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Crompton was about to be assaulted with questions like the one that had undone his predecessor. Someone had asked why there weren’t enough helicopters to provide air cover for the boys in Helmand. He hadn’t …

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COVER GIRL – REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL
February 21, 2010 – 8:56 am | No Comment
COVER GIRL – REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL

Speaking as a fairly new resident in World of Single, there are many great things about it which I’d either forgotten, or never really noticed back in my early 20s. And the greatest …

COVER GIRL – WHAT NOT TO SAY AND HOW NOT TO SAY IT
January 22, 2010 – 4:46 am | No Comment
COVER GIRL – WHAT NOT TO SAY AND HOW NOT TO SAY IT

I have become invisible. That, or I’ve developed a hideous facial deformity, I’ve started exuding the tang of decomposing catfood and nobody dares tell me, or I’m suddenly dressing like a down-on-her-luck hooker … which …

BLOGS, DATING – COVER GIRL, WHEN IS A DATE NOT A DATE?
January 7, 2010 – 10:29 am | 2 Comments
BLOGS, DATING – COVER GIRL, WHEN IS A DATE NOT A DATE?

When it’s a drink with a friend, of course. Or perhaps going to an exhibition, or the cinema, or a gig, or a show that you know they’d be interested in, so you call them, …

Blogs, Dating – Cover Girl – Where there’s a Will …
December 29, 2009 – 12:11 pm | No Comment
Blogs, Dating – Cover Girl – Where there’s a Will …

It’s a week after my first date with “Adrian”, the man I spotted on the Piccadilly Line reading The Liar, and at last, things are starting to kick off, response-wise. Despite the relative paucity of …

BOOKS, DATING – COVER GIRL, FIRST CONTACT
December 21, 2009 – 6:39 pm | 3 Comments
BOOKS, DATING – COVER GIRL, FIRST CONTACT

In which a date actually happens. Sorry to keep people hanging on over the weekend, by the way – I was distracted, not by a series of hot dates, but by social obligations to some people …

BLOGS, DATING – COVER GIRL, WEEK TWO AND A HALF
December 18, 2009 – 12:08 pm | 3 Comments
BLOGS, DATING – COVER GIRL, WEEK TWO AND A HALF

Two weeks, ten cards … one man?

As Week Two of Project Cover Girl opens, I’m feeling fairly optimistic. I’ve leaped the first hurdle, I’ve refined my carding (and observation) techniques, and all in all …

BLOGS, DATING – COVER GIRL WEEK ONE
December 11, 2009 – 3:50 pm | 2 Comments

Welcome back! And what a week it was …The first thing I discovered in my quest for compatible, literate blokes was how few people you see on the tube these days who are reading actual …

BLOGS, DATING – Cover Girl (How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tube)
December 8, 2009 – 9:32 am | 6 Comments
BLOGS, DATING – Cover Girl (How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tube)

London, August 2009. Having just dispatched a no-going-back email to the man who’s been toying with my affections for the last six months, I find myself at pretty much the loosest end I’ve ever experienced. I’m unemployed, heartbroken, and single for the first time in six years. Clearly the immediate solution is to get drunk. But what to do in the long term?