Thoughts

Dating Someone With Different Political Views

“Swipe left if you voted leave”

“Don’t message me if you voted for Trump”

“No Tories”

“No SJWs”

Political activism is on the rise. Log onto social media and it seems like everyone has an opinion. Scan through people’s dating app bios and it appears when it comes to finding a match, those opinions matter. But should they?

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Why You Should Be Picky

A week ago, I was shopping on ASOS. My profile pictures are looking a little tired, so to liven things up I was planning on doing a photoshoot with my photographer friend. I needed a new dress or skirt and top combo that would reflect my “brand”, as it were. Something pretty. Not to smart, not too casual. Feminine, fairly modest but still sexy. Modern traditional. I couldn’t seem to find anything that seemed right. Eventually I settled on one little number, but I just wasn’t sure. I wasn’t that enthusiastic. So I left it.

Later on, I took at look at the River Island website, and saw this gorgeous 1950s style tea dress. In 5 DIFFERENT COLOURS. So I bought my favourite, stuck the others on my Christmas list, and was so happy I didn’t buy the other one.

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Lists

The 4 Types Of First Dates

Advances in technology mean that as long as you’re not weird over messages, it’s easier to get a first date than ever before. However, not all first dates are created equal. Unless you massively luck out, before you meet The One, you’ve got a hell of a lot of first dates to sift through who are well, not The One. So behold, here’s my quick guide to the main types of first dates you can expect to encounter.

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Thoughts

Hindsight & Life Lessons

Sometimes I get frustrated with my lack of progress in dating. I’ve been on the apps for a good few years now but it’s been a fruitless endeavor. Sometimes I worry that I’m going to get older and it’s just going to get harder and harder.

But as I was reading through a post on The Rules Revisited yesterday, I realised that age and dating mishaps bring one advantage: experience. With experience comes lessons learned, that can help you in your dating life moving forward.

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No Ghosting: Why Bad Behaviour In Dating Is Not OK

Things were looking promising for fellow dating blogger Anna Hopeful. She’d been on three good dates with a guy, all pretty close together, and they were in the process of arranging a fourth. Until all of a sudden, he blocked her on WhatsApp and unmatched her on the app they met on with no explanation.

After some discussion on Twitter, another blogger decided to set up an account called “Ghost Buster”, to name and shame ghosters. Pretty soon, people were sending in their ghosting stories, which were then published along with the guys’ names and pictures.

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London Date Ideas

Oxford Circus Date Ideas

To mix it up from the usual musings, dating tales, and reviews, I’m introducing a new feature to this blog. If Twitter is anything to go by, it seems a fair few of my followers live in London and are currently dating. Plus I thought I could gain a little search traffic from Googlers searching for places in a specific location, so I thought I’d start a series of London date ideas. For each area, my aim is to pick out a selection of cool, fun, possibly quirky, out-of-the-way, date venues that you may not have heard of, so we can all start going on better dates. Well, in terms of the location at least.

To start with, we have Oxford Circus. Anyone who’s been to London has probably visited this world-famous shopping strip. In the heart of London and the epitome of “bright lights big city”, Oxford Street is a sight to behold, but dates here don’t have to cost the earth.

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Thoughts

The Modern Traditionalist

For the liberals amongst you, this may go straight over your heads. But the conservative gals amongst my readership may get where I’m coming from. When browsing our corner of the internet, I often hear not altogether supportive comments about female right-wing media personalities like Lauren Southern.

They usually go along the lines of:

“She preaches about traditionalism but she’s not married!”

“If she was really conservative, she’d be pushing a stroller by the age of 22!”

“She can’t be traditional, she goes on dates/ goes to bars!”

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