5 ways to get guys to respond on Bumble.

I wrote this five years ago… Considering I’m still on Bumble (and Googled this exact question this morning), I thought I should update the post. I’ve tried nearly all the dating sites and apps out there and Bumble is probably one of the best dating apps.  I’ve successfully managed to talk to guys, convinced them…

Are You Making These 8 Dating App Profile Mistakes?

Online dating is a serious business. Amidst a sea of other profiles, you have to find a way to make your profile stand out for the right reasons – and you probably have three seconds to achieve this. Regular readers of this blog will know I’ve been on (and off, but mainly on) dating apps…

I Tried the New Dating App, Thursday. Here’s What Happened.

Anyone who reads this blog regularly knows I’ve been on and off dating apps for the best part of 200 years. I’ve tried Tinder, Hinge, Bumble, Feeld, Happ’n, Coffee Meets Bagel, Her, Plenty of Fish, Match.com, eHarmony – and now, Thursday. In the world of dating apps, Thursday is shaking things up. Rather than be…

The Silent Couple

The silent couple sits shuffling in their chairs whilst the waiters bustle around.   Their phones turned down, threatening to disrupt the silence. Then the vibration beckons.   A quick flip of the phone, a stolen look at the screen and an internal relief that there’s something to focus on.   When the food comes…

Even the nice guys can act like dicks.

In the space of 18 hours, everything I wrote in this last post can be ignored. For the same reasons as why anyone calls their fuck buddy, I contacted The Bar Man last week.  We hooked up and it was fun to see him. Although I knew the new man would not be ‘The One’, I…

10 things that go through my mind before a first date:

10 things that go through my mind before a first date: What if I don’t fancy him? What if he doesn’t turn up? What if he’s rude / arrogant / mute [delete as appropriate]? What if he turns up late and I’m already 2 glasses down? What if I really like him and he doesn’t…

Speed Dating: Do’s and Don’ts

Do go with a friend.  You can be apprehensive in the cab together and share stories on your way home. Don’t tell many people you’re going speed-dating; they’ll all want to know how it was after and, if it was crap, you’ll find yourself retelling the same story over and over, each time fashioning it…

“I hope it wasn’t too weird :)”

Last weekend, I went on a date with a guy who I had met IRL rather than through a dating app.  (The first date I’ve had of this sort since July when I met The Wrong Guy).  When we first met, he was fun, flirty, confident and attractive, so I asked if he wanted to…

“She’s hot”

When asking male friends about the girl they are newly dating, they immediately tell me how hot (or not) she is.  Initially, the guys rate her value based on how attractive they find her, not how suited her personality is to their own personalities.  I want to hear what she’s like, what her interests are…