How to Find the Perfect Partner

My housemate reckons he has dating sussed.  So here’s his guide to finding the perfect person for you: Use the ‘Quirk Rules of Attraction Venn Diagram’ It comprises of Sexual Attraction Physical Attraction Emotional Attraction All are equally important, and the best relationships involve all three elements. If you’re physically AND sexually, but not emotionally…

Well that ended as quickly as it started…

Sorry for the silence. Over a week ago I met someone and things progressed very quickly. It wasn’t right, so it ended as quickly as it started – much like this post. Later today I’ll write about it properly.

An Experiment – Part Two

About 6 months ago I conducted an experiment. I propositioned all my matches on Tinder with the line ‘Tell me something interesting’ and drew these conclusions: the majority of men on Tinder are boring, fewer will say anything to have a shag and even fewer are actually interesting (click here to see the post). I’m now repeating the experiment –…

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…