Single life doesn’t suck

I appreciate this piece is a little late to the party and I've therefore missed riding the zeitgeist wave, but Emma Watson's words on being "self-partnered" have been all over the place recently and sparked countless discussions, debates and articles on both sides of opinion. In case you missed it, the UN Ambassador recently mentioned... Continue Reading →

Unrequited Love

I've mentioned before that my first ever kiss was with Katie Patterson, after her big sister locked us in the shed together and wouldn't let us out until we touched lips. Katie, however, was not my first love. Well, perhaps love is too strong a word as I was a mere child, but it was... Continue Reading →

Introducing the Swiped Out Podcast

I love podcasts. I listen to loads of them, covering subjects as diverse as football, F1, comedy, current affairs, economics and more. I love hearing new, interesting and/or funny opinions on everything as I sit on the train or drive to work, or even while pottering around the kitchen at home. A couple of months... Continue Reading →

Chase me

"Play it mean and keep them keen". So says the dating advice that has been handed down from generation to generation. The psychological idea behind this old adage is one of scarcity increasing desirability; if your positive feedback and comments are rarer then the other person will crave them more, and will therefore work harder... Continue Reading →

Long distance relationships

There was a recent survey shared a while ago where single people were asked how long they would be willing to travel to find love. I expected to see people hovering around the hour mark, maybe slightly longer. After all, if you're interested in someone then you'll make the extra effort to actually see them,... Continue Reading →

Dating the Brexit opposition

On the morning of Friday 16 August 2019 I made my first appearance on Good Morning Britain, the ITV breakfast show which covers the full breadth of life and news across Britain. I'd been asked on to discuss whether or not I'd ever date someone who felt differently about Brexit to me. Whilst my opposite... Continue Reading →

How to ask questions on dates

I was watching a Matthew Hussey video recently (Please don't judge me...) and in it he spent quite some time talking about building a connection using questions. He used an analogy about not wanting it to be like a tennis match of questions and answers and more like a football game of keepie-uppies. Now, weirdly... Continue Reading →

The financial cost of dating for men

Often surveys can be taken with a pinch of salt. Nobody really knows if eight out of ten cats actually prefer Whiskers, and nobody really cares if 51% of Americans think storms affect Cloud computing. Surveys rarely churn out any new info, but sometimes they do reinforce a belief you may already have. Such was... Continue Reading →

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