The Dating Profile You Wish You Could Build

When we’re looking for love, we all want to present ourselves in the best light. For some of us, that means picking our favourite selfies with all the filters. For others, it means showing we have friends, don’t only take selfies and have a range of interests. But what if we had no qualms about…

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…

How to Sext – Advice from an Erotic Scriptwriter

Much of the advice you’ll read about how to sext will be geared towards people in a relationship. In some ways a relationship is the perfect set-up for a sexy text: Two (or more) people who know each other intimately + Trust + Guarantee of seeing each other again = Hot texts that hit the…

Who You’ll Meet on a Hookup App

Dating apps are full of interesting people. Of course they are because the world is full of interesting people and not all of them are coupled up (although it can sometimes feel like that). Like most single Millennials, I’ve been on and off dating apps for years and dated countless people with varying success. Over…

How to Spot a Fake Profile on a Dating App

Ten years ago, in 2012, Tinder launched on the iPhone, paving the way for a new generation of online dating. Thousands of potential dates were in our pockets, ready to match with and organise a date – for that evening if we wanted. The following year, Tinder expanded to Android devices and other smartphones, and…

Is Dating Advice Totally Useless?

“Keep your cards close to your chest.” “Be upfront early on.” Honestly, which is it? There’s a new trend in dating called “hardballing”. (Although let’s be frank, it’s not a new trend, it’s a phenomenon that’s recently been re-branded.) Hardballing suggests you be totally up front with a potential love interest before you go on…

Acronyms on Dating Sites: What Do They Mean?

So you’ve downloaded the app. You’re ready to line some dates up for this post-lockdown life. He looks nice and her profile seems genuine but what are all those letter combinations?! Over the years, I’ve been on plenty of dating sites. Some to find a partner, other times for casual experiences, and I’ve noticed there…