single life

Don't you worry, you will be just fine...
“Solitude gives you a backbone in a way nothing else can.”
"When I think I'm winking, I'm actually just blinking."
I am 35 years old, run my own business and overall am pretty happy with my life the way it is. However, being single can be hard during the Christmas season, and even more so when surrounded by my coupled-up family.
When it comes to being single, I am the most experienced person I know. Tedious online dates where you get talked at for hours? Check. Turning up to discover a date who is unrecognisable from the photos they posted online? Check.
Dating isn't just a numbers game; you can't simply date as many people as possible, hoping one sticks. Unfortunately, this is how most people approach dating. The common misconception is that mister or misses right is hidden in the masses and all that one has to do is date enough people, sifting through the crowd and finally find that perfect one.
The foundation of family, children and the happily ever after picture should be, first and foremost, built on a firm relationship of love, trust and intimacy between two individuals. The goal, therefore, should first be developing a deep of connection with another person.
There's a kind of rumour going round that it's not very 'good' for women to talk about men all the time. As if it trivialises us. Well, meh. OF COURSE we talk about other things: like Brexit, the threat of Donald Trump, and how would you genetically engineer a unicorn?.. but you couldn't stop me talking about men with my friends if you paid me.
Swiping right, or shunning left on the picture of someone's face did initially go against everything I've really ever believed to be right and proper. How can the world be so judgemental, how could I ever be so judgemental?