my name's Willard Foxton, and welcome to 28 Dates Later.
This is me, looking vaguely serious, because I'm a journalist (I write for the Daily Telegraph & make films for the BBC & Channel 4) and normally I investigate things. You can usually find me on twitter @willardfoxton
The reason the blog is called 28 Dates Later is because, on my first ever online date the woman I was meeting bit me so hard she broke the skin, in the restaurant. While most of the things I write are serious, this blog is intended to be at least mildly amusing.
The idea of the blog is to explore the strange world of online dating.
The objective - to go on 28 online dates, off 28 different dating sites. Hopefully, I'll find love along the way. If not, I'll have a wealth of amusing stories. I hope I won't die.
All the dates on the blog know I am writing a dating blog (with the exception of the 1st story) before they agree to going on a date; I put a link on all my dating profiles. Every woman has seen the copy of the text before it appears. I initially thought this would make me struggle to find dates, but I've actually found it helps immensely, especially on the niche dating sites.
If I do find my true love, I'm more than happy to leave the project unfinished. I'm sure, in that case, you'll forgive me.