Why My LDR was DNR

The saying is, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder”, but it’s not always the case. Distance also helps people grow apart. Long distance relationships or LDRs are notoriously difficult to navigate, yet I’ve put myself through two of them. Some might call me a glutton for punishment but I think I learnt enough from the … More Why My LDR was DNR

My First Time: Review

FEATURE – THEATRE REVIEW Editor’s Pick It sounds like a risky concept: asking people to share their stories on how they lost their virginity. However, over 53,700 stories have been shared on MyFirstTime.com, the inspiration for the stage production written by Ken Davenport, which has been running in New York for over two-and-a-half years. The … More My First Time: Review

Just Like My Father

As I get older I notice myself doing things my father does, and I hate it. Whether it be my speech, the way I eat my meal, or my complete lack of tolerance for bad drivers: I’m him. It’s unconscious. I don’t try to be like him, I just am. I have a particularly authoritarian … More Just Like My Father

He Ticks All the Boxes

Women have subscribed to an objective checklist mentality to dating. It’s no longer enough for a relationship to grow organically. Men are judged by a set of intangible attributes – a mental code of must haves – before a single glance or word has been exchanged. Admit it, you’ve heard that cringeworthy phrase, “He ticked … More He Ticks All the Boxes

The New Ten-pound Pom

If you’ve been dating recently, you’d have met a British bachelorette. I’ve dated a few in my time, and all seemed lovely on the first date. For them, we’re a novelty. British gals have flooded Sydney; all of our major cities. Promised a better life in Australia, they’ve set their expectations of Australian men very … More The New Ten-pound Pom