That first date with a best beloved - the joy, the passion, the embarrassment, the sheer farce - you remember. Whether it was an Ingrid Bergman kind of thing or more Ingmar Bergman, Jilly Cooper or Tommy Cooper, it is time to tell the world. Or at least tell us. The best accounts will be published here on 14 February and the best of all will win champagne and chocolates for the object of your desire, delivered to their door from Harrods. Entries, up to 500 words, by Wednesday 12 February to Cupid, Features Dept,

The Independent, 1 Canada Square,

Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL

(fax 0171-293 2182).

Be sure to include the name and address of your heart's desire.