As first dates go, my day trip to Belfast with Rapunzel was pretty good.
She didn't turn up in a wheelchair or reveal a mental illness - and at the end of an epic 13 hours together I was left wanting more. That is until she described our goodbye kiss as "awkward" on her blog.
Don't worry, though - we've discussed this and agreed it was all her fault. In fact, we've been talking quite a lot - sometimes until the wee hours of the morning.
And, you'll be pleased to hear, we're going on a second date. Though it might not be for a while as we're both really busy right now.
In other news, I recently won a competition over at jennaintheditch. The prize was a new brand of mints called Linger. Now, these are not your standard Tic Tacs. They're actually designed for women, as Jenna explains quite graphically on her blog:
Okay, so you know when you're getting all 'kissy kissy' with your man, and then things begin to really look up because he starts heading down? Except sometimes you have to think about when you last showered. Don't lie - you know you think about that! Then, out of fear of being 'not so fresh' you end up forfeiting your turn? Well, ladies - not anymore. I introduce you to Linger. Give it half an hour and they'll have you minty fresh and ready for a pants party. Yep, you guessed it - Linger is a mint for your hu-ha (or as the company refers to it: Internal Feminine Flavouring).
Anyway, they're obviously no use to me - so I was thinking about giving them to Rapunzel on our second date. Hopefully I'll get a taste test.
While I'm rounding things up, I had the bizarre privilege this week of being named among YourTango's '10 Guys to Follow on Twitter for Dating Advice'. And no, the irony wasn't lost on me. Nevertheless, if you do want to track my tweets - click here.
And finally, a big thanks to Keren David from Almost True for her immense help with my posts over recent weeks. This lady has just released her debut novel, When I Was Joe - a real page turner about a teenager taken into police protection after witnessing a stabbing. You can buy it here.