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

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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.


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