Former Celebs Go Dating’s love expert Eden Blackman reveals his top tips for Valentine’s Day

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by Emma Dodds |
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Eden Blackman describes the perfect formula for a Valentine's Day date night

Some people love Valentine's Day, some people hate it, some people claim not to be bothered.

But if you're in a relationship, you probably feel pretty obliged to recognise the day in SOME way.

If you've been with your partner for a few years, it can get a little monotonous and difficult to come up with new ways to celebrate this special day.

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HOWEVER. A team of love experts, led by former Celebs Go Dating love guru Eden Blackman, have come to your rescue with inspiration and ideas.

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Eden Blackman top tips Valentine's Day

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1) It’s all about ambience

Eden says: "From the music you pick to get you in the mood, to the lighting and temperature – creating that perfect setting makes both of you feel at ease. "Think instrumental music and low lighting – Professor Robert Pickard agrees, 'Evidence suggests that people are more likely to feel romantic if they are alert, warm and relaxed.'"

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2) Phones off

Eden says: "...And we mean the whole night! The most thoughtful compliment you can give your date is your complete attention. Respect their time by being entirely present during the meal."

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3) A little planning goes a long way

Eden says: "Make sure you get the ingredients for your home cooked meal in advance. It is no coincidence that food & love go hand in hand, but there is more to it than just delicious food and an effect on taste buds, there is a science to the perfect meal. "Considering ingredients such as red meat can help to provide vital nutrients and minerals that not only benefit your health but also trigger chemical reactions in the body that can contribute to your success."

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4) Don't turn the date into a job interview

Eden says: "Ask questions, but don't interrogate, the perfect date is all about cultivating a feeling of comfort and ease, it's about forging a connection not conducting an inquisition. Where you can, talk about subjects that you are both interested in and keep ex's well away from the conversation."


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This article originally appeared on Closer in February 2018.

Eden left Celeb Go Dating after series four that aired in February and March 2018 claiming he wanted to focus on other business ventures, including a dating app called Would Like to Meet.

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His departure was mired in controversy after a civilian dater - Kim Kardashian lookalike Chanelle Sadie Paul who'd been sent on dates with Jonathan Cheban - claimed he had been having an affair with her.

The show's other OG dating expert Nadia Essex was later axed from the show for creating fake social media accounts to troll Eden.

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