I want what you have

A friend of mine said this to me recently and I totally understand what she meant. We were talking about relationships, specifically romantic ones, and she said that she is looking for something solid and lasting. I felt exactly the same way before I met The Spark. I’d observed as one of my friends, who […]

Wedding = worth it!

There’s a lot of conjecture as to whether there’s any point getting married. It’s expensive (yep), statistically likely to fail (yep) and it’s only one day of your life and then everything goes back to normal (nope). Well, I’m here to say GET WED PEOPLE. Sure, there are plenty of reasons you shouldn’t get married […]

7 tips for female travellers dating abroad

Read on for an American woman’s tips for finding love on the road. Plenty of women travel the world either with friends or on their own. Most the time they will find themselves having a bit of a romance and possibly even meeting their future husband. While this is incredible and exciting, it is crucially important […]

Why people care more about Paris

It’s simple. A lot of people have been there, know someone who has, or have French friends. I completely understand why everyone is all WTF about the lack of press coverage and outrage over the attacks in Nigeria, Beirut and Syria but the fact is that most westerners relate more to France than they do […]

Do you need to believe?

I have this problem in romantic relationships where I need to believe it’s going somewhere. It’s like the whole ‘suspension of disbelief’ theory for movies. Sure, we all know that it’s highly unlikely that a stray alien landed in Drew Barrymore’s childhood bedroom but to enjoy the film E.T., you really need to let go of […]

What love is

What love is: Love is choosing to forgive, even though you’re angry or disappointed. Love is talking about things in an honest, uncomfortable way. Love is admitting your imperfections and accepting your partner’s. Love is focusing on the positives. Love is laughing at yourself and lightening the mood when it’s all too easy to be serious. Love is […]

Trusting the universe

I was talking to my friend Mich the other day about my current romantic situation. I have fallen for a guy who is in love with someone else; someone who doesn’t seem to want him or love him back. Me and this guy have spent a bit of time together lately and it’s been beautiful. But then he tells […]

Dating rules for women

Bridget Jones

A little while back, I wrote dating tips for men. In the interests of fairness and research, I asked my good buddy Tom to share his dating tips for women. Here’s what he said: 1. People want what they can’t have EG: We all need to get married in order to attract a man we really like? 2. […]

I’m an idiot

Zombie themed wedding

Love makes fools of us all and once again, I have proven that I am a first-rate idiot. I met a guy online, we went on a couple of dates and before I knew it, I was head-over-heels in love and planning a Vegas wedding. Here’s the thing: I am super gullible. I believe people […]

Love is grand

Love

OK, so my previous statements about falling in love may have been wrong. Love is actually pretty nice. It’s like sucking on helium and drinking Champagne and walking on sunshine all rolled into one. I know it’s just endorphins. I know it’s biology trying to kick me into procreativity. I know this and yet … … it’s […]