Tuesday, 10 March 2009

I'm writing.......

Finally I can sit and do some work tonight :) Tonights work is going to involve finding out more about what constitutes a bad date? Is it something as trivial as simply no attraction, or a date eating with their mouth open? or can it be something hideous, like watching said date lick their plate in a restaurant, or strop off if a suggested 'grope' is turned down?

I've had some corkers in my time, and I always assumed it was just me, but apparently not. In the process of writing the book I've chatted to friends, family and strangers, about their hideous dating experiences. It has been hilarious, and very depressing in some cases, to hear that I don't have the monopoly on the 'bad date'.

From the man who sent me a photograph of his much younger and much better looking brother, to the man who forced his way into my house, my dates have been 'interesting' to say the least. I've walked away laughing, and I've run away screaming (literally) but they have all made me think that the men in this world have been taught nothing by their mothers!! :) Is it just men who make for a bad date? Or are the women in this world making the same mistakes? I'd be interested to hear your views, and hear of your bad experiences. If you want to keep it to yourself I completely understand, and my email address is available on my profile.

I really do need to get some work done now but I've not been out with a lovely man for a few days (been too busy) and I'm starting to distract myself with thoughts of a lovely dinner and an even better snog, amongst other things :)


  1. Is it just men?
    Oh not at all...

    Little Miss Halitosis was 6" shorter and substantially rounder than she'd claimed and, and she hadn't pretended to be tall and svelte.

    As for Mrs Needs-a-Bath, people at the surrounding tables moved away to the further corners of the room.

    But they are amongst the exceptions.

  2. Ah yes, but did you see them again? :)

  3. owww! You know how to wound a boy :-(

  4. Yup, halitosis is the biggest turn-off imaginable. Mind you, I have had to go to a date reeking of the garlic that my dear wife forced into me the night before (I couldn't really refuse the spaghetti bolognese she had made, could I?). No amount of toothbrushing or mouthwash will get rid of that. Sending a picture oneself from 20 years ago is a bad move - it happened to me. I didn't even recognise her when we met. She recognised me, my pic was a year old... We didn't take it any further. Being told that the bed hasn't been made for a week is also a no-no, and before you ask, I didn't-didn't. I'll keep thinking...