Lucy is meeting her friend Amir for a drink.  Except now that Amir’s broken up with his long-term partner, she’s not sure if they are still friends, or something more.  This might be a sort-of-date, and she’s nervous. (To read the story from the beginning, click here) It’s Sunday evening.… View Post

The Newly-Single Friend, Part 2 – Request

The Newly-Single Friend, Part 2 – Request

Lucy’s friend Amir recently broke up with Julie, his partner of 10 years with whom he has two kids. To read the story from the beginning, click here. Lucy and Amir have always enjoyed a healthy but entirely platonic mutual appreciation, but over the last few months the tone of his… View Post View Post
The Twitter Date, Part 5 – Ending

The Twitter Date, Part 5 – Ending

Lucy is going for a third date with Al, who originally asked her out after a random Twitter exchange about beards. (To read from the beginning, click here) Al is not Lucy’s usual type at all – he is a mechanic and lifeboat crew member with two kids who dropped… View Post View Post
The Twitter Date, Part 4 – Revelations

The Twitter Date, Part 4 – Revelations

Lucy has had one date with Al, who bravely asked her out over Twitter.  If you missed it, click here to read from the beginning. In spite of the fact that Al sports a full-on lumberjack-style beard, and has a background that is the polar opposite of Lucy’s safe middle-class… View Post View Post
The Twitter Date, Part 3 – Meeting

The Twitter Date, Part 3 – Meeting

It’s the day of Lucy’s date with Al, the 32-year-old bearded mechanic, lifeboat rescue crew member, and father-of-two who asked Lucy out over Twitter. To read from the start, click here. For the first time in a long time, she’s nervous about a date. This isn’t your usual, run-of-the-mill online… View Post View Post
The Twitter Date, Part 2 – Proposal

The Twitter Date, Part 2 – Proposal

Lucy has been chatting with a guy on Twitter.  If you missed it, you can read the story so far here. Al is a 32-year old mechanic and lifeboat crew member, and unlike so many of the twats and weirdos out there, actually seems like he might be moderately sane and… View Post View Post
The Twitter Date, Part 1 – Banter

The Twitter Date, Part 1 – Banter

This is a story about how Lucy got asked on a date via Twitter. Wait… you mean Tinder, right? Actually, no.  Not Tinder.  Twitter.  Here’s how it happened… Lucy has only recently joined this popular social media platform, and she doesn’t really understand it. Currently she has about 130 followers… View Post View Post
The Newly-Single Friend, Part 1 – Beginnings

The Newly-Single Friend, Part 1 – Beginnings

Lucy’s friend Amir has recently split up from his long-term partner. Lucy and Amir met through work, and have been friends for about five years.  They don’t work together any more, but they have a feisty ongoing WhatsApp chat, and get pissed together every so often. When they met, Lucy… View Post View Post
Friends with Benefits, Part 2 – Body Hair

Friends with Benefits, Part 2 – Body Hair

Lucy’s had three dates with Peter who works in radio.  (To read from the beginning, click here.) The third date wasn’t really a date – more an entirely unapologetic and surprisingly acrobatic sex session, after which he vanished completely into thin air. Lucy was just about start googling for news… View Post View Post
Friends with Benefits, Part 1 – Booty Call

Friends with Benefits, Part 1 – Booty Call

Peter, the radio guy who slept with Lucy and then disappeared, has resurfaced.  He wants to know if Lucy is free to meet up this Saturday. It’s a tale as old as time, she reflects.  No sooner have you decided not to bother with a guy any more, he starts… View Post View Post
The Online Dating Virgin (Part 2)

The Online Dating Virgin (Part 2)

Lucy has a date with Daniel, who does the same job as her.  Lucy likes Daniel because in his photos he looks like David Tennant.  Not that Lucy is shallow or anything. Daniel is divorced, and this is his first ever online date.  Lucy’s determined to be so impressively witty… View Post View Post
The Online Dating Virgin (Part 1)

The Online Dating Virgin (Part 1)

Lucy has matched with Daniel.  Daniel is 45, has brown hair, and looks a bit like David Tennant.  Lucy is deliriously in love with David Tennant.  She even took up watching Doctor Who, and sat through dozens of ridiculous episodes, because of him.  (So she was bloody relieved when he… View Post View Post
Blast from the past

Blast from the past

Lucy’s matched with Mark from Bumble. Mark appears to be very handsome but it’s hard to be sure as he only has two photos.  One is a head and shoulders shot with just blue sky behind.  The other is the same photo, only zoomed in. Lucy wonders if Mark has… View Post View Post