blind dates

Date Nine – The Attic Mouse

August 2, 2013

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The Attic Mouse was introduced to me by the Hip Chick, a friend from school who I haven’t seen properly for years.  She was actually the source of his nickname, which he randomly mentioned to me whilst telling me how he knew the Hip Chick. [...]

Date Seven – The Challenger

July 28, 2013

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I spoke briefly in my post about The School Crush about the different ways people make a first impression. With The Challenger, I stuck to my new rule of not trying to hunt him out on Facebook (though have since realised this would have been futile [...]

Goldilocks & The Fairytale Couple

July 25, 2013

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As I mentioned briefly last night, a friend of mine calls me the ‘Goldilocks of Dating’, and it’s a nickname I rather like. Goldilocks knew exactly how she liked things, and she wasn’t prepared to settle. Just weeks away from [...]

‘Slow’ Speed Dating (Clapham)

July 25, 2013

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It had just gone midnight when I started writing this post, and I was on the ‘vomit train’ as my friends affectionately know the midnight stopper from Paddington to Reading. It’s my second night catching that train. I don’t [...]

The Prick, and Plenty of Fishing

July 21, 2013

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So, as I’ve explained before, I’m normally rather picky. Scrap that, I’m extremely picky! In six or so months online dating, before everything with Henley Boy, I had only met up with one guy for a date. I know what I like in a guy [...]

The (Good?) Nutter

July 12, 2013

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Ah I got you didn’t I …. you thought I was being mean and picky again!!! Don’t worry, the Nutter is actually me!  Or, hopefully not me … but we’ll see!  ‘The Challenge So Far’, that I posted this evening, [...]

The Challenge So Far ….

July 11, 2013

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Ok, so I am just 1 Date into my 30 Dates Challenge, and so far the response has been completely overwhelming!!! In just over a week, what started as an off-the-cuff Facebook comment has well and truly snowballed.  To date, the #30datesblog has [...]

The Flake

July 8, 2013

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The 30 Dates Challenge officially began a week ago, on Facebook, when I posted the following status …. Right, so may be stitching myself up completely with this post, buuuuut …. Have decided to make the most of my last few months being [...]

The Henley Boy

July 8, 2013

I wish I could say that my motivation for this challenge was purely journalistic.  That I had thought of a light, fun challenge to see out my twenties in style, and that was all. Don’t get me wrong, the challenge has definitely put a grin on [...]