there. When I split up with my
last husband, I looked online and
there was so much choice
Ellie: I went on Tinder because
everyone else was on it, rather than
because I was thinking about finding
a boyfriend. I'm from Epping in
Essex, so I had to trawl througha
lot of fake tan and slicked-back hair
before I finally found Steve. Even
though we went to the same school,
we'd both had such different lives.
I don't think our paths would have
crossed again without Tinder.
Sam: I think the existence of dating
apps can sometimes make it harder
to meet people in real life. I always
give someone more credit if they've
bothered to come up to me in a bar
to ask for my number.
Have you seen any
Rae: Why do so many
men think women find
fish attractive? There
are loads of profile
pictures of men holding
a great big carp!
What's the worst date
you've ever been on?
Ellie: Awkward dates
are the worst, especially
when you're making
all the effort with
conversation and the
other person is just
answers. Then they
ask to meet up again!
Rae: met a man online,
and his profile picture only showed
one side of his face. When we met up
in person, the other side of his head
and neck was covered in tattoos.
I was just looking at my car the
whole time, wishing I could leave.
Lizzie: I had a date who kept telling
inappropriately rude stories. Then
he asked if he could lick my feet...
Sam: I met up with this guy for a lunch
date. When he arrived, it was clear he
hadn't been to bed the night before xplain that I thought they were
and he reeked of alcohol. We got
chatting, then this other guy came and that much in common. Dating
sat with us while he was waiting for
his friends. I went to the loo and when
I came back, they were snogging.
When you've had a bad date, how
Lizzie: I think you say thanks for
the date, then if they ask about
doing it again, I'd say maybe.
Then if they messaged me, l'd
nice, but I just wasn't sure we had
can be brutal at times. I think it's
really important that we're all
a bit nicer to each other.
Have your ideas about love changed
'Dating is so
much easier noOW do you explain that you don't want as you've grown older?
because of all
to see that person again?
Sam: Just be tactful. It doesn't
Lizzie: l'm more realistic now
In your twenties, it's all a bit of
a game, but now I'm very happy
hurt to be tactful, does it?
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