As I type this, I’m wedged between boxes of belongings. Staring around at a flat that was my home for 10 months. One which I’ll be moving out of next week.
It’s funny, as I fill box after box with possessions, I’ve come to realise how much they represent me. No, we are not the sum of our possessions. But possessions can be a pretty good representation of the people we are or want to be. A glance around my front room, and you can tell that technology, sport, and journalism are all important to me. You can tell I’m a people person – I’ve always filled spaces with photos of loved ones – and that I’m relatively tidy, but comfortably relaxed.
A few weeks ago I joined the girls from W Talk to take part in their sassy, spirited version of Loose Women. A panel show, featuring women in their last twenties and early thirties, discussing current affairs. We were filming in Hackney, in a spacious living room, which Tobi, who runs W Talk had hired.
As I stared around the flat, every space carefully filled with an animal skull, skin rug or hunting memorabilia, I remarked out loud. ‘I know I would never fancy the guy who owns this place!’
Which got me to thinking …
Do you remember that TV show, ‘Through the Keyhole’? Where they used to take a camera around someone’s house, and viewers had to guess who the house was owned by.
How about a dating site, where you only upload pictures of your house or flat?!!
Last year, as a response to Tinder, there was a rise in ‘anti-superficial’ apps – RevealR and Fuzzy Banter focus on your voice, Loveflutter focusses on your personality …
Surely this would be the next step?! 😉