The Rules of the Wager

1. No deliberate cock-blocking.  We may accidentally date the same girl but phoning her up to say the other one punches kittens for fun is off.

2. No telling girls you are dating about the blog.  This is for our own safety really. No good can come of this. Although it’s probably wise to explain a bit after the proposal.

3. No outing.  Since the girls you date don’t know about the blog it would be wrong to take photos of their faces or identify them openly.

4. No quitting. It’s a do or die challenge. No dying either.

5. Dating an ex of the other challenger is permitted but you have to let the other person know first. However, exes listed under the relevant challenger’s ‘Dating History’ are STRICTLY off limits.

6. EVERY date must be blogged.  No secret dates. No ‘we just went for a coffee’. Every single one has to be recorded. Also you have to provide a Marriage Percentage (M%), scored at the end of the date.

7. There are no bad dates, only good stories. You have to share the story too.

8. The definition of a ‘real engagement’ is that you tell your mum. The bet ends when someone is married.

9. Biscuit and Toast aren’t allowed to marry each other. Because that is a stupid way of winning, and neither of them could carry off a dress.

10. This is a wager between gentlemen, so gentlemanly conduct is expected.

  1. citygirlblogs
    February 10, 2010 at 12:11 am

    What a great blog! And, I heartily agree with #7 :). Good luck! Hope you both find what you are looking for!

    • February 10, 2010 at 7:06 am

      Hehe, thank you. ‘7’ is necessary to get through any TERRIBLE dates! Toast has had some real corkers.

  2. June 29, 2010 at 9:01 am

    You have tested it and writing form your personal experience or you find some information online?

    • June 29, 2010 at 9:21 pm

      (sorry for the delay Bing, your comment got sucked up by the spam filter!)
      I’ve been lucky with my own dates but Toast (over the years) has had some terrible ones. Thankfully they usually make good stories so it gives an incentive to carry on, think of England and just catalogue the disaster in your mind for the write up.

  3. December 9, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Found your blog via Happyiness Project London. It’s hilarious!

    Definitely in agreement with 7! Every time I have a terrible date, it’s paid for ten times over because of all all the laughter and joy it brings my friends.

    • December 9, 2010 at 6:45 pm

      Glad you like it – it’s nice to know the ups and downs are at least amusing people. The mostly troubling thing is that the challenge has been going for almost a year and neither of us is even slightly closer to winning.

      Who knew getting married would be so hard?

  4. May 15, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Absolutely brilliant! And so refreshing to find that men think about marriage and a fairytale ending as much as women!
    You will both make two people very happy at some point.
    All the love and luck in the world (with a few entertaining dates in between).
    D. S.

    • May 15, 2011 at 11:02 am

      Why thank you Duchess. I hope you enjoy the rest of the blog.

  5. missmaladroit
    July 25, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    It’s taken me a while to remember to check for sure, but I see now that there IS a rule against telling the dates about the blog. How did The Theatre Producer find out (as I assume she did, on account of her Twitter account/that other post where you said she said it was okay for you to post about her not-so-standard nursing techniques)? How can we ever expect to get an honest story out of you again? Or (more importantly) an honest marriage rating?

    • July 25, 2011 at 3:51 pm

      Because Biscuit will punch me in the arm if I try to lie and he can punch a lot harder than The Theatre Producer*.

      *Not tested.

  6. September 15, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    I’ve always said that there are no bad dates.. just good date stories. I have some hilarious ones!

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