Reflections

It’s been over nine months since I started my dating app adventure and, oh my goodness, what a ride it has been. It really has been such an exciting period in my life. I’ve met some truly awesome people from all over the world – doing my best to improve international relations – and I’ve…

Date #50 ✅

M, 34, American I’ll start with a little update following my rather tragic date with C (#49). I’m pleased to say that the bitter taste he left in my mouth was swiftly removed with a much needed second visit from the Spaniard who preceded him. I had my flat to myself on the weekend that…

Date #49 ✅

C, 31, French C and I connected on Monday 4 July 2016 in the early hours. The conversation picked up again later in the day. He messaged me while I was sitting in the sexual health clinic – oh the irony! We were chatting away and, as is generally the case, we got on to…

Date #48 ✅

J, 30, Spanish J and I connected on Thursday 30 June 2016. He was one of the few guys I actually matched with on OkC, where he liked me and I liked him. Because of the apps ‘open door’ policy, for the most part, I’m usually busy responding to messages from all sorts and from…

Date #47 ❌

N, 29, Argentinian I’ll keep this one relatively brief. N and I connected on OkCupid on Saturday 25 June 2016.  He seemed quite interested in my blog, or just the fact that I was writing one. It tends to intrigue a lot of people. After some chit chat, I asked if he wanted to meet.…

Date #46 ✅

M, 28, English At 08:13 on Friday 1 July 2016 I received a message on OkCupid from M. The following conversation is the start of one of the best sexual experiences I’ve had in my life: M: Hi would you be interested in a sensual massage? —Not if I have to pay for it. I’m…

Date #45 ✅

R, 27, Russian  R and I connected on Saturday 11 June 2016. He was one of my last few Tinder matches. He messaged me to say “Hey just checked out your blog. I did chuckle a few times. I run a small short story online magazine. We only publish nonfiction narratives if you’re interested it…