8 Lessons I Learned From Aziz Ansari’s ‘Modern Romance’

Modern Romance: An Investigation by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg I have just finished reading Modern Romance, a book that delves into the many facets of dating in today’s technologically advanced world. I absolutely loved it, learned a bucket load of new facts and would highly recommend it to anyone remotely interested in dating/relationships. First off, it’s hilarious. Aziz…

Notes On… Being Single

Oh hello there, long time no blog! I know, I know, you were all getting excited because it seemed like I was back to posting regularly and then, silence. Awkward. I do feel a little bad, but then, blogging is my hobby and I do it for enjoyment – so I allow myself to blog…

When Life Gives You Lemons

I have come to a conclusion, and it’s probably a bad one, that I should never, ever date again. You know when you drink far, far too much (usually on the “best night of your life so far”) and you spend the next two days in bed feeling terribly sorry for yourself and only have…

Dear John

Dear John, I can’t do this anymore. It’s not you, it’s me. I just have too much going on in my life right now. I don’t know how to be loved. You deserve better. You are going to have a great future. I think we should still be friends. I don’t want to hurt you….

Courtesy Not Courtship

A few months ago I wrote a wonderfully cheerful and sassy post all about how happy I was to be a single lady. I was single, independent and incredibly smug about it too. Then all of a sudden, BOYS. Boys, boys, boys. Boys. Boys. WHY. Universe, you have a terrible sense of humour. This is…

10 Ways To Make A Guy Like You

Mindy Kaling is my spirit animal Talk to them every single day, all the time. Do not give them the chance to think about anyone else, only you. Helps if you add 100 emojis to every second text. Ones that are not applicable to the situation work best. My favourite is the donut. Weird waving…

Happy

My best friend and I on the happiest of days Oh guys, I’m almost considering changing the direction of my blog again because although I want this to be a tracker of my weight loss progress I just like talking to you about my life. And I’m not really taking my weight loss that seriously…

Learning to Love Myself (*All the Single Ladies*)

I have been single for what feels like forever now. I started this blog part way through last year on the heels of an unexpected, traumatic breakup. Half a year might not seem that long, but it’s honestly the longest I have been single, single; not even crushing on a boy or chatting to a…

Shout

  Today I did something I have never done before, I told someone exactly how I feel. But what? Anneke, you’re so vocal and always say all the words? I say words, so many, but they are softened because I loathe confrontation. Always honest, but always swaddled in sprinkles and laughter and joy. You have…

I Was Expecting Brunch, Not A Breakup

  This bizarre thing keeps happening to me, whereby I meet a guy with whom I express an interest, they then chase me fervently, courting me with grand gestures, dates and affection, and the moment I relent and start to mimic their actions or admit my feelings, they run away. I am left alone in…