For those of you unfamiliar, Hannah Witton is a pretty famous vlogger who covers sex and relationships, along with some lifestyle and politics/ feminism stuff too. She won Best Sex & Relationships Influencer at the Cosmopolitan Influencer Awards last year, and this year she released a book on sex and relationships, brilliantly titled Doing It.
I’m one of the few people who seemed to have a positive sex education growing up. I had sex education in school at age 9 that covered how it works, contraception, not getting pressured and the like, and I learned a fair amount from teenage magazines too. But looking back, it was quite one-sided. It seemed to be the expectation that you’d get a boyfriend, fall in love, agonize as to whether you’re “ready”, then have sex. So I got to 18 yet to find a boyfriend and was like whaaaaa? But plenty of people don’t get into a relationship until their twenties. Some people aren’t that fussed about sex “meaning something”. Some people are gay, bisexual, or asexual. Some people just aren’t that interested in sex or relationships at all.
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I’ve had a bit of an on-off relationship with religion. I went to Church as a kid, but it eventually fizzled down to just Christmas and Easter. Then I got fed up with the Christians I hung around with at university and became an atheist. However over the past couple of years I’ve come around to the idea of religion again, and recently I’ve been toying with the idea of dating a Christian. I guess I’m old fashioned in the sense that I feel like sharing my body with someone has some form of significance, so I can’t stand the mentality that some men have where they want to have a go on you to see if you’re “worth” dating. So sometimes I feel like a religious man with more traditional values could be what I’m looking for. I once tried using Christian Connection, but it’s just a generally bad site (that’s a post for a whole other time), which was a shame because it seemed like everyone on the site was looking for a genuine relationship, and in terms of politics most people had listed themselves as conservatives. So I decided to give Christian speed dating a go.
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One of the problems with a lot of the dating advice on the market today is that it’s a little out of date. With the explosion of dating apps and the cultural shift in morals, some of the dating advice books I absolutely LOVED in my late teens are a little out of date in today’s dating market with regards to some of the advice offered. And some “dating experts” are horrendously out of touch- not naming names but if you’ve been married for decades are you really qualified to be doling out dating advice in 2017?
One book that isn’t out of date though, is This Is Why You’re Single, by Laura Lane and Angela Spera, published by Blink Publishing. Inspired by their own dating misadventures, the authors decided to put together a sketch comedy show in 2013, and following on from this a book and a podcast in 2015. And for anyone currently on the dating scene- it’s so relatable!
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My first experience of The Inner Circle happened about 3 years ago when I was fairly new to online dating. I’d received an invite onto the site when I met the founder at an event, and was excited to try it out. I received a message from an investment banker 10 years my senior, which was older than I’d dated before but I figured he’d be more mature, and I envisioned the cultured, confident banker type. I got there and he’d lied down about his age by at least 10 years, and was, for want of a better phrase, a bit weird. I then got chatted up by this weird African guy on the train home.
I never used the site again.
However, one of my friends started using The Inner Circle dating app, and said she was meeting higher quality guys from it, so I decided to get back on the horse and give it a whirl.
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I’m not denying physical attraction is important when it comes to dating. Not saying they have to be a supermodel, but you need some visual chemistry. Having said that though, personality is ultimately what you fall for, and having shared values can lead to a better match.
Luckily, there is now an app that combines the two. New dating app CLiKD enourages users to “discover the person behind the photo”. Users create a short personality quiz that potential dates must pass in order to match with them.
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I’m not sure about you, but I find dating apps tend to be a bit samey. Tinder gained massive success due to it’s simplicity. You see a few pictures of someone and a short bio. Swipe right for yes. Swipe left for no. If you both said yes, you match and you can talk. So easy. So effective. It’s no surprise that a lot of other dating apps on the market tend to offer some variation of the same format.
Then you have the personality-based dating apps. The ones where you can talk, but have to wait a while to see a picture with the aim of making the process less shallow. The problem is, you can’t judge personality over an app. I mean yeah if they’re weird over messages it’s best not to meet in person, but it’s very easy to present yourself differently online to how you are in the flesh. Which is why you kind of have to be shallow until you meet in person… then judge personality.
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I’ve always hated Valentine’s Day. Nothing wrong with the concept of course, just the fact that every year, I inevitably end up lacking a Valentine. The only relationship I’ve been in was during October-November, and the one time I had a promising Tinder date which happened to fall on Valentine’s Day, he flaked on the day. So evidently, me and Valentine’s Day don’t mix.
This is why I loved the idea of Smudged Lipstick’s Anti Valentine’s Day Party. Instead of reenacting the scene in Bridget Jones’ Diary where she starts singing along to “All By Myself” alone in her flat, singles of London can head out to a party, have a good time, and you never know, you might just meet next year’s Valentine there!
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