The Nicest Guys Ever, Usually Aren’t.

When you think there are no nice guys left in the world, one incredibly nice guy comes along.  He’s almost too good to be true.  In fact, he is too good to be true. A friend recently said to me, “the nicest guys ever, usually aren’t”.  To which I replied, “in what world does that…

All text; no sex.

Whether rooted in truth or not, Tinder is notorious for being ‘the hook-up app’. People constantly say that guys (and probably girls) are only on there for sex. If that is all you’re after, then why would you pass up the opportunity? Frequently, I pass profiles of men claiming to be ‘a sex god‘ or…

Tell Me Something Interesting.

At the suggestion of a friend, I’ve approached Tinder slightly differently. Her suggestion: start the conversation with: ‘Tell me something interesting’ I’m pretty ruthless on Tinder and regularly delete people who don’t talk. So, of the 18 matches I currently had, I hadn’t begun talking to about 11 of them. Having been out for many…

Disappearing Acts…

Sometimes people disappear when they have a new relationship. Sometimes people disappear even if they’ve been with their partner for a long time. Other times, people can live in an all-consuming bubble of happiness where their only concern is for the one they love. This is fine if you’re the one disappearing from the face…

Keeping Busy

It’s great being busy; there’s no time to worry about being single forever and ever. At uni we had 4 hours of lectures a week; that’s a lot of time to waste on Tinder, wandering around town, staring at all the attractive guys and sinking into a deep depression that you will never find love….

Some Requests…

Firstly, please can boys learn to spell. Writing in text talk is not the way to my heart. Add the ‘y’ and the ‘o’ to the ‘u’ and get rid of the ‘8’ in between the ‘l’ and the ‘r’; writing ‘ate’ is far easier than switching to the number keyboard. Secondly, please order your…

New City – New Start

Match.com has gone. POF has gone. And although I’m still single, I’m relieved that my junk inbox is no longer filled with constant notifications of blokes ‘winking’ at me or wanting to ‘meet me’. All in all, the absence of my profile on these sites is making me a less irritated person to be around…

‘Who knows what a date might lead to…?’

This is the strapline Match.com use for their TV advert. It features a young male and female prancing around cornfields, making crop circles, akin to those in Signs: Aside from the obvious issue that I wouldn’t class making crop circles as a viable first date, and this activity is totally impractical in England, what the…

Opening Lines

AKA chat-up-lines; but this is online, so not quite the traditional boy-approaches-girl-in-a-bar situation. The basic premise of online dating is that you meet people you don’t know. With this in mind, you have nothing to lose when starting a conversation with someone. This can be both good and bad. Good because if you are the…