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I’m 40, and I have given up on my dating life – I’m too old for it, everyone plays games these days… – The US Sun

ONE single woman has said that she is giving up on dating – as she believes she can not fit into the current dating culture in her 40s.

Charlotte Henderson gives three main reasons as to why she feels she is unsuited to the dating world of today.

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Charlotte never plays games when datingCredit: TikTok/@lottiehenderson1

Taking to her TikTok account, to upload the post that has now gone viral, Charlotte says that she feels everyone plays games on the dating scene nowadays.

Posting under the domain @lottiehenderson1 Charlotte said: “It is time to give up on dating. That is it, I’m done. I will never, fit into this dating culture, ever.”

“Here are three reasons why. One, I don’t multi-date. I can’t multi-date. If I’m dating someone, I won’t continue swiping, looking for the next best thing. You have my attention” added the woman.

Charlotte said that she feels that multi-dating is creating a competitive situation, within a potential relationship.

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“I’m not talking to multiple people, and putting this into some form of competition, that’s not my style, I can’t do it,” she said.

Adding: “Secondly, I don’t ghost. Why? Because I’m an adult. and I can actually have a conversation, and explain how I feel, quite clearly.”

For her final point, Charlotte says that she refuses to play mind games, but feels this choice puts her in the minority.

“I don’t play mind games. I don’t play any form of games. What ya see, is what ya get. I won’t blow hot and cold, you will never be in doubt about how I feel about you and I like the same back” she said.

Adding: “See, I will never fit into this dating culture.”

“At last someone who talks the truth…2021 dating is a nightmare. I feel your pain” said one person.

Another said: “I agree with you. It is better to be single and have friends that this ridiculous dating scene now. Kudos to you.” commented a third.

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Charlotte said she would rather stay singleCredit: TikTok/@lottiehenderson1

In related news, I got rejected by a guy but then his …….

Source: https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/4065693/40-given-up-dating-too-old-plays-games/

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Photo: Ricochet Reveals He’s Dating WWE NXT Talent – Wrestling Inc.

Ricochet revealed on social media that he and WWE NXT backstage interviewer Samantha Irvin.

“I love you,” Irvin wrote to him in the comments.

Irvin also posted a photo of the two taking a selfie in an elevator. She was signed by WWE back in April of this year as the WWE 205 Live ring announcer.

Also known as Samantha Johnson, she was a semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent, and has appeared on FOX’s I Can See Your Voice.

Earlier this month, Ricochet spoke about who he’d like to face now that he’s on SmackDown.

 

Source: https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/2021/11/photo-ricochet-reveals-hes-dating-wwe-nxt-talent-samantha-irvin/

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Jack Grealish seen dating actress Emily Atack in Manchester hotel – MARCA.com

Jack Grealish has been spotted in Manchester dating actress Emily Atack, who gained popularity in the United Kingdom for her role in the hit TV show ‘The Inbetweeners’.

The Manchester City and England playmaker had been seeing Sasha Attwood for a number of years after the two met at school in Solihull, Birmingham.

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However, recently it has been suggested that Grealish and Attwood have been on/off, and news of Atack‘s recent breakup has seen her return to the dating scene with the Manchester City star.

The news was reported by Daily Star after the two were seen on a date in a Manchester hotel.

Those close to Grealish have revealed to the press that he has been calling Atack daily, as their story together is at its early stage.

Back in the summer, with England reaching the Euro 2020 final, Attwood was in attendance at Wembley Stadium for the Three Lions‘ defeat to Italy.

Her presence in the crowd led to her receiving online abuse for her links to the England player.

It seems that since then, her and Grealish have gone on another break, allowing the Manchester City player to see new people, with Atack very much where he is focusing his efforts.

Source: https://www.marca.com/en/football/manchester-city/2021/11/14/61911a5e46163fa4b08b45f3.html

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Erika Ettin: Pros and cons of dating during the holidays – The Union Leader

Every year, without fail, the holiday season sneaks up on me by surprise. One minute I’m sitting on the beach, and seemingly the next I’m handing out candy to trick-or-treaters. In a blink, it will be Thanksgiving, ushering in over a month of nonstop activities: holiday parties, shopping for gifts, get-togethers with family and friends, traveling — and adding dating into the mix can be overwhelming.

Being single during the holiday season definitely has its benefits. With your social calendar filling up, you’re even more likely to meet someone new from outside your circle. Maybe it’s a cliche I’ve picked up from watching too many Hallmark movies, but there is always the hope that a night out ends with a kiss under the mistletoe. (With lights and decorations everywhere, what could be more romantic?)

Plus, with holiday markets popping up, ice skating rinks opening, and “The Nutcracker” playing at your local theater, the number of fun date ideas are endless. Not to mention, a lot of people take time off work during the holidays, so a Monday morning coffee meet-up or Wednesday lunch date might be possible when it’s normally not.

However, there are complications that come with the holiday season too. Maybe you find someone on a dating website or app who seems great, your conversation is flowing with ease, and it comes to the point where you both want to meet — but you have your office party this weekend, followed by the end-of-year rush at work, then are traveling for a week, and your match isn’t available when you’re free. It’s a lot to manage.

My advice? Be open to situations arising without crowding your calendar. This time of year can be exciting for single people and new relationships, but at the heart of it is time with your family, both those who are blood-related to you and the friends you can’t imagine life without. Make them the priority… and if they happen to have an attractive acquaintance coming to their New Year’s Eve party, even better.

Also, don’t take it personally if someone you went on a few dates with is taking an extra long time to call or text back. It is likely too early to bring you to family get-togethers and holiday activities, and their schedule is just as packed as yours. It’s a complicated situation where no one wants to hurt feelings yet they have other elements of life to prioritize.

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Source: https://www.unionleader.com/nh/lifestyles/erika-ettin-pros-and-cons-of-dating-during-the-holidays/article_683b0ff2-8453-597a-9541-a7d3eaa7e9db.html

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Essex: Former player makes racism allegation dating back to 2001 – BBC News

Zoheb Sharif predominantly played in Essex’s second team

Former Essex player Zoheb Sharif has made allegations of racist abuse relating to his time at the club between 2001 and 2004.

It comes after Essex chief executive John Stephenson said on Saturday he was “extremely saddened” an ex-player had made racism allegations.

Batter Sharif, now 38, started playing for Essex at the age of eight.

He went on to make four County Championship appearances for the club before being released.

“It was a day after the September 11 attacks. People started calling me Bomber,” Sharif told the Mirror.

“I didn’t say anything at the time. I was a teenager in a dressing room with big characters. To them it was banter. To me it wasn’t, but you don’t want to do anything to block your chance of getting into the first team.”

On Saturday, Stephenson said that he was “extremely shocked and saddened” to learn of a racism allegation.

“There is absolutely no place for discrimination of any kind at Essex County Cricket Club,” he added.

Essex said they are encouraging any former players, staff or those associated with the club to come forward, either in person or anonymously, if they had experienced discrimination.

“I immediately reached out to the former player to offer him my and Essex County Cricket Club’s full support and to encourage him to come forward and talk to myself and the club about his experiences,” …….

Source: https://www.bbc.com/sport/cricket/59277256

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More singles want emotional maturity in relationships, dating survey shows – Delaware First Media

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

OK. This one’s for all the single people out there and for the people who are still trying to fix them up. If you have noticed that dating priorities have changed since the pandemic started, you are not alone. Maybe you, if you are the single person, are spending more time reading people’s bios on dating apps instead of just swiping based on looks. Or maybe you now prefer to have a first date via video before you agree to meet someone in person.

Whatever you’ve noticed for yourself or your friends, we now have evidence that singles and their thoughts about dating are evolving. That’s thanks to the latest Singles in America study that’s just been released. The annual study is funded by the online dating company Match, so we called up Match’s chief science adviser, Helen Fisher, to help us decipher the data. We started our conversation by discussing what Helen Fisher calls post-traumatic growth. She told us singles came out of the pandemic looking for more stability in relationships and putting emotional maturity ahead of pure physical attraction.

HELEN FISHER: That’s new. In fact, you know, every single year, I say, what are your preferences? What are you looking for? And we have about 30 different things. You can check the boxes on this. And within the top five was always somebody who’s physically attractive to me. Now, it’s not any longer in the top five. The top five instead are somebody who I can trust and confide in, somebody who communicates their needs and wants, somebody who’s open-minded, somebody who’s emotionally mature, definitely – and somebody who makes me laugh. So they’re looking for something solid now.

MARTIN: What about the whole hookup culture, the desire to sort of be super casual? Did that survive a pandemic test?

FISHER: Yeah. No, it didn’t. First of all, it’s hard to do when you’re stuck at home. So there’s that. But anyway, when we asked, 11% of people said that they were now – did want to have some casual sex. But the balance, the 89% said no, they’re looking for something real. And when we asked, you know, how important is sex to you? Eighty-five percent of singles said it had become less important to them, not more important to them. There was no hot vax summer. And you know, there’s also a biological reason for this. You know, short-term stress like fight or flight is going to give you the focus and the strength to run away or fight back. …….

Source: https://www.delawarepublic.org/2021-11-13/more-singles-want-emotional-maturity-in-relationships-dating-survey-shows

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What’s A Piece Of Brutally Honest Dating Advice That Hit You Like A Ton Of Bricks? – Yahoo Lifestyle

Dating: It’s hard!

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Whether you’re on ✨the apps✨ or you’re out there trying to find love the old-fashioned way, chances are you’ve run into your fair share of situations where some sage advice may have gone a long way.

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With that, we figured it’s time to crowdsource. So, what’s a piece of dating advice you wish you’d learned a lot sooner?

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Maybe you’re a big subscriber to the whole “If they wanted to, they would” belief that’s all over TikTok.

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Ya know, meaning like if someone really, truly wanted to see you or talk to you, they would. And frankly, it’s as simple as that!

Perhaps as you got older, you realized that you shouldn’t have to teach other adults basic human decency…and if you do, they’re probably not worth keeping around.

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Or maybe you watched BoJack Horseman, and you found this line to be especially poignant:

It says: “When you look at someone through rose-colored glasses, all the red flags just look like flags.”

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So whatever your best dating advice may be, please leave it in the comments. Our favorites may be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post or video!

Source: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/whats-piece-dating-advice-wish-004102510.html

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More singles want emotional maturity in relationships, dating survey shows – NPR

NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with biological anthropologist and chief science advisor for Match, Helen Fisher, about this year’s “Singles in America” study.



MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

OK. This one’s for all the single people out there and for the people who are still trying to fix them up. If you have noticed that dating priorities have changed since the pandemic started, you are not alone. Maybe you, if you are the single person, are spending more time reading people’s bios on dating apps instead of just swiping based on looks. Or maybe you now prefer to have a first date via video before you agree to meet someone in person.

Whatever you’ve noticed for yourself or your friends, we now have evidence that singles and their thoughts about dating are evolving. That’s thanks to the latest Singles in America study that’s just been released. The annual study is funded by the online dating company Match, so we called up Match’s chief science adviser, Helen Fisher, to help us decipher the data. We started our conversation by discussing what Helen Fisher calls post-traumatic growth. She told us singles came out of the pandemic looking for more stability in relationships and putting emotional maturity ahead of pure physical attraction.

HELEN FISHER: That’s new. In fact, you know, every single year, I say, what are your preferences? What are you looking for? And we have about 30 different things. You can check the boxes on this. And within the top five was always somebody who’s physically attractive to me. Now, it’s not any longer in the top five. The top five instead are somebody who I can trust and confide in, somebody who communicates their needs and wants, somebody who’s open-minded, somebody who’s emotionally mature, definitely – and somebody who makes me laugh. So they’re looking for something solid now.

MARTIN: What about the whole hookup culture, the desire to sort of be super casual? Did that survive a pandemic test?

FISHER: Yeah. No, it didn’t. First of all, it’s hard to do when you’re stuck at home. So there’s that. But anyway, when we asked, 11% of people said that they were now – did want to have some casual sex. But the balance, the 89% said no, they’re looking for something real. And when we asked, you know, how important is sex to you? Eighty-five percent of singles said it had become less important to them, not more important to them. There was no hot vax summer. And you …….

Source: https://www.npr.org/2021/11/13/1055575823/more-singles-want-emotional-maturity-in-relationships-dating-survey-shows

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How to remove the Dating icon shortcut tab from your Facebook app – Mashable

Facebook’s relatively recent entry into the digital dating market uses the platform’s extensive reach to match you with potential partners from your local area. Facebook Dating is available from within the Facebook mobile app and accessible from the main menu or via the Dating tab.

Of course, if you are happily married, in a monogamous relationship, or simply not interested in hooking up with local hotties, you may not want the Dating icon shortcut tab taking up real estate on your smartphone’s screen. 

In that case, here’s how to delete the Dating shortcut from your daily FB view. 

Removing the dating icon shortcut tab from Facebook 


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Whether or not you have activated Facebook Dating and set up an account, removing the Facebook Dating icon tab from your phone’s home screen is very simple. Just tap on the “Dating” tab in the shortcuts menu along the bottom of your screen and then tap “Not Now.”


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This will generate the option to “Remove” or “Keep” the dating icon. Click on “Remove” to get rid of it. 


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Removing the Facebook Dating icon shortcut will delete it from your Facebook screen. If you want to access Dating in the future, you can do so from the main Facebook menu that you access by tapping on the three lines at the bottom right of your screen.

Deleting the Dating shortcut and your Facebook Dating profile 

Deleting the shortcut tab does not delete the Facebook Dating profile that you’ve set up from within the app. If you want to remove the Facebook Dating icon shortcut tab because you no longer want to use the service, you also need to deactivate or delete your Facebook Dating profile, otherwise you will still be visible to other users of the service. 

Here’s how to do it: Open your Facebook app on your iOS or Android device. Tap the three-lines menu icon at the bottom right of your screen. This will bring up Facebook’s main menu.


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From the main menu, tap on “Dating.” This will bring up your Facebook Dating settings. 


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Source: https://mashable.com/article/how-to-remove-facebook-dating-icon-shortcut-tab

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5 Acts Of Kindness To Adopt When Dating Online – http://www.newsgram.com/

Putting yourself out there can be nerve-wracking and sometimes all you need is an act of kindness and a compassionate gesture for a comfortable dating experience. According to a recent survey by Bumble in India, emotional connection (60 per cent) and kindness (55 per cent) top the charts, followed by empathy (32 per cent), as priorities when it comes to dating someone or choosing a potential partner, post the second wave of the pandemic.

On this World Kindness Day, Bumble’s relationship expert Shahzeen Shivdasani shares tips on the acts of kindness one should adopt when getting to know someone online:

Respect boundaries:
Be patient with people you are connecting with as you get to know them better. If someone has not responded to you, give them time and space to connect with you. They may have other priorities to attend to and this doesn’t immediately translate to them not being interested. Give them the space to respond in their own time and get to know you when they can give you their full attention. Respecting someone’s boundaries is vital.


Be patient with people you are connecting with as you get to know them better. | Photo by Alexis Brown on Unsplash

Make them feel safe:
One of the most important acts of kindness you can do is make your connection or partner feel safe. Let them know that they can be themselves around you. If they’re having a moment of weakness, try not to judge them.

One of the most important acts of kindness you can do is make your connection or partner feel safe. | Photo by Franck on Unsplash

Express gratitude:

Expressing gratitude when in a relationship or while getting to know someone, goes a long way. Incorporate small gestures like writing a thoughtful note or just a simple ‘thank you’ after that first date. Being kind is an attractive trait!

Expressing gratitude when in a relationship or while getting to know someone, goes a long way. | Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

No ghosting:

If you have been getting to know someone on a dating app and decide not to know them further, be kind and straightforward about it – let them know you are …….

Source: https://www.newsgram.com/actsofkindness-to-adopt-when-dating