I had a hair-raising drive home last Thursday in one of the worst rainstorms in the UK for years. However, I have driven in rain storms before, and it shouldn't have been such an inordinate problem. But it was.
If you have hung around for long on online dating websites you soon get to see the same stock phrases and photos repeated over and over again. What does it all mean?
These apps have serious novelty value in the Tinder era, and the potential to be a lot of fun and a less superficial way of connecting with people. They remind me of the olden days of the internet, connecting with strangers on bulletin boards and making friends and potential relationships without eve knowing what each other looked like... *drifts off into nostalgia*
We're never going to be a Tinder, but to grow it's become clear that our product is the app and that's a new financial and business burden to bear. So watch this space.
There are plenty of types of breakups, probably just as many as people in this world. There are breakups in which you are coming out of a long relationship, which leads to an also long and some times tedious breakup period.
Unlike online dating sites, dating apps appeal to a new generation of online daters because of their simplicity and ability to link with other social networks to generate automatic profiles for their users. But despite the ease of downloading these applications, do we consider the risk of using such applications on our personal data?
I'm not going to pontificate on the evils of technology because I'm even getting bored of myself going on about that. If people want to bubble-wrap themselves against the dangers and difficulties that make travelling such a beautiful thing then I say let them. I'll stick to the old fashioned way, one hand outstretched, a beer in the other and I'll probably start with something like "Hi".
It's now the weekend, and my twitchy fingers hover over my laptop, much like a sweaty-tooth Hunter Googler, one feverishly eyeing a list of dating sites as they flash their hyperlinked harrises in my search engine results.
The most important thing I want to teach you is that you don't have to write long essays to get a reply. You'll be contacting lots of people every day, so sending long messages can really zap your energy and motivation. If they are popular they won't have time to read everything anyway, so short messages will get their attention.