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    A Valentine’s Day to remember: The ideal date for each zodiac sign

    Lifeby Ruman Baig45 mins ago Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love and romance, and what better way to do that than by planning the perfect date tailored to your partner’s zodiac sign?Here’s a guide to creating an unforgettable Valentine’s Day experience based on the characteristics of each sign.Aries (March 21 – April 19)For the energetic and adventurous Aries, an ideal Valentine’s Day date would involve something exciting and spontaneous. Consider planning a day full of outdoor activities like hiking, rock climbing, or even a thrilling amusement park visit. End the day with a romantic candlelit dinner at a trendy restaurant with live music.Taurus (April 20 – May 20)Taurus appreciates luxury and indulgence, so a romantic evening filled with sensual pleasures would be ideal. Start with a couples’ spa day complete with massages and champagne, followed by a gourmet dinner at a five-star restaurant. Finish the night with a cozy movie marathon snuggled up at home.Gemini (May 21 – June 20)For the social and curious Gemini, a Valentine’s Day date that stimulates the mind and engages in lively conversation is key. Consider attending a wine tasting, visiting a museum, or even taking a cooking class together. Cap off the evening with a visit to a comedy club or karaoke bar for some laughs and fun.Cancer (June 21 – July 22)Cancer values emotional connection and intimacy, so a cozy and sentimental date would be perfect. Plan a romantic picnic in a picturesque location, followed by a leisurely stroll hand-in-hand. Create a scrapbook together filled with memories and mementos from your relationship to cherish for years to come.Leo (July 23 – August 22):Leos love to be the center of attention and enjoy grand gestures, so a Valentine’s Day date that feels like a fairy tale would be ideal. Consider surprising your Leo partner with tickets to a Broadway show or a fancy black-tie event. End the night with a private rooftop dinner overlooking the city skyline.Virgo (August 23 – September 22):Virgos appreciate thoughtfulness and attention to detail, so a meticulously planned and organized date would be perfect. Start with a scenic nature hike followed by a homemade picnic with all of their favorite foods. Finish the evening with a stargazing session or cozying up by the fireplace with a good book.Libra (September 23 – October 22):Libras love romance and harmony, so a Valentine’s Day date that is elegant and sophisticated would be ideal. Plan a candlelit dinner at a charming bistro with live music, followed by a visit to an art gallery or a romantic walk through a botanical garden under the moonlight.Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)Scorpios crave intensity and passion, so a Valentine’s Day date that is mysterious and seductive would be perfect. Consider a private dinner at a dimly lit restaurant with aphrodisiac foods, followed by a couples’ tarot card reading or a visit to a haunted house for some thrilling excitement.Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)Sagittarius loves adventure and spontaneity, so a Valentine’s Day date that involves travel and exploration would be ideal. Plan a romantic weekend getaway to a cozy cabin in the mountains or a charming bed and breakfast by the sea. Spend the day hiking, exploring local attractions, and enjoying each other’s company.Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)Capricorns value tradition and stability, so a Valentine’s Day date that is classic and timeless would be perfect. Plan a romantic dinner at a historic restaurant or one that has dinner and a show, followed by a carriage ride through the city streets or a visit to a classical music concert.Aquarius (January 20 – February 18):Aquarians are unconventional and enjoy intellectual stimulation, so a Valentine’s Day date that is unique and thought-provoking would be ideal. Consider attending a poetry reading, visiting a science museum, or exploring a quirky art installation together. End the night with a bonfire on the beach discussing your dreams and aspirations.Pisces (February 19 – March 20)Pisces are sensitive and romantic, so a Valentine’s Day date that is dreamy and imaginative would be perfect. Plan a whimsical day at a botanical garden or butterfly conservatory, followed by a romantic boat ride on a tranquil lake. End the evening with a cozy movie night at home complete with homemade popcorn and cuddles.No matter your partner’s zodiac sign, the most important thing is to show them love and appreciation in a way that feels authentic and meaningful to both of you. Whether it’s a grand gesture or a simple, heartfelt moment, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate your connection and create lasting memories together.– For more on luxury lifestyle, news, fashion and beauty follow Emirates Woman on Facebook and InstagramImages: Instagram: @zozowitherspoon More

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    Selena Gomez makes it insta-official with Benny Blanco


    by Ruman Baig
    3 hours ago

    Selena Gomez has recently taken to Instagram to share a glimpse into her blossoming romance with music producer Benny Blanco.
    The “Lose You to Love Me” singer, known for her discretion, went insta-official, revealing intimate moments from her time in New York City.
    In a series of images capturing her experiences in the city, Gomez provided a personal insight into her relationship with Benny. From tender kisses to group snapshots, the Rare Beauty founder showcased their connection for her followers.

    According to an exclusive source close to Gomez, the singer and Benny have a longstanding connection that extends beyond their newfound romance. Originating as colleagues in the music industry, their chemistry was notably evident, especially during collaborative studio sessions.
    Gomez, reportedly smitten, is navigating her first more serious relationship in quite some time, marking a significant shift in her romantic life.

    Earlier this month, Gomez officially acknowledged her relationship with Blanco through Instagram. Liking and responding to a post titled “Selena Gomez Seemingly Confirms That She Is in a Relationship,” the singer left a succinct comment: “Facts.”
    Adding fuel to the speculation, Gomez shared an image of a new diamond ring prominently featuring the letter “B.” While the singer has previously dedicated time to self-discovery during her single period, the source emphasized her current enjoyment of the commitment to Benny.
    In this public confirmation of her relationship, Selena Gomez seems to be embracing a new chapter in her love life, and fans are eager to witness the unfolding romance between the pop sensation and the accomplished music producer.
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    How I got my job as… Dubai’s leading dating coach and matchmaker

    Welcome to the Emirates Woman weekly series ‘How I got my job as…’ where we speak to some incredible entrepreneurs and businesswomen both based in the UAE and globally to find out about their career paths that led them to where they are now; what their daily routines look like; the advice they’d give to those starting out; and the hurdles they’ve had to overcome.
    This week we chat with Christiana Maxion, the founder and CEO of Match & Meet. Known for revamping the Dubai dating scene, she launched her own matchmaking agency that offers unlimited matchmaking memberships for her clients.
    With a database of more than 40k members, Maxion has the largest GCC and Global database of female C-level executives, lawyers, entrepreneurs and models. To go through a careful scrutiny, each potential match is thoroughly vetted, interviewed and approved.
    Since launching more than 1000’s of happy couples have been matched and the memberships even include additional services such as a relationship psychologist, rapid transformational therapy, professional photos, styling and more.
    To understand her journey as a dating coach, Emirates Woman spoke to her to see how it all began and how she brings her expertise to the table.
    What was your favourite subject at school?
    I was a straight-A student in high school and went to a top university to study finance. I loved math because there was always a right or wrong answer. There was no grey area or things up for interpretation. But, in all honesty, I learned the most from life experiences rather than traditional schooling.
    What was your first job?
    I was a springboard diving coach. I used to travel the world and compete and was recruited to dive for the University of Notre Dame but incurred a career-ending injury my sophomore year. I studied Finance at university and did an internship with Merrill Lynch but decided to switch industries and get my Master’s in Education; inspired by my love for coaching and working with young kids. I taught first grade and kindergarten in the South Bronx before taking a KG1 teaching position in Abu Dhabi in 2016.
    What brought you to Dubai?
    It’s been 7 amazing years in the UAE. I’m a native New Yorker and never thought I would ever leave New York as my entire family lives within five miles of each other, but I fell in love with a boy and gave our relationship a shot, which was the initial reason for my move here. We split in early 2017 and I decided to stay because I saw so much opportunity here. The UAE is really a place where you get promoted based on merit rather than longevity and if you take action, you can build anything you can dream of. Seven years and three businesses later, I’m here in Dubai and never leaving!
    What inspired you to enter the matchmaking space?
    It all started with a comedic Instagram account. I started documenting my dating experience in 2020 and people were really drawn to my empowered dating standpoint of dating with high standards and low expectations. Plus, it was a bit cheeky so it gained some popularity. I noticed that people hated dating in Dubai (I absolutely love it) and would constantly request dating and relationship advice. I’ve always been a solution seeker and saw a need in the market for an alternative to what was currently out there. In all honesty, the most amazing people I have ever met have been living in the UAE and I wanted to be the bridge that connected them. With the introduction of new long-term visas, the amazing way the UAE dealt with the pandemic, and new laws promoting more freedom in dating and partnership, I decided to consult a legal team about the legalities of opening a professional matchmaking business here in Dubai. I got the green light in 2021 and we are now Christiana Maxion Solutions offering elite matchmaking for high-net-worth men in Dubai, London, and globally with a 96% success rate and a 40k+ database. I feel like I’ve already lived eight different lives and I’m only 34!
    Talk us through the concept of being a matchmaker.
    Our clients hire us because they are time poor and sick and tired of wasting time, effort and energy with the wrong people. They hire us to expedite the entire dating process to find their ideal partner in the most optimized timeline and environment! It’s basically outsourcing your love life to an expert that delivers results! The feedback from our clients is the heart of what I do! When you match clients with their future partners after they have been struggling for years or just missing the mark, their success fills my heart. I absolutely LOVE it!

    What are the key elements of your role?
    The key to being an excellent matchmaker is not only understanding the modern dating world of the 2020s and having impeccable EQ, but also an extensive network and resources to find the perfect partners for your client. We are a small team of six elite matchmakers who match VIP singles for love not only in Dubai, but globally. Our clients and members trust us because of our amazing stats. We have a success rate of over 95 percent, with over 30 plus years of matchmaking experience, a database of 40k plus members, 100’s of marriages made and over 1000’s of happy couples marries.We have flawless systems that guarantee a successful partnership with our unlimited matchmaking memberships of three to nine months in Dubai and worldwide. So to be a part, you apply to be a client and apply for a screening call via If accepted after a background check, we invite you for a screening call to assess whether or not our service is right for you. Then a preliminary match session takes place. If we believe we can help you find success, we will invite you for a (paid) video call to present you with qualified potential matches from our current database. This is an opportunity for you to give us feedback on your preferences and see your matchmaking candidates before securing a package. We use this call to assess how well we will get on as a matchmaker and client. After accepting a formal contract with an offer is sent across. Our current retainer fees for unlimited matchmaking packages range from $25,000 – $120,000 USD. Then the dating process begins. The more you date, the more curated the experience becomes to find your results, which is why we offer unlimited matchmaking opportunities during your membership. Later there’s a 360 ELEVATION (hands-on approach) where some clients will choose a more hands-on approach, which is my customized 360 elevation process. This can be anything from rapid transformational therapy, personal training, nutritional meal plan packages, personal styling, dental, coaching, and more! And, some clients prefer a more hands-off approach with only interviewing, vetting and curating the dating process. All packages include planning, booking, confirming dates, managing communication and feedback to optimize the matchmaking experience. We are in a very fortunate enough position where we get to choose our clients, which is why our success rate is so high.
    Talk us through your daily routine.
    No two days are the same, but I always make time for fitness. Whether tennis, golf, weightlifting, yoga or pilates. A healthy body leads to a clear mind which leads to great decision making and execution. Days can be filled with interviewing potential matches, planning dates, picking up gifts for dates for clients, booking services for clients (360 elevation), events, and all things that go into my new venture: building my app MAXION: Match & Meet
    What advice do you have for anyone looking to follow in the same footsteps?
    Apply to be on my team! I am currently expanding my team in the UAE and UK and looking to add ambitious women with outstanding personalities and a passion for connection. You can apply here.
    What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
    No means try harder or you’re asking the wrong person. Remember, you only need one yes to make something happen. My dad ingrained in my brain from an early age that there’s nothing worse in this world than wasted talent. I always strive to be outstanding.
    And what is the worst?
    Don’t pay yourself a salary.
    What’s the biggest challenge you have had to overcome?
    Expanding my services into the tech world, building my app and being a first-time tech founder! All of the pains and lessons learned from failed co-founders, people taking advantage of you and underestimating you. But I love it! Tell me I can’t do something… the hate fuels me and inspires me to be outstanding in all that I do. I’m going to be a billionaire by 40.

    What’s your future for the brand?
    The incredible success and high demand of the core business of matchmaking HNWI has led to the creation of my app MAXION: Match & Meet. MAXION: Match & Meet is the first AI-Powered Social Matchmaking Concierge for ambitious individuals in expat-dominated cities in the GCC. Birthed from the 96% success rate of my core business of matchmaking high net worth individuals across the globe, MAXION will serve a much wider audience and create an exclusive space designed for accomplished and ambitious individuals to meet compatible friends and partners. We are mastering compatibility and concierge, so all you have to focus on is connection. In a city like Dubai, where you outsource everything, why not outsource your social life to the experts. And a television show.
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