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 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…

Three Girls, One App.

When you have three vivacious single women looking for summer fun on the same dating apps whilst living at the same postcode, there’s bound to be some crossover with potential matches. And after one housemate unintentionally matched with another’s ex, we quickly learnt to keep each other in the loop with who’s chatting to whom….

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…

6 Top Tips for Success on Dating Apps

I’ve been on and off dating apps for most of my twenties; I’ve tried all the popular ones and sought after casual and monogamous relationships with both men and women. I’ve been around the block – see blog! Sometimes I’ve deleted my account because I’ve met someone and wanted to see where it progresses, but…

Hope Above All Else

Something strange happened recently: a random number messaged me on WhatsApp. Usually, when I exchange numbers with someone I’ve been speaking with (on- or offline) I save their number in my phone or they send a message not long after so I can save theirs. There were no hangers-on in the dating apps I was…