Maybe your date from last week finally texted back and wants to get drinks this weekend — but that would mean canceling plans with your pals in Brighton. You probably know all these things already, but in singledom solidarity, we're sharing the very worst, no-good, ridiculously lame things about dating in the Big Smoke.
So, yeah, in a nutshell, dating in London is basically awful. It's another to leave work early and spend 45 minutes on the Jubilee line so you can swap rounds with some potential mate and then endure weeks/months/years of analyzing texts and emails, all while surreptitiously checking Tinder to see if that person's even still active. Read 'em and weep, but have faith — we're all in this together.
This explores topics based on questions her readers and listeners have, and encourages women to identify why they have been suffering from relationship woes.
This year Nat will also begin holding courses, including ‘How to break up’.
London is a city of fun and excitement, but it is also a place that embraces romance.
In a recent study 23% of Londoners claimed that their favourite romantic story was Pride and Prejudice — ultimately a classic tale of the trials and tribulations of trying to find the right match.
It is a hard thing to imagine being in a long distance relationship with someone that you can’t even see face to face on a regular basis.
So when I made the decision to move overseas, I told myself that this would just be another challenge for us to get past.
So, maybe you didn't get the memo that you were supposed to take home someone at uni and wake up in a full-fledged relationship.
(Or, maybe you did, but you broke it off ages ago anyway.) Maybe there are plenty of potential Tinder dates calling you "baby" and "sexy" in messages, but none who have offered to take you out to a proper dinner.
Baggage Reclaim was created by Natalie Lue as an attempt to figure out the reason why she kept attracting ‘Mr Unavailables’.
Her self-help style blog includes a weekly podcast, ‘The Baggage Reclaim Sessions’.