Some important life lessons I learnt from Tinder

Here’s the thing: I was watching that Tinder documentary on Channel 4 earlier today. Although it’s a well-shot documentary, I thought it didn’t really look at the good that could come from the app. I, for one, learnt a lot from using the app. These are some important life lessons I’ve learnt: 1. Self deprecation isn’t desirable…

“Am I Even Gay?”: some more things

Around four months ago, I wrote a piece about being gay. This morning, I woke up to the news that Sam Smith doesn’t mind being called a ‘faggot’. Here’s what I would add to that piece if I were writing it now (yes, I know I could literally add it to the bottom of that,…

Here’s a really good beauty product

(image: Nip + Fab) First thing’s first, I know absolutely nothing about beauty. If you listen closely, you can hear my lecturers tutting about that opening sentence. I could just fake it (till I make it), but no, I’m just going to be completely honest. I’ve just found an amazing product that I want to…

“Am I even gay?”

In a world where anyone can be anything, what does it mean to be gay? In answer to that first question: yes, I am. I’m part of the 1.5% of men in Britain who identify as being gay, and I’m proud of it. Having been bullied about it for the best part of a decade,…

A guide to being completely useless at dating

First things first (I’m the realest), I must apologise for the lack of activity on here. There are two reasons for this: the first is that I’m going to start video-blogging and the second is that the drafts that I have written are a bit shit. In terms of the video, I have no idea…

What a Year It’s Been…

(Yes, I am one of those people in hysterics every week when Alan Carr says “what a week it’s been”. But then I laugh at Bruce Forsyth’s jokes on Strictly Come Dancing). In all seriousness, 2013 has been quite the year. Not only because it consisted of 365 days, all of which lasted twenty-four hours (although…