So this blog has been up and running for a few months now, and I’ve managed to share quite a few of my own views regarding the topic of dating. However, today I’m going to share something a bit different.
One of the things I love about blogging is that it’s interactive. It’s not just about posting an article then fucking off. It’s about interacting on social media, going to events, discovering other cool blogs, and meeting other cool bloggers. So here’s a shoutout to some other great dating writers I think you should be following.
The Rules Revisited
In most fields, you have to have some form of qualification to be an experts. Unfortunately with dating, anyone can set up a blog, or write a book, and start dishing out dating advice so a lot of it is, let’s say, questionable. The Rules Revisited however is written by a 31 year old single, straight American man who’s played the field, and knows what he’s talking about. This blog is THE absolute Bible when it comes to dating advice for women. The no-bullshit articles cover everything, from adopting the right mindset, how to meet men, to dealing with guys’ shit, to maximise your chances of finding a husband.
^^^ WOMEN IN YOUR TWENTIES READ THAT POST OVER AND OVER UNTIL IT IS ENGRAVED INTO YOUR BRAIN
All Sweetness & Life
Fed up of people who need a “safe space”, or a “trigger warning” on everything? Give All Sweetness & Life a read RIGHT NOW. When anything big happens in politics, head to the associated Twitter account, and you are guaranteed to find a haven of sanity. Written by 30-something Londoner Katy Horwood, this blog also covers a variety of dating, sex, and relationship topics. Last year’s winner of the UK Blog Awards, she also writes for The Metro and The Huffington Post.
The Unfortunate Virgin
The Unfortunate Virgin is a dating blog written by a 30-something American who, up until recently, was a 31 year old male virgin. I usually get bored of dating diary-style blogs, but this one is so well-written I can’t stop reading. His stories of getting stood up, flaked on, and friendzoned are something we can all relate to, and you get a sense of character you want to root for, which as a writer is hard to do.
Start from the most recent post, then follow and read them as they come.
Discovered Pig Bugg through the UK Blog Awards and my first thought was “why doesn’t she more followers?”. These posts are PURE GOLD. The eponymous 4’11” (very jealous here) Londoner covers all things dating and relationships, plus a bit of political stuff too, with personality, wit, and refreshingly down-to-earth opinions.
Paul Thomas Bell
One half of the Glaswegian Dream Team, Paul Thomas Bell offers an open and honest account of dating from a man’s perspective, mixed in with a few celebrity interviews too. A far cry from the “game” blogs you often see by men bragging about how many women they have slept with, Paul is an all-round nice guy and refreshingly down-to-earth about the insecurities that men face.
The Naomi Narrative
The other half of the Glaswegian Dream Team, The Naomi Narrative covers all things dating, sex, and relationships. Last year’s winner of the UK Dating Awards, Naomi’s blog is a nice mixture of personal experience and general dating thoughts, plus a few sex toy features to spice things up! She’s now happily loved up, but had her fair share of dating disasters back in the day, which are all on the blog for you reading pleasure.
Thirty Something London
Thirty Something London is a dating blog written by (yep, you’ve guessed it!) thirty-something Londoner Jordi Sinclair. This blog contains a mixture of London date ideas and general dating articles full of no-bullshit honesty. Jordi has also gone on to launch his own dating events start-up Smudged Lipstick (love the name!), which runs cool alternative dating events around London, and will soon be launching in other UK cities too.
One key ingredient to a great blog is a great name, and Never Settle has that one DOWN- such a lovely positive message. Twenty-something Londoner Eve Greenow writes about a variety of dating and relationshippy topics, plus a bit of lifestyle stuff too. A finalist in last year’s Cosmopolitan Influencer Awards, Eve has also branched out into YouTube so make sure to give her channel a watch!
Attachment Types: How To Find Your Perfect Match (really cool quiz!)
What are your favourite dating blogs? Let me know in the comments!