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’…

10 Best Date Spots In Taipei

Got a tinder date in Taipei, Taiwan? Or anything romantic for that matter… OK, so it didn’t take me long to figure out that Taipei isn’t the most typically ‘romantic’ city; think quirky, fast-paced and yeah, concrete, rather than violins playing in the background. BUT don’t let that fool you; there are some AWESOME dates…

20 Bad Tinder Profiles in Taipei

Ah bad tinder profiles. They’re like White Walkers or a zombie apocalypse… No matter how much you swipe left to kill them, they just keep coming. But we can all learn a shit-tonne from them on what NOT to do, if you don’t want me and fellow swipers looking for dateable males to run for…

Demystifying The Myth Of ‘The One’

Believing in ‘The One’ is the No.1 bullshit myth in dire need of being busted. Let’s start with my favourite examples of how self-images can be fucked in childhood while being sugar-coated and tied with a pretty pink ribbon; the Classic Disney Princesses. *The tone of this article is geared towards women, because as a…

Tinder Messages: How To Convert A Match Into A Date

OMG. Now you have a full set of six sexy tinder pictures and a bitching bio to boot. That’s given you an actual MATCH!!! So now don’t fuck it all up and start your tinder messages with the infamous “hey”. Remember, this isn’t a text convo you’re having with your best friend. Your aim here…