Category: Tinder Stories

Should you be dating?

Online dating frequently presents itself as a safe haven where you can meet others who are are all apparently online for the very same purpose. It’s sold as a huge sweetie shop where hundreds of people just like you are also looking…

Want dating advice from a WOE?

Since August 2015 I have been tossed around on uncertain seas. There was Bob who died on April 22 and you can read about that here and I could say many things except that I did make a fine speech…

When did Aussie Men get scared?

Australia was once thought of as a land where men were direct, brave and they liked to fuck. I know, because I grew up here and there was a lot of fun to be had. Especially if you worked in advertising…

Tinder Melbourne: The Unready Man

By a series of strange, not totally positive happenings, I have found myself in Melbourne, city of my birth, for a while. Three and half weeks in I was getting bored and decided it would be fun to get laid.…

In matters of lust, act professional

It’s not inconceivable that mobile communication may one day be proved responsible for more people not talking to each other than the other way around. Smart phones are only smart if you know how to use them but it seems, in…

Sun Tzu and the Art of Dating

Surprising at it might seem, Tinder does not come naturally to me. Indeed for anyone past forty (cynics would say 25) the computer game analogy is meaningless. I still dream of PacMan, a game that managed to be both cute…

Tinder and the illusion of real life

One of the USPs of Tinder, espoused by its founder, is that the dating experience it offers is ‘like real life but better.’ That does not sound like an inspired piece of marketing to me. I have no idea what…

Tinder 6: The guy who got horny very quickly

Mostly, you swipe left. Sometimes you swipe right with reservation. Occasionally, you swipe right and hope they deliver the guy to your door. Josh fell into the latter category. There was something about him that resonated immediately.  He was easy…

Tinder 4: The Frenchman with whips

Hadrien was French. I do not have a good track record with French types. All their wittering on about their Grand Lycee and their superior knowledge is very tiring. France is a nation cursed with intellectual vanity which a Frenchman…