Kate Wells is a beautiful and talented magazine writer. When given an impossible assignment by her boss, she turns to her own life for inspiration. Kate's brief is to write a single woman's guide to love and sex. Kate conducts her research by recalling her many calamitous relationships beginning with her first kiss in the school playground. Kate's relationship history continues over the years, and brings back memories of her adventures with married men, mother's boys, B movie actors and a multitude of unsuitable bachelors!! The one man who seems to have the most impact on her life is Adam, an artist who does not look - or behave - like a typical Prince Charming. Through the ups and downs of her love life Kate comes to realise what she really needs for the perfect partnership.