The Newly-Single Friend, Part 4 – Bumble

The Newly-Single Friend, Part 4 – Bumble

Lucy has been having a promising flirtation with her charming, handsome and funny friend Amir. To read what happened last time, click here. Lucy and Amir have been mates for over 5 years, but since he broke up with his partner last Christmas their friendship has become increasingly flirty. Amir… View Post
Friends with Benefits, Part 4 – Benefits

Friends with Benefits, Part 4 – Benefits

Lucy has a ‘date’ with Peter, her new Friend With Benefits. To find out how on earth a woman as utterly-crap-with-men as Lucy managed to bag herself an actual FWB, click here (this takes you back to the very beginning). Or click here to catch up on what happened last time. Lucy and Peter have… View Post
Friends with Benefits, Part 3 – Suspicion

Friends with Benefits, Part 3 – Suspicion

With all the goings-on with Al and Amir, you’ve probably forgotten all about Peter, the guy who works in radio who was only interested in Lucy for One Thing. If you’re new here (in which case, welcome!), or you’d like to refresh your memory, you can read from the beginning… View Post
The Newly-Single Friend, Part 3 – Dinner

The Newly-Single Friend, Part 3 – Dinner

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Names and some minor details have been changed to protect the innocent. And sometimes the guilty.