Honesty is the best policy – never leave her alone on a first date

a couple of years ago

Dave the lodger sank back into his tiny sofa, glass of warm rosé in hand. The first date was going well and was about to get better.

‘Pizza will be here in a minute.’

‘Perfect Dave. You know how to show a girl a good time.’

‘You’re perfect Jade.’

‘Do you really mean that?’

Dave’s cheeks suddenly matched his wine.

‘Of course, yeah.’

‘Oh good. I do think honesty is the best policy in a relationship, don’t you?’

The doorbell echoed up three flights of Victorian stairs.

‘Saved by the bell,’ thought Dave.Continue reading