Have a successful date – avoid these 5 habits.

Bullshit – some guys never text or show interest in you, and then when you do meet up, they say how much they missed you…  ` A 15-minute monologue over dinner – please take a moment outside of your head and realise you are talking about yourself, non-stop.  Please ask me questions and actually listen…

The wrong guy.

What we had came about so easily. We met through a friend! Our first date was fun and chilled (it was novel having a coffee date when all I’ve had is drinking dates).  Being honest, I was going to cancel because I was interested in someone else – but he turned out to be a…

You.

You disarmed me. I wasn’t ready for your suave nature. I wasn’t me. I wasn’t not me, but I was a different version of me. You have an aura about you. And it’s drawing me in. Photo by Tim Marshall on Unsplash

Can I be optimistic about this one?

We met months ago at a party.  Not through an app, not online, but through mutual friends.  We chatted loads, you had witty things to say, I laughed a lot, my sister found you highly irritating.  But I enjoyed your company.  We spent a lot of the evening snogging. Staying in London with my sister meant…

Notice a Fuckboy before it’s too late.

Following on from the gallery text, Mr Threesome was seeming more genuine and I was feeling hopeful.  I was looking forward to our arty date and was being lulled into a false sense that this guy wanted a girlfriend rather than just a hook-up.  On Thursday afternoon, he messaged to suggest we change plans as…

2 to 3 to 1 to 2 to 3?

I haven’t given up with Bumble; I’m still being swipe-happy (see 5 ways to get guys to respond on Bumble).  But I’m taking it all with a massive pinch of salt. ’ The likelihood that I will find my future boyfriend on a dating app is very slim, so I’m having fun using them (the…

Coupling up.

We’re not all coupling up, so don’t say that we are.  Some of us are working bloody hard to find the right kind of relationship, and I suppose that’s because some of us are more particular about what we’re looking for.  Or we set our sights further afield.  Or we’re aiming higher.  Or because we…

The agony of the blue ticks.

2 little ticks are making me paranoid. We had a good date, we’ve been messaging since, but the past few days there has been very little contact.  I sent the last message on Tuesday and he read it.  I sent a ‘Happy Friday, it’s the weekend’ kind of text.  He has read it.  He hasn’t…

Did it work?

I felt reluctant to go on last night’s date.  I matched with him on Bumble and we exchanged numbers after a day or so.  He seemed keener than I was, probably because my trust in people’s profiles had been depleted since my previous date.  We were texting for a week before we met!  This is…