Just for Sex: Compliment or Insult?

When did people stop exchanging numbers after sleeping together?  If you got on well enough during the evening to then actually have sex (and the sex was good), surely you’d be able to swap numbers.  You saw each other naked – why is it so cringey to ask for their number?  If you do manage to swap…

Making Plans

My friend said to me yesterday that the problem with being disappointed when a plan doesn’t work out with someone is that they didn’t know about the plan, and therefore, how can you really have an issue with it falling through? It’s strange how we live in a time where you can’t be honest about…

Half Your Age, Plus Seven: An Analysis.

In principle, this popular relationship rule is applicable to men and women.  Yet there’s a difference between a 23 year old guy dating an 18 year old girl and a 23 year old girl dating an 18 year old guy. The former will tend to be perceived as perfectly acceptable for both parties.  Whereas the latter…

Tell Me Something Interesting.

At the suggestion of a friend, I’ve approached Tinder slightly differently. Her suggestion: start the conversation with: ‘Tell me something interesting’ I’m pretty ruthless on Tinder and regularly delete people who don’t talk. So of the 18 matches I currently had going, I hadn’t begun talking to about 11 of them. Having been out for…

Keeping Busy

It’s great being busy; there’s no time to worry about being single forever and ever. At uni we had 4 hours of lectures a week; that’s a lot of time to waste on Tinder, wandering round town, staring at all the attractive guys and sinking into a deep depression that you will never find love….

Some Requests…

Firstly, please can boys learn to spell. Writing in text talk is not the way to my heart. Add the ‘y’ and the ‘o’ to the ‘u’ and get rid of the ‘8’ in between the ‘l’ and the ‘r’; writing ‘ate’ is far easier than switching to the number keyboard. Secondly, please order your…

New City – New Start

Match.com has gone POF has gone And although I’m still single, I’m relieved that my junk inbox is no longer filled with constant notifications of blokes ‘winking’ at me or wanting to ‘meet me’. All in all, the absence of my profile on these sites is making me a less irritated person to be around…

‘Who knows what a date might lead to…?’

This is the strapline Match.com use for their TV advert. It features a young male and female prancing round corn fields, making crop circles, akin to those in Signs: Aside from the obvious issue that I wouldn’t class making crop circles as a viable first date, and this activity is totally impractical in England, what…

Opening Lines

AKA chat-up-lines; but this is online, so not quite the traditional boy-approaches-girl-in-a-bar situation. The basic premise of online dating is that you meet people you don’t know. With this in mind, you have nothing to lose when starting a conversation with someone. This can be both good and bad. Good because if you are the…