Kind Of, Sort Of Dating, Maybe?

Thought Catalog

Are we supposed to be dating? Or are we more like good friends? Special buddies? No, not specialbuddies, that just sounds awkward. Hmm, maybe this is just about hooking up mostly. So like, are we one of those whatever with benefits type deals?

If you have to ask yourself those types of question, you’re probably treading in dangerous waters. When it comes to relationships or dating arrangements, details should typically be pretty clear-cut if those involved have unswerving sentiments. These things can’t end well with hesitance or indecision. And I know, some people say that they are just fine with strictly physical connections, but far too often those result in the development of feelings and one or both sides getting a shank to the heart.

Does anything break more young hearts in this day and age than the unclear, we-like-each-other-but-not-enough-to-put-it-on-Facebook, vague connections? So many people are involved in…

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What It Means To Be ‘That Girl’

Maybe That Girl isn’t so crazy after all. When it comes to guys, she texts because she knows what she wants. She asks to be exclusive because she knows what she deserves. She also knows what she needs — and if that is what defines neediness then, yes, she is needy. Does she overshare sometimes? Sure. Is she the most sought-after girl among young men who are looking to play the field? Unlikely. Might she struggle to find a partner who will meet her high expectations? You bet. She has determined that these are worthwhile prices to pay for establishing self-respecting patterns for sex and romance.

– Dr Rebecca Kennedy

Cocktail Confectionery

Having worked with chocolate for the last 3 years and having quite a sweet tooth anyway, I used to like to think I knew a thing or two about anything sugary… That was until I came across the luxury brand Smith & Sinclair!

A half welsh brand at its finest, Melanie Goldsmith and Emile Bernard are the creative masterminds behind this quirky cocktail confectionery.

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Each of these sugar-coated adult sized sweets reminded me of a giant Jelly Tot but with way more alcohol! Imagine all of your childhood favourites… re-invented and chock-full of booze!

Whisky Sour (A classic Whisky drink with a Grapefruit edge)
Imagine a Whisky Sour, but in an edible form! Loved the punch from the grapefruit on this one, it gave it an extra sourness that you don’t normally get in the drink itself.

Cake Icing (Whisky & Amaretto)
I really love Amaretto anyway and the name of this one really hit the nail on the head! It was like eating marzipan… a cake covered in marzipain…an alcoholic cake covered in marzipan… LOVE, LOVE LOVE!

Berry Daiquiri (Summer Berries, Dark Rum & Pink and Black Peppercorns)
I’d say the alcohol in this one was the least noticeable but it still tasted lush! The fruit cut through the alcohol just that bit too much, but the pink peppercorns in the sugar coating added a depth of heat to it which I really enjoyed.

Spiced Rum (Dark rum & warming clove spices)
This is the kind of flavour I could imagine consuming repeatedly at Christmas… if they do a box just of these in December I’d definitely buy them as presents for people. Think ‘Hot Toddy’ and with warming rum and the hint of cloves in the sugary outside.

Gin Parma Violet (Violet infused gin in a lemon sherbet coating)
Parma Violets all the way! When you bite into these the jellied inside just tastes amazing, I probably took that bit longer savouring it. Delicious if you enjoy floral flavours.

Spring Clean (Gin, Elderflower, Thyme)
I’m not a huge gin fan, but this was light, floral and refreshing and probably was the prettiest looking one in the whole box!

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Smith & Sinclair sell their amazing confectionary at various events & festivals, but you can also talk to them about what they can do for your event too! Everything from a pyramid of sweets to staff coming along and moving around your guests offering sweets of your choice from their customised ‘cigarette girl’ trays.

Visit http://www.smithandsinclair.co.uk for more details!