The First Date Offensive by A. Lusch

Turn First Dating into a Pleasurable Experience.

First Date. Those two little, innocent words can strike fear into even the bravest of people. There’s something incredibly scary about meeting a potential spouse for the first time. It can reduce grown men to quivering wrecks, mute the most talkative of souls, and splinter brain and mouth so that the most awkward and embarrassing things are said. How do I know this? Because I’ve done it myself – A LOT.

A few years ago, with the desire to finally end my singledom and find a husband, I set out on a task. To go on 52 First Dates; one every week, for any entire year. It sounded easy enough. Of course, I hoped that I wouldn’t actually need to complete the year; surely I’d find Mr Right long before the 12 months was up?

But dating, especially going on a first date, can be extremely daunting. It’s a scary process; you’re putting yourself out there and saying ‘Yes, this is me. This is who you’d spend the rest of your life with’. Luckily, I quickly discovered a few ways to make first dates less daunting, and actually began to enjoy the process.

Firstly, be under no illusions – you will not like all your dates and, more importantly, they may not like you. The thing is – it really doesn’t matter if they don’t like you. You’ve lost nothing more than a couple of hours of your time. You’ve checked another guy off your list. That’s one less fish in the sea to worry about.

Secondly, throw out the social etiquette saying that a first date has to be dinner, flowers, and romance. Talk about a way to pile the pressure on. Save dinner dates for the second or third time you meet someone. A first date is a time when you need to be relaxed, confident, and at ease with yourself so you can work out whether you really click with this guy. There’s nothing to say you can’t meet for just a coffee, take the dog (if you have one) for a walk, explore a museum together. It’s a damn bit cheaper too. If you’re really going on the offensive to find someone special, going on first dinner dates every week will quickly start to cause bankruptcy!

Thirdly, RELAX. If you’ve taken the first and second points into consideration, hopefully you’re not falling in love before you’ve even met, and you’re enjoying a more comfortable and natural setting. Both of these factors should help you calm down a bit and appreciate that you’re simply meeting someone new. If it doesn’t work out, it doesn’t matter. If there are butterflies and fireworks, then great; roll on date 2!

I totally understand that it may take a few dates to get this process right. It certainly took that long for me. Then, finally, something clicked in my brain and the pressure fell away. You can turn first dating into a pleasurable experience, and by being calm, you’re far more likely to find someone to spend the rest of your life with.

The Man PLAN

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Now that David’s heading towards his mid-30s, he’s finally realised that it’s time to find a husband. But with so many men and so little time, he realises he’s going to have to be strategic if he’s ever to find his soulmate.

Thus, 52 First Dates is formed; a challenge, a scheme, to go on a date with a new man, every week, for a year. If it pays off, he’ll be in marital bliss. If it doesn’t, he’ll know that he’s fated with being the eternal bachelor. With everything to live for, David plunges into the world of dating in search of the perfect man.

The Man Plan is a 12,000K SHORT STORY, or about 37 pages in length.

M/M Steam-level: HOT!!

Book 1: The Man PLAN

Book 2: Friends And FRENCHMEN

Book 3: Seeing DOUBLE

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The Boxed Set

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52 First Dates – Boxed Set – Episodes 1 – 3.

This set includes the first three stories in the 52 First Dates story; The Man PLAN, Friends and Frenchmen, and Seeing DOUBLE. Each story is about 13,000 words (about 37 pages) in length. The boxed set includes the three stories with individual covers.

The Man PLAN 

Now that David’s heading towards his mid-30s, he’s finally realised that it’s time to find a husband. But with so many men and so little time, he realises he’s going to have to be strategic if he’s ever to find his soulmate.

Thus, 52 First Dates is formed; a challenge, a scheme, to go on a date with a new man, every week, for a year. If it pays off, he’ll be in marital bliss. If it doesn’t, he’ll know that he’s fated with being the eternal bachelor. With everything to live for, David plunges into the world of dating in search of the perfect man.

M/M Steam-level: HOT!!

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Friends and FRENCHMEN 

With David in his mid-30’s, it’s time to get serious about finding a husband. Too many men and not enough time, mean he’s embarked on the challenge of a lifetime; to date a new man every week for a year until he finds THE ONE.

With one date out the way, and many more to come, David’s realising there’s a reason it’s so hard to find a soulmate. And, with friends, lovers and lust getting in the way, finding a husband might be harder than he thought.

M/M Steam-Level: SIZZLING

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Seeing DOUBLE 

The man-hunt is under way, and David’s keen to a snag a husband without having to complete every date of his 52 First Dates challenge. With several successful meets behind him, there’s a growing feeling of confidence that his search could actually work. But now that the novelty’s worn off, finding the motivation to keep going is about to become harder.

David finds himself trying to juggle meeting new men and providing a shoulder to cry on his to battered and pregnant friends. And, with a plethora of hotties vying for his attention, things are about to get more complicated.

M/M Steam-Level: HOT!

Author Bio:

A. Lusch lives in London and has been though much of the same path as David – in fact – this series is based around true events.

Of course, there is MUCH more to come in the tale, but, don’t worry, now the scene is set, there’ll be many more dates per book. Is there a happy ending in sight? You’ll have to keep reading to find out.

A. Lusch fully believes in never settling, always striving for the perfect match, and never giving up on your man once you’ve found him – oh, and eating A LOT of donuts!

Twitter: AlgenonLusch

 

 

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