DATING DEALBREAKERS

Written by Alice Bell

 

What happens when you become the one doing the ghosting?

THE BREADCRUMBER

Written by Alice Bell

 

I promised myself 2017 would be the year I put myself first, the year I permanently deleted my Bumble and Tinder accounts and stopped measuring my self worth based on whether a guy liked me or not. True to form, I have yet to put any of these resolutions into practice.

Just the other day I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning frantically searching Google for answers to my latest dating dilemma: the “breadcrumber.”

SINGLE AF:

Dating in the Age of Tinder and Emotional Unavailability

Written by Alice Bell | Artwork by Christina M Garcia

 

On a Wednesday evening in mid-October I go for drinks with a few girlfriends after work. “Boys and sex,” I had replied via text message when they asked why I wanted to meet. Naturally, they all agreed to it immediately.

WHEN SHOULD HE MOVE IN?

Written by Frances Dean | Edited by Alice Bell

 

I complain a lot about how shitty my love life is. Now that I’ve gone a full year with absolutely no progress being made in the relationship department though, I realized maybe it was time I got another perspective on this whole dating thing. Meet Frances, our newest contributor to STALK.

DO’S & DON’TS FOR A GUY’S ONLINE DATING PROFILE

Written by Alice Bell & Hannah Rogers

 

Instead of complaining about how clueless guys are on dating apps, we decided we should try to help them out. Consider it our charity work for 2016.

THE OBSESSION LIST

Written by Alice Bell | Artwork by Christina M Garcia

 

In case there was any confusion over why the name of the blog is “STALK”…

WHY I’LL ALWAYS GO ITALIAN

Written by Alice Bell | Photographs by Christina M Garcia

 

“U cute, what u do now?” he replied in broken English less than 3 seconds later.

See, I told you. They love me.

GHOSTED

Written by Alice Bell | Artwork by Christina M Garcia

 

If there’s one thing I can’t resist, it’s the boy who ghosts. I can be totally uninterested in a guy at first, and then the second he stops messaging me I’m completely smitten. What is he doing right now? Is he texting other girls? Has he seen my messages? He’s suddenly the most interesting person on earth, and I’m obsessed. Clearly, I’m not alone here.

2016: 6 MONTHS OF HORRIBLE DATING

Written by Alice Bell | Artwork by Christina M Garcia

 

“So do you have a boyfriend?” a new acquaintance recently asked me. I almost choked on the piece of ice cream cake I had just shoved into my mouth. She looked at me, patiently awaiting my response.

“Sorry,” I laughed, “But I’m about as far away from having a boyfriend as a person can get.”

SWIPE RIGHT

WRITTEN BY ALICE BELL | ARTWORK BY CHRISTINA M GARCIA

“I have a love-hate relationship with Tinder. It’s perfect for when I’m feeling down and need a little self validation by swiping right on every single guy and racking up a shit ton of matches. However, once they actually start messaging me I’m so turned off. “