Don’t belittle hope

(Geek Alert) While most of the recent additions to the Star Wars cinematic universe have been utterly awful - and by "recent" I mean anything after 1983 - the release of Rogue One was a welcome change from the Jar Jar Binks/Snope/your-mother jokes that have made the rest of them nearly unwatchable. A recurring motif... Continue Reading →

In defence of online dating

Recently the ever-wonderful Lucy shared a tweet asking for stories about online dating for her forthcoming radio show. As the responses started flowing in I quickly spotted a pattern; overwhelmingly, from men and from women, people were sharing their disdain, dislike and in some cases hatred for online dating. Stories were shared of people being... Continue Reading →

Twitter is not Tinder

Repeat after me: Twitter is NOT Tinder. Say it ten times. Then say it some more. Say it until you believe it, and then tell your friends. Because far too few people understand the differences between these two monolithic digital beasts for my liking. For those wondering what this is all about, let me start... Continue Reading →

Using sales lessons to find love

As I've mentioned before, in my day job I work in sales and have done since the end of 2016. Over the years I have undertaken a number of sales training courses and become quietly proficient at it all even if I do say so myself. My move to sales and undertaking all of these... Continue Reading →

Why writing a dating blog is bad for dating

Having 10,000 spoons when all you need is knife isn’t ironic, it’s bad planning by the caterers. A free ride when you’ve already paid isn’t ironic, it’s bad timing at the fairground. A traffic jam when you’re already late isn’t ironic, it’s you being an idiot and expecting the Dartford Bridge to be moving smoothly... Continue Reading →

Virtual Dating Tips

Being in lockdown sucks for single people who want to date. There is simply no way to do any of the old things as they used to be done; no going to bars to meet people, restaurants for dates or singles events to maximise your chances of finding love. If you match with someone online... Continue Reading →

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 →

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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