Most of my friends are either married or in long term relationships, while I’m acting like Peter Pan and blogging about being single! That works for me right now and I’m happy to be floating along with no real plan for my tumbleweed love life. Well, I’m happy until those usually closest to me and usually already with ‘the one’ like to point out how single I am! I often have to remind them that just because I’m alone, doesn’t mean I’m lonely. Our friends love us but no matter how they dress it up or how concerned they may be; their pearls of wisdom generally come across as patronising and condescending. Here are some lovely examples of jarring ‘things’ married couples say to their single buddies…
Well done you’ve decided to make the move into the online dating world! Go team you and all the equally cringe-worthy supportive fist pumps in the air! Ideally you would like the process to be as pain free as possible and just be greeted with a plethora of fine looking suitors with a profile that makes you truly believe online dating was an awesome idea. However some people do get it very wrong and shatter all your hopes and dreams of finding someone who is your kind of ‘normal’. They ruin it by committing these online dating travesties!
One – Asking for sex
No. Just no. Continue reading
There is no getting away from the fact that a first date for both parties is nervous as hell! Once the location is locked down then comes the trauma of what to wear, what do you say, and what if you hate them and can’t fit through the bathroom window to escape?! However if you have a good feeling about this person then here’s what you can do to try and wangle yourself a second date… if you’re brave enough!
At the end of the date give your potential love a pre-written note and ask them not to open it until they get home. Continue reading
With certain couples, why is it that it still appears to be the guys who make the move on the girls? Why is it up to him to ask her out, to pick a date, to chase and if you ever get that far down the line… why is it expectant of the man to get down on one knee? It drives me insane!
Have we been teleported back to the 1950s where the woman was a subservient creature pandering to the whims of their man?! Continue reading
When in search for your perfect mate there are probably a billion little things you ideally want to find in that person. Well how about you stop being so picky and cross them all off your list post haste! The type of girl you need in your life is one who has a mad whimsical desire to be a nomad. You want to find a girl with wanderlust. Trust me. She’ll be totes cool and everything!
1 – She’s a fan of curiosity
The way I see it, there are 2 types of people in the world…
One: Those who stalk the shit out of their object of affection online and two: Those who straight up lie.
Ever since the dawn of the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and every other social media phenomenon that sucks away your self-respect and dignity most days of the week, getting to know a potential suitor has become well urmmm weird. With just a click of a mouse or a tap of your overworked arthritic thumbs on a smartphone screen we are able to lock down a person’s vital stats. I am able to find out what their interests are, where they were last night, what food do they like and which hand they prefer to use whilst brushing their teeth. Continue reading
Our friends over at eHarmony have pulled another one of their data led surveys out of the bag and provided evidence of how long it actually takes the average Briton to say those elusive 3 words….I…Love…You – obviously without the pauses, that would be kind of weird!
The highlights of the survey:
– The lads take an average of 88 days to mutter the phrase
– Females on the other hand take a lengthy 124 days (awkward!)
– 39% of men hastily say ‘I love you’ within the first month
– Only 23% of women do the same
We have seen our fair share of posts telling us why you need to date a certain person – a techie, a lawyer, someone who plays the tambourine in a band and I think I’ve even seen a post about dating a Ferris wheel before!
With that idea firmly in our mind, we wanted to give an alternate view and be as stereotypical as possible to a few of of the most loved groups on the ‘tinternet! Why? Because it sounded fun at the time!
We have created the Top 15 reasons NOT to date a foodie Continue reading
The online dating world can be fairly daunting place if you have no idea where to start because you have no idea what it is you really want! Well… except to be loved damn it! To weigh up the pros and cons is an age old method when deciding and so to help I have compared two of the biggest online dating sites and created, what will hopefully be a helpful eHarmony vs Match blog post. In order to size up this fight of two heavy weights in the field, I have tried to break it down for you as succinctly as possible so ultimately the decision is up to you… FIGHT! Continue reading
So one thing I found about online dating was that most sites were geared towards straight people with a filter allowing you to select ‘women seeking women’. This was great and all until you realise the supposed women contacting you were men asking for threesomes with their wife! Nice try buddy but your penis makes your request to meet up null and void. Gaydar Girls also seemed to be far too forward and the introductory emails from some girls were essentially invites for a booty call. 10 out of 10 for effort but that really isn’t the way to woo me. So much to my delight the fab new lesbian and bisexual dating app Dattch came about in all its “no no really we’re girls who like girls… and we’re cool… we promise” glory! Continue reading