Malta dating when dating a separated man

When the interaction has been solely online, and when all that links you to a person is a dating app and maybe a Whats App conversation, then the cleanest and easiest (but not the nicest) way to end things is by simply disappearing, or ‘ghosting’. No awkward conversations, no “it’s not you, it’s me”, no “I need to focus on the village feast”, no drama. The main advantage of online dating, ultimately, is that when your Aunt Carmen corners you on Christmas Day and demands to know whether there’s a new bird in your airspace, you’ll finally be able to fend her off by telling her that yes, you are currently dating someone, although it’s of course way too early to expose her to the talons of the extended family.

BUT, we’re in Malta, so that person you just ghosted is probably going to be standing in front of you at the cinema popcorn queue, or you will bump into them at the beer festival. But you’d better have a cover story for when she asks how you met.

Malta, like most of the western world, has seen a rise in online dating over the past few years.

For the millennials who grew up with social media, it’s a natural extension of their screen-staring social life, whereas for older singletons it’s just done in hope that it will be a quicker, easier and healthier alternative to dragging themselves around Gianpula on weekends, hoping that if they get tipsy enough and wear their tightest outfit, magic will happen.

So there are many beautiful people who escape the Scandinavian cold to come and work crazy shifts here, but who need entertaining if it’s too cold for the beach on their day off.

You may consider yourself an independent, cosmopolitan world citizen, but if the lovely Eva’s only previous Maltese date was with Redeemer, who is approaching 40, lives with his mum and was growing a beard for the Good Friday procession, she can be forgiven for having reservations about us Maltesers. You’re rarely more than a few minutes away, and most people drive, so you have a long list of wine bars, promenades, bars or cafes to choose from, within easy reach of both of you.

But there are some differences when using online dating in Malta, compared to busier cities abroad. Some are definitely not: Many aspects of dating in Malta are related to our tiny size (of island).

You might remember your secondary school geography teacher telling you that we’re all of 27km in length.

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Chatters listed below are Chat Hour members who live in Malta. Unlike many online chat rooms, chatting on Chat Hour is fun and completely free of charge.

Which might be awkward if you have a profile pic with an open shirt on Dingli cliffs, or if you set your target age window too wide and they’re half your age.

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