The Tall Guy, Part 1 – Heels

The Tall Guy, Part 1 – Heels

It’s the weekend, and Lucy’s still on her mission to find someone she likes enough to be a replacement for non-monogamous Charlie. This is proving a tad tricky, because (a) most of the men she comes across on dating apps are utter bottom-feeding scum, and (b) although he’s causing her… View Post
The One Who Was Just Nice

The One Who Was Just Nice

Regular readers of this blog will know that for nearly six months now Lucy’s been dating a polyamorous man named Charlie. If you didn’t know that, you can catch up over here. Though be warned, there’s quite a lot, so you might want to grab a wee and a cuppa… View Post
The Pushy Guy, Part 2 – Aggression

The Pushy Guy, Part 2 – Aggression

Lucy has a second date with Cain, the Kenyan guy she met on Hinge, but she’s really not sure about him at all. On one hand, he’s handsome and chatty, with astounding catlike eyes and a certain naughty spark about him. And they had quite a lot in common. But… View Post
Lucy Ghosts Dating – The Halloween Date

Lucy Ghosts Dating – The Halloween Date

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 inescapable… 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
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
Lucy Goes… To Africa

Lucy Goes… To Africa

It’s now been three years since Lucy became single again.  Three long years of swiping her way through the men of London Town, three bastarding years riding the fleeting ups and soul-crushing downs of the dating rollercoaster.  And while she’s had some successes, met some reasonably nice guys, and even… View Post
15 Ways to be a Better Man while Dating

15 Ways to be a Better Man while Dating

You might have noticed that guys who use dating apps and websites get rather a bad press. Women frequently complain that the large majority of the men they come across are rude, disrespectful, crass and obnoxious. Cries of ‘Where have all the decent men gone?’ and ‘Why are the good… View Post
Moving to Brighton

Moving to Brighton

Lucy has got a job in Brighton and is moving there for a few months. She decides to rent out her flat while she’s away. A businessman in a suit comes to see it. He’s in his 50s, married, and still has hair.  Lucy finds him strangely attractive. Lucy thinks… View Post
The Story So Far

The Story So Far

In 2005, back when the internet was still fairly new and smartphones were but a twinkle in Steve Jobs’ eye, Lucy was 26, single, and terrible with men. Guys she fancied never seemed to fancy her back, and the guys that fancied her were all rubbish. In her whole adult… View Post
Names and some minor details have been changed to protect the innocent. And sometimes the guilty.