Mr No-Relationship, Part 5 – Escalation

It’s Monday morning. Lucy’s been in Kenya for less than a week, but in a statistically impossible twist of fate she’s already met a cute boy, had a whirlwind few days with him, and agreed to go away with him next weekend.  If you’re just joining us now you probably…

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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 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 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
The Married Man, Part 3 – Aftermath

The Married Man, Part 3 – Aftermath

Lucy’s in a bit of a predicament.  She’s developed spine-tingling girly feelings for her married friend, Michael.  If you missed the story, you can catch up here. If you’ve been following the drama, you’ll probably remember that last week Lucy went to have dinner with Michael, and on the way there… View Post
The Newly-Single Friend, Part 7 – Showdown

The Newly-Single Friend, Part 7 – Showdown

We left the story of Lucy and Amir at the point where Amir, who until last year had just been Lucy’s good friend, had asked her out on a date and then cancelled it and vanished. If none of this is making any sense, you’d better catch up first.  Here’s… View Post
The Newly-Single Friend, Part 1 – Beginnings

The Newly-Single Friend, Part 1 – Beginnings

Lucy’s friend Amir has recently split up from his long-term partner. Lucy and Amir met through work, and have been friends for about five years.  They don’t work together any more, but they have a feisty ongoing WhatsApp chat, and get pissed together every so often. When they met, Lucy… View Post
Not down with the kids

Not down with the kids

Lucy goes on a date with Vincent, a commodities trader in the City.  Lucy already knows from his profile that he’s a handsome guy, but in a startling break from the usual in-the-flesh disappointment, Vincent’s photos actually don’t do him justice.  In real life he is possibly the best-looking man… View Post
Radio Ga Ga, Part 4 – Chasing

Radio Ga Ga, Part 4 – Chasing

After what seemed like a never-ending dry spell which looked like it would only end when our heroine shrivelled up and died from lack of human contact, Lucy has finally had sex with Peter, who works in radio. (To read all about it, click here.) He texts her the next… View Post
Radio Ga Ga, Part 3 – Naked

Radio Ga Ga, Part 3 – Naked

Lucy’s had two dates with Peter, whom she met on Bumble. (To catch up on the last one, click here). Peter is attractive and a great kisser, but it’s clear he’s only interested in one thing.  Lucy feels she ought to be outraged by this, but it’s been months since… View Post
Radio Ga Ga, Part 2 – Bravery

Radio Ga Ga, Part 2 – Bravery

It’s late May, and a sunny bank holiday weekend is looming.  Because of the weather Lucy has epilated her legs and painted her toenails, so now she wants to put the pain and effort to good use.  She needs to find a date. She decides to message Peter, the radio… View Post
Radio Ga Ga, Part 1 – Kiss

Radio Ga Ga, Part 1 – Kiss

Lucy discovers Peter on Bumble.  He has a great smile and an interesting job in radio.  Lucy is also happy to find that unlike at least half of the lazy fucks on the app, Peter has actually managed to find time in his busy and important life to write a few… View Post
Names and some minor details have been changed to protect the innocent. And sometimes the guilty.