The Separated Dad, Part 3 – Feminism

Lucy’s had one date with Pardeep, who’s recently split up from his wife and has a two-year-old son. If you missed it, you can catch up here. Lucy was rather perturbed to discover that not only is Pardeep just six months separated and not actually divorced yet, but he also… Tell me more

The Hipster

Lucy has been back on Guardian Soulmates and has been approached by a man who may very possibly be an atrocious hipster. In his photos, Malcolm is sporting a variety of tweed jackets, brogues, and bowties. He also has an ample, luxurious and neatly trimmed beard.   In other words, all… Tell me more

The Separated Dad, Part 2 – Ambush

Lucy has a date with Pardeep, who is a tall, dark, and handsome chap that she found on Guardian Soulmates. To read how this happened, click here. Lucy has spent the week working from home in her pyjamas, so she’s pretty excited to have an excuse to put actual clothes… Tell me more

The Separated Dad, Part 1 – Red Flags

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… Tell me more

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… Tell me more

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… 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

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