Dating ruining your love life

The problem with falling in love with someone's two-dimensional Facebook profile is that you never know what lies beyond that sparkling smile in front of the Taj Mahal.After all, his photos might just be the most exciting thing about him. Then there are those rare occasions where you meet someone through that archaic medium for interaction: in person.At dinner you may even sporadically pull up an app on your i Phone to illustrate the story you're telling or provide a visual of your best friend who is just too fabulous for words to describe.On their face, social media may seem like just another tool to get to know a person, but in reality, applications like Facebook and Instagram portray a distorted, disjointed and altogether imaginary version of the people we are.It’s irrational I know, because he does stuff for me, but it makes me lose my s***." Anyone who has ever had to fake laugh at a sexist joke will know this feeling. When feminism becomes a part of your life, it’s near-impossible to watch a movie/go to a gallery/have a man buy you a drink without a massive sexism alarm going off. And that includes the shopping list of attributes we want our 'ideal man' to have.

Instead we have to find someone who’s worthy of us (and vice versa), who deserves us and respects our needs.Because as Burchill says: "The way female sexuality has been corralled and controlled over the centuries would leave any poor sod confused." The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.How will the story stack up against the greatest films about business?There are many social-media offenses that can lead your senses astray when evaluating a potential mate.Maybe your new man has perfected the art of portraying himself as a lover of travel or has multiple pictures of himself carrying the cutest kids you've ever seen on his shoulders.

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