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…

10 Best Date Spots In Palermo

Got a Tinder date in Palermo, Sicily? You’re in luck; Palermo is one of the most romantic places EVER. The cobblestone streets, baroque churches and Arab domes sing of history, culture and of being swept off of your feet complete with an Italian stallion and bottle of wine. I swear, the ice cream, cheese and…

Why Dating Burnout Is An Actual Thing For Me

I’m sitting here in my tracksuits, eating chocolate cake and reflecting on my dating life. I mean, It’s been pretty awesome overall and I’ve loved it. I’ve dated more people than Samantha from Sex and the City, built my own boundaries over time, learnt a lot about myself and made some meaningful connections. But right now,…

101 First Date Conversation Starters

Conversation is the bread and butter of a good date. Sure, attractiveness lays a big part of the foundation, but how do you assess someone and find out compatibility and chemistry without conversing? So for that, you need effective first date conversation starters. And guess what? I’m giving you 101 for FREE, because it’s your…

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…

Muslim Dating: From Arranged Marriage To The App Store

I was scrolling through my newsfeed when I saw a Facebook ad for ‘Muzmatch’; an app where you can swipe through Muslim dating profiles. It seemed new, cool and (dare I say it) trippy. As an avid Tinderella and a ‘somewhat Muslim’ (I know, it sounds confusing), I was intrigued and decided to dig deeper….

Combating Rape Anxiety: A Handy Guide For Men

I am writing an article on combating rape anxiety, because I feel empowered by the recent #metoo movement that’s gripped social media and Western society. This is a bandwagon worth jumping on – Hey I said it. There seems to be a growing consensus that it’s not OK to expect women to put up with…

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…

How NOT To Kiss: 11 Tips From A Serial Kisser

How to kiss? The eternal question of teen angst muffled into a plagued pillow of frustration. But that’s a stereotype; a lot of adults can’t kiss for shit either (trust me, I know). Watching porn won’t solve the question; you need to get out there and feel your way through it. But help is at…

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’…