Lucy Goes… In The Metro

Dating blogger

A little while ago, I was approached by a very nice lady from Metro.co.uk – the online face of London’s Metro newspaper – and asked to write a first-person piece about being a dating blogger.

Wow, right?!

It was an exciting but scary request. It’s one thing to have my personal life interrogated and often judged by the small corner of Twitter where I currently hang out. But it’s quite another to step out into the fast lane to be mown down by some of the 12 million people who currently visit the Metro’s website every month. Twelve million people!

Terrifying.

But I said yes anyway. Because why not? What followed was a lot of writing, several requests for more information, and two awkward photoshoots with the help of a very patient friend. But we got there eventually, and so, without further ado, here it is! Hope you like it…

Click here to go to the Metro website

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7 Comments

  1. Lucy Goes Dating
    25th May 2019 / 12:14 pm

    Someone sent me this particularly charming message as a DM to the blog. I thought it was just so delightful I thought I’d share it with everyone! 🙂

    Name: Plato’s Ghost
    Comment: I just saw your article in the metro as regards dating. I am sorry to be blunt but your just not marriage material. The kind of guy that you’re looking for you would never be drawn to someone like you. you deceive you lie when you feel it’s ok. you’ve properly been with 100 men and want to cover it up. Lies leak out. nice guys who would put your happiness first and treat you like a lady could never be serious with anyone like you. To put it simply you can’t turn a hoe into a housewife. you would be a god awfull terrible example to any children you might have. The fact you feel it’s ok to publish intimate messages online is just one example of how you simply have not and will never grow up. If you want to be treated like a lady you should not have acted like a tramp. Idk if this is just some sick game of yours to make money or if your really mistified as to why your single but here it is. Have a good life

    • 25th May 2019 / 12:44 pm

      Plato’s Ghost

      Why do you sound so aggrieved?Are you one of the people Lucy was sadly not attracted too?If yes I am not surprised

      Who died and appointed you Jesus?Stop judging people when you have never been on heir shoes.Lucy never denied she has been on a lot of dates.Does that mean she has slept with all the people?No…

      Please give us a break,

      Put your perfect life out there in your own blog and let people like you judge you.

      Lucy ,I hope you already have a duck skin to just brush silly people away.

      Keep sharing your stories some of us love them and have realised we are actually normal.We really were starting to doubt ourselves…everyone is getting married but us

      • Lucy
        Author
        25th May 2019 / 1:43 pm

        Haha yes thank you I’m fine! I thought it was so hilarious – which is why I shared it (sorry if that wasn’t clear before, it came as a DM to the blog and then I posted it here).
        I’m really happy you like the blog – if it helps people feel less alone then I’m thrilled!

    • Xpresson
      25th May 2019 / 12:53 pm

      What a charming response you’ve written here. . Are you always this judgemental,obtuse and close minded or do you reserve this for anonymously bullying people.?

      • Lucy
        Author
        25th May 2019 / 1:44 pm

        I presume this is a reply to the charming Plato’s Ghost and not to Lu!

  2. Helen
    25th May 2019 / 4:40 pm

    Plato’s ghost needs to learn that Metro has a capital M, it’s “you’re” not marriage material, a capital letter follows a full stop and awful only has one l. Big fail you sad, angry, fuck wit.

    Keep being you Lucy!!

    • Lucy
      Author
      27th May 2019 / 3:58 pm

      Agree with all of this, thanks Helen!

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