Aunty Raff’s Single Sundays: Week One – Introducing Me

Hello all!

My name is Raffaella, but everyone calls me Raff and I am single. I have been single for so long that it’s just part of my personality at this point (yes being single is a personality trait, fight me).

There was a blip in my single life when I was 20 where I experimented with not being single for a year, but that didn’t suit me apparently because my test subject (or boyfriend as other people call them) decided to dump me. I tried the experiment again more recently at 25 and yet again the test subject quit on me.

What I’m trying to get at is, I’m an expert in single life. In the section we have called Aunty Raff’s Single Sunday I will be taking you through all the things I have experienced in my many years of being single. The highs and lows of single life, which dating apps I like and use (I have tried a lot of them), terrible dating stories, how to do a one-night stand, and whether friends with benefits actually work. Each week I will also be answering on of your questions (as best I can) about single life. So if there is anything you’re dying to ask about being single, whether you are newly single or have been single as long as I have, please email them to

Now, for just a couple of disclaimers before I sign off from this brief introduction, that will apply to all the articles that will follow:

  1. As I will be telling true stories from my own life, names will be changed for the benefit of the men mentioned. But nothing will be exaggerated for comedic reasons. The stories I tell will be 100% true, even if they sometimes sound a bit ridicules, but life be like that sometimes. I will also have screenshots because I have many. 
  2. As a straight, cis, white, able bodied female and I can only draw on what I have experienced, which is very average (though that’s normally the fault of the men), and is depicted in most mainstream media. However, certain aspects of single life are universal so I will keep it as neutral as I can.

Anyway, that’s it for this week. Hope you enjoyed this brief introduction to myself and I hope this has been enough to entice you to stick around (though, from my experience, I’ve never managed to entice people to stick around for me). Remember to send your questions to

See you next week. And remember, single life is a choice, just not always your choice, but it’s how you deal with it that will make it worthwhile.

Take Care

 Aunty Raff xx

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