The thing is, you can make any excuse you like when you really fancy, or even love someone.“They’re still getting over their ex,” “they just need more time,” or (ugh) “they’re scared of commitment,” but the fact is when someone meets the right person, they can’t propose marriage, or a joint rental agreement quick enough.If you’re looking for someone who likes unicorns, cat cafes and doing pottery on the weekend then you also need to make that clear.Huggle (the dating app we previously just spoke about) is amazing for helping you to get across who you are and what you want.And if you land a boyfriend that way and then ‘win’ (and by ‘win,’ I mean you get the ultimate prize – marriage) then can you ever really relax, knowing they were so blasé about you when you first met that it took them six months, nine months, a year to refer to you as their girlfriend?
Online dating, and our ability to be in constant contact with everyone we know via text, email or social media make us unwilling to commit to one person, and more likely to want to hedge our bets. In an article I wrote earlier this year about modern dating, I used the example of a man I’d been sleeping with for over a year, who got cross when I referred to him as my boyfriend.
One friend (who wishes to remain anonymous lest her non-boyfriend reads this) explains: “I’ve been seeing this guy for four months now – we’re dating and see each other a couple of times a week.
However, if anyone refers to me as his girlfriend in front of him, the colour drains from his face.
Ok, so you’re attractive, smart and funny – so why are you still single?
This may surprise you, but the reason why you’re still single has nothing to do with your intelligence or appearance. In fact, it’s down to five simple things, which luckily you can change very quickly.