The Dating Series
Magic..

Magic..

Finally, I get to tell you some dating stories. The first man I called from the ‘ballenboekje’ gave this crazy project the best start I could wish for (remember that little book of phone numbers my friend put together for me during her wedding?). He loved the idea of going out on a date with...
You Can't Win If You Don't Play

You Can’t Win If You Don’t Play

Disclaimer: this blog post will not tell you about the first date I had with a guy from het ballenboekje. It might, however, answer your ‘but why a date project?!’-question. In the last week of May, I flew out to the United States for yet another wedding. It was a beautiful celebration of love (with...
Single at the Wedding

Single at the Wedding

It has been two weeks since I called out my date project. Spoiler alert: I haven’t been on any dates since. Indeed, no second date with the Kingsday-man. I asked him some questions for this blog -proper journalistic research- and then he realised he just couldn’t date a journalist. (Well, that may be an alternative...
First Date

First Date

Last week I deleted all dating apps from my phone. I hadn’t been on a date in many (many) months and had installed them in a half-hearted attempt to change my luck. But pretty quickly I figured meeting people virtually based on a swipe wasn’t for me. I told a friend: “I just want to...