Online dating: Experiences, advice and being yourself

Ah online dating. A world of stale chat, mixed signals and dodgy dick pics. Okay so I’m being a bit cynical there – I know lots of people who have had online dating successes. I’m yet to be one of those lucky people, so as I still wade my way through this stream of sexual innuendos, crap chat up lines and cryptic messages, I thought I’d write a little post all about my experiences and some advice that I’d wish I’d had at the start when I first downloaded the apps. Continue reading

The Importance of Prioritising Yourself

Have you ever felt that you’re being pulled in all different directions and find it difficult to handle? That’s been me these past few days and I wanted to do a nice little post about prioritising yourself because after all – you can’t pour from an empty cup.
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How To Spend Valentine’s When You’re Single

It’s that time of year again. All the shops cram in the bright red roses, cutesy teddy bears and over the top chocolates. It’s all a bit of an assault on my senses as I embrace another Valentine’s Day as a singleton. Valentines has always been a bit of a bugbear of mine. I don’t think you other half should use that one day as an excuse to show you more love than usual, it’s all a bit forced and who likes anything that’s forced? If you’re single, why not treat yourself and do some of these things when the date rolls around? Self love is the best love after all! Continue reading

Cool Compliments (that aren’t about appearance)

Way back when I was on holiday in Cyprus, me and my girls Sal and Liss struck up a pool friendship with a lovely lady from Portsmouth. We chatted over the week about everything and anything but she said something to me that stuck with me. Like Sal and Liss, she had met her partner online and asked me if I had a boyfriend. When I said no, she replied with ‘I’ve no idea why, you’re such a fun, happy and positive person!’. I’m crap at accepting compliments anyway but this one made me smile. She describe my personality and it’s was so nice that she saw that with only a few minutes chat in the pool each day! Continue reading

Why you should wear whatever the hell you want

‘Oh god I couldn’t wear that!’ ‘No way! That does nothing for my shape!’ ‘I’m not thin enough to wear that dress!’. All phrases that I have been guilty of saying and I’m sure a lot of people have also felt this way about certain items of clothing or outfits in their wardrobe.

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Why online dating makes me want to punch myself in the face

This may sound extreme but bear with me. I have dipped my toe into online dating on more than one occasion over the past 3 years. And I can say that I have had a 0% success rate. With a lot of disappointment, a string of dates with men that just didn’t amount to anything and some ghosting thrown in for good measure, it’s safe to say I have not ‘completed’ Tinder or perfected Plenty of Fish.
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5 Netflix series to get you through January

Being poorly over Christmas and New Year has its advantages. I was able to stay in my pjs, tucked up in bed with a cuppa and binge a good few series – making the most out of my monthly Netflix subscription! I go through phases where I dip in and out of something one month, then full on finish 5 series in a matter of weeks. The latter was what happened over the festive period so here are 5 more recommendations for you to get you through the January evenings… Continue reading