She works hard for the money!

money can't buy love

The dating scene in Sydney is always a hot topic of conversation for various reasons – mainly due to the lack of suitable partners that are available, single, aren’t commitment phobes and don’t involve having a hidden spouse and a few kids on the side that they ‘forget’ to mention.

Now I’m not being jaded, but more ‘realistic’. I can’t even begin to recount how many conversations I’ve had or overheard about the Sydney dating scene and how difficult it is to find that ‘right’ person.

A friend recently told me about a dating agency that specialises in introductions. Two girlfriends of his joined up to this agency and for a paltry $5,000 each they would receive not one, not two, not three but 4 introductions to potential suitors.

I was gobsmacked. Initially that there is a market for this sort of thing but that people pay for it?! I mean $5k is a hefty sum and for no guarantee that you will actually meet someone you will even like, let alone potentially be in a relationship with?

I recall last year being at a bar with a girlfriend and a okay-ish looking chap came over and we started dancing. Less than 2 mins into the dance, a younger, much hotter female swooped over and dragged him away from me. It was clear from the look on his face that he had never met this woman before. I was left on the dancefloor a bit shocked but also couldn’t stop laughing that people actually resort to such tactics!! It reminded me of a scene out of The Batchelor or something. It really is dog eat dog out there in the dating world!!

What are your thoughts on paying an introduction agency such a hefty sum to potentially meet your Mr or Mrs Right?!

More money than sense if you ask me!!

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The magician boyfriend…….here one minute, gone the next!

magician

An online date which started off a little awkward and then after an hour or so, CLICK! Banter is flowing, having a laugh and you can tell that person is really engaging with you.

A follow up date is arranged and all of a sudden you’ve seen that person 4 times in a week……and the click just keeps on clicking! I am generally reserved with revealing my feelings until I’m pretty sure that the other person feels the same. I like to know which side my bread is buttered on. In the very short space of time with this particular fellow, we had gone from strangers to feeling like we’d know each other for years, all in the space of a few weeks.

There was alot of ‘we’ talk……we will do this, we must go to this restaurant, we must hang out all weekend together, we must holiday together, we we we we we ……..all of a sudden you’ve got a future mapped out before your very eyes! All of a sudden I was subjected to the ‘in a relationship’ status on Facebook and subject to the Spanish inquisition from family and friends about who this person was that they’d not heard about? I was being tagged in every status update, photos, restaurant check in – the world and his wife knew about our every move.  Part of me was enjoying the ride and another part thought, gosh if this blows up it will be rather embarrassing for me.

I must admit it’s nice to feel part of a ‘we’………then there was the alluding to the L word from him on various occasions……now I don’t say that lightly but all the ‘we’ talk and the clicks (and various shots of Cafe Patron) were getting me carried away and I said it back. To be fair, I probably would have told the brick wall I loved it I was that inebriated!

And then like magic, poof! Off he disappears into a puff of smoke never to be seen again. The pre arranged date, I got stood up for and the texts unanswered resulted in egg on my face big time for my short lived and highly publicized relationship via social media. I wanted the ground to swallow me up it was so cringe!

Now I’m certain that he wasn’t abducted by aliens as a friend of mine spotted him on Tinder very shortly after…….bless…..

Have you had a ‘we’ experience? Then ‘WE’ want to hear all about it!!

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