Dating Archives: The Egyptian

I dated The Egyptian for about 2 months in Hanoi, Vietnam and got out just in time before it deteriorated as a toxic, aggressive relationship. Seriously, I dodged a bullet. I was aware of scores of red flags popping up like spurts of blood in the corner of my mind and am thankful that I…

Dating In Taipei: #The Tattooed Consultant

On his bio, the Tattooed Consultant just had a number sequence. Like, just a line of numbers – so I knew he was a nerd. Great! I was intrigued by the lack of info on his bio – something unusual, because the lack of info combined with the edgy pictures seemed cool and intelligent to…

Dating In Taipei: The Boring Artist

The Boring Artist seemed super edgy; his Instagram was filled with modern artwork and his Tinder pictures were mysterious. He messaged that he’d love to have a conversation and invited me to his studio while he worked. Usually, I would never agree to go to a guy’s place before first confirming that I liked him, but I’m…

Dating In Taipei: #The Quantum Physicist

I knew Quantum Physicist was a nerd before I met him. He said in his bio that he was a ‘researcher’ and he had a really cool section about all his favourite keywords instead of listing interests. These included ‘Nietzsche’, ‘Tarantino’ and ‘Tesla’ – My inner nerd eagerly got super excited about upcoming nerdy conversations…!…

Dating In Taipei: #The Kinky Brown Girl Hater

His first tinder picture was a gym selfie. Why? Just why. But I had a sneaking intuition that Kinky Brown Girl Hater was much more than an iron pumper, as it said he was a ‘Founder and Managing director’ and his other pics showed him speaking to a TV camera in a suit and on…

13 Terrifying Date Horror Stories

What’s the worst date you’ve ever been on? That time when you got too drunk? Maybe it was the time you got ghosted or the date you were catfished on. Well take that fateful date and multiply the OMFG factor by 1000, because these terrifying date horror stories are sure to make your blood curdle…

Dating In Taipei: Mr Zero-To-One Hundred

Before this, I had never dated a Taiwanese guy. Or a Chinese guy, or a Japanese guy. So I was a little nervous before going on a date with Mr Zero-To-One Hundred. Not because I’m racist… it just never happened. Being new to Taiwan and Taiwanese culture with a vocabulary is pathetically limited to ‘she she’…

Dating Archives: #Kasanova, My First Tinder Date

He had 2 tinder pictures and his bio said that he was ‘an Arty Music Gigolo’. Still, something possessed me to swipe right. I was 22, a complete newbie to Tinder and to dating in general and after two days of swiping, he seemed kind of mysterious. My dating life pre-tinder had been pathetic and…

Dating In Penang: #The Texter Not Talker

I hit it off immediately on tinder with Texter Not Talker. He was easy to talk to, relaxed and fun. He asked questions and seemed interested in me and I was looking forward to talking to him in person. Little did I know what awaited… Location: Penang Date of the date: 18.08.17 First Impressions of…

Dating In Penang: #The Pirate Box of Chocolates

I didn’t know what to expect of The Pirate Box of Chocolates before I met him. He seemed clever, to-the-point and fun. On the other hand, he switched a bit to text talk when we got on Whatsapp (Yeah, sometimes I judge people too soon on that). Either his spelling was crap or he had really…