I fell off the…..

date wagon ….. and I feel as guilty as if I’d got back on the crack after successfully completing rehab. It’s like I signed an invisible agreement with the dating police and made a promise to the people I love, that I’d never do it again – and now they’re all ‘very disappointed’ by my […]

On the wagon

Hi. My name is Anne Pank, and I’ve been sober for three months and nine days. Date sober. About a month after my lovely couple of dates with the ‘Dane living in Barcelona‘, I went on the date equivalent of a pedalo. Great idea at the time, mildly entertaining for ten minutes going round in […]

Dating toe dipping

….. is all it’s going to be I think. Inevitably, I have logged into trusty old Tinder, to see who’s about, (and to get a little boost for my ever-so-slightly bruised ego). Obvs. #sorrynotsorry. And it really is just that. Yes, I loved Mr C, but I don’t know if it’s an age thing, but […]

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy

Ah August, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…… Exercise, creativity, reading the shit out of stuff, taking better care of myself, a two month health kick.  You know the drill.  So filled with dizzying enthusiasm for a productivity-packed summer vacation was I (again) that I almost completely forgot that I am, in […]

Reasons why I don’t have kids #40

Crippling disappointment in the partner choices your kids make. Or just good old-fashioned bafflement, as in, “what were you thinking? Why? Just, when, what, who?” When I think back on what my poor old mum has experienced, as I’ve breezily arrived wherever, heralding the arrival also, of one or other of the men I was […]

Dating world update

After a week’s brief flirtation with different dating apps with different profiles out of curiosity, I found myself in possession of a handful of phone numbers, a date under my belt, two in the offing; and still none the wiser about why men are scared to just hang out and why they keep sending photos of their nether […]

24 hours on Lovoo – I don’t know what I want

STATS: Liked me – 192, including Justin Bieber, Heath Ledger and Kurt Russell Visitors – 112 (I know, I don’t understand this either) Added as favourite – 6 No. of threatening messages – 0 No. of strops for no immediate return of greeting – 0 No. of people with tattoos on their FACES – 0 No. of […]

24 hours on OKCupid – I want s*x

STATS: Liked me – 19 Visitors – 49 Added as favourite – 0 (Hell’s teeth!) No. of threatening messages – 0 No. of strops for no immediate return of greeting – 1 No. of people with tattoos on their FACES – 0 No. of p*nis photos – 0 No. of interesting people, who didn’t do any of the […]

24 hours on Badoo – I want a relationship

STATS: Liked me – 171 Visitors – 367 Added as favourite – 19 No. of threatening messages – 1 No. of strops for no immediate return of greeting – 14 No. of people with tattoos on their FACES – 4 No. of p*nis photos – 1 No. of interesting people, who didn’t do any of the four immediately […]

Dating definitely don’ts

You might have guessed, it might be apparent, that I am dabbling once again, with the dating scene….. then again, maybe not.  It will also probably come as no surprise to you when I say, I felt the need to republish my “How to be a nice sh*thead, Part II“, this week.  I’m always surprised, that I’m still […]