how to deal with being ghosted

The ghosting phenomenon that has struck today’s dating is a cold and selfish way of ending a romance, even a friendship in some cases. Basically, they stop replying to your messages and leave your calls to ring out, leaving you hanging and unsure of what went wrong. It sounds just as sucky as it feels […]

why is dating so hard

It’s no secret that the dating game has changed in recent years. According to recent studies, those aged 16 – 24 (the new generation sensible) are more likely to delay marriage and having children in comparison to senior generations. Not only that, if you’re under the age of 25, it’s likely that you’ll also be

I want to be alone

Being a single female beckons questions like “Why don’t you have a boyfriend?”, “Are you courting?” and “When are you having children?” Not only is it insensitively intrusive to implore about private subjects, the common assumption is that a woman must be in a steady relationship to be happy or complete. Hearing “I want to

secret dating

The world of secret dating is not black and white. In fact, let’s continue this terrible cliché and say that there is an abundance of colourful scenarios in which a couple might choose to date privately. Picture this: you may be part of the same friendship group, work together, your families may know each other,

casual relationships

There is an ongoing taboo around women engaging in casual relationships. The feminist in me says that women are still being held captive to judgement when it comes to sexual liberation subject. Although the world is moving towards a more sexually liberal mindset, there are still certain differences in perception when it comes to casual

ex texts you

Getting into contact with an ex can be a risky business. All the progress you’ve made to move on can be undone with a single ping when your ex texts you out of the blue. I’m a firm believer that if the end of the relationship was destructive, you should do your best to stay

what to do after a breakup

When a relationship falls apart the natural grieving process takes its toll and you deal with things the only way you know how. Whether that’s grabbing your closest friends to paint the town red or shutting yourself off from the world. However, there is a version of you without your ex partner that is happy,

walk away from a relationship

If you are in a relationship and something doesn’t feel quite right it can be hard to recognize a single reason to leave. Sometimes it’s not about identifying one defining issue but looking at the overall basis of the relationship. There are some elementary principles that a relationship requires to keep both parties satisfied. Here

after a break up

It goes without saying that there are different ways people behave after a break up – let’s be honest here, they are usually terrible. A lot of this is subjective to how and why the love was lost in the first place: who did the dumping or if someone cheated. However, I find that I

dating a friend

In my most profound relationship I considered my partner to be my best friend. We had a great relationship, we did everything together and I truly felt comfortable around him even from the early stages. A lasting relationship is first and foremost a partnership and should be treated like an investment. The more time invested

alternatives to online dating

Many of us have opted for online dating as a means for finding a new partner. Whilst this is a perfectly good way of accessing single, likeminded people it concerns me that we may be ignoring the alternatives to online dating while we continue to swipe left. I have always been open about my perforation

50 shades

I always say that if you are looking to improve your life, you must start at home. However, sometimes you have to start with the types of people you surround yourself with. I admire those who are more selective of friends, especially when it comes to love. It is so easy to buy the dream

bad relationship

For some, dating follows a cyclical structure that results in bad relationships and heartbreak every time. It is easy to acquire bad habits that contribute to a string of unhealthy relationships, and can even prevent us from moving forward with our lives. Many of us are guilty of having at least a few negative behavioral

office romance

Dating a co-worker is a unique experience and takes a lot of work. Although it is more common than you think, office romance is often considered a risk when weighing up the potential professional repercussions. Don’t get me wrong, there are many positives to dating a colleague: you get to see them every day and

Dating fails

So, you’ve done the hard part, you’ve arranged the date. Now you should rest easy, right? Wrong. There are so many awkward situations and dating fails that can happen on a date and they may not be so easy to smooth over when facing a complete stranger. If you find yourself in an awkward position

effects of social media

Have you noticed that your love life has changed since the rise of social media channels like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat? You’re not alone. In fact, the effects of social media are obvious on relationships and the way we date. Now it’s time to take a long, hard look at how it has impacted our