The Tall Guy, Part 2 – Melancholy

The Tall Guy, Part 2 – Melancholy

Last time, Lucy got chatting to a lovely man from OKCupid named Simon. If you missed that, you can catch up at Part 1 – Heels. Simon seems to tick every single one of Lucy’s boxes: he’s tall, handsome, has good hair, has a job, is clever, chatty, funny, flirty,… 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 1 – Discomfort

The Pushy Guy, Part 1 – Discomfort

It’s a Saturday, and Lucy has a spontaneous date with a man who is not Charlie. For the past three months non-monogamous Charlie has provided Lucy with a welcome diversion from the mind-numbing tedium and eternal disappointment of dating apps. Even with all the headfuckery he’s caused her, it’s been… View Post
The Doggy Date

The Doggy Date

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, way back when Lucy was young, sweet and innocent, and had only slept with about four people, and was full of hope and optimism, and not at all jaded by the dating cesspit, and back in the dark ages when smartphones… 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
Mr No-Relationship, Part 4 – Coupling

Mr No-Relationship, Part 4 – Coupling

It’s a humid Saturday night in Nairobi, and Lucy’s on an intoxicating second date with Bradley, a 36-year-old Australian guy she met on Tinder just the day before. If you missed it, you can catch up on last week at Part 3 – House Party, or start from the beginning… View Post
Mr No-Relationship, Part 3 – House Party

Mr No-Relationship, Part 3 – House Party

Three days after her arrival in Kenya, Lucy went on Tinder and came across Brad, a 36-year-old construction manager from Australia.  From his photos she couldn’t see herself ever wanting to be thrown roughly over a table and banged from behind by him, but since she’s only looking for friendship… View Post
Mr No-Relationship, Part 2 – Uber

Mr No-Relationship, Part 2 – Uber

Lucy’s now in Nairobi, where she’s going to be working for the next three months.  If you missed this important detail, you can catch up by nipping over to read Lucy Goes To Africa. Three days into the trip she fired up Tinder as a way of making new friends… View Post
Mr No-Relationship, Part 1 – Match

Mr No-Relationship, Part 1 – Match

Those of you who follow Lucy on Twitter may remember a handful of recent tweets about a man who came to be known as Mr No-Relationship. This is his story. Before you get started, you should probably read last week’s post, Lucy Goes To Africa.  It explains how, after deciding she… View Post
The One with the Teeth

The One with the Teeth

Lucy’s had two dates with Josh the Geography Teacher, and while they went well enough, she’s still far from sure if this is going to be an actual thing.  So when Josh goes away for a week she decides to set up another date.  Just in case, you know, he… View Post
The Banter King, Part 2 – First Date

The Banter King, Part 2 – First Date

Lucy has a date with Barry from Bumble. (If you missed it, catch up on the story here). Barry is handsome and clever, and the pre-date text banter has been so hilariously brilliant that Lucy’s practically in love with the man already.  In spite of the fact that they’ve yet… 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 Online Dating Virgin (Part 2)

The Online Dating Virgin (Part 2)

Lucy has a date with Daniel, who does the same job as her.  Lucy likes Daniel because in his photos he looks like David Tennant.  Not that Lucy is shallow or anything. Daniel is divorced, and this is his first ever online date.  Lucy’s determined to be so impressively witty… View Post
Names and some minor details have been changed to protect the innocent. And sometimes the guilty.