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The Novel & EP

Dating is Us is a must-read for anyone who has ever tried or thought about trying online dating. The debut novel from accomplished singer and performer Shelley Twinn, Dating is Us explores the familiar realities of meeting people online, offering a unique insight into this modern and increasingly popular phenomenon. Inspired by the simple idea that love conquers all, no matter the circumstances, this relatable novel explores the experiences faced by many as they try to navigate the new online dating landscape in their search for love.

With the author’s honest tone, dry wit, and knack for storytelling, Dating is Us offers a refreshing and highly entertaining take on the modern dating landscape any reader is sure to enjoy. To accompany her novel, Shelley has also released an EP with a number of original songs that suit the tone and themes of the story perfectly, expanding on these to create a truly unique experience.

Read more about the novel and EP below, or get in touch today to order your copies.

The Novel

Oi Polloi… A serious contender! 

The anonymous, forty-something female narrator of this novel sets out to find a partner on various online dating sites. After a series of dud meetings, some hilarious and some not so much, she finds  THE ONE! A man she nicknames Oi Polloi. 

The twists and turns of love and lust begin. 

Follow the narrator’s journey and find out if Oi Polloi is a serious contender for her heart


Shelley is a Londoner, born of a Caribbean father and an English mother in the 1960s. She grew up amid a period of immense UK social and moral change. . 

The impact of how society and immediate family and friends viewed her mixed-heritage family, and her parents’ relationship, gave Shelley a positive view on how ‘love can conquer all’.  

Shelley Twinn is also an actor, singer and songwriter who has written several songs about love and romance. Some of the songs are included in the Dating is Us EP, which is available on the website. Shelley still regularly performs on the London and international music circuit. 

The EP

In addition to publishing her debut novel, Shelley has also released an EP sure to be the perfect accompaniment to Dating is Us. The EP features a number of songs written and performed by Shelley, each offering a fresh insight into dating, romance, relationships, and more. As an accomplished singer and performer playing on the London music circuit, Shelley uses her experience to deliver an exceptional listening experience, with every song accompanying her debut novel perfectly.

Whether enjoyed on its own or with Shelley’s debut novel, this EP offers a unique listening experience any romantic is sure to enjoy.