CAPS LOCK GUY

Last week I went on another first date. I’m calling this guy CAPS LOCK GUY. Even though he wrote his messages in lower case, mainly using capitals where it was appropriate, and even though he talked at a completely appropriate volume, his whole personality felt like it should be described in CAPITAL LETTERS. I guess…

Dates – the underwhelming and the terrible

Recently I went on two dates in 24 hours. The first was on a Saturday night, with a Spanish physicist. We had a flurry of messages on OkCupid, which petered out after a few days. A week or two later, I remembered about him. We had messaged each other about our favourite English words, which…

The perfect-in-lots-of-ways guy

While all the drama with Whippersnapper was unfolding, I made an effort to keep dating. I didn’t want to put all my eggs in WS’s basket, as it seemed quite likely to turn out to be just a drawing of a basket. Drawn on a whiteboard. The day after he said he loves me, I…