Julia Morris plays Lady Cupid
Ahead of her new gig as match maker extraordinaire, comic queen J-Mo checks in with Cosmo to answer your burning life and love questions
Lady Julia Morris has braved TV screens, stages and even the jungle – but now she’s playing Cupid (move over, Osher!) on Blind Date. Based on the popular UK format, the series will see a single person ask potential love interests three questions to find their match. The catch? The suitors are hiding behind a screen. Expect surprises when the series airs later this year on Network Ten.
Before she gets to match making, we caught up with Lady JMo for a dose of her sage advice...
Q: I've tried bars, clubs and even weddings but I've had no luck! Where can you snag a man IRL?
A: Bars and clubs are perfect for overnight romance but don’t really suggest you are looking for something more. Arrange a dinner for all your single friends and have each bring someone they aren’t into. Increasing your circle will increase your chances.
Q: My partner hasn't wanted sex in three weeks… Should I be worried?
A: Take the guesswork out of it by asking if everything is OK. The fact that you are counting suggests you know something is not OK. Just ask. We may not always like the answer but it’s better than being concerned.
Q: What's the best spot for a second date? The expectations are so high!
A: First dates are so full of nerves that second dates are a great opportunity to have some fun. One of my favourites is something physical like mini golf, followed by dinner. The physical aspect allows you to have some fun competition and banter, then the dinner is a chance to laugh at the shared experience.
Q: Should I move in with my best friend? I'm scared it will change our relationship dynamic.
A: YES YES YES. It will change your relationship dynamic – to the most fun ever. I lived with my bestie for a while and we had the most glorious time. Factor in regular chats about how it’s going and don’t let any annoying little things build to big things.
Q: I keep meeting people hooked on their exes, is the Universe telling me I'm hooked on mine?
A: The Universe is telling you to put the red cordial down and work out why you think the Universe is talking to you. If you are thinking about giving an ex another go, get your friends to remind you why you broke up in the first place.
Q: How do you really know if you want kids?
A: From what I understand, you just know. I knew I wanted kids, I just didn’t know when. Having kids is
95 per cent horrendous and 5 per cent truly awesome. Somehow the
5 per cent overtakes the 95 per cent and makes it all okay. No one is ever ready.
Q: How can I make new friends? I've had the same close friends for years but am in need of some fresh meat.
A: Make your way down to your local butcher. There you will find other fresh meat lovers, who could possibly turn into friends. Don’t turn your back on your old friends though, they are an important part of your history. Having said that, if they are toxic, cut them loose and start again.
WE’RE ALL EARS, J-MO!