Bad Dates

Five Dating Don'ts

Roberta Verdant | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

I'm thirty years old. That's roughly sixteen years' worth of dating and being recipient to cheesy chat-up lines. Those sixteen years have included some really amazing dates that have sometimes led into relationships. They've also included entirely too many dates full of small talk that wore very thin.

Even Better Than the Real Thing

Nicola Six | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Six

Last year was my year for getting back out there and I still laugh about how many men I had on the go at any one time. My antics became so notorious at work that every day at 5pm a group of girls would make their way surreptitiously to my desk for a daily update. As well as Serge, the Stuntman, Email Sex Pest and Posho I made a brief foray onto an internet dating site.

At Last, A Phone App To Rescue You From Awkward Social Situations

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Comedy

We've all been there. On a bad date, usually. But also: in any situation where we've been desperate for someone to call us so that we can get out of a...

A Disastrous Date and a Blast From the Past

Nicola Six | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Six

It didn't get off the greatest start when we both went to completely separate bars within the same building and when we finally met up we only had half an hour to get acquainted. Initial perceptions weren't great - he was the same height as me and was cut a lean, wiry figure in his hipster garb.

'Come On A Date With Me, So My Mate Can Burgle Your House'

PA | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK

A thief who took a woman out on a first date so a friend could burgle her house has been jailed. Hamza Islam - formerly known as Leon Powles - repe...

A Date With the Guy Who Preferred Wheels and Pedals to Flesh and Bone

The Guyliner | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

Whatever the reason, sometimes we say yes when we should be raising the drawbridge in an emphatic no. Johnny, 28, is such a no. But his square jaw and icy blue eyes draw me in, and he pets my vanity like I'm a cat drunk on all the milk in the world...

Message From the Universe

Amelia Brightside | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Amelia Brightside

It was the evening of The Date; the social institution whereby two complete strangers sit opposite each other and talk about themselves with the aim of deciding whether or not they are suitable for partnership.

A Charming Date With the Guy who Drank Himself Under the Table and out of my Affections

The Guyliner | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

Just like objects in the rear view mirror can appear closer than they are, photos on an internet dating profile can look much more flattering than their real-world counterpart. The latest guy comes into my life during a late-night browsing session.