The legacy of exes

Have you ever had a boyfriend or girlfriend, and felt like their ex cast a shadow over your relationship? It can feel like you’re living with a ghost. Even if they don’t want to get back together, the ex can still feel like an unbeatable rival. I’ve got two stories about this. The first was…

Mentionitis and Joe-Kay Cupid

Another Joe! Everyone is called Joe at the moment! There’s my flatmate Joe, More than Average Joe and now this one. I’ll call him Joe-Kay Cupid as we met on OkCupid. He sent me a message, so I looked at his profile. He had written something about not being able to decide which Beatles album…

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…

The ex returns

A while ago, I wrote about  living with my ex-boyfriend, after we’d split up. Then he moved out for a month, to house-sit for friends who were travelling. It was perfect timing, as things were just starting to heat up with the Whippersnapper. Then, as quickly as the month arrived, suddenly it was over. Shortly…