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…