Dating white collar men
Besides, the best revenge is living well and there’s nothing quite like seeing the underdog succeed despite all of his or her disadvantages. The cognitive dissonance Now, I’m going to be blunt: dating can suck when you’re fat.
By her own account, she was brought up in Toxteth, Liverpool, the eldest of three daughters born to middle-class Christian parents who hoped to make ‘a difference’ to the then troubled neighbourhood in a way they believed the Anglican Church had failed to do. ‘I recognised aspects of me: I felt like I was looking at somebody else’s holiday snaps and looking at places that I had been.’ Precisely what she means by this is not entirely clear. It was during this time that she decided to become a priest.Rev Hitchiner says she was ‘shocked’ and ‘sad’, but adds that the issue has become an ‘unstoppable train. She gave a sermon to mark the beginning of Advent at St John’s Church in Central London, then returned in the evening for a carol service clad in traditional vestments and platform heels.Every once in a while, I like to poll my readers on the Nerd Love Facebook Page and on Twitter to find out what issues they feel are holding them back when it comes to dating.She has her own theory on this: ‘There is that perception that religion is in a box with everything middle-aged and that everything else is in another box; or (as far as the clergy goes) that God is interested only in middle-aged men.But it would be unfair to suggest that Rev Hitchiner became a priest simply because she thought wearing a dog collar might make her look groovy.Her parishioners say she is hard- working and committed, and as Rev Hitchiner says on her Twitter profile: ‘She loves many things: God, anthropology, The West Wing, good food with good friends, mostly God though . .’For the past six months, she has held the post of co-ordinating Anglican Chaplain and inter-faith adviser at Brunel University in Uxbridge, West London.
Before that she was the vicar at St John’s Church in West Ealing.
But Rev Hitchiner believes she is not alone in the clergy in enjoying the frivolities of fashion.‘It’s not that some supposedly frivolous areas in life are not worthy enough for God. Obviously, Nietzsche said a lot of things about God I don’t agree with, but there’s his theory that beauty makes you good, that engaging with things that are beautiful is an antidote to the ugly and the difficult.
Rev Hitchiner’s unusual clerical style is apparent, too, on her Twitter and Facebook pages.
and finder of funny things’ — on the subject of ‘the theology of fashion’.
So we shouldn’t be too surprised then, that this weekend, the 32-year-old Church of England vicar took her theological studies even further forward, posing for a fashion shoot for a Saturday broadsheet magazine under the headline: The Vicar Wears Prada.
Rev Hitchiner lives in West London and prefers to keep her private life private.