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Tinderella: Knowing me, knowing you Tinderella, Kettle Mag, sex and relationships,
Our resident Tinderella has taken our test to find out what kind of dates and relationships she'd like. Thankfully, she doesn't seem too fussy, but maybe see for yourself.   Read all about Aoife's Tinderella adventures from the start. Do you have any questions for our Tinderella? Tweet us @KettleMag or leave them in the...
Tinderella: We are family wine glasses, tinderella, family, online dating, dating apps, tinder, love, sex, relationships, kettle mag, aoife bennett
Aoife is back again this year with her Tinder stories. Read her last Tinderella story here. I gave Tinder a break over Christmas. Mainly because it was Christmas and I wanted to have a little time to myself, but also because I was back at my parent’s house and that’s in the middle of bloody...
Tinderella: A year in the life calendar with lipstick on it
I’ve been enthralling and entertaining you with my tales of wooing and woe for the last few months now, and my online dating career spans the last two years. As the new year dawns, time to do what everyone else is doing - eat my body weight in Pringles (because I’m a single Pringle) and...
Tinderella: Now I ain’t sayin’ she’s a gold digger.. Coins, Bank Notes, Tinderella, Gold Digger, Feature, Sex, Relationships, Kettle Mag, Online Dating, Tinder, Aoife Bennett
I’ve spoken about my dating experiences in length over the duration of my stint as Tinderella. For the most part, these tales of woe and wonder come from having actually met these guys and gone on a physical date with them. Not this time, though. Sometimes, you don’t even have to meet up to have...
Tinderella: What would the neighbours say? love heart sweets
You'd be surprised who you could run into on Tinder. Some people find their friends from school, some match with a brother or cousin of someone they know. Woe betide those of us who find their OWN brother or cousin on the dating site. Me, I found someone a little more exciting. The Neighbour Kieran...
PantOH NO YOU DIDN’T!
My name is Aoife, pronounced E-fah. I’m 23 years old, and I am an unashamed panto fan. Oh yes I am. Lifelong fan It’s been such a lifelong relationship that I’m not even sure where it began. Perhaps it all started in the late 90s when I was six, and my parents took me to...
Tinderella: Where have all the good men gone?
When I moved from Ireland to Wales, one of the first things I did was dedicate myself a little more to my Tindering. After all, I was new in town, my classes hadn't started yet, and I had to make friends somehow. Then along came potentially my worst nightmare. Having grown up in a house...
Tinderella: When you say nothing at all
First dates are all about chatting, right? Getting to know the other person, finding out what makes them tick, and carrying on any talks you may have had by technological means. Sometimes, that’s just not how it goes, much as you might not anticipate it to. Before Myself and Fionn (he’s Irish, it’s a pretty...
Korfball 101 with Will Hayward
What do you get when you cross basketball and netball? It’s not a terrible joke devised by your six-year-old cousin, it’s the basis behind korfball. And a Cardiff University student is about to go national with the sport. Will Hayward, originally from Northampton, has just joined the Welsh national team. It’s a fitting tribute to...
Tinderella: How to be a heartbreaker
Having done more Tinder/Plenty of Fish dates than most of my friends combined (online dating is not for EVERYONE) I’ve had some absolutely fantastic dates. The ones where you sit down for a drink at half six after work and then somehow the bar staff are coming over asking you kindly to leave so they...
Tinderella: In too deep
Tinderella is a weekly feature where Aoife Bennett tells us about her journey to finding love. First date About two weeks into my Tinder journey, I first met Gavin. He was about a year older than I was, lived in the posh part of town, and he had a dog. What wasn’t to like? If...
Children’s writer Mimi Thebo shares her secrets to literary success
Most writers say you should write about what you know. Despite disagreeing with this idea, American born author Mimi Thebo has done just that in her new upcoming children's book. “I always write about what I don’t know, writing a novel is a form of an investigation,” Mimi explains. “And a good fiction novel – for...
Tinderella: What the hell am I doing here?
Our frist Tinderella story followed Becky in her journey to find love. Week after week we got to hear about some of the dates she had been on, form the good to the bad. but finally Becky found love. Now we have a new Tinderella and she is waiting to tell you her stories. Meet Aoife Tinder....
GAA For Beginners
Every summer, men and women across Ireland become enthralled by the sight of 15 “local” (read: from anywhere within the county) men running around a field in pursuit of a small leather sphere. For some people, who have very little experience with the game, going to their first viewing can be similar to sitting a...
Five things you’ll know if you’re the eldest
Being the eldest child comes with a lot of responsibilty and demands, whether you're at the top of a stack of two siblings or 22. (It happens! Ever seen 23 Kids and Counting?) You are the example. If you got anything less than an A* in your A Levels, your parents were harping on about...
Only Ever Yours – a dystopian fantasy, or the world we live in?
A world where women are no longer birthed, but rather fashioned in a factory. Sent to finishing school by the age of four, spending the next twelve years learning how to please their hopeful future husbands- in every sense that word could mean. The girls not chosen as a bride, or companion, at the age of...
Strong independent woman: Why being single isn’t that bad Kettle Mag, relationships, single life, Aoife, Bennett
"Don't you get awfully lonesome though?" The question has been asked countless times, and has always been responded to in the same way; you don't need a relationship to define you in any way.  Some of my friends are in serious, live-in relationships with their partners. Some are in long distance relationships spanning the length of...