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The Truth About Being Single

So if your Valentine’s Day didn’t really go as expected or you’re still single and fabulous – you’ll totally relate to this short clip. #foreveralone. LOL

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Date the Girl who Travels

As a single female who loves travel, I am in total support of this new article published by stephabroad.com who responds to the negative aspects of female travelers.

http://stephabroad.com/date-girl-travels/

I love this quote…

“Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer.”

For those who want to explore and have a curious mind, travel is exciting and full of adventure. Getting off the beaten track opens your mind to so many different and new experiences, people, cultures, and food. Sometimes getting lost have letting the unexpected happen can be one of the best experiences of your life.

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Not all experiences when traveling overseas are positive ones. You’re going to get exhausted and be sleep deprived from transits and jet lag. You’ll get ripped off in countries where you don’t understand the language and also buy more souvenirs than you really need.

However without the experiences you can write off with your ‘Oh well, I’m a tourist, shit happens’ card as an excuse you wouldn’t have all those other stories to tell.

Also, not all people are welcoming to foreigners and you might see one of the signs below whilst visiting a different country.  You’ve been warned now.

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Anyway, at the end of the day it all comes down to how we deal with the situation. We’re all going to have good and bad days. To travel well I think you’ve got to be flexible and sometimes open minded about things that happen along the way.

I’m going to slowly continue to update my Travel Adventures section of my blog with destinations I have visited. There’s a few to really catch up on!

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There’s a link below to all the other photos Murad Osmann has taken with his girlfriend, Russian Journalist Natalia Zakharova!. Gorgeous!!!

Feature image source: Photographer Murad Osmann

In the Jungle

Down the rabbit hole. Welcome to the world of singledom.

I’ve been single for a little while now and it’s definitely been an interesting experience. I suppose for quite some time now that I’ve been working on just being happy with who I am and let everything else around me…just happen.

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Single life is definitely fun, but it does get exhausting as well. My friend who has been single for a little long than me has told me two things about single life.

1. It’s a Jungle out there.
There are so many different types of people to meet. I love meeting people and I’d like to think I have a pretty good judgement of character. So you start to learn how to weed out the potentials and non-potentials. There are an occasional few that slip past the crazy filter.

2. It’s a numbers game
You just got to keep trying. There are may fails. In fact for me personally, I don’t think any guy has lasted more than 1 or 2 weeks max. It’s a bit sad, but it’s the reality of dating and being single. You’re not going to get a long with everyone and I feel like I also don’t want to keep wasting my time (or their time) on something that doesn’t really have future potential.

Personally I don’t think there’s any hard and fast rules to dating. Everyone is at different stages in their life and only ready to be able to commit so much to a ‘relationship’.

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My advice as always is to play safe, especially if you’re all over Tinder 😉
Don’t be discouraged if it doesn’t work out for you. Plenty of fish in the sea (as cliche as that sounds)

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Also be realistic, it’s not always going to be smooth sailing or easy. Rejection is a sucky thing, but it’s all about how you deal with it that says a lot about yourself and your character. Try to stay positive ^_^ !! Making sure you have the right support from good friends you can trust I think is also really important.

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Plus – Stay Classy. AND HAVE FUN!!! xoxo

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Tinder Trouble

Tinder has been bringing a bit of buzz into the singles dating scene. Since downloading it on Saturday night, it’s been an interesting experience.

So this smart phone app is great for meeting other single people as long as you have a Facebook profile, which most of us have now-a-days.

When you sign in with your Facebook, you’re offering up your profile pictures, age, first name, small paragraph about you, friends in common and also any interests such as movies, books, music etc…

All the basic need-to-know information. So this app can be quite superficial in a sense where you’re being judged on your profile photos. However, you can tap into the profile and look to see if you have any other interests in common.

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So you swipe left to say ‘nope’ not interested or swipe right to say ‘yes’ you’re hot. If both parties approved the photo, a connection is established and you’re then able to IM (instant message) each other and chat.

It works well, because many of us do judge based on looks and going for someone you are attracted to is always important in making the first connection. It’s not difficult to soon figure out what some of the guys are using Tinder for.

It’s a pretty safe application because only limited personal information is given. You have to be wary that some people will have created fake Facebook accounts just to prey on single people. (more likely men preying on women, but I wont discriminate.)

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So there’s just a few common sense things to do if you do find yourself getting a long with a person, such as meeting in a public area for the first meet-up just so you can get to know this person better in person and they do look like their profile picture. LOL

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I had a funny conversation with a guy this morning who was clearly just on Tinder to pick up girls for sex. He had picked up on the fact that I keep a blog.

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I find that it is really easy to shut people down and also you can always block people if they start making your feel uncomfortable.

This morning NovaFM posted a funny link about ‘how not to pick up on Tinder’

It’s definitely catching on quick. Maybe i’ll catch you on Tinder soon 😉

Stay safe and have fun!

Lil x