Writer, Comedian and Star of Come Date With Me
Like a modern day Moses, John Davis (formerly Jay Sivad) was rescued from under a bushel by the Dating Trail team. Cleansed of his past as a serious journalist, John emerged, the proverbial butterfly, as the country's leading dating writer. He's got practical skills too and can attest to being nation's most experienced dating host having run over 250 speed dating events for Original Dating. A stand up comedian, radio host, philosopher (it's true! He has the paperwork) and budding media personality (Channel Four's Come Date With Me), Jay turns a wry eye on the travails of modern dating and its participants.
John writes regularly for Dating Trail. If you'd like to be be first to find out about his next installment then please follow us on Twitter or 'Like' our Facebook page for updates.
Found 33 stories by this writer:
How to survive a breakup
Recently dumped? It’s hard of course. I’ve been dumped many, many, many times. Most of the failures I have experienced have.....[READ ON]
13th July 2012
The top ten worst love song lyrics of all time
If music be the food of love, play on. Except Shakespeare didn’t have to contend with lyrics that could churn butter at 100 paces. So for your milk based delectation, here are my choice of the Worst Ten Love Song Lyrics of All Time
22nd June 2012
Philosophical moments in Love, Dating and Marriage
I spent many years studying philosophy. Most people think this means searching for an answer. It doesn’t. It means I spent years trying to ask questions of life while drunkenly watching it pass by my window...
15th June 2012
John's Valentine's Day Massacre
Now I, like perhaps most of you, find Valentine’s day just a little crass. Not crass as in slightly cheesy seventies sideburns and moustache, budgie smugglers, medallion and hairy chested “I have come to clean your pool” sort of way.
8th March 2012
2012 and Still Single – That’s Hilarious!
Ah the fresh breeze of a new year plays gently across my hungover face. The dating travails of last year seem but a distant memory and after my short-lived televisual fame, I feel I’ve settled into the calm twilight of post singledom years.
6th January 2012
Soooo Matt! What a night!
John Davis's summary of Come Date With Me - Episode 4 as broadcast on Thursday December 8, 2011
9th December 2011
Come Date With Me: John's roundup of episode three
Vitriol seemed to be spread wide across cyberspace and the armchair critics had plenty of bile to spew forth, particularly those armed with Guardian comment accounts. I felt almost betrayed by my fellow middling lefties.
8th December 2011
Our John joins the cast of C4's new series, Come Date With Me
After the first episode of Channel 4’s new reality TV show, Come Date With Me, went to air last night, our dating guru John Davis gives the inside line on what it’s like to be a contestant on the show, keeping up to date as each episode goes to air.
6th December 2011
Jay explains why he hates Christmas
Every year we all complain about how early the shops begin preparing for Christmas. I am, however, over it and have decided if you can’t beat them, join them.
14th November 2011
Top 5 places to 'pick up'
Looking for love in all the wrong places? Our resident Love Maestro Jay Sivad examines the best places to pick up a date... or two.
17th August 2011
The worst lines heard on first dates
So I've given you the top ten secret dos and don'ts of speed dating. I’ve given you a three-part mirror, signal, maneuver to the basics of online dating. Now to expose some of the worst opening lines in the dating world...
20th July 2011
Want to write for Dating Trail?
Contact the editor »