The Blind Date

The Blind Date

It’s a Thursday, and Lucy has an Actual Blind Date. With a faceless, nameless, completely anonymous stranger. Someone who might be the man of her dreams. Or a potato. The date has been arranged by Jordi, whom she met at the Smudged Lipstick Connect 4 Dating Event. As well as… View Post
The Gambler

The Gambler

It’s a Saturday, and Lucy has a brunch date with Julien, whom she found on OKCupid. Julien, in case it wasn’t obvious from his name, is French. Lucy’s still on her mission to find a replacement for Charlie, and seems to be matching fairly regularly with foreigners. Not, perhaps, because… View Post
The Date With A Dom

The Date With A Dom

In spite of her failed dates with Pablo the Venezuelan and Pierre the Frenchman, Lucy’s still convinced that a foreign guy is a much better prospect than all the hopeless British fuckwits who litter the dating apps like spat-out chewing gum. So, still keen to find a replacement for Charlie… View Post
Guest Post: Chiara Gets Back on the Horse

Guest Post: Chiara Gets Back on the Horse

Chiara is a 41 year old woman from Sydney, Australia who finds herself single after 18 years with her ex. Here she recounts one of her experiences using dating app Bumble. You have to start somewhere I hang up for the third time to my best friend after leaving a… View Post
The Frenchman

The Frenchman

Lucy’s date with Pablo the Argentinian might not have been a smoking hot success, but she’s never been one to give up at the first attempt. Convinced now that home-grown men are utterly fucking useless, and keen to capitalise on what she hopes is – to a foreigner at least… View Post
Guest Post: Christina and the Perfection Seekers

Guest Post: Christina and the Perfection Seekers

Today’s guest post comes from a lady who wishes to be known only as Christina.  Once upon a time…. Long before Moana spent a whole hour and 53 minutes not giving a hoot about whether she found a husband or not, a horde of sweet princess-types played with kittens and… View Post
The Argentinian

The Argentinian

Now that things are over with Charlie, it’s time for Lucy to get back in the dating game. Well they do say the best way to get over someone is to get under someone else, right? And where better to find someone to get enthusiastically under than good ol’ Tinder?… View Post
Guest Post: Emma and the Terrible Dates

Guest Post: Emma and the Terrible Dates

This week’s post comes from Emma, who runs a YouTube channel called ‘Em telling it like it is’, which you can check out here. I thought I’d share with you some of my worst dating disasters. The first is about how I dumped a total hottie on the first date. The Milk… View Post
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
Names and some minor details have been changed to protect the innocent. And sometimes the guilty.