We’ve heard a lot about alternatives over the last few weeks and months. But now it’s February, and love is in the air… or so the greetings cards companies would have you believe. If you’re just not the Hallmark type, we’ve put together a selection of quirky tales of alt-love of all kinds to feast on this Valentine’s. Enjoy. #ALTLOVE
Name: Stella Grey*
*Stella Grey is a pseudonym
What’s it about? When her husband fell in love with someone else, Stella Grey thought she’d be unhappy for the rest of her life. But then she realised that she needed to take her future in her own hands. She needed to meet someone wonderful, and find a heartfix for heartbreak.
So, she joined online dating sites and embarked on a mission. What followed were 693 days of encounters, on screen and in person: dates in cafés and over glasses of astringent red wine, short term relationships and awkward sex, but mostly there were phone calls and emails (many, many emails). Her journey was never dull, featuring marriage proposals, invitations to Tangier, badly timed food poisoning and much younger men – but was it ultimately successful? Read more…