“Dating should be fun” is a common saying directed at today’s singles. But sometimes not-so -spectacular dates, and navigating undesirable dating behaviours can cloud the exciting, butterflies-in-the-stomach journey. Finding love is all about discovering new parts of yourself, getting to know interesting people and ultimately connecting with a partner who can share with you the weight of shame that hits when Netflix asks, “are you still watching?”.
We know that diving into dating while sifting through some people’s less than impressive dating nuances is tough, which is how the Desirable Dating Guide came to be. Examining the effects of undesirable dating behaviours on British singles, we collaborated with UK-based author, coach and body positivity advocate, Michelle Elman to provide tips for spring cleaning your dating routine. In true Marie Kondo tidying-up fashion, we asked Brits what sparks joy (or rather leaves them with the dreaded “ick”) in their dating life, and shared simple ways to enhance their dating experiences.