I knew nothing about chatting up girls and even less about keeping them happy. To me, the fact that Lynda had said yes meant she was now my girlfriend and, in a sense, my property whilst to her it meant something completely different. I didn’t know that and, because I was young, inexperienced and, in affairs of the heart, very stupid, it never occurred to me to find out what that was.
I now know that to Lynda it meant, okay, let’s try you and see how you do.
Six weeks later she belonged to someone else. I was distraught!