Did Saturdays even exist before the Blind date column? Not as far as I’m concerned. The start of the weekend was a joyless desert until, in 2009, Weekend magazine started sending two hapless (my words) strangers out for dinner in the hope that three courses, a bottle of house white and the terror of appearing in a national newspaper would be the accelerant a romantic spark needs to go full inferno. I have been obsessed with Blind date for most of its 10-year existence. Its simplicity is deceptive: what the daters say leaves plenty of room for interpretation. On the surface, the questions are formulaic – somewhere between inane smalltalk at a stranger’s house party and the sexless interrogation of a dietary questionnaire from your GP. But in the context of the column, they are traps – and I love to see the participants fall right in, revealing themselves via the short aside that they shared a pudding with their date. And let’s not forget that score out of … [Read more...] about Four weddings, four babies, one pair of lost knickers: celebrating 10 years of Blind date
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A recent study has found that people suffer from loneliness and social anxiety after surfing through dating apps on their phones. People who fit that profile are also likely to witness negative outcomes because of their dating app use.Kathryn Coduto, lead author of the study from The Ohio State University, said, “It’s not just that they’re using their phone a lot, we had participants who said they were missing school or work, or getting in trouble in classes or at work because they kept checking the dating apps on their phones.”Coduto added, “I’ve seen people who use dating apps compulsively. They take their phones out when they’re at dinner with friends or when they’re in groups. They really can’t stop swiping.”The findings are published in the journal ‘Social and Personal Relationships.’Participants were 269 undergraduate students with the experience of using one or more dating apps. All answered questions … [Read more...] about Here’s what happens to people who use dating apps
They got engaged during the first episode of Channel Seven dating series The Proposal. And now, nine months after meeting on the unpopular series, Jess Nooy and Nathan Parks are expecting a baby. The 34-year-old mother-of-two took to Instagram on Friday to announce her pregnancy. Happy ending! The Proposal's Jess Nooy (left) revealed on Friday she is expecting baby with fiancé Nathan Parks (right). Their baby is due in July next year Jess wrote that they were 'so pleased and excited to announce' the news that their first child is on the way. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next One big happy family! The Proposal's Jess Nooy enjoys a day... 'We're still engaged and very much in love!' The Proposal's... 'Worst show ever!' Channel Seven's absurd new dating series... 'It's the best decision we ever made!' The Proposal stars... Share this article Share Their baby is due in July next year. It comes after Paramedic Nathan, 40, … [Read more...] about Happy ending! The Proposal’s Jess Nooy expecting baby with fiancé Nathan Parks after the pair got engaged on the flopped dating show
close Video Couple surprises wedding guests with secret flash mob dance routine: 'There was a lot of cheering' Isaiah and Taylor Green-Jones hatched the now-viral flash mob dance plan as a way to get the crowd going at the reception. I had only been dating my girlfriend for three months when I decided to ask for her father’s permission to marry her. It didn’t go well -- not at first. On a sunny Saturday morning, I sat across from her dad trying to make small talk as my omelet grew cold, but I couldn’t focus. My heart was racing and I just wanted to get it over with, so I went for it. “Charlie,” I said with bated breath, “I need to ask you something.” JOSHUA ROGERS: GOD CAME TO ME WITH AN INCREDIBLE IDEA – AND IT IS NOW REALITY He looked up. I burst into a grin and then blurted it out: “I’d like to have permission to marry your daughter.” Thus began an exhausting 90-minute conversation in which we went … [Read more...] about Joshua Rogers: I asked for permission to marry my girlfriend — her father’s answer stunned me
The name’s Bond… you know the rest. No Time to Die, though, is one of the more mysterious Bond movies in years. With the No Time to Die release date speeding into view like a shiny Aston Martin V-8, we still no very little No Time to Die, even with a brand-new trailer to coo over.But we’re here to make sense of everything we do know about No Time to Die, formerly known as Bond 25. It’s Daniel Craig’s swansong, so pay attention: we’ve got the No Time to Die cast list, quotes from villain-in-chief Rami Malek, and plenty on the No Time to Die trailer – including a breakdown from director Cary Fukunaga. Grab your Walther, get a bottle of Bollinger – here’s everything we know about No Time to Die.Fast Facts:Bond 25 release date: April 3, 2020 (UK)/April 8, 2020 (US)Bond 25 director: Cary FukunagaBond 25 cast: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Ana de … [Read more...] about No Time to Die release date, cast, and everything else you need to know about Bond 25
CAROLINE Flack has had a very public on-and-off relationship with Andrew Brady. Here's what happened since they got engaged after three months of dating and later called it off. Are Caroline Flack and Andrew Brady back together? Pictures from August 4, revealed that Caroline and Andrew were rekindling their relationship on a secret break to Ibiza. Caroline apparently whisked Andrew away for the minibreak — with friends saying they are just too smitten to call things a day. They enjoyed sunbed frolics and dinner in the Old Town. While away, Caroline hinted at her rekindled romance.Next to a heart emoji, she posted a pool pic with the words: “An oasis of calm in the middle of crazy!” On August 12, 2018, The Sun exclusively revealed that Flack was giving Brady another chance, as they were spotted on an intimate date in London over the weekend. Since then, the pair has made headlines with numerous rows. One was particularly dramatic, with The Sun Online exclusively … [Read more...] about Are Caroline Flack and Andrew Brady back together, when did they split, how long were they engaged for and who else have they dated?