Alita Brydon is a writer, dating expert and the creator of Bad Dates of Melbourne and Bad Dates of Australia. These social media pages have been called “addictive” and a “national phenomenon” by the media, with a “cult following”. Alita and her dating pages have a social following of over 250,000. Not bad!
Some of Alita’s achievements include:
- Writing multiple stories on dating as a freelance journalist that have made world news.
- Reaching 1.7 million people by week three of the launch of Bad Dates of Melbourne on Facebook.
- Becoming the face of a meme (Shattered by Five Simple Words).
- Featuring on Page 3 in The Herald Sun.
- Seen in TV interviews as a dating expert for A Current Affair and Today Extra.
- Host of big dating events, including 160 person speed dating.
- Trained in TV production and radio announcing.
- Skilled at writing About sections for websites in the third person.
OK all of that stuff is cool. But the letters that come into BDOM from people who have improved their esteem, found their voice and felt supported is really what it’s all about. It is very nice to be part of that.
Ali is single, based in Melbourne and is in a committed relationship with chicken nuggets.
Bad Dates of Melbourne (BDOM) is a Facebook Page and Instagram where people share anonymous bad date stories. Creator Alita provides advice alongside the stories, and as a community we have regular discussion on body image, safe sex, respect, self-esteem and chicken nuggets.
Bad Dates of Australia (BDOA) is the sister Facebook and Instagram to Bad Dates of Melbourne, and accepts stories from Australia, and occasionally across the world.