When ‘no’ doesn’t mean ‘no’.

Sorry for the silence, I’ve been on holiday lots recently.  I went to Ibiza and now I’m writing this sitting on the beach in Rhodes, watching the sun go down. Ibiza is one of my favourite places in the world, and I absolutely love the nightlife.  What I don’t like, however, is that this is…

‘I’m a pretty boring, bog-standard bloke, really’…

I really appreciate honesty.  Having been in a relationship with a liar, I value honesty far more than I did previously.  But I also appreciate allure and want to be with someone other people find attractive, and I’d hope someone I’m dating to want the same out of me.  I don’t think I could even…

Does that ever work?

Him: “Where are we?” Me: “We’re in Pacha” Him: “Okay, I just got lost in your eyes” I wonder if this has ever worked for a girl?  Personally I giggled and walked away.

An Update

To conclude our experiment: I chatted for a moment with a selection of matches, then the conversation fell silent. Result: Unmatched. The remainder matches didn’t even respond. Result: Unmatched. That is a 100% fail rate. I shan’t bother again.

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 –…

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…

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…

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…