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Where are the Instructions?


When I was at school, girls could study whatever they wanted, as long as it involved home economics. I have to say, learning to sew a pillowcase and make edible corn fritters might have been designed to turn me into the perfect wife and homemaker, but it left me feeling desperately unprepared for the step preceding that – dating!

When I was growing up, there was only one nightclub in town. For anyone over 18 (or in the days before photo ID, anyone who could memorise the birth date and star sign of an older friend and could stand upright) this was where you spent Friday and Saturday nights. And so sets the scene for my introduction to dating.