Ellie: I keep being told I'm wise.
I'm quite black and white; l'm
When you're single, do you
mind going to weddings
without a 'plus one'?
Lizzie: No, I don't mind. It's important Lizzie: I think they'd say 'fun,
to remember that weddings are like but hard work. I'm quite lively,
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though. You're seeing that couple
on their best day, so there can be an give your younger self?
element of envy because you wonder Sam: I didn't have a proper
if you'll ever have that. Also, weddings boyfriend until I was 26 and found
where everyone is coupled-up can
be a bit more challenging
Sam: I actually love it. I don't like going would tell my younger self not
with a partner if I feel that I have to to worry about it because you'll
look after them. I operate really we be beating them off with a stick
socially on my own, so I prefer it.
If your friends were writing a dating Rae: I would say not to even think
profile for you, what would they say? about meeting the right one until
Rae: Probably 'she's not a very
good judge of character'!
Sam: I think they would say I was
What dating advice would you
it difficult because I felt I had a
lot of love to give. But now
when you're older!
you're 35. Go out, travel and do
whatever you want. Enjoy your life.
Ellie: Just be confident and
don't worry about it. Meet loads
of people - whether they're
good or whether they're bad
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Lizzie: I would say the same. Chill
out. Also, be honest about what
you want and honest with yourself
and don't ever underestimate
with my life as it is. If I meet someone
and it's right, then brilliant, but
I don't want to force it. I'm less
worried about finding 'the one
now I got to 30 as a single woman
and didn't explode into a ball of fire,
so I'm going to be fine.
Rae: The main thing you realise
single woman and
I'm going to be fine' what you're worth
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Ellie: For me, going to university
was the start of a big change
I became a lot more confident
and sure of what I wanted. Now
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