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Internet Dating. Miracle or Minefield? By Hag Hughes

Online dating, like marmite, is a love or hate relationship.

Why is it that some seem to have such a hard time meeting people online whilst others enjoy a constant stream of dates, week in, week out?

To answer this question I teamed up with an ex-girlfriend (who I met online, of course and who also happens to be a renowned psychologist) to set up and monitor over 200 fabricated profiles on many different dating sites over a six month period.

The results were, to put it mildly, shocking.

In using such a broad spectrum of profiles and websites as both male and female candidates, not only were definite patterns identified and developed but also some seriously dubious practices by the major players in the industry were uncovered.

Are you sure the person sending you that message really exists? You might be surprised.

From cheating husbands and touting pimps to genuine rock solid guys, Russian hookers and Thai brides or lonely housewives and busy P.A’s, we found them all.

But there is a method to all this apparent madness, and you can try it for yourself by setting up 200 profiles of your own.

Alternatively, come and discover what our findings were in this concise and to-the-point talk and save yourself the trouble of deducing what works and what doesn’t in the world of online dating. We will also include as part of this talk, an alternative solution to online dating; how to find somebody far more in-tune with what you want and need without going to bars/clubs or using internet dating whatsoever.

Please book now as these events always sell out quickly, and you wouldn’t want everybody else to gain an advantage over you, would you?

Author of "Mr Right" and personal development trainer, Hag Hughes applies neuro-linguistics, hypnosis, the psychology of sales and marketing along with many other forms of developmental psychology to create a system for girls and women alike to find, meet and attract their perfect partner. 

Having spent time learning personally from people like Paul McKenna, Dr Richard Bandler and a host of other world class trainers like Edward DeBono and David Deangelo, Hag has a truly unique and real-world approach to the field of dating and attraction that translates into easy-to-follow ideas and systems that not allow potential love interests to turn up in your life automatically, but what you also need to do to ensure they stay there! 


Booking tickets: To book a ticket you need to click on “Attend” on the right hand side of the page. You will then be taken through to the payment page where you need a credit or debit card. Please note that although Paypal is used for payment, you do not need a Paypal account, just a credit or debit card. 

We are not able to take payment in any other form. You can book up to 3 tickets maximum (you plus 2 guests). 

Tickets are not available on the door. 

Tickets are non-transferable and can not be sold to other members. 

We have a waiting list system in place. 

Venue: St James Church Conference Centre. Walk down Piccadilly on the left hand side, away from Piccadilly Circus until you reach Costa Coffee (part of the Waterstone’s building). We are then down the black metal stairs located about 10ft away from Costa.

Time: The Doors open at 6:30pm and the talk starts at 7pm sharp. 

Please note that we no longer allow late admittance to the talks. Late arrivals are extremely disruptive to the speaker, the audience members and the recording of the event. If you arrive past 7pm and the speaker has started, then you will not be permitted to enter the venue until the break at 7:45pm.

Refunds and cancelling tickets: Cancel your place with 24 hours notice, then a credit for a future talk (availability permitting) will be granted. 

To cancel your place and get a talk credit you need to follow these exact steps;

1. Change your RSVP to “not going”

2. Email me at [masked] and include your membership number (found on your profile page and indicate what talk you are cancelling and what talk you would like to attend instead.

Cash refunds are not available.

Waiting list: If you are on the waiting list then you will be sent an automatic notification should a place become available. Once this email it sent, it is first come first served. 

You need to change your RSVP to “going” and then make payment. If it is not allowing you to change your RSVP then it is because someone else has already got in there before you.

Food and drinks: Please feel free to bring in your own drinks, refreshments are not provided. Please however refrain from bringing in food.

Speaking at events: If you are interested in speaking at a future event, please email me direct at matt at interestingtalks dot co dot uk and put “speakers pack” in the subject bar. I will then send you all the details.

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  • Daniel C.

    Thank you to Hag for his interesting talk! Hags video is now live on the members site and every who came will get an email from Matt to claim one week free access. You can see Hags talk and over 100+ hours of all the rest of the Interesting talks. For those that couldnt come, heres a little bit of what you missed:

    October 25, 2013

  • Caroline D

    Down to earth and funny-that's what I thought. And those aren't words you normally associate with internet dating!

    October 24, 2013

  • Andrea

    I totally agree with the comments below. This talk was one of the weaker ones. I would have expected more empirical data/facts, as well as a bit more mature and unbiased insight into the world of online dating.

    2 · October 24, 2013

  • Isil


    October 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I felt the talk was very simplistic about how to date, and more about how to get quantity not quality. Not once did he say 'just be yourself' which I think is the best thing to be. Not impressed.

    4 · October 24, 2013

  • Gen Cengiz N.

    It was very realistic, factual and amusing.

    October 23, 2013

  • Tanya S.

    Whilst i'm sure Hag has background in the dating arena it felt like he was using it as an opportunity to show off. It was very cringy knowing his daughter (filming) was having to listen to him talking about "how to make it sexual" in reference to dating. I think there is a fine line between confident and smarmy and if im honest it felt more the latter. Disappointing to be honest.

    4 · October 23, 2013

  • Chris H.

    The presentation tonight wasn't as polished or as informative as the event description and no empirical or UK data was used to support the discussion, most of the discussion was anecdotal and possibly chauvinistic :( IMHO. This presentation did not work very well for me tonight.

    4 · October 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry. Last minute work thing means I can't make it. Please let someone else take my space.

    October 23, 2013

  • Donald A.

    Matt, thank you for your cheering message. I should have said I contacted you by mobile text message, not e-mail which I did not have access to.

    October 23, 2013

  • Donald A.

    Matt, As I mentioned by e-mail a week or more ago when I was still in hospital, I need to cancel any acceptances I made for future Interesting Talks. I got back from hospital last evening but it will take a while to discover how quickly I recover from the recent bout of cancer/heart problems, but will be in touch when I know more, Donald

    October 23, 2013

    • Matt K.

      Hey Donald. Sorry to hear you are ill. If you didn't know the 100th event was dedicated to you. Please keep me up to date with how things are going.

      October 23, 2013

  • Sharon M.

    Hi Mat - can Andrew Forey please have my ticket and come in my place? please? ... He has kindly sent me the money XX

    1 · October 23, 2013

  • Tunde J.

    Hello, I keep trying to send my confirmation that I'd like to attend the Internet dating event, but won't let me to do it. I would love to attend :-)

    October 22, 2013

    • Matt K.

      This event is sold out. There is a waiting list available. It is first come first served.

      October 22, 2013

  • Tunde J.

    Any more free spaces? unwanted tickets? I'd like to attend too!

    October 21, 2013

  • Sharon M.

    Hi - im not going to make it .. if you would like my ticket you can have it - just go in my place and transfer the money to my pay pal .. first come first served XX

    October 21, 2013

  • Gemma T.

    As a person about to embark on Internet dating this will either be a ray of hope or a depressing crushing blow. Either way, sounds very interesting!

    August 29, 2013

  • Donald A.

    Matt, I would like to come to this talk.
    I paid to come to the 100th talk since when you very kindly invited me as a guest, so can I use that £6 for this talk on the 23rd October? Kind regards, Donald

    August 29, 2013

    • Matt K.

      done for you now

      August 29, 2013

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