The Idiot’s Guide to Dating Me

Ready for a very impressive date recently

Being 21 and single is pretty damn awesome. Having come out of a serious relationship earlier this year, I am definitely enjoying this stage of my life right now. This includes re-entering the dating world… Or, more accurately, entering it properly for the first time. I have quickly accumulated some crazy, hilarious and ridiculous dating stories that I will probably pull out at dinner parties for years to come. I would share some of them on here, but my parents read this sometimes! Awkward. That said, dating may become a topic I do blog about more frequently. So, to start, here is the very simplistic, G-rated guide to dating me.

I will think you are attractive if…

You make me laugh, you wear a dress shirt and you smell amazing. In terms of physical appearance, look to Matthew McConaughey for inspiration. He is my biggest celebrity crush of all-time. Setting totally realistic expectations here. I am also partial to hot redheads (no, not Prince Harry).

You can buy my love with…

Food and flowers – but mostly food. They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Well, I guess that makes me a man. I have been taken on dates to a lot of Brisbane’s best restaurants and it never gets old. Just do not take me there with the expectation that I will only order a salad – I am definitely not ‘that’ girl!

Give me all the dessert
You will know I like you if…

I want to go to Sirromet Winery or Broadbeach with you. These are probably my two favourite places within a short drive of Brisbane and I cannot stand the thought of spoiling them by going there with mediocre people. So, consider yourself lucky if I suggest them. Actually, consider yourself lucky if you are dating me at all (cue some sassy finger snapping).

You will know I do not like you if…

I do not reply to you. Mate, I live with my phone attached to my hip. So, if you think I am ignoring you, I am. However, I know that this is super cruel treatment and I usually only save it for my Tinder stalkers… or this one time I dated an Irish guy…

Example of a Tinder stalker
We will definitely neverrr work out if…

You smoke and/or you cannot spell. Also, if you do not have a sense of humour and cannot appreciate a bit of sass and sarcasm, my personality will probably make your life a living hell.

One thing you should know about me is…

I am not a flaker and I cannot stand people that are. If I commit to being somewhere, I will be there. This nearly killed me a couple of months ago, when highly unusual circumstances the night before a date made me feel like I wanted to pass out… but I pushed through and still went on the date as planned! Universe, feel free to deliver that good dating karma anytime now.

Breathe easy because…

I have a 100% strike rate of my boyfriends’ family and friends loving me. So, if we do get to that stage (lucky you), it will be a walk in the park. I mean, have you met me?! Just so loveable. 😉 And I promise I will be able to hold my own in a group of your male friends. My dirty sense of humour usually goes down well… but I will save all that goodness for the R-rated version of this guide.


In a semi-related dating topic, I am totally ashamed to say that my ‘most popular’ tweet ever happened to be about The Bachelor Australia last week. Yes, I watch that horrendous show. I guess it makes me feel even better about my love life. No group dates for me, honey.

https://twitter.com/RebeccaEarl/status/515097569668509696

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