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The Potential Partner Checklist

We’ve all done it. We’ve all not said yes to a date with a guy because he didn’t quite meet up with our expectations. You may have fancied him a bit but said no because you didn’t want to sit down for a coffee with him and then realise he wasn’t as funny or charming [...]

At What Age Can We Stop Calling Someone A Boyfriend?

The process used to be boyfriend, fiancé, husband. It was much simpler in some ways – sometimes families arranged the match (both good and bad) and you were encouraged to uphold your vows by society.  But nowadays it seems to be boyfriend (s), fiancé, husband, rebound, toyboy, partner. Marriage just doesn’t seem to mean forever [...]

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

Bono’s classic hits just the right note for my thoughts tonight.  Whilst I may not have run through the fields or scaled these city walls to be with a guy, travelling on the tube to Outer Mongolia (or Zone 6, whichever you prefer) is an indication that I am willing to put in some effort [...]

Right Man For The Job

Applying for a job is similar to searching for that perfect man. You spend hours hunting for the one that excites you, and ask every step of the way if you see a future between the two of you. But while companies and potential employers grill you more than a George Foreman about your past [...]

Pigging Out On Data

Happy Easter all, I hope your extended weekend was as religious / chocolate-y as you hoped it would be.  Given that Easter weekend is synonymous with overindulgence and gluttony, I find myself reflecting on the fact that not only are we a nation of over eaters in the traditional sense, we are also overstuffed with… [...]

Hope, happiness and self-belief… at the click of a mouse

Joining match.com via week subscription to an iPhone app has made me reconsider online dating. The people on there are very different to my first site – a much wider range of people. It’s made me think quite a bit about the whole process.   Maybe online dating isn’t just about the other person. Maybe it’s about [...]

True Perfection Has To Be Imperfect

Or perhaps this should be entitled, how not to get emotionly involved with the wrong guy too quickly.  I suppose it was a classic rookie mistake, but I still feel somewhat rather foolish.   Before, I could only listen when my friends described dates that left them cold. I couldn’t relate to it, because I [...]

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 [...]

Spoiling the Illusion: You Don’t Need a Relationship.

My name is Lucy. I am twenty-five years old, and I have been single for the last two and a half of them. My relationship with my own singularity is tumultuous and seems to go around in circles more times than when I play ‘laser pen’ with my cat. There are stages when I can [...]

Mr Not-So-Perfect

Ever wish you could just curl up and hide when you hear the phrase “I know someone who’s perfect for you”? it’s even managed to replace the broken record track of “why haven’t you got a boyfriend” as the officially most irritating thing people can say to me which has to be some achievement.   [...]

Single Days

As Christmas lurks its sparkly head around November’s corner you begin to notice how much love really is in the air, and most couples come out of hibernation to display that love brighter than the biggest bauble on the tree. But just as kids, and fun loving adults open their sickly sweet treats behind each [...]

Miss Independent: It’s OK if You’ve Never Been in Love

This week American Idol winner, Kelly Clarkson openly admitted that she still had her love virginity, saying that “‘I’ve never been in love. I’ve never experienced certain things, and I think that’s because I have this side of me that is shut off.”   At 29 years old and not exactly harmful to the eye, [...]

Female Man-tra

Samantha Jones once said “I love you, but I love me more” and questioned whether loving a man meant saying his name “50 times more a day than she does her own.”   Yes, Samantha is a ballsy character from an iconic TV show, complete with an unspeakable bank balance and enviable wardrobe, but her [...]

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

As we relentlessly stumble on the path towards Mr. Right we’re bound to bump into a few Mr. Right-Now’s and the odd Mr. Wrong as we go. Women know instinctively from the first time we meet a man whether he’s the one, because let’s face it, we’re all looking for that love-at-first-sight movie moment. It’s [...]

What about MY happy ending?

The world we live in is full of bad news, every time you turn on any news channel, more often than not it is delivering some depressing information that you’d frankly rather not know. Although, there are times in life when fate, destiny, God – whoever is in control of things – dishes someone a [...]

Do Good Things Come To Those Who Date?

Of all the scary and awkward situations we put ourselves in first dates have to be very near the top of the list. I’ve never really believed much in the whole idea of ‘dating’, it all seems far too formal and artificial a process for true love or romance to blossom in my books. I [...]

Dating Mr. Darcy

You’ve read the book, watched the various film adaptations more times than you can count and it’s usually for the same reason: Mr Darcy. In Jane Austen’s most memorable work, Pride and Prejudice, she gave us the most memorable and desired character in literary history that women have been pining after for hundreds of years. [...]

Mr Sweet Talker – Top 5 Signs

The dictionary defines ‘sweet talk’ as pleasing words that are used to persuade another person It is always the sweet words that capture our hearts, keeps them in our thoughts and makes us want them even more. A sweet talker and his words can talk his way out of any situation and make you believe [...]

Understanding Men…Will We Women Ever?

It is the question many women ask, many ponder and perhaps spend minutes, hours or even days trying to figure out. Will we ever understand men?   I am sure it has been the question from the beginning of time, even the Ancients were probably puzzled by it. Obviously men have a different thought process [...]

‘Single Girl Chronicles’ Step1: Finding Mr Right

So here I am, two years later and still a miss not a Mrs. Don’t get me wrong I am too young (22)to be walking down the aisle but what happened to Mr Right. It is summer time and love is the air, couples stroll through the parks with a glint in their eyes whilst [...]