How To Get The Right Swipe

On Paper: It’s time to compete against the twenty-one-year olds who have thousands of social media followers and promising careers as Instagram models. It’s time to Tinder…   In Reality: The super likes had dropped. My fanny was drying up with the cold weather. I needed a solution. And that was when I discovered Saskia, […]

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The “Feelings” Date

On Paper: “New Year, New Me!” Narrator: In Reality: He was one of the 12 dates. I won’t say which one, so let’s call him… The Date(s) Our second date was magical… Our third date was glutenous… And our fourth date was… Friends began asking questions … “Debbie, are you ever going to return my […]

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The Enigma Date

On Paper: Use WW2 Enigma machines, protocols and Sherlock’s deduction principles to create personalised cocktail recipes which will stay a secret between and you and our agents. Forever… In Reality: A week post Christmas… I began imagining the embarrassment of turning up to friends nuptials,, seeing them with their plus ones, pension schemes – dignity as […]

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The Mariah Carey Date

On Paper:  For 1.5 hours you’ll be taken through the DANCE moves OF A 90’s Christmas classic, Grab a mate and get on down to this Christmas Spectacular at Drink, Shop & Do In Reality: “Dear DD, I am just recently out of a 7 year relationship and have never officially been on a “first date”. Fancy […]

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The Tube Chase Date

On Paper: “Dear DD, your petrifying behaviour this year has pushed you onto the naughty list, but luckily for you I’m feeling unusually kind – so on Christmas eve I will leave riddles at each tube station in envelopes which will lead you to more stations and more clues. If you solve it – I will […]

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The Ice Skating Date

On Paper: Enjoy the perfect winter day out at Somerset House. Skate day or night with family and friends on London’s most beautiful ice rink In Reality: One year ago on The Twitter… @debsbowie are you the dangerous one? @valentine482… @debsbowie: “How dangerous?” @Valentine482… @debsbowie: “Drinks?” @Valentine482… He slid into the DM’s but unfortunately that […]

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The Forbidden Nights Date

On Paper: Think Cirque du Soleil meets Magic Mike The Forbidden Nights acts are skilled performers hand-picked from around the UK, possessing the highest level of talent, charisma, appearance and physiques with the personality to match… In Reality: “DD. I’m looking for a man this Christmas – can you help? Alex X” “Why have one Alex…” […]

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