At this point, the Lithuanian Ninja made it clear he thought he was a genuine contender to thwart the future of 52 First Dates, a bar I fear is almost impossibly high these days.

He was well aware of the ongoing emotional embuggerance of Mr Third Party who had been occupying a lot of my mind time over the last week, and even though he knew he'd be written up in true 52 First Dates style, he agreed to meet up anyway, which to be honest was just what I needed to take my mind off the other emotional turbulance. Cue a massive swoosh of typical British pre-date prudishness.

But since he lived out in deepest darkest Dagenham, we agreed to meet somewhere halfway. I'd managed to notch up some significant pre-date nerves on this one, mainly because Mr #14, who from hereon in will be known as the Lithuanian Ninja for reasons I won't be able to properly explain, had suggested that as a challenge, when we were to meet at the tube, we were to stand there for 1 to 3 minutes in silence and stare at each other. But when in Rome, or more aptly, when in Barking with a random Lithuanian, you go along with it.

And although we shared a lovely kiss in the romantic setting of the Barking Shopping Centre, I'm just not sure that the chemistry was really all there for me.

Which is a real shame, as I'd have loved nothing more than to cite a Lithuanian Ninja as the reason for abandoning 52 First Dates.

So in 52 weeks time, I will have either found my Mr Right, or I'll stay forever Miss Write. Here are the rules to the 52 First Dates challenge...1.

For example, God forbid, the start of a relationship.4. Mr #14 and I first got chatting online through a dating site a month or so ago, and over the last few days due to him suffering some sort of fat-thumbs syndrome affecting texting on his touchphone, we started chatting over Facebook.And although on paper it was one of the worst dating locations ever, it was a genuinely brilliant date for lots of right and lots of wrong reasons.And it was really lovely to feel fancied, something that hasn't really happened a lot over my 52 First Dates quest thus far.The Soviet Union imposed an economic blockade between April and late June.Economic and energy shortages undermined public faith in the newly restored state.The inflation rate reached 100% and continued to increase rapidly.