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August 3, 2013

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As the scope of my 30 Dates by 30 challenge has expanded, more and more people have contacted me about it.  I’ve heard from friends I haven’t seen for years, either to volunteer a friend as one of the thirty, or to give feedback about [...]

Date Ten – Mr Twenty40

August 3, 2013

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I’m Ten Dates into Thirty, and if there’s a lesson I’ve learned in the first third of this challenge, it’s that Friday night dates after a week of serial dating and speed-dating probably aren’t a great idea.  Last week [...]

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 [...]

Date Six – The School Crush

July 28, 2013

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First dates revolve around first impressions.  In a short window of time, you are deciding whether the other person is someone you could become romantically involved with or not. Could that date be the first of many?  Or will those few short hours [...]

The Faceless Critics

July 27, 2013

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As most of you know, this blog all started from a random idea one morning at work, and an off the cuff Facebook status asking for date recommendations. Three weeks later, and the challenge has properly taken shape, with a more definite set of rules [...]

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 [...]