It’s been a week or so since the bitter disappointment of the so-near-and-yet-so-far encounter with Ben from Twitter, so Lucy decides that, in an attempt to Keep Calm And Carry On, she will go back onto Guardian Soulmates to see if she can find a replacement.  Or better yet, an… View Post

The Textlationship, Part 4 – Missed Chance

The Textlationship, Part 4 – Missed Chance

Lucy’s been talking to Ben, who slid into her DMs on Twitter and miraculously turned out not to be a creepy stalker at all, but actually a charming, intelligent, thoughtful, sensitive, and all-round lovely guy. To catch up from the beginning, go to Part 1 – Approach, or for last… View Post View Post
The Textlationship, Part 3 – Feelings

The Textlationship, Part 3 – Feelings

Lucy’s been chatting to a boy from Twitter. To catch up on what happened last time so you get the references, read Part 2 – Escalation. In spite of her reservations about talking to so-called ‘DM sliders’, and about the idea of risking her anonymity by meeting up with someone… View Post View Post
The Textlationship, Part 2 – Escalation

The Textlationship, Part 2 – Escalation

Warning: This post contains a Grey’s Anatomy Season 5 spoiler. If you haven’t seen it yet, then what TF have you been doing with your life?  Oh, and also, you might want to look away now… Previously on Lucy Goes Dating… Lucy had made up her mind not to meet… View Post View Post
The Textlationship , Part 1 – Approach

The Textlationship , Part 1 – Approach

This is a story about how Lucy got asked out for the second time over Twitter.  It gets quite interesting.  I think you’ll like it. Regular readers of this blog will remember the tale of Beardy Al, who got chatting with Lucy on Twitter after she took the piss out of… View Post View Post
The Entrepreneur

The Entrepreneur

Since things didn’t work out with Pardeep the Separated Dad, and since Lucy is still out of work and looking for fun excuses to put on actual clothes and venture into the outside world, she’s logged back into Guardian Soulmates to see if any other interesting-looking guys have messaged her.… View Post View Post
The Separated Dad, Part 4 – Crazy Golf

The Separated Dad, Part 4 – Crazy Golf

Last week Lucy went on a second date with Pardeep, who is recently separated and has a two-year-old son.  If you missed this, you can catch up here. After an inauspicious start, the date was surprisingly Not Shit.  Pardeep’s a sweet guy, a bit naive, but well-meaning, charming, and good… View Post View Post
The Separated Dad, Part 3 – Feminism

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… View Post View Post
The Hipster

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… View Post View Post
The Separated Dad, Part 2 – Ambush

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… View Post View Post
The Separated Dad, Part 1 – Red Flags

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… View Post 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
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