Guest Post: Elena and the Long-Distance Love

Guest Post: Elena and the Long-Distance Love

This week’s guest post comes from Elena, a 20-something running-addict from Washington DC. You can find her on Twitter @Elena_Allegra He was just supposed to be a boy in a bar. Let’s set the scene: I’m twenty years old, American, studying abroad in London for the 2011 Fall Term, and… View Post
Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 13 – Decision

Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 13 – Decision

For over a year Lucy’s been dating a non-monogamous man named Charlie. If you’ve missed all of this, you’ve got a shit tonne of catching up to do. Start from the beginning here, or just catch up on last week here. Lucy’s tried her hardest to accept the deal she’s… View Post
Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 12 – Decline

Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 12 – Decline

A year ago, Lucy went to a house party and met a devilishly sexy non-monogamous man named Charlie. Despite the fact that Charlie’s not only in an open relationship but also actually getting married to another woman, Lucy’s somehow ended up in a relationship with him. Which is (a) lovely,… View Post
Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 11 – Judgement

Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 11 – Judgement

If you’ve been following this story for a while you’ll know that Lucy’s somehow managed to end up, quite by accident, in a sort-of relationship with a polyamorous man named Charlie. If you haven’t, here are links to the very beginning and what happened last week. In many ways this… View Post
Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 10 – Parallel Universe

Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 10 – Parallel Universe

A few days after her last date with non-monogamous Charlie, Lucy goes for a drink with her mate Phil. If you haven’t caught up on the Charlie story yet, start from the beginning here or click here to read what happened last time. As a chronic oversharer Lucy normally likes… View Post
Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 9 – Unprotected

Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 9 – Unprotected

Terminally single, diehard monogamous Lucy has accidentally ended up in a relationship-of-sorts with Charlie, a sexy 40-year-old lawyer who’s polyamorous and planning a wedding to his partner of three years. Yeah, I know, total headfuck. To find out how it happened, start from the top here or read what happened… View Post
Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 8 – Jealousy

Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 8 – Jealousy

It’s now been three months since Lucy first met Charlie, who is in an Open Relationship and just got engaged. If you’re new to this story, you can start from the top here, or skip back to the last post here. As time’s passed Lucy and Charlie have settled into… View Post
Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 7 – U-Turn

Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 7 – U-Turn

Lucy’s caught between a rock and a hard place. The rock is the loneliness of singledom: the being alone, the mindless trauma of dating apps, the agonising enforced celibacy. The hard place is in Charlie’s pants. And also outside them, in the heartache and headfuckery that comes with trying to… View Post
Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 6 – Gift

Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 6 – Gift

For the last few weeks Lucy’s managed to get herself tangled up in a red-hot romance with Charlie, a charismatic and sexy 40-year-old who’s in an Open Relationship. After much soul-searching and ALL the overthinking, she’d just about managed to accept this confusing state of affairs when Charlie pulled the… View Post
Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 5 – Breaking News

Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 5 – Breaking News

After seven smoking hot dates, during which Lucy did her level best to resist non-monogamous Charlie’s advances as much as she possibly could, finally, last Sunday, her willpower crumbled. You can read all the juicy details of what happened here, or catch up from the beginning of this story here. Maybe… View Post
Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 4 – Surrender

Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 4 – Surrender

In the space of just 10 days Lucy’s had five intensely hot dates with Charlie, who defines himself as ‘ethically non-monogamous’. If you missed that, you might want to read from the beginning here, or skip back to last week here. There’s no denying it: Lucy’s pant-wettingly attracted to Charlie.… View Post
Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 3 – House Visit

Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 3 – House Visit

It’s been two weeks and three dates since Lucy met Charlie, the non-monogamous guy, at her friends’ house party, and she can think about nothing else. If you have no idea who Charlie is, or what’s going on, it’s best if you catch up from the beginning here, or read… View Post
Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 2 – Temptation

Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 2 – Temptation

Lucy’s been asked on a second date by Charlie, a tall, charming 40-year-old lawyer she met at a house party. Although she didn’t fancy him at first, Charlie turned out to be clever, confident, easy to talk to, and surprisingly sexy. In other words, pretty much Lucy’s perfect man. Apart from… View Post
Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 1 – The Unexpected Date

Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 1 – The Unexpected Date

After a rollercoaster four months in Kenya, Lucy’s returned to London and is settling back into normal life. She’s found a new job, is working hard to lose the extra pounds that have mysteriously accumulated round her middle, and is back on the hunt for a man. And she bloody… View Post
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