Lucy Ghosts Dating – a Halloween Story

Lucy Ghosts Dating – a Halloween Story

[AD] It’s Halloween, and Lucy is dateless. Lucy likes Halloween.  Although she’s bah humbug as fuck about Christmas (which is undoubtedly the WORST holiday of all for single people – and if you want to know why, read this), Halloween’s a different story. Without the enforced family time, and the… View Post
Lucy Overthinks… The Sexification of Dating

Lucy Overthinks… The Sexification of Dating

Now that Lucy’s returned from her adventures in Kenya, she’s taking a momentary breather before diving back into the dating game.  In the meantime, here are a few (OK lots!) of thoughts about the Sexification of Dating. Dating apps have made it easier than ever to get sex. You can… View Post
Mr Strange, Part 2 – Weirdness

Mr Strange, Part 2 – Weirdness

Last time, Lucy had a first date with Adil, a handsome Pakistani guy whom she met on Tinder in Nairobi. If you missed that, you can catch up here. Although Adil turned out to be attractive, chatty, and a perfect gentleman, there was something odd about him that Lucy couldn’t… View Post
Mr Strange, Part 1 – Money

Mr Strange, Part 1 – Money

For this story, let’s rewind slightly. Lucy’s still in Africa, where things have completely fallen apart with Brad, the sexy Australian (if you missed that story, click here to read from the beginning and come back when you’re done in… oh… about three weeks). After Brad freaked out about being… View Post
Lucy Overthinks… Infidelity

Lucy Overthinks… Infidelity

Lucy has two friends. Their names are Helen and Mina. Helen’s in her mid-forties, married with a 10-year-old daughter. Mina is 35, and single… technically.  Helen’s husband has been having an affair for the past fifteen years.  For the last ten, Mina’s been in a relationship with a married man. Two… View Post
The Textlationship, Part 7 – Fallout

The Textlationship, Part 7 – Fallout

Lucy’s still in Kenya, where she’s rekindled her text romance with Ben, the charming lad from Wiltshire who slid into her Twitter DMs more than six months ago.  If you need a recap on all of that, start here, or find out what happened last week here. Lucy and Ben… View Post
The Textlationship, Part 6 – Curveball

The Textlationship, Part 6 – Curveball

More than six months ago, Lucy got into a weird text relationship with a guy named Ben. But before they could actually meet, Ben found a girlfriend, and then Lucy fucked off to Kenya, and so they became WhatsApp textpals instead. And they remained remote text buddies until Ben broke… View Post
The Textlationship, Part 5 – Revival

The Textlationship, Part 5 – Revival

While Lucy’s still in Kenya, reeling from the collapse of her romance with Brad, let me fill you in on something else that’s been bubbling away behind the scenes. Long-time readers of these adventures may remember the story of Lucy’s brief but intense text-relationship with Ben, a guy from Twitter… View Post
Mr No-Relationship, Part 14 – Aftermath

Mr No-Relationship, Part 14 – Aftermath

After a whirlwind romance, an angry fight, and a total meltdown, it’s all over between Lucy and the man who stole her heart in the African sunshine. If you’re just joining us now, what the hell took you so long, dammit?!  But you’re very welcome, so make a cuppa, find… View Post
Mr No-Relationship, Part 13 – Meltdown

Mr No-Relationship, Part 13 – Meltdown

Lucy’s still in Kenya, where she’s been dating a charismatic Australian named Brad. Brad won her over with his twinkly smile and his strings of heart-eyed emojis, asked her to be his girlfriend, then did a U-turn faster than Nigel Farage the day after the Brexit vote and decided he… View Post
Dating Etiquette – Who Makes The Effort?

Dating Etiquette – Who Makes The Effort?

[AD] The dating world is an etiquette minefield. What photos should I use? Who messages first? How soon should I reply? Who picks the venue? What should I wear? Who pays? How do I escape if he turns out to be a twat? To help answer some of these questions,… View Post
Mr No-Relationship, Part 12 – Firefighting

Mr No-Relationship, Part 12 – Firefighting

If you’ve been regularly following this story, you’ll know that Lucy’s in Kenya, where she met, and fell head over heels for, a charismatic Australian named Brad. And everything was unicorns and rainbows and skipping hand-in-hand through meadows of wildflowers until last weekend, when she and Brad had a disagreement… View Post
Names and some minor details have been changed to protect the innocent. And sometimes the guilty.