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Percy James has everything a girl could want: a comfy flat, a steady relationship and a truly lovely group of friends. Then she is approached by Eros Tech. Eros is 'the future of love' - an agency that brings together soulmates using mobile data. Percy has been identified as a match for one of Eros's super wealthy clients. The only problem is she already has a boyfriend . . . but what if this is *destiny*? Would you - could you - pass up a chance to meet your one true love?

A riotous romantic comedy with a warm heart and magnificent twist!

Guest Post:

My Perfect First Date by Cate Woods

I’ve been on quite a few first dates. This is partly because I’m fairly old, and partly because in my younger days I was what a therapist might describe as ‘commitment phobic’, but I would call ‘indecisive’.

Yet despite all those years of sitting in bars, sweaty-palmed, wondering if tonight was going to be the night I met my future husband (or end up doing a runner through the window of the ladies loo) I still don’t have a clue what constitutes the perfect first date. I can, however, tell you what isn’t involved – for me, at any rate:

1. Romantic restaurants

Avoid any establishment where there is the possibility you may be serenaded by an in-house musician, or – god forbid – your date could be offered a rose to present to you. Waaay too much pressure for a first date.

2. Dancing

NO! Too soon! Personally, I need to have had slept with someone a few times before I can get on a dancefloor with them. Dancing on a first date is unlikely to show you in your best light, unless you’re both blind drunk, in which case you really should go home before you do something regrettable.

3. Curry

IMHO this is a long-term relationship dinner, not a first date dinner. You know: “I can’t be bothered to cook, or change out of my PJs, so let’s go down the Bombay Palace.” Also, the beer/balti combo is not compatible with kissing, should there be any.

4. Karaoke

See my previous point re dancing.

5. Discussions of former partners

(fingers in ears) “Lalalalala I’m not listening to you…” Good or bad, I’m not interested in your past love life at this stage, thank you very much. For the purposes of tonight, you are a virgin hermit.

6. Parsley

Or spinach or kale or anything green that can get stuck between your teeth.

7. Insults

So you think Eileen is an awful name, do you? Interesting - that was what my beloved late granny was called… Better to be generally nice – or at least neutral - until you know this person better.

8. Fitness classes

No, I absolutely do not want to go Spinning with you on a first date. I want to apply a full face of make-up and sit in a bar looking as gorgeous as possible, not get sweaty and knackered while you try not to ogle some hot chick in the row in front of us.

Of course, the perfect first date isn’t really about what you do, it’s who you do it with. Six years ago I went on a first date that wasn’t particularly amazing, it was just… nice. The two of us met in a low-key Italian restaurant and the conversation flowed easily, although from memory we both played our cards pretty close to our chest. But I liked him enough to see him again and three years later – Reader, I married him.

So really, after all that I guess you could say that the perfect first date is simply the one that makes you want to go on a second date. 


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