Karen Rose is no child-bride. But at 27, most of her single friends seem incredulous that she's already “settled down”. And with that comes an assumption that she's somehow missing out - on what, exactly?
Miranda Devine recently wrote an article on today's youth and the destructiveness of ‘causal hook-ups'. Kait O'Callahan responds to the piece, arguing that Devine has clearly forgotten those hedonistic years when friends and fashion were the most important things in life.
Aneeka Simonis explores the idea of romantic compatibility achieved through the fated alignment of time, chance and personal receptivity as compared to the idea of perfect soul mates.
Moving house is never easy. Anyone who has moved once or one hundred times will tell you that moving house is one of those god awful things you never actually speak of but realise it has to occur at some time in your life. Somewhat like childbirth, Sarah Kempson imagines – painful, but worth it...
Sarah Kempson has discovered that no movie you will ever see will help whatsoever when it comes to the real thing. Everyone’s story is different and every person unique – there is no rulebook, instruction manual or guide. When it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be.
It occurred to Sarah Kempson recently that each of you has probably been sitting on the edge of your seat for the past weeks, just waiting to hear what happened at the end of her Five in Five dating experiment. Did she find her happy ever after?
Sarah Kempson lists 40 of the reasons as to why living alone is, at times, crazily frustrating. Someone needs to be there to tell you to put down the jar of nutella and the spoon - feel free to add your own reasons, as you see fit.
Five in Five is at the week four mark, and Sarah Kempson has learnt that the more you do something, the less intimidating and nerve racking that thing is - the concept of an excuse to ask someone out is all the confidence she's needed to get out there...
Halfway through this social experiment in dating, Sarah Kempson doesn’t feel like she has been swayed to a life of romance and happiness. A number of events have led her to believe that her cynicism is warranted and that without it, she may very well end up in a freezer...
After much soul searching – well, actually, not that much – Sarah Kempson has found that she is quite enjoying the Five in Five concept and the way it is expanding her horizons and introducing her to new people.
It's Week Two of Five in Five and Sarah Kempson begins to understand why dating is referred to as a game - it isn't easy, especially if you don't possess the most important key to dating - confidence.
Sarah Kempson dares to date, and signs up for Five in Five - five dates in five weeks, all in the name of charity.