I’m not going to sit here and write much that any reader (hello) doesn’t know already about online and app dating (and with any luck this blog may actually feature real life dating – ooh er). I probably won’t tell you which app I think is better, or assess all of them, because that’s not what this is all about, though the trials and tribulations of dating in 2017 may well become a theme, if 2016 was anything to go by.
This is about experiences, documented by code names.
From the match, to the chat (or lack of), to the date (I might though write about some that I don’t go on a date with, the pen pals that surface but let’s stick to actual dates for now), and seeing where it goes or doesn’t go. That’s what this is about.
The adoption of a code name generally happens either so that I know who I’m talking to or so my friends know who I’m talking about, it’s just what we do. Code names may come from the actual date itself or facts about the person, often location features but there are no rules to code names. Just that they exist.
Two days ago I started talking to two Andrews and it really confused me. Hence the need for a code name (Guitar-man is one, the other one I think I’m ditching, fyi). It also adds to my day-to-day banter with my pals if these (poor) guys get a code name. And my lovely pals often come up with them.
So here goes, 2017 will be full of some dating stories, some silliness and whatever else.