The thing about being thirty is you still feel young … and yes, I know some people will tell me it is still young! … but at thirty you’re not as young as you used to be! And dating at thirty is definitely different to dating at twenty. There are different concerns, and priorities. Different turn-offs and turn-ons.
Which is why, in order for the 30 Dates Blog to truly explore all angles of Dating, I thought it important to introduce a younger Experimental Dater to the team …
Miss Twenty-Nine xxx
Blog Name: The Student
Twitter Account – @TheStudent_30
Relationship status: Single
Sexuality: Straight female
Height: 5’ 9″
Body Type: Slim, with junk in the trunk
Education: Bachelor’s Degree … almost!
Hobbies: Charity shop perusing, reading (I’m a Lit student), film, the pub, food, travelling.
Ideal Partner: Taller than me for starters, must be witty – sense of humour is key. Confident without unattractive arrogance. Intelligent and caring. So not too much to ask!
Longest Relationship: Three and a half years.
Why do you think you’re single?: The uni lifestyle doesn’t make for the most ideal dating environment. Everyone’s more interested in casual sex, and I’ve been happy to wait for the right person to come along.
Good Relationship Traits: I’m low maintenance, loyal and happy to be invested in the right guy.
Bad Relationship Traits: Getting comfortable too easily and perhaps ignoring and not addressing fundamental compatibility issues. I need to take control of situations.
How would you describe the way you date? I enjoy being wined and dined but if the company’s right I’m just as happy to do anything.
What do you find most attractive in a date? Assertiveness, and good chat.
What do you find least attractive in a date? Someone who can’t listen and prefers the sound of his own voice. Bad manners.
Best Ever Date: My first date with an ex. Just a lovely dinner and fabulous company. That’s all that matters.
Worst Ever Date: A blind date, set up by my co-worker. The guy was an hour and a half late – I only waited because my co-worker insisted that I stay and wait – and I was knackered and not in the mood anyway. He takes me to shisha bar where we have dull conversation, we clearly had nothing in common, and he took four or five phone calls without apologising and then asked me if I want to continue the evening by smoking weed with him in his car. I declined, and insisted he take me home. I just wanted to leave as soon as I arrived.
Celebrity Crushes: Too many to list! Ryan Gosling, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Donald Glover, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Michel Roux Jr. I could probably go on for a while longer!
- WANTED – 30 Different Daters! (30blinddates.wordpress.com)
- More Experimental Daters Needed! (30blinddates.wordpress.com)
- Experimental Dater Eighteen – The Not-So-Single Mum (30blinddates.wordpress.com)