Archive for the Dating category

Ramblings of a First Time Dater

Entering the dating scene, so far, has been relatively painless but wildly confusing. I’ve always been one for dating within childhood friendship groups – you have the safety of knowing who they are, where they’re from, what they do, what they’re like – but I’ve recently branched out to meet up with ‘strangers’.   At [...]

5 Reasons Why You Can’t Find A Decent Boyfriend

1. You are too busy thinking about how much he earns and what kind of car he drives rather than what kind of currency he has in terms of emotional investment. Even J-LO once said ‘my love don’t cost a thing.’ Let’s forget the fact that she’s actually loaded herself, it is important to see [...]

Two Footprints Make a Heart?

I love snow, always have.  So the opportunity to run around in it like a little kid was one I could not pass up.  After a few minutes, I turned around to survey the mess I had made of the pristine garden.  I saw that somehow, one of my footprints had gone over a previous [...]

Keeping Your Foot in the Romantic Door

After a break-up there are typically some leftover feelings and questions that you can’t help but try and answer: Is this for the best? Can I really live without him? Did we do the right thing in breaking up? They’re natural queries that everyone experiences. Breaking up with someone can sometimes be a life-changing event [...]

Valentines Day – necessary or nonsense?

In roughly two weeks time most couples will be giving and receiving cards that say “I Love You”, sending roses and making an effort to be romantic to their other halves.   Valentines Day is approaching and it is the one day that you should hold hands and gaze into each others eyes – or [...]

How To Lose a Guy in Two Dates

A fresh new interest. After being single for a while, you come across a man that ticks all the right boxes, and he seems to be showing an interest in you too – not something that comes around every day! And what’s more, he’s come to you at the right time, and nothing seems to [...]

Goldilocks And The Three Ages Of Man

In relationships, past and present, I have often felt like that little girl Goldilocks who enters the three bears’ house and has to sample certain things until she finds the one that’s ‘juuuuuuust right’. Although in my opinion she was far too easily pleased. Porridge? Come on! She should’ve been looking for Coco Pops at least.  [...]

What Santa Gave To Me

My inaugural article seems an apt time to wish all a belated New Year.  With the festive season now a happy memory, I can analytically reflect on what Santa gave to me.   I can genuinely say I am the happiest I have been in a while. I am proud that I neither overate nor [...]

Dating 101

Hands up anyone who’s heard the expression “It’ll happen when you least expect it”? Personally such a choice of words leaves me with the urge to start throwing things (preferably breakable objects) so hopefully I can’t be the only one feeling this way.   When you’ve been single for a while, certain things happen. Following [...]

Should We Change To Suit Our Man?

Oh, for those moments of weightlessness, as we drift through life on a high of magical euphoria. The reckless abandon and tender kisses shared over the dinner table. The beginning stages of lust. We caress each moment until we squeeze them so hard they slip from our grasp and slide away. Who could blame a [...]

Good Old Fashioned Gal

I’ve got a secret to tell you. Come a little bit closer and I’ll whisper it in your ear.   I’ve kind of… sort of… got a boyfriend.   Yes, that still feels exceptionally weird to say, particularly as it’s been about two years since I’ve even thought about giving someone that label. And to [...]

Wrong Night Stand

I once read a quote from Katy Perry which said “I don’t do one night stands, the thought of being that intimate with someone I barely know freaks me out.” Here was a girl after my own heart, someone who understood that being naked and going for a horizontal jog down Bang Street was something [...]

The Power of Love

Time for a slice of admittedly peculiar philosophy, served up in the strangest of packages.   I’d like to take a moment to talk about my cat. (Bear with me.)   Now, I come from a family who never really ‘did’ pets when I was a kid. The best my brother and I seemed to [...]

Pretty People Destined To Be Alone?

Watching a documentary the other day about body image and how people, in particular women, are pressured to be beautiful, got me thinking… are pretty people destined to be alone?   I know that sounds quite bizarre as at first glance you would think, generally speaking, good looking people would be of the first to [...]

The Men That Slipped The Net

My one is a guy I went out with when I was seventeen. Of course, all of you normal people who aren’t embroiled in the emotional turmoil of it all can turn and say to me, ‘But you were only a kid.’ I know that. But the two years we had together are still yet [...]

Tales of Missed Encounters

Am I the only one tickled by the idea of missed encounter adverts? The premise is that you write in either to a newspaper or a website and describe someone you met on public transport but didn’t have the guts to talk to, in hopes that they too will then see it and recognise themselves [...]

Dreading Weddings

It’s always difficult to feel the magic of Christmas ebb away each year. It’s an almighty killjoy of a sensation that puts me in a thoroughly grumpy mood for January. As the new year came in I looked down at my protruding food-stuffed tummy and groaned about the hassle of having to cram all of [...]

The One That Got Away

Call me naïve, but I genuinely believed that Katy Perry and Russell Brand were the real deal. Perhaps I was living in a ‘teenage dream’ world, but there were definite fireworks between the two of them and it seemed Rusty Rockets only wanted to kiss one girl for the rest of his life and liked [...]

Sex Toys On A First Date?

When considering sex toys for couples it is more often thought that they are a good way to “spice things up” after couples have been together for a while. Perhaps a need arises to experiment in order to revive their sexual appetite and experience new ways of love making. You may be surprised to know that [...]

No More Pretty Please

A good looking man is often forgiven a multitude of sins but rudeness and bad manners definitely aren’t included in this. Surely manners are universal, ageless, sexless… Well, recently it seems hot fellas out there are pushing their luck with rather cold courtesies.   Often you would meet a guy with the killer combination of [...]