Last week Tinder got burned by Vanity Fair, who accused it of killing romance, before blowing up completely in a long tweet rant about how the app really is all about happy endings. And not just the kind you find in a massage parlour. Some of us at SH:24 have had some interesting and sometimes, successful, on and offline dating experiences so we’ve collated these, with other tales we’ve heard, to bring you our top tips for modern dating. (Disclaimer: following these won’t guarantee true love but least you won’t end up as a story on someone’s blog)
Dog dates are over
Top tips? So many! Don’t lie about your height, it will only make you look like a liar (preach). Don’t try to kiss girls who don’t want to be kissed. If you’re going to try to kiss a girl that doesn’t want to be kissed at least buy Buddy his own beer so she doesn’t have to endure your dog beer mouth too.
Art is Crap
Top tips? Read up on the venue before you go, lest you end up confronted by giant phalli or the latest inedible food fad. Time Out. You’re welcome.
Good clean fun
Top tips? Keep being you. The right person and kitchen are waiting for you somewhere.
Ending on a high
Top tips: Do a load of Redbull pre-date (Note: high doses of caffeine can have adverse health effects, one's plenty)! Let go of your expectations, whatever you’re looking for, you’ll probably find something else.
If you have been on a successful first date and are excited about the prospect of more, why not get a sexual health check up for a healthy start to your blossoming relationship: sh24.org.uk