Your expectations

Maybe I gave you the impression I was interested.  Maybe I led you on? But I don’t think I did. I’m not sure why you thought I’d come back to you. You came round with a mate in the evening (let’s do the ‘friends thing‘), but you came empty-handed and drank me out of house…

Possession.

We’re in our 20’s.  There is no need to sit on top of the guy and snog his face off in the pub.  I was talking to him.  We are friends.  I know you’re seeing him, and shagging him.  And that’s fine.  I did that last year.  It didn’t work out. You didn’t seem very…

It’s hardly surprising…

As I walked in the room, my heart sank, I had more reason to believe that men in their 20s are useless.  The evening was framed as a chilled Christmas drink at a friend’s house with all his mates.  Myself and a girlfriend went along to catch up with people we hadn’t seen in a while…

Casual Totally Works.

There’s a guy I like.  We get on really well as friends and have loads in common.  We’ve been flirty for a while and a friend said he confided in her that he likes me.  We were out a few weeks ago and ended up in bed together.  It was amazing. Last weekend we were…

Is that really appropriate…?

Watching First Dates and reflecting on my own checkered dating past has highlighted an array of guidelines on what to do (and what to avoid) on a first date. Conversation.  Don’t talk about politics, death, marriage and babies, exes or money.  End of. Alcohol.  Don’t get really drunk on a first date.  This is from personal experience….

‘Oh fuck this is exciting. I mean. Cool, whatever.’

He was so nice; a far cry from the usual arseholes I seem to attract. And the problem with having a deep-rooted belief that all men are bellends is that when Mr Good Guy comes along, somewhere in my amygdala amongst the serotonin and dopamine, Mr Good Guy gets confused with Mr Perfect; aka Prince…

Online vs. In-person.

Getting into bed drunk last Saturday night, I found myself wishing I had Tinder again so I could discuss inane topics with total strangers. But just as quickly as the thought came on, I banished it, thinking how ridiculous this was – there is no way an online conversation replaces actual face-to-face conversation, and it…