Whippersnapper II

Due to a combination of heartbreak and jetlag, I woke up at 3am, the night after Whippersnapper broke up with me. I was lying on my friend’s sofabed, as she had come and rescued me, because I didn’t want to be on my own. As soon as I opened my eyes, in the dark, and…

Love in the time of body dysmorphia

My 8th date with Whippersnapper got rescheduled twice, for reasons that deserve their own post. Ages ago, on my third date with him, he told me that he used to be overweight, when he was a teenager. He said he doesn’t normally tell anyone this. I did initially mention it in my post about our…

Love in the time of balanitis

The morning after my 5th date with Whippersnapper, we both got ready for work. It was the first time he had stayed over on a weekday. I’m never usually that happy in the morning. Just as we were about to leave the flat, I went upstairs to get my shoes. I noticed he’d left yesterday’s…

Love in the time of genital warts

A day or two before my fifth date with Whippersnapper, we had a text conversation about his latest sexual health symptoms (which turned out to be why he postponed the date). A few weeks ago, he had feared he was having a second outbreak of herpes, but it turned out to be a skin infection. Now,…

Post-date paranoia in Portugal

Just after my 4th date with Whippersnapper, I went to Portugal. My retired parents had arranged a holiday to get some winter sun and defy Seasonal Affective Disorder, and I went out to join them in Portugal for 5 days. WS left my flat on Saturday afternoon after our date. We had arranged to see…

My date with a woman

Oh, I don’t fancy her.  That was my very first thought when I saw the woman I was meeting for my first ever same-sex date. I went over and introduced myself and we hugged. She was at least a foot shorter than me. Normally on dates, if they suggest meeting at tube, I say ‘actually,…

His bandwidth is too narrow

I slept with Young Jaguar on the Friday. By the Tuesday, I still hadn’t heard from him. That night, my friend popped around for a chat after work. We talked about this turn of events; I said in a way, it wasn’t the end of the world, as I hadn’t thought it would last anyway.…