Here Goes Nothing…

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So, here we are. After sharing my Tinder nightmare stories with friends and colleagues over a cup of tea at the communal lunch table I decided to take the plunge and write a blog. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not all going to be about dick pics and dates (that will feature heavily), I’m going to cover as many aspects of online dating as humanly possible including some deeper and more serious issues regarding things like consent and stalking as well.

My aim with this blog is to firstly help vent my own frustrations about dating and boys and the stigma attached to apps like Tinder and Bumble. But also to help guide/warn/educate other young women like myself who may be new to the whole dating scene. I am in no way an expert on relationships or dating…or even experienced enough to give advice, I just wanted to share my stories. One, because they are hilarious, and two, because women need to know that dating apps ARE NOT HOW YOU DATE! So be prepared for me ranting on for page after page about how I think men are pieces of shit and how I detest Tinder and think its a cancer.

Some background on me to put this blog into context…

I have not always been a strong independent single lady who don’t need no man, in fact, I am still really new to this shitstorm! I have been single collectively for around 3 months over the past 6 years. I was in a relationship with quite frankly the love of my life from 19-23 where we lived together had pets and were building a future. The poor guy even moved to Bristol so we could be together. It was a typical ‘teenage romance’ we were both young and entering the adult world feeling scared and we took it out on each other. I called things off one day after we argued and he smashed my beers on the floor (not cool, bro). The breakup was messy and emotional and I dealt with it terribly by throwing myself straight onto Tinder (we will cover my first experiences in another blog). I was on there for about a month before I met someone else, things moved really fast – we had a dog together after 3 months – and I wasn’t happy. I needed security and comfort and I found it in the first guy that would show it and I ended up being in a really unhappy relationship for over a year. Long story short as soon as we broke up I turned to my good pal Tinder again.

The past 8 weeks or so have been an absolute whirlwind for me and I’d be lying if I said I haven’t gone on a lot of dates (4 in a row one week). I am a serial dater and I am on a journey to understand why, how, who, what and where. So here I am writing a blog, I say blog…I see it more as online journal open to the public because sharing is caring!

So enjoy my ramblings and laugh at my tragic stories and feel free to leave comments and submit your own tales.

C x

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