Are you local?

It was the first date I'd been on post-breakup. I didn't know what to expect. She'd described herself as fun loving, energetic and someone who loved travelling. sounded good. Sounded exactly like the sort of person I wanted to meet. I was naive. I believed her. With not a hint of exaggeration, she had left... Continue Reading →

Judge away

There are few things I hate more than gherkins. People who put pens which don't work back into the drawer. Relentlessly positive or negative people. Arsenal fans. But above all of those groups, even Arsenal fans, are naive utopians. A friend recently added me to a local singles group on Facebook. A cursory look through... Continue Reading →

Negative Nancy

"I'm sorry, but I just can't see how it would work long term". That's the line I heard from someone I started chatting with on POF recently. She lived near me, had a kid and had explicitly said in her bio "would definitely be willing to date someone who also had kids". The flirting was... Continue Reading →

Fuck Valentines Day

Note: if you are not a fan of the profane, go no further. ... Fuck Valentines Day. There. I've said it. After being a sucker for twenty years I've finally found myself ready to say it. I've bought hundreds of roses over the years. I even made a bunch when I had no money by... Continue Reading →

Who am I?!

According to my Facebook feed, Millenials have apparently discovered Friends and they are not happy about it. Not happy at all. They are criticising a show which is 20 years old for displaying attitudes which were not only of their time but in many cases ahead of it. That's not good enough for our millennial wunderkinds;... Continue Reading →

Gym Might Fix It

Last week someone I know locally shared a little gem on Facebook: “This area is full of really fit people who have broken hearts.” She works out a lot, you see, and has noticed a common theme amongst those she shares sweat-space with. I’ll admit, I’m only halfway towards joining that particular crowd. For the... Continue Reading →

Back to full time

Just when you think you've got things sorted... Things were settled. We are co-parenting with a 50/50 split on our kids time. Well, I say co-parenting; we are parenting separately and sharing essential information about the kids, but it's the best we can do for now. I was starting to plan out my year, was... Continue Reading →

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