Every time Peep Show was totally right about the brutal world of dating

When we think about the world of dating, nothing springs to mind more than the time when Mark accidentally stalked Sophie on a bus and when Jez had sex with everything that moved on Peep Show. And there is nothing like two people ever so slightly more incapable than you are at the whole 'love' thing to make you feel pretty darn great...

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When your friends remind you that you are single AF

'Enjoys playing soldiers and wanking over Dobby on Facebook.'

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When your ex โ€œupgradesโ€ to a new hipster boyfriend...

'And what does Gregory do?'

'He's writing a great blog about digital rights and how Brooklyn is changing for the worse, and comparing the different coffee shops he doesn't like and how their coffee isn't real coffee.'

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When you finally try speed dating

'Well, I'm afraid you've got no matches for dating.'

'What? None? But number 23 said she was definitely going to tick! That's a verbal contract! Well, maybe you could take her to court. Speed dating, I'd be better off speed skating.'

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When you're dabbling but confused

'Am I a guy who just slept with a guy, which is fine, or am I a guy who is a gay guy, which is also fine, or am I a guy who sometimes sleeps with guys and sometimes doesn't? Which is also fine.'

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When you finally land the one

'Look at me. I've got a girlfriend. I go out and have croissants.'

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But then your relationship becomes long distance

โ€˜Maybe I should get off with someone at Merryโ€™s party, in case Sophie does in Bristol.' 

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and you ask her about her Ibiza trip with the girls

'You haven't done anything, have you, Soph?' 

'Nothing happened, really. '

The three least comforting words in the English language.

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before you just cant handle it anymore

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'I like you. Is that such a crime? Should I be hounded to the ends of the earth, just for liking you? I like you, and if you canโ€™t handle it, you can just, you know, f*** off.'

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And you inevitably end up right back where you started 

See, it isn't all bad. At least we're not Mark. (Although, deep down, we are all Mark.) 

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