“I think you have to have a thick skin and be prepared for rejection and to reject people - you're meeting someone based on their photos and their texting small talk (people have longer to compose and think through a message unlike in real life).” Despite the negative feelings some have towards dating apps and websites, there is no doubt that they are here to stay for the meantime.
Don’t settle for someone who has no idea what they plan on doing and aren’t even trying.
Of course I don’t technically have another free night until November (like most singles, the diary’s a bit mad). A week on, I’ve allowed myself a brief moment of disappointment. It seems I’m not the only one to flirt with ambivalence.
This week a new survey by researchers at the University of Auckland found that - contrary to the persisting perception of Bridget Jones types, weeping into their Chardonnay - many single people are actually happier on their own than being coupled up.
“The stakes were higher, you had to be really sure that you liked that person and were willing to take the risk, therefore the reward was much sweeter and the risk, sometimes worth it,” she says.
“Those days are gone now that matches are instantly won, lost and unmatched and a catalogue roster of willing victims await when things don't go precisely the way one might want them to play out.