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 a year, that's 52 dates in 52 weeks.

2. Taking someone home after a drunken night on the cider does NOT count.

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.

13 July 2013

Sebastian Pritchard-Jones in the Daily Mail

Since the original piece came out in The Observer last weekend, I've been a bit overwhelmed by the response, it really has been amazing, so thank you to everyone who took time to message me about the story, I'm really very grateful for all the kind words.

There has also been a fair amount of press interest in the story as well, so here's a little something that's coming up in the Daily Mail today. I can apologise in advance for my ridiculous serious face, but apparently submitting a heavily Instagrammed selfie wasn't good enough.

*straps on hard hat and vows not to read the comments*

Oh, and in case you haven't seen *that* perfume bottle picture, you can see it here: