The Second Policeman and the gem of a date

Last Friday night I had an absolute gem of a date. I kept smiling the next day. It had been arranged ages ago, and I wasn’t especially enthusiastic. He is a police detective. Part of the reason I didn’t feel that optimistic, was that I had that date with another police officer last year, who…

Excessive physical contact

I’ve just come home from a second date with CAPS LOCK GUY. I feel weird about it. He suggested we go to a comedy night in Angel. I met him at the venue, which was a pub. On our first date, I had a much better time than expected. From our messages, he’d seemed a…

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…

Great date, terrible texts

I keep not getting around to writing about what happened with More Than Average Joe. I think it’s because I’m a bit disappointed and perplexed by it. But I should conclude things, otherwise it’ll give me the Zeigarnik Effect! So, we met and kissed in a club, and exchanged numbers. I really enjoyed chatting to…

My date with the… Pauser

I went on a first date with a guy, and it reminded me of a joke I loved as a kid. He was another one who recognised the obscure song lyric on my dating profile. When men recognise the song, it automatically makes me assume we’ll have things in common, so he placed himself straight…

Erectioneering

This week, in the UK, we’ve had a general election. I won’t go into the ins and outs of politics too much here, because the focus of this blog is dating, sexual health and mental health, rather than current affairs (although I do think politics is relevant to absolutely anything, including sex and mental health;…

2nd date: Mike turns out to be in Slytherin

I was on my second date with Mike. It wasn’t going that well. Our first date was bizarre and lovely in equal measure, mainly because of the context. This one was turning out to be more bizarre and less lovely. I had recently moved to a small village, right on the edge of London. Mike…