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Love and ‘The Beautiful Game’

Tuesday evenings have fast become ‘date night’ in the sickeningly cute coupled-up bubble that has recently become my home. With both of us having such busy work schedules and diaries that need a-keeping, we try our best to make sure that we have that one night of the week together to do something nice. It [...]

Good Old Fashioned Gal

I’ve got a secret to tell you. Come a little bit closer and I’ll whisper it in your ear.   I’ve kind of… sort of… got a boyfriend.   Yes, that still feels exceptionally weird to say, particularly as it’s been about two years since I’ve even thought about giving someone that label. And to [...]

The Power of Love

Time for a slice of admittedly peculiar philosophy, served up in the strangest of packages.   I’d like to take a moment to talk about my cat. (Bear with me.)   Now, I come from a family who never really ‘did’ pets when I was a kid. The best my brother and I seemed to [...]

The Men That Slipped The Net

My one is a guy I went out with when I was seventeen. Of course, all of you normal people who aren’t embroiled in the emotional turmoil of it all can turn and say to me, ‘But you were only a kid.’ I know that. But the two years we had together are still yet [...]

Dreading Weddings

It’s always difficult to feel the magic of Christmas ebb away each year. It’s an almighty killjoy of a sensation that puts me in a thoroughly grumpy mood for January. As the new year came in I looked down at my protruding food-stuffed tummy and groaned about the hassle of having to cram all of [...]

The Internet Dating Experiment

It is safe to say that my single life has been constantly punctuated by instances of frustration and confusion. Like many girls I know gathering dust on the shelf, I’m quite inclined to think that I’m actually quite a catch. None of this ‘why, God, WHY??’ thanks very much. I know so many intelligent, ambitious, [...]

Stolen Glances: The Tentative Business of ‘Hi’

Social etiquette is a total romance killer. Every day, millions of people pass millions more in the street. In true ‘Sliding Doors‘ style, just think of all of those ‘what if’ moments that lived for but a few seconds between each pairing of locked eyes. You know when it happens. One minute you’ll be trying [...]

Spoiling the Illusion: You Don’t Need a Relationship.

My name is Lucy. I am twenty-five years old, and I have been single for the last two and a half of them. My relationship with my own singularity is tumultuous and seems to go around in circles more times than when I play ‘laser pen’ with my cat. There are stages when I can [...]