If you’re looking for love, or sex, or romance, or connection, how do you go about it?
That initial connection can be elusive. We can’t all just stand around on steam train platforms like Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard in the film Brief Encounter, hoping that a little bit of coal smut will land in someone’s eye and an attractive stranger will have the medical skills to whip it out, eyes meeting, hearts thrown together by fate. Nowadays, there are a plethora of online platforms and dating apps, and great relationships have started with a swipe on Tinder. But whether in virtual space or in person, someone has to make a leap of faith and kickstart the communication… a look, a smile, a question, and a decision whether or how to answer…
A friend posted about a brief encounter on Facebook:
“After a lovely afternoon… I was walking up to the train station.
Bloke: Scuse me love, scuse me, I’ve got a quick question.
Me: OK, what?
Bloke: You got a husband?
What did I say? What would you say?”