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Men on Tinder: Read This

Okay people. It’s time to talk about dating apps. If you’re using a dating app like Tinder — or considering doing so — read to the end of this post. You could win a free dating app profile consultation and photoshoot. I avoided the dating app scene for ages. The whole concept terrified me. But I have several friends who are using dating apps — Tinder most commonly — or have used them in the past, and while the feedback wasn’t 100% positive I’d heard a few success stories. So a couple of weeks ago I swallowed my fear and downloaded the app. I chose a few photos, wrote a bio, and bam: I was on Tinder. I thought I’d swipe on a few profiles, have some nice chats, block a few creeps, maybe go on a couple of dates. And much of that did happen, except for the dating part — I haven’t gone on a single Tinder date yet. But that’s a story for another post. Anyway. The main thing I’ve done while browsing Tinder is laugh. I don’t laugh because the men are witty (although a small percentage of them are). I laugh because many of the […]

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Heather and Ray on a romantic date in Walter Sisulu

Five Quirky, Romantic Jozi Dates for Under R100

About a year ago I wrote a blog post called Five Secret Spots for a Romantic Dinner in Jozi, as part of my Jozi Top Fives series. That post is far and away the most popular thing I’ve ever published on this blog. Every day, dozens of people find their way here after googling “romantic restaurants in Joburg”, “romantic things to do in Joburg”, “romantic places in Joburg”, etc. It seems that Joburgers are starved for romantic date ideas, which I suppose isn’t surprising. Jozi is known as the City of Gold, not the City of Love. People tend to migrate to Joburg for the hustle and the excitement, and above all, to earn cash. It’s not a city with tons of time for romance. So, allow me to help. As a follow-up to my romantic dinner post, here are some Jozi date ideas that are not only romantic, but also cheap and (in some cases) weird. 1) Picnic at Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden A picnic is the perfect cheap Jozi date. First, Joburg is sunny and warm about 97 percent of the time. Second, food is cheap in South Africa. Third, Joburg has tons of beautiful parks, many of which are under-utilized. […]

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