The Textlationship, Part 3 – Feelings

The Textlationship, Part 3 – Feelings

Lucy’s been chatting to a boy from Twitter. To catch up on what happened last time so you get the references, read Part 2 – Escalation. In spite of her reservations about talking to so-called ‘DM sliders’, and about the idea of risking her anonymity by meeting up with someone… View Post
The Textlationship, Part 2 – Escalation

The Textlationship, Part 2 – Escalation

Warning: This post contains a Grey’s Anatomy Season 5 spoiler. If you haven’t seen it yet, then what TF have you been doing with your life?  Oh, and also, you might want to look away now… Previously on Lucy Goes Dating… Lucy had made up her mind not to meet… View Post
The Textlationship , Part 1 – Approach

The Textlationship , Part 1 – Approach

This is a story about how Lucy got asked out for the second time over Twitter.  It gets quite interesting.  I think you’ll like it. Regular readers of this blog will remember the tale of Beardy Al, who got chatting with Lucy on Twitter after she took the piss out of… View Post
The Entrepreneur

The Entrepreneur

Since things didn’t work out with Pardeep the Separated Dad, and since Lucy is still out of work and looking for fun excuses to put on actual clothes and venture into the outside world, she’s logged back into Guardian Soulmates to see if any other interesting-looking guys have messaged her.… View Post
The Separated Dad, Part 4 – Crazy Golf

The Separated Dad, Part 4 – Crazy Golf

Last week Lucy went on a second date with Pardeep, who is recently separated and has a two-year-old son.  If you missed this, you can catch up here. After an inauspicious start, the date was surprisingly Not Shit.  Pardeep’s a sweet guy, a bit naive, but well-meaning, charming, and good… View Post
The Separated Dad, Part 3 – Feminism

The Separated Dad, Part 3 – Feminism

Lucy’s had one date with Pardeep, who’s recently split up from his wife and has a two-year-old son. If you missed it, you can catch up here. Lucy was rather perturbed to discover that not only is Pardeep just six months separated and not actually divorced yet, but he also… View Post
The Hipster

The Hipster

Lucy has been back on Guardian Soulmates and has been approached by a man who may very possibly be an atrocious hipster. In his photos, Malcolm is sporting a variety of tweed jackets, brogues, and bowties. He also has an ample, luxurious and neatly trimmed beard.   In other words, all… View Post
The Separated Dad, Part 2 – Ambush

The Separated Dad, Part 2 – Ambush

Lucy has a date with Pardeep, who is a tall, dark, and handsome chap that she found on Guardian Soulmates. To read how this happened, click here. Lucy has spent the week working from home in her pyjamas, so she’s pretty excited to have an excuse to put actual clothes… View Post
The Separated Dad, Part 1 – Red Flags

The Separated Dad, Part 1 – Red Flags

It’s October, and Lucy’s received another message from a guy on Guardian Soulmates.  His name is Pardeep, he’s 39, and he’s tall, dark and handsome. (To read about Lucy’s other Soulmates adventures, click here). On top of his more obvious qualities, Pardeep has taken the time to actually look at her… View Post
The Right-Wing Racist

The Right-Wing Racist

After the recent story about Lucy’s attempt to find love by rejoining Guardian Soulmates, here’s one from the archive, about Lucy’s previous foray into the world of left-of-centre dating. It’s 2015, and Lucy’s been single for about 6 months after The Ex ended their 5-year relationship.  After some time spent… View Post
The One With Long Hair, Part 2 – Rockstar

The One With Long Hair, Part 2 – Rockstar

Lucy has bagged herself a date with a tall, dark, and handsome man. To read how this miracle happened, click here. The TDH man in question is called Jules. He’s 40, and from London.  He’s also intelligent, runs his own business, owns a flat in trendy Shoreditch, and is 6… View Post
The Banter King, Part 3 – Follow Up

The Banter King, Part 3 – Follow Up

Lucy has just been on a date with Barry from West London, with whom she got drunk and then made out behind a bus stop like she’s a student all over again.  Though to be fair, when Lucy was a student she was so crap with men that she almost never… 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 Banter King, Part 1 – Banter

The Banter King, Part 1 – Banter

Lucy is back on Bumble, and has matched with Barry, who has a fucking stupid name. Lucy really struggles when a guy is called something shit.  She knows it’s not his fault, and probably bears little reflection on what he’s like as a person – but from before she’s even… View Post
Names and some minor details have been changed to protect the innocent. And sometimes the guilty.