Thursday, May 3, 2018

FaceDate



There's a Chinese proverb that says, to be happy, you must have 'someone to love, something to do, and something to look forward to'.

I have way too much to do, my book* publication date to look forward to, but no one to love romantically.

So I was pleased to learn that Facebook will be launching a dating app called FaceDate. I don't want to use Bumble, Tinder or other hook-up apps, because in my experience, that's all they're good for; and I worry that free sites attract people who aren't serious about dating. However, the best site (Guardian Soulmates) costs £32 a month - so I'm hoping that FaceDate might be a good free solution.

When I told my friend John about FaceDate, he said 'I suppose it's a better name than FaceGrindr'. But I don't mind what it's called, as long as, after my divorce comes through, I meet someone to love.

*Do you know about my book yet? If not, I might as well start plugging it while you're reading. It's called Talk Yourself Better: A Confused Person's Guide to Therapy, Counselling and Self-Help, and will feature interviews with a range of therapists from different therapeutic approaches, as well as interviews with therapy clients including Stephen Fry, Charlie Brooker and David Baddiel. It's out on 25th October this year and I'll be yammering your ear off about it until then!

4 comments:

  1. I find it reassuring that Stephen Fry had to go to therapy.

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    1. I was so incredibly pleased to get the interview with him. He was charming, wonderfully intelligent and just lovely. Hopefully his inclusion in the book shows that anyone can seek therapy, even someone as amazing as him.

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  2. But I am still disappointed that you did not write a sequel to Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps.

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    1. Well, the creator did - it's called Grown-Ups I think and was on our screens a few years ago (if I'm not mistaken, which I often am!)

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