How I Met Your Father: the one with the bumble fail

Kids, in December 2019, I was out in the streets of Cape Town and online, dating up a storm. Granted, I’d lowered my guard a bit, in an attempt to get over my depression and have the best summer EVER before you guys happened. Which leads me to my next big Bumble failure. Having decided […]

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How I Met Your Father: the one with the #TinderFail PT 2

tinder fail

Kids, in the summer of 2018, I was taking a bit of a break from Tinder while I saw where things would go with Jet. In the interest of online dating research, though, I turned to my friends for their hilarious #TinderFail stories. Faye had been chatting to *Greg*, a 39-year-old lonely boy on and […]

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How I Met Your Father: the one with the Tinder deserter

Kids, in the lead up to Women’s Day 2018, I matched with a visiting American tour guide, Mike*, on Tinder. After a brief hello, how are yous , how’s your day going and a “Your gorgeous” (I’d over looked his atrocious spelling when I really shouldn’t have!) compliment, Mike asked me out for drinks and […]

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How I Met Your Father: online dating horror stories from my friends

Kids, it’s easy to assume that I’m being over-dramatic about my online dating horror stories …I’ll admit, I do have a talent for telling stories. But… When checking in with my female friends during 2018, I discovered that mine were not the only tales of the good, the bad and the downright ugly. Here are […]

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How I Met Your Father: The one where I got catfished again!

Kids, the Autumn of 2018 was SO not a great online dating period for me… not only did I get unsolicited nudes but I also got catfished AGAIN! To add insult to injury, in the space of a few days, it happened not just once, but f***ing twice! It felt like the love gods hated […]

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How I Met Your Father: The one with the unasked for nudes

Kids, in the Autumn of 2018, I was having a particularly shit time with online dating… the liars who catfished me and then blamed me for believing them I could deal with (more about that later). It’s the goddamn asshole who sent me unasked for nude photos and then shamed me for being a “prude” […]

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How I Met Your Father: the one with the fetish guy

Kids, after the Kevin Hart lookalike who caught feelings because of my amazing “Indian Malay” looks in 2017, I thought I’d put the Fetishism shit behind me. Sigh… 2018 brought with it Mr I am a low-key racist and freak on Tinder. Meet Steve,30, a brunette and newly returned to Cape Town from London. A Saturday morning […]

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