15 guys you will have dated by the time you’re 30.

I’m going to be that awful person. I’m just going to say it and hope my single friends don’t hate me for it (because I would have hated me last year): WHAT A RELIEF I’M NOT STILL SINGLE. Nine months in a happy relationship has meant I’ve often forgotten what a minefield it is being…

‘Tinder like a man’, he said.

Following from yet another failed attempt at dating, I decided I need to change my tac (doesn’t this sound familiar..?) ‘I’m giving up with dating apps!’ I exclaim to my friends on more than one occasion this summer.  ‘They’re full of guys who just want a quick shag.  I’ll never find a decent guy on…

I’m back..!

Hello my lovely readers, I’m back! Not with the excitement of new-found love (like I secretly hoped I would be), but rather because life has continued it its usual vein of single mishaps, and I just couldn’t keep away from my Mac any longer! So what’s to come? Tinder, Bumble and Spareroom(!) dates Speed dating…

Date Week

1 – First online blind date in a while. I feel excited for this one (he’s attractive in his photos and he seems fun). He doesn’t really look like his photos and he doesn’t seem like he’d be much fun. I don’t think he fancies me; he doesn’t look me in the eyes very often….

Is this appropriate..?

Last week I was in hospital. What better way to pass recovery time than on Tinder?  Frequently, I paused to think about how inappropriate it was to be swiping whilst inserted with cannulas, drainage tubes and morphine surging round my body, but then I remembered how bored I was, how crap daytime T.V. is and how…

An Update

To conclude our experiment: I chatted for a moment with a selection of matches, then the conversation fell silent. Result: Unmatched. The remainder matches didn’t even respond. Result: Unmatched. That is a 100% fail rate. I shan’t bother again.

So far…

So far from our experiment we have: An interesting (yet random) fact about childhood. A bizarre allergy. A blatant lie. Still, it’s better than telling me something I knew when I swiped right.

An Experiment – Part Two

About 6 months ago I conducted an experiment. I propositioned all my matches on Tinder with the line ‘Tell me something interesting’ and drew these conclusions: the majority of men on Tinder are boring, fewer will say anything to have a shag and even fewer are actually interesting (click here to see the post). I’m now repeating the experiment –…

Online vs. In-person.

Getting into bed drunk last Saturday night, I found myself wishing I had Tinder again so I could discuss inane topics with total strangers. But just as quickly as the thought came on, I banished it, thinking how ridiculous this was – there is no way an online conversation replaces actual face-to-face conversation, and it…