It’s October, and Lucy’s received another message from a guy on Guardian Soulmates.  His name is Pardeep, he’s 39, and he’s tall, dark and handsome. (To read about Lucy’s other Soulmates adventures, click here). On top of his more obvious qualities, Pardeep has taken the time to actually look at her… View Post

The Right-Wing Racist

The Right-Wing Racist

After the recent story about Lucy’s attempt to find love by rejoining Guardian Soulmates, here’s one from the archive, about Lucy’s previous foray into the world of left-of-centre dating. It’s 2015, and Lucy’s been single for about 6 months after The Ex ended their 5-year relationship.  After some time spent… View Post View Post
Mr Monday, Part 3 – Satisfaction

Mr Monday, Part 3 – Satisfaction

Lucy is midway through her first hookup with her new FWB, Adam, also known as Mr Monday.  If you missed it, you might want to catch up here before continuing. Lucy hadn’t seen Adam in almost a year, so she was pretty fucking nervous about the whole thing.  To agree… View Post View Post
Mr Monday, Part 2 – Arrival

Mr Monday, Part 2 – Arrival

Lucy’s been looking for a new Friend With Benefits. This isn’t Lucy’s normal style. She’s not really the kind of girl who wants to sleep around, or have a succession of random men passing through her bed.   But she also has, you know, physical needs, and while she continues the… View Post View Post
Mr Monday, Part 1 – Suggestion

Mr Monday, Part 1 – Suggestion

Some of you will remember Peter, Lucy’s first ever Friend With Benefits. Lucy’d never had a Friend With Benefits before, but after spending more than two years single, getting fucking RSI from all the swiping and texting, and probably also veering dangerously close to liver failure from all the drinking,… View Post View Post
The One With Long Hair, Part 2 – Rockstar

The One With Long Hair, Part 2 – Rockstar

Lucy has bagged herself a date with a tall, dark, and handsome man. To read how this miracle happened, click here. The TDH man in question is called Jules. He’s 40, and from London.  He’s also intelligent, runs his own business, owns a flat in trendy Shoreditch, and is 6… View Post View Post
The One With Long Hair, Part 1 – Soulmates

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… View Post View Post
The Banter King, Part 4 – Pub Quiz

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.… View Post View Post
The Banter King, Part 3 – Follow Up

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… View Post View Post
Lucy Overthinks… Christmas

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… View Post View Post
The Banter King, Part 2 – First Date

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… View Post View Post
The Banter King, Part 1 – Banter

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… View Post View Post
Friends With Benefits, Part 5 – Disappointment

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… View Post View Post