Why do Straight Men on Dating Apps Just Want Women Who Don't Take Themselves Too Seriously?

Flicking through endless, unoriginal, dating profile personality bumf gives me a sensation akin to the second-hand anxiety of watching bad stand-up comedy. And there’s one particular cliché I keep coming across that I think (as a matter of national emergency) we must acknowledge… Why do so many of men just want someone “who doesn’t take herself too seriously?”

The Thelma and Louise Effect

I am a self-professed sucker for rom-coms and grew up on a steady diet of Richard Curtis films. But recently, perhaps in the wake of the hetero-normative pop-culture confinements of ‘Love Island’, I have found myself drawn to a different type of love story on Netflix…

How to App Date Without Losing Your Mind

Tinder, Bumble and Hinge – AKA the trifecta of terror. Dating has never been weirder. Hundreds of virtual encounters are just a swipe away, but what happens when you actually meet? Whether you’re gunning for something casual or a full-time bae, app dating can feel like navigating a whirlpool of hot trash…