Tuesday, 19 May 2009


Hello everyone,

Just a quick note to let you all know that my old Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/s.php?k=100000080&id=1508200338&sid=2b72d8ede07ef523ba5a852fd9894173) has been reactivated, so I will be using that one again.

I have been working hard on (teehee) my project recently, as I only have 17 days until the deadline, so will be posting up a lot more stuff in the next couple of days. One of the things that I have been working on is the diary that I have been keeping during the project and I will begin to upload parts of it in the next day or so.

I have also just begun to realise how many of you got in contact with me and how incredibly crap I was/have been about replying to all the messages. It seems incredibly rude; something I want to stress I never intended to be, however the project took off so quickly and had so many responses to it, that I got behind on replying to everyone. I am working through emails at the moment, so you will get a reply, albeit a slightly belated one.

Alex x

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Marriage Questionnaire

Hello all,

Was just wondering whether or not anyone would mind filling in a short and confidential questionnaire about marriage for my project?

You don't have to be married to fill it it; I'm just interested in finding out people's views on marriage for the research element of my project.

If you wouldn't mind, just send me an email to joyfulcynic@googlemail.com and I will forward you a copy.


Alex x

Monday, 11 May 2009


I know that when I started out, I promised to update this regularly and reply personally to each and every individual email that I was sent, which I will do in due course - honest!

The project has gone really well and I've met some excellent people, both in person an over teh interwebs, though unfortunately it looks like there isn't going to be a wedding before my June 6th deadline. I have narrowed my shortlist down, however the three men on it are all indisposed for various reasons.

I have also taken up internet dating, which has been good so far - not met anyone who was too weird (if anything they've been too normal, but maybe that's just a reflection of my personality rather than theirs) but I've also unfortunately not met anyone suitable for marriage through it.

This for me is going to be an ongoing project and I will continue searching and updating this with my progress.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

So let's try this one again...

I've got a new Facebook account which you can find here -


As before, feel free to add me - I'll try and not get this one disabled...

Tuesday, 21 April 2009


I know, I know; I said I'd be updating much more regularly, but have completely failed to do so; further apologies to all.

The project is going well so far and I have had a great response to it. I will be replying to all the emails I have received over the next few days. I've been on a couple of dates so far, which have been nice and have also entered the murky world of internet dating, which is proving fruitful.

Though I've met some great people, I am not sure that I'm any closer to meeting my future husband and think that I may have undertaken a far too a large task! Regardless, I will continue to try to find that special someone in the next six weeks.

As always, please send any feedback, suggestions, possible blind date candidates etc to joyfulcynic@googlemail.com

PS. My Facebook account has been disabled, so if anyone has tried to contact me via that, apologies, but the bastards think that I'm some sort of robot spammer/hacker and so I'm not sure I have a Facebook account anymore...great!

Monday, 23 March 2009

A very enthusiastic thumbs up

Evening all, thank you very much for all your support and emails.

I will be replying to emails, messages etc and update the blog properly over the next couple of day - honest!

Alex x

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Questions I forgot, because I am an idiot

In no particular order...

41. Where would you take me on a date?

42. What are your favourite activities?

43. Are your parents still married?

44. How many sexual partners have you had?

45. Are you good in bed (be honest!)