Meeting Blind. The Benefits of Meeting a Match Without Messaging

Tradition (if that exists with dating apps) dictates that it’s common practice to exchange several messages over several days or even weeks with someone before agreeing to meet in person. However, there is an emerging trend of people deciding to meet without any messaging beforehand. While it may seem counterintuitive, there are actually several benefitsContinue reading “Meeting Blind. The Benefits of Meeting a Match Without Messaging”

Write That All-Important First Message

Starting a conversation with someone new can be scary, especially when it comes to the world of online dating. Whether you’re writing to a match or have received a message from a complete stranger, crafting that first message can often leave you staring at the blank screen, unsure of what to write. Allow me toContinue reading “Write That All-Important First Message”

Who Should Pay on the First Date?

This topic has been on my mind lately and I warn you in advance there’s not a conclusive answer. Why should a female pay anything on a first date, especially if they’ve put in so much effort to look their best? After all, why should they spend money on transportation, a new outfit, makeup, andContinue reading “Who Should Pay on the First Date?”

How to Let Someone Down Nicely Without Ghosting

I’m here today to address a rather delicate and important matter: what to do when you don’t feel sure after a first date and how to handle the awkward situation of having to say “no” to a second one. Moreover, I shall also ponder the highly debated question: is it ever a good idea toContinue reading “How to Let Someone Down Nicely Without Ghosting”

First Date Ideas and To Drink or Not to Drink?

The joys of first dates! Such exciting and often nerve-wracking events can be as much a cause for celebration as for consternation. I quite understand why there are often concerns about where to date and deciding whether or not to drink. First, let’s start with the issue of where to meet. It’s always best toContinue reading “First Date Ideas and To Drink or Not to Drink?”

Meeting a Partner at the Office Christmas Party. Yay or Nay?

Ah, the annual office Christmas party. A time for awkward conversations with co-workers, overindulgence in strong punch, and, sometimes, the spark of a budding romance. So, is it a good idea to pursue a relationship with someone you’ve met at the Christmas party? The answer, is not a simple one. First, let’s consider the prosContinue reading “Meeting a Partner at the Office Christmas Party. Yay or Nay?”

He was Better in Messaging than in Person…

Just a few days ago someone asked me for some advice.  She has been using a dating app and had been chatting to a guy who seemed lovely.  They messaged for a few weeks and got on really well. But when they met in person they just didn’t click in the same way. She askedContinue reading “He was Better in Messaging than in Person…”

Dating Apps and the Paradox of Choice

Dating in the 21st century is vastly different from what it was even just a few years ago. With the rise of dating apps, finding a potential partner has become more convenient and accessible than ever before. But with so many options at our fingertips, the paradox of choice can sometimes make it harder toContinue reading “Dating Apps and the Paradox of Choice”

Help! I’m an Eternal Singleton

Have you been single for what feels like an eternity? Perhaps even a few years? Being single for an extended period of time can be extremely frustrating, especially when you’re actively seeking a romantic relationship. It can be easy to feel like you’re doing something wrong and that you’re never going to find the rightContinue reading “Help! I’m an Eternal Singleton”