After being dumped by every girl he had dated, film-maker Chris Waitt set off on a personal journey to visit all of his ex-partners in an attempt to discover why he had become such a loser in love.

Here Emily-Ann Elliott speaks to Sussex's most undateable man.

Perhaps Chris Waitt's track history of success with women can be summed up by the fact that he gave The Argus the wrong number to contact one of his ex-girlfriends.

Revisiting all of your past relationships to find out why they went wrong may not be everyone's idea of fun.

But after being dumped by at least 30 women that's what film-maker Chris did in an attempt to discover where he had gone wrong.

Chris, 35, who was born in Shoreham and grew up in Worthing and Ferring, attended Angmering School, near Littlehampton, and Worthing Sixth Form College.

He then moved around the country, spending time in Scotland and London, by his own admission "most times following a woman or her money".

Then, after a girlfriend of three weeks broke up with him, Chris finally decided to find out why he couldn't find long-term love and set out with a film crew to meet his ex-girlfriends.

The outcome, A Complete History Of My Sexual Failures, is showing at the Odeon in Brighton until Thursday.

Chris said: "I was basically dumped by a series of girls over the course of six months and after so many I kind of figured I must be me doing something wrong, so I thought I'd address it.

"So off I went on this journey to interview my ex-girlfriends and to get some answers.

"The whole experience was a nightmare pretty much from the very beginning when most of them said no to appearing in the film or shouted various insults to me down the phone.

"But slowly with help from various different sources, particularly my mother, I managed to gain a few interviews and then got another and another."

However, some of the issues raised during the meetings were far from comfortable for Chris.

He said: "During the course of the interviews various issues arose, particularly in regard to my sexual performance.

"I admit now I hadn't really thought it through when I started making the film.

"I thought it would be, at most, a fairly simple exercise, kind of like being a journalist and asking a few questions.

"But the event kind of overtook me and took me on quite a rollercoaster ride of disasters. Fortunately for me though it turned into quite a funny film for everyone else to watch, so it was kind of a nice moment to realise all the pain and misery actually amounted to something.

"But when my mum had a screening at home at Christmas for a few of my aunts and cousins that was a bit of a weird atmosphere."

The film, which took a year to make, has proved to be quite popular and received positive reviews at the Sundance Film Festival.

Along the way Chris also met a new girlfriend and says he is aiming to be a better man.

He said: "I learned lots of things from the film because there were so many things I'd done wrong.

"I had a whole list of standard grooming issues to improve on from personal hygiene to dressing better and improving my hairstyle.

"My performance in the bedroom was also a pretty big thing I had to address and the bigger stuff I learned was more to do with realising that I really messed up some quite important relationships.

"But to be honest I'm not the person to take advice from in terms of relationships.

"The best advice I could give is don't do what I did."

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