Helen Croydon is the best-selling author of Screw The Fairytale and Sugar Daddy Diaries. She’s a journalist and broadcaster, with a focus on social trends, modern relationships, women’s interest and health and fitness.
She’s written for most national newspapers including The Telegraph, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent, Metro, The Mirror, The Daily Mail, Mail Online and magazines such as Cosmo, Outdoor Fitness, Top Sante, Best, Bella and more.
She’s a lively commentator on current and social affairs and 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 appeared on Newsnight, This Morning, Daybreak, Lorraine, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, BBC Breakfast, Woman’s Hour to name a few.
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….no, there are no exciting dating stories to write about now!)
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 loves endurance sport. She’s a brand ambassador for Bianchi Bikes – the best colour of bikes you’ll ever see!