More than Average Joe

I went clubbing recently, with my new Gal Pals, and I met a nice guy on the dance floor. These are the girls I met on a Facebook group for girls who like the same music as me. One is a teacher from France who seems vivacious and slightly crazy, and the other is a…

Dates – the underwhelming and the terrible

Recently I went on two dates in 24 hours. The first was on a Saturday night, with a Spanish physicist. We had a flurry of messages on OkCupid, which petered out after a few days. A week or two later, I remembered about him. We had messaged each other about our favourite English words, which…

How low can I go?

This week I met a very young man indeed. I was on holiday with a big group of people – some I knew, some I didn’t. We were in the french Alps. There were 12 of us and the purpose of the holiday was mountain-biking, although I didn’t touch a bike for the whole trip.…

Foot fetishes and time-wasters

Until now, I’ve been pretty lucky with online dating. Not lucky enough to be in a happy relationship, and I do seem to attract trouble-makers, but I hadn’t come across many time-wasters, or been rejected that much. First, I went on Guardian Soulmates, in 2013, and ended up in a 3-year relationship with the first…

Love and the Zeigarnik effect 

Yesterday, I felt the happiest I’ve felt in months. I was driving home from work, with my tunes up slightly too loud, singing along and I couldn’t stop smiling. The spell has broken. The sun has come out after months of rain and grey skies. I’m not in love with Whipperspawn anymore. (I renamed the…

He lied about his age!

I really thought I’d written my last post about Whippersnapper. The whole of WordPress probably breathed a collective sigh of relief when I blocked him – at long last I would stop talking about him. Alas, no. The plot thickens. The cornflour has been added, as my friend would say. So, I had blocked him.…