Train Guy

You know that Match.com advert where there’s this dude staring at this girl from across a train platform? Then he starts playing the ukulele and singing. Well, that’s almost what happened in this story about Train Guy. Minus the ukulele. In April 2015, I was on a train that went past Streatham and there was…

The Awkward English Student

I thought he seemed cute from the picture – he had a nice smile. He was also a few years younger than me at 23 (I’m 26). But I didn’t want to be ageist, so I swiped right. I was a bit bored in my apartment, having spent a few hours working on my site…

Dating In Palermo: The Anti-Italian

The Anti-Italian took the stereotypical picture of romantic Italian guys out of my head and threw it out, into the open bins on my street in Palermo. After my date with The Poetic Doctor, I suspected that all Italian stallions would call me ‘Bella’, comment inexhaustibly on my eyes, ears and nose and of course,…

Dating In Palermo: The Poetic Doctor

The Poetic Doctor was the typical tall, dark and handsome combo you’d expect from an Italian. He also seemed pretty straightforward in his messages, unlike some other guys – seriously, check out ‘5 Ways To Make An Italian Stallion Tinder Profile’ to see some of the romantic accolades I was getting. So he seemed un-threatening…

5 Ways To Make An Italian Stallion Tinder Profile

Last month, I was in Palermo, Sicily. After I unpacked, I idly started swiping on my Tinder (as you do). I expected to be humoured by the usual barrage of men refusing to show their faces, taking pictures in dark rooms or even brandishing knives and writhing naked in clay. If you don’t think this…

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…

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…!…