Things were looking promising for fellow dating blogger Anna Hopeful. She’d been on three good dates with a guy, all pretty close together, and they were in the process of arranging a fourth. Until all of a sudden, he blocked her on WhatsApp and unmatched her on the app they met on with no explanation.
After some discussion on Twitter, another blogger decided to set up an account called “Ghost Buster”, to name and shame ghosters. Pretty soon, people were sending in their ghosting stories, which were then published along with the guys’ names and pictures.
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When browsing certain corners of the internet, I often hear not altogether supportive comments about female media personalities.
They usually go along the lines of:
“She preaches about traditionalism but she’s not married!”
“If she was really conservative, she’d be pushing a stroller by the age of 22!”
“She can’t be traditional, she goes on dates/ goes to bars!”
Continue reading “The Modern Traditionalist”
Today I’m publishing my first ever (and what will hopefully be the first of many!) guest post on this blog. This one is by body and mind balance consultant Isabel Williams. Enjoy!
We live in a digital age and have constant internet access. Most of us have at least one social media account and we use it to post our thoughts online. Thanks to social media, we can reach out to our friends/followers and gain their approval by getting likes, comments and additional followers. It makes us feel as if we were celebrities because we have people reading about our dinner with friends or liking our new selfie.
But some people go as far as to associate that number of likes/retweets with how people see them, how people perceive their qualities and flaws. They start feeling insecure about their identities as soon as there is no positive reaction to their posts. So, they start obsessing with posting as much interesting content as they can think of just to make themselves appear more appealing, more interesting. More likes, more retweets, more comments, more reactions… ‘That means they like me.’
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This blog is of course a dating blog. So if you’re a regular reader, you’re probably used to articles detailing the tale of woe that is my love life. But today, I’m going to blog about a different type of relationship.
Does anyone find it hard to make good female friends?
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In my opinion at least, a successful relationship is made up of 3 main components.
Originally, I was going to call this post “The Three Components Of Love”, however, I realised there is a definite order in which we notice these qualities. From my experience, the first quality must be there for us to notice the second quality, and so on. In a way, love works a bit like an onion, where one layer must be peeled to access the next layer.
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Although bad behaviour in the dating world is nothing new (my Grandma’s first fiance ghosted her), new terms for said bad behaviour keep cropping up. First ghosting. Then benching. Then breadcrumbing, stealthing, and hyping.
Now we have love bombing.
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It’s the bane of every single person’s life. Well, one of the banes. Along with being on the receiving end of friends’ substandard matchmaking attempts, and seeing everyone’s engagement photos on Facebook while you’re preparing a meal for one. But throw a coin, and it’s guaranteed to hit someone who will come out with something along the lines of:
“Why do you hate being single? It’s SO MUCH FUN!”
“When you’re single it’s so much better- you can do whatever you want!”
“Relationships are sooo overrated!”
And it’s really annoying.
Continue reading “It’s OK To Hate Being Single”
The explosion of dating apps is both a blessing and a curse. One the one hand, we’re now no longer fucked if we don’t find someone at school or university. No longer reduced to keeping your fingers crossed for an office romance, you now have access to unlimited amounts of singles looking to mingle at your fingertips.
However, increased choice and decreased consequences has also led to a decline in standards to behaviour. From ghosting to benching to hyping, new terms are invented every week to describe people’s shitty actions.
So to raise the tone, I’ve decided to do my bit for the dating scene, and put together a quick guide to dating etiquette.
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“You should enjoy being single!”, people say. And I guess they’re right. I mean, you have to enjoy your life. There’s no point being miserable when you can be happy. I mean, you’ve got friends, hobbies, travel. A relationship isn’t the be all and end all. And at least if you’re single, you don’t have to shave your legs as often or spend time with someone else’s family.
Except, if you’ve never really dated anyone.
Continue reading “When You’ve Never Dated Anyone”
One of the age-old questions of dating. A debate that could go on all evening. I ran a Twitter poll on the topic and had the highest number of votes for any poll I’ve run to date.
What am I talking about?
How long do you wait before having sex with a new partner?
Continue reading “How Long To Wait Before Sex?”