How different the world would be if we all dated and mated the way they do in soaps, by never casting our nets wider than 100 yards from our own front doors. And once we had exhausted the local supply, we would simply start all over again and re-date somebody we had already been out with, or possibly someone to whom we had previously been married. There’d be no need for internet dating, for a start.
In Coronation Street, Maria is now back with Jason – the guy who once cheated on her with her best friend. Michelle has reunited with Steve, who also did the dirty on her, while Leanne is shacked up with her ex-husband, Nick.
Over in Albert Square, Sharon may be flirting with Jack, but how long will it be before the flame that still burns between her and Phil is reignited?
All of which makes it really unsettling that Coronation Street’s Dev recently enjoyed a date with not one, but two women who were most definitely out-of-towners.
In fairness to the always amorous Dev, he did previously toe the soap line by getting back together with ex-wife Sunita but, really, what was he thinking?
Come on Dev, enough of this nonsense; you know how to play by the soap rules. Maybe it’s time to get things going with Deirdre again? She’s local.