For the record.

January 23, 2006

Firstly, thanks for all your nice comments about The Crush and The Date.

From your reactions today though I thought that I should explain something.

In my 27 years on this planet I have gone on exactly 4 ‘proper’ dates.

Date # 1 was when I was 23. He came to my flat and bought takeaway and then we went to the cinema. I had a really, really nice time and we saw each other a few more times after that. Turned out he was an egotistical wanker that stalked me by text message for 6 months after. Musicians – stay away from them.

Date # 2 was also when I was 23. The guy that took me for a pizza and then complained because I picked the most expensive one on the menu. Normally I would be mindful of this and would never do it but it was buy one get one free and my choice cost the grand total of £7. Plus I got the drinks. Now if I had a brain in my head this would be the end of it but we were together for 2 and a half years. *Sigh* Should have noticed the signs – he was as tight with his emotions as he was with his money.

Date # 3 . I was 25 and moving away from the area in a months time. He was another musician (alarm bells please). He had made no plans so we wandered aimlessley for ages until I decided that we should get some food and where to eat. He was a lot of fun though and kissed me in the bus stop when we were walking home. He was a great kisser and we spent a lot of time together for the next few weeks. I did see him again when I moved back a few months later but he turned out to be another egotistical musician.

Date # 4 – aged 27. Last night.

So you see, the man got a lot of bonus points just for being nice and polite and having a plan. Because it was all so new to me. Some people might say all that should be expected but I know from my limited experience that this is not always the case. So I am not saying that he is perfect or that it was the best date in the world. It was just my best date ever.


  • Reply Mouldy January 23, 2006 at 5:55 pm

    I note from one of your previous blogs that you used to be married. Surely your husband was the best at taking you on dates? Didn’t you say that he was the nicest man you have ever met?

  • Reply Dancinfairy January 23, 2006 at 6:23 pm

    As it was you – you should know that you never took me anywhere.

  • Reply monkey typist January 23, 2006 at 8:14 pm

    never been on a date really. we dont really do dates here, its more like ‘ill-be-there-and-youll-be-there’

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