A personal trainer is suing his date after he caught a cold sore from her.
Martin Conway claims that he has been left ''traumatised'' after contracting the sore from his date, who he knew as Joanna Lovelace.
Conway believes that his date was ''negligent'' in kissing him when she had an active cold sore and says that his life and work has been seriously affected as a result.
The 45-year-old said: ''[She] had a moral and ethical and legal duty to warn me of the risks that I would be exposed to. I was kissed before I was informed of any cold sore.''
Conway added: ''I had no knowledge of cold sores having never been infected with them before [and] was not aware of the contagious nature of cold sores.''