Helen Croydon is a best-selling author, journalist and broadcaster. She’s best known for her immersive journalism, investigations and opinion pieces.
She’s a lively commentator on current and social affairs with a particular focus on social trends, modern families, gender equality and health and fitness. She has written regularly for The Telegraph, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent, Metro, The Mirror, The Daily Mail and Mail Online and magazines such as Outdoor Fitness, Top Sante, Best, Bella and more.
You may have seen her reviewing the papers early in the morning on Sky News or late at night on BBC Radio London. She’s also appeared as a commentator on Newsnight, This Morning, Daybreak, Lorraine, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, BBC Breakfast, Woman’s Hour and more.
Helen first made her name as an author with the best-selling and controversial dating memoir Sugar Daddy Diaries: When a Fantasy Became an Obsession (Mainstream Publishing, February 2011) and quickly became the go-to talking head on anything dating and relationships. (This was a long time ago and er….we’ve moved on from colourful dating tales!)
Her second book Screw the Fairytale: A Modern Guide to Love and Sex (John Blake Publishing, March 2014) is a funny polemic exploring modern models of relationships. Written in her signature ‘immersive’ style, Helen sets out to ask if the full-time, life-long cohabiting relationship is suited to modern independent lifestyles. Highlights include a stay at a polyamorous commune in The Highlands, a ‘wife-finding’ tour to Ukraine with a group of western men, an undercover mission at a meeting for sex addicts and interviews with anthropologists, psychologists, swingers, sperm donor mothers and more.
She’s also the founder of the popular dating site PartTimeLove.net – a site for people looking for meaningful relationships, but don’t have time for the seven-days-a-week commitment.
That’s the day job. Outside of journalism she’s a Team GB age-group triathlete (just don’t ask which age group!) and an endurance sport junkie. In 2015 she competed in ITU World Championships in Chicago, won her age group at The London Triathlon and came 2nd in her age group in the British Triathlon London League. She’s a brand ambassador for Bianchi Bikes – the best colour of bikes you’ll ever see!