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15 date places in London that aren’t Nandos

1. Cabana Brazilian 

With a really relaxed vibe and options for even the fussiest of eaters, this is a great place for a first or second date. There are cute cocktails, barbecue chicken dishes, sweet potato fries and Brazilian music.

Location: 7 restaurants in London, including both Westfields and Brixton

If you pay for your date you’ll spend: Around £36*

*All prices based on one main meal and one drink per person

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Five ways to guard your heart

Guarding your heart means protecting it from hurt. Being disappointed and hurt is *kind of* inevitable, but how you prepare for it and react to it is up to you.

1. Stop fantasising about your future with someone who hasn’t even proposed. 

That means not calling him ‘hubby’ if he hasn’t actually put a ring on it, and deleting that Pinterest board full of wedding ideas. I see you.

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Five things it's not OK to call me

Let’s get this straight once and for all.

1. “Lighty”
Can we leave this word behind now? It’s irritating, and so are all the connotations that come with it. I sometimes reply back late to texts because I’m busy, not because of my skin colour. 

I “think I’m too nice” because the bible says I was fearfully and wonderfully made, not because of my skin colour.

Sometimes I don’t return people’s calls because I have nothing nice to say to them, not because of my skin colour.

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