It’s been a while since you were last flying solo and perhaps you saw it coming, but perhaps you didn’t. Perhaps you’re very happy about it; you’re moving on from something that turned out not to be right for you, full of hope and anticipation of what lies ahead – the dating scene seems full of opportunity and prospects, meeting new people is an exciting new journey upon which you’re more than ready to embark. Or perhaps it’s feels more …Read More
Month: September 2015
Five Signs That You Can Trust Your New Love
I have often looked back at failed relationships and wondered how I could have ever really trusted the people I have dated in the past. If there were obvious red flags and warning signs, I had clearly missed them, because I sat multiple times on the edge of an absolute train wreck of a relationship. Now that I have been married more than 13 years, I have learned to see some important signs around whether people are trustworthy or not. …Read More
How I Knew My Wife Was The One
My wife says our first date went well, despite the fact that I nervously interviewed her like I was Barbara Walters.
On the other hand, our second date didn’t go so well because – um, how do I say this – after the concert I took her to a nice, little restaurant called – deep breath – okay, here I go – don’t-judge-me! – McDonald’s – yes, McDonald’s (I promise, there is a somewhat reasonable explanation).
Remarkably, not only did …Read More
Is Romance Becoming Less Popular?
In East Asia, there are more singles than ever before. But many say they don’t want to be in a relationship at all. Why are so many people shunning romance?
Bridget Jones embodies a persistent stereotype of singles: that they’re desperate to find ‘the one’. We probably all know at least one person who does fit that mould – but is this the natural state for a single person?
Not in Japan. Recently the country was surprised by survey results …Read More
Who Do You Think You Are?
‘I’m not getting much interest online,’ said the email. ‘HopefulGirl, would you look at my profile and tell me where I’m going wrong?’
I was happy to oblige. I’d chatted to this chap on my Facebook page and found him to be friendly, interesting and a sincere Christian (and nice looking for his age, if you’re wondering). I couldn’t understand why he wasn’t having much success – so I clicked through to his profile…
There was nothing really wrong with …Read More