Dating Blogs

I Humiliated Myself at an Awards Ceremony

Chris Rooney | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

I was recently shortlisted in the 'best blogger' category at the UK Dating Awards. Let me start by saying I did not win. I did not even get a 'special mention'. My writing received no recognition whatsoever. In terms of debauchery and self-ridicule, however, I swept the board.

My Date Was Stuck to Her Smartphone

Chris Rooney | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

Karen sat down and placed her phone on the table, it vibrated and she glanced at the message. My phone was also out, I pressed the home button but the last few seconds had not brought any new information. She smiled at her alert then placed the phone face up next to her drink.

Why I Won't Date Guys Who Lol

Georgina Barnard | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Barnard

As long as I've got a connection with a person, they make me laugh and well, you know, I fancy them, then it's all go. I do, however, have one absolute deal-breaker - something which has the potential to turn me off a man like wildfire I can't date a guy with bad grammar and I could never, ever, date someone who says lol.

Why He Really Didn't Call You Back After Sex

Martyn Stewart | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Stewart

Could that perfectly timed phone call REALLY have been that 'important'? There's many more controversial/offensive ways to describe him emptying his sack quicker than Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, but they all mean the same thing. However, putting a nice spin on things doesn't hide the adult truth.

Five Things I Have Pretended to Like Just to Get Sex

The Guyliner | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

Football: I remember a very miserable afternoon - a rainy Saturday - spent in a pub that smelled of cauliflower and dog, staring with great concentration at a TV up on the wall. I didn't really dare look away in case I looked like I was bored and I couldn't have given two bronze f***s about what was happening...

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.

I Tried to Charm a Woman on the Train

Chris Rooney | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

She opened her mouth as if to speak then looked back at her book, a compendium of 15th Century Dutch art. We both had our headphones in. I took mine out and listened a while to the train chatter.

A New Spawn of Social

Sophia Parsons | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophia Parsons

Using Tinder for me is like eating a MacDonald's. It's something I do often but hate to admit to, however seek to it for some feeling of comfort or joy (that little air punch you do when you match with someone that doesn't look like a shoe)... then eventually having that feeling of guilt set in after my fast food flirting bender.

Eight Rules for Dating in 2014

Jean Smith | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jean Smith

While researching for my book, The Flirt Interpreter, I interviewed 100 men in four different international, Western cities. I asked them if they would like it if a woman approached them and asked them out. The answer was a resounding 'yes!' on both counts. Followed by 'as long as it's not done too aggressively'.

The Language of Love: Confidence

James Preece | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James Preece

This time of year is always busy for me. With Christmas just around the corner, the dating season is in full swing! Parties, family events and a general feeling of optimism make people more approachable, which is an added bonus if you are looking for love.

33 Freakouts Your Date Will Have While Waiting for You to Show Up

The Guyliner | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

"Should I play it cool or play it hot?"... "I bet he's lying about his age. Should I have lied about mine?"... "Seriously, where is he?"...

Finding Love After a Divorce

Eden Blackman | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Eden Blackman

Life can sometimes be busy and trying to fit dating into a packed schedule of careers, children, social lives etc. can be difficult. Online dating solves this problem and makes finding that special someone so much easier, especially for people looking to meet a new partner later in life.

A Disastrous Encounter in a Coffee Shop

Chris Rooney | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

As Leonard Cohen once said "my reputation as a ladies man was a joke, it caused me to laugh bitterly through the ten thousand nights I spent alone." An essential part of being a ladies man is the delusion that all women are attracted to you - at all times.

Why Did I Say 'Nope' to You on Tinder?

Pete Cashmore | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Pete Cashmore

One: You were wearing a pair of amusing spectacles. Two: You were with lots of friends and I didn't want to risk you being the plain, slightly doughy one. Three: I did it by accident, I meant to like you but I forgot which way to swipe...

I Hoped Cycling Would Lead to Romance

Chris Rooney | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

We set off into the evening traffic, it was unseasonably warm and I immediately began to sweat. I allowed Sally to go ahead and she weaved through the tightly coiled vehicles. After an initial attempt to ape her manoeuvres, I stuck to the curb side. She turned to see me cursing a taxi driver.

A Ruby Murray: As a 3rd Date?! You Could Be Surprised!

Eden Blackman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Eden Blackman

When you hear the words 'Let's get a curry!', the things that normally come to mind are beer, the lads and football... not exactly the romantic settin...

The Dangers of the Internet No.368

Nicola Six | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Six

The weather is finally, FINALLY on the turn and so it seems is my love life, although the outlook for the latter is not necessarily very sunny. The Stuntman has hilariously (and predictably) not troubled himself to get in touch since his effusive offer of the free holiday we were never, ever going on. Not a peep!

Why You Should Never, Ever Date an Anonymous Blogger

The Guyliner | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

The true cross that every anonymous blogger has to bear is that most people don't know (or indeed care) who they are. For some bloggers, this adds to the mystery and appeal and so they value their anonymity (yes, I'm talking about me now), but others regret that their face sits behind a paywall that nobody is going to shell out the pennies to peek behind.