When I decided to start this dating blog, back in 2017, the first thing I did was google other dating bloggers to see what they were doing. What did I like? What dating stories did I want to read? What sort of online dating experiences was I going to write about?
Everyone has bad days and faces challenges in life, and we all need encouragement to keep putting one foot in front of the other. Sometimes in our efforts to be helpful and to avoid awkwardness, we say things like, “Look at the bright side of things,” or “Think positive.” While well-intentioned, the words may not be super helpful.
In a way, you could say this research took me two years – but it was worth it. So here it is a proper list of brilliant Dating Bloggers Who Are Actually Blogging About Dating, in no particular order… (but obviously starting with myself because, well, I can!)
But I struggled. If you search for things like Top Dating Blogs, or Best Dating Blogs, or even if you narrow it down to UK Dating Blogs, Funny Dating Blogs, or Online Dating Blogs, the results are pretty unsatisfactory. What you mostly get is articles written by a bored web journalist somewhere, who did about ten minutes’ research to produce a list of the same sites that are on everyone else’s top dating blogs lists.
And the blogs on these lists have been doing the rounds for years! Most of them are company dating blogs belonging to various dating apps or websites, or they’re big shiny successful websites belonging to people who used to be dating bloggers ten years ago, but who’ve since moved onto other things (and usually marriage and babies too). They’re not actually dating bloggers writing about their real experiences.