Here's the deal. I've been single since time immemorial. So, in an attempt to remedy my eternal singledom, and to get over my nauseatingly pathological fear of dates, I've decided to challenge myself. The challenge? To go on one first date a week for a year! So in 52 weeks time, I will have either found my Mr Right, or I'll stay forever Miss Write. This is what happens...

The Rules

Here are the rules to the 52 First Dates challenge...

1. A first date must be had once a week, EVERY week, for 52 weeks.

2. Taking someone home after a drunken night on the cider does NOT count, otherwise this challenge would just be slutty, and none of us want that do we?!?

3. Second and third dates are allowed, I must continue first dates unless there are exceptional mitigating circumstances. For example, God forbid, the start of a relationship.

4. Each date must be blogged.

28 August 2013

Woman's Hour / Men's Hour double date bonanza

Earlier this week I took part in a delightful Radio 4 Woman's Hour vs Men's Hour internet dating bonanza with the sublime Jane Garvey and the dashing Tim Samuels. If you were holed up in bed nursing the bank holiday hangover from hell, fear not, you can catch the full thing right here.


  1. Is it okay to post part of this on my website basically post a hyperlink to this webpage?


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Read some of the emails that didn't make it to the real life date stage...