For 42 year-old, Richard, the ideal woman would look like Kylie Minogue
and live within five miles of his home.
willing to compromise on the pop star looks, but location is very important to
him, and the possibility of dating beyond this area is "a no go
area". This isn't helping his quest for love, but neither is his lack of
confidence. Having never been on a second date, he worries about saying the
wrong thing at the wrong time (his foremost learning from a past date with a
Russian lady is "don't talk about Chernobyl").
When a date
from Kent was found for him, however, he agreed to meet Lucy on the condition
that she travel the 1.5 hours to meet Richard on his own turf.
nerves, Richard had a clear strategy for the date, and against his mum's
advice, he showed Lucy his muscles.
pecs seemed to do the trick - after a shaky start with a few awkward silences,
the date finished with Richard achieving his dream of securing a second
meeting, and Lucy declaring mysteriously that she thought there was "more
than meets the eye" where her date is concerned.
number two, Richard pushed himself out of his comfort zone and travelled 18
miles for the meeting. After an afternoon of ice cream and mini golf, a third
date was agreed on, giving Richard hope that this could be the start of a