A day at the beach: ‘I was on a quest to get my groove back. He looked like he should be on Home and Away’

After a breakup left her feeling flat, Mary Rose Madigan decided to embrace a new life in Maroubra, one swipe at a time

Fresh out of a long-term relationship, the kind that had left me feeling flat and sexless, I was on a quest to get my groove back. Heavily influenced by Sex and the City reruns, the plan was less eat, pray, love and more download and swipe.

I met him on a dating app. He was hot in an obvious kind of way: tall, tanned and muscular. He looked like he should be on Home and Away – or maybe an erotic spoof version. His body was covered in tattoos, thick cursive lettering; phrases written in different languages.

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