The One With Long Hair, Part 1 – Soulmates

It’s now been nearly three years since The Ex walked out, and Lucy is fucking fed up with dating apps. All she ever seems to do is spend a hundred hours a day swiping, waiting for responses from guys who can’t be arsed, and going on mediocre dates with morons… Tell me more

The Banter King, Part 4 – Pub Quiz

It’s the day of Lucy’s second date with Barry, who she matched with on Bumble.  Barry’s divorced with a daughter, and makes moronic grammatical errors, but he’s cheeky and does A-grade banter so Lucy’s decided to forgive these misdemeanours and see whether the spark might ignite into something more exciting.… Tell me more

The Banter King, Part 3 – Follow Up

Lucy has just been on a date with Barry from West London, with whom she got drunk and then made out behind a bus stop like she’s a student all over again.  Though to be fair, when Lucy was a student she was so crap with men that she almost never… Tell me more

Lucy Overthinks… Christmas

Christmas. Supposedly it’s the most wonderful time of the year. The season to be jolly. A time for giving, a time for getting, a time for forgiving, and for forgetting (thanks for that, Sir Cliff.) Except as far as Lucy’s concerned, it isn’t any of those things. In Lucy’s Expert… Tell me more

The Banter King, Part 2 – First Date

Lucy has a date with Barry from Bumble. (If you missed it, catch up on the story here). Barry is handsome and clever, and the pre-date text banter has been so hilariously brilliant that Lucy’s practically in love with the man already.  In spite of the fact that they’ve yet… Tell me more

The Banter King, Part 1 – Banter

Lucy is back on Bumble, and has matched with Barry, who has a fucking stupid name. Lucy really struggles when a guy is called something shit.  She knows it’s not his fault, and probably bears little reflection on what he’s like as a person – but from before she’s even… Tell me more

Friends With Benefits, Part 5 – Disappointment

Peter is coming over. Remember Peter? He’s Lucy’s Friend with Benefits – the slightly annoying, totally flaky guy who nonetheless is not totally shite and selfish in bed and provides Lucy with some much-needed you-know-what when there are no better options on the horizon. If you don’t remember him, you… Tell me more

15 Ways to be a Better Man while Dating

You might have noticed that guys who use dating apps and websites get rather a bad press. Women frequently complain that the large majority of the men they come across are rude, disrespectful, crass and obnoxious. Cries of ‘Where have all the decent men gone?’ and ‘Why are the good… Tell me more

The ‘Second Anniversary’ Date, Part 3 – Disinterest

A few weeks ago Lucy went on a date with Lewis, the tall silver fox who works as a news producer. If you missed it, click here to catch up. Lucy and Lewis had connected on Tinder in 2015, but never actually met.  But then, in a twist of fate that… Tell me more

The Married Man, Part 3 – Aftermath

Lucy’s in a bit of a predicament.  She’s developed spine-tingling girly feelings for her married friend, Michael.  If you missed the story, you can catch up here. If you’ve been following the drama, you’ll probably remember that last week Lucy went to have dinner with Michael, and on the way there… Tell me more