together (however long lasting) will be fun and less mentally taxing.

The Ick! Factor

Humans are innately driven to seek proximity and security, so if we feel threatened, we look for ways to distance ourselves out of a need for self-protection. But, unfortunately, it could be your way of engaging in self-sabotage which undermines your chance of a successful intimate relationship.