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…

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…

Love and Lust in Lockdown: An education.

Lockdown has got many of us feeling hot under the collar and frisky between the sheets.  To find out how lockdown has impacted our love and lusting, I’m getting intimate with interviews.   Seb, 33. What is your relationship status? Single.   Describe your love-life in one word. Untraditional.   Who have you been quarantining…

Lockdown Frustrations

Lockdown is still in place. The horny single people are still horny and single. Some of us have caved and messaged or slept with an ex. Some of us have snogged and shagged our friends; lines have blurred.

NSFW: Behind Closed Doors

During times of isolation with arguably too much time to think, we often assess what’s important to us.  For some, this is explicitly figuring out our wants and needs by making lists and talking with friends, and for others, this might be an internal dialogue; giving ourselves time to re-evaluate things in our lives. For…

NSFW: Kink in Quarantine

It wasn’t until the last few years of my twenties that I realised that rough sex is more common than I originally thought. Yes, hair-pulling is a frequent bedroom occurrence. Yes, Pornhub is awash with all manner of synonyms for ‘BDSM’. But when you know where to look, you find a crowd you had previously…

Oceans

Your voice envelopes me across oceans. Letters on the page transcribe a deeper intimacy and the confidence with which you speak rouses me down the telephone line. And I feel like I’ve known you for years.   Photo by Sithamshu Manoj on Unsplash

Feeling Normal in Non-Normal Times

Last month, I wrote about dating during the time of a global pandemic.  Since then, not much has changed; we’re still all stuck indoors and trying to get our kicks online.  But with a lot of time to think, I’ve been considering ways we’re connecting romantically with others.  Can we form romantic connections online with…

Dating in the time of corona.

We’re all inside.  We’re all watching far too much TV and I’m sure some of us are eating far too many biscuits.  And it’s becoming very evident that a lot of people are on dating apps; certainly more than usual. In fact, this week a friend shared an article with me that said: On the…