First Dates – a Spark Encore / Romantic Misadventures special •

CONTENT WARNING: strong sex references.

For all the single ladies and gentlemen out there, here’s our antidote to the mushiest time of year: four stories of terrible first dates, courtesy of the wonderful night we hosted recently with Romantic Misadventures.

Charley Harrison is joined by Kit Lovelace to regale you with horrific tales of finding love or a one night stand. Thanks to Nell, Brie, and Duncan for sharing their stories, as well as the fantastic audience at the Exmouth Market Theatre.

Romantic Misadventures is a monthly night in Dalston, east London, which you should really check out. Details here:

Spark – True Stories is produced by Matt Hill for Rethink Audio, with an incredible bunch of volunteers at Spark nights across the UK. To find out more, or to set up your own Spark night in your town, head to