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Tina’s Top 10 Tips- ‘What not to do on a first date’

Don’t eat corn on the cob.  Corn on the cob is NOT first date food. Don’t buy ‘Burnt Caramel’ ice-cream in a cone, and drive your date home eating said ice-cream while wearing a pale blue singlet on a hot Brisbane day in a car with no air con.  It can have him looking at […]

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The Valentine’s Day Avengers

A few years back (quite a few, to be inexact) on Valentine’s day one of my besties (let’s call her Moonlight Dancer)  and I were taking stock of the last 6 months or so of our dating lives. We thought about those boys who’d wooed, won, and then discarded us, or who said “I’ll call […]

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Tina & the worst best pick up line

Back in the hazy days of my mid twenties, where life seemed like a perpetual summer break, filled with pubs, friends, balmy nights, lazy days and of course, boys, boys, boys, its fair to say I’d heard and used my fair share of pick up lines. Among the most memorable touted by me: “My friend […]

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Tina versus Mr Athletic

Over the last few years, I’ve been half heartedly profiled on the well known Interweb dating site “Let Me Know If You Are Coming.”  However, it hasn’t bourn a lot of fruit for me, despite my friend Tom hijacking the site and attempting to set me up with a bunch of unsuitable men- some were […]

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Tina and the Hobbit part 2- from Frodo to Gollum

Ok, so I contacted him (but I had the dignity to wait 3 days before I did so). Classic Facebook stalk. Friend request accepted, and faster than Samwise Gamgee can trot from the Shire to Mordor, we had a date scheduled.  Awesome! A man that doesn’t muck around or play games- tick. Next dilemma.  Heels, […]

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Tina and the Hobbit

Kids, if ever there was a good story about ‘How I Met Your Father”, this would have been it.  Grumbling, because I had to take a day off work to attend a First Aid course, I envisioned a day spent with the blue rinse set and aged Rotarians brushing up on their volunteer ambo skills. […]

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The Experience so far

Shortly after I separated from my husband, my friend Tom suggested I keep details  of  all the  men I dated or had relationships with, on the basis that it would make a really good story.  I laughed, with all the optimism of a woman who remembers how easy it was to find a man in […]

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