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When brunch dates go bad


The Serbian wanted to meet up again. I’d been rather busy going to art galleries, Christmas shopping and suffering under man-flu so we eventually went out for brunch.

She had never brunched before but I love a good brunch. It’s a meal you can only really take if you’ve got time off. So it’s always a special occasion.

We met up said the slightly awkward hellos of people who have kissed while drunk but haven’t quite decided if more kissing is in order and sat down to eat. The food was excellent but the conversation was troubling.

The Serbian spent the whole time talking about some other chap who had contacted her through a dating website and how she was talking to him but she wasn’t going to see him. Then she mentioned how she had got into the top 20 of another dating website.

I wasn’t quite sure what to say in reply to this.

The rest of the conversation followed this form. She would talk – with distain – about other men who have attempted to ask her out and I would be baffled over what she wanted me to say. This was for the entire meal. Yes, the entire meal.

It was decidedly less fun than magic and video cameras.

We parted with a vague promise of a drink and I think it will be left as that.

Marriage percentage = 0% – Don’t talk about other dates when on second dates.

Lessons learned:
Doing excellent stuff can sometimes make a connection seem like more than it is
Talking about being unpleasant to other men doesn’t impress me
I really like brunch

  1. December 22, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Maybe you should allow for a negative marriage percentage on the basis of this date ;-)

    • December 22, 2010 at 12:55 pm

      I don’t think it was quite that bad…

  2. December 22, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Blimes! She obviously thought you were going to get married to go that far bitching about other men. Bad judgement, cheekbones! Shame. So she turned out to be a
    bit of a dick, but take solace that you obviously erm, invite open and callous conversation? Ask for the camera back you ‘lent’ her. Ha!

  3. December 22, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Machecazzo – Yes I shall take solace in our open conversation, and no I won’t be asking for the camera back. *tsk*

  4. L.A.
    December 22, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    i’m guessing
    a) low self confidence
    b) requires an exstensive amount of male attention to boost a).

    also. what exactly is man-flu, and what qualifies as brunch in london?

    • December 22, 2010 at 3:29 pm

      Man-flu – a cold.

      Brunch – I had dutch pancakes and coffee.

  5. L.A.
    December 22, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Does that mean that I as a woman — cannot get a man-flu-cold? That would be fabulous.

    And pancakes are acceptable at any time. See IHOP.

  6. December 23, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    I’m not sad. I like Gaugin Girl. Mwah ha ha

  7. January 4, 2011 at 3:57 am

    The American cousins are in total agreement. Also, when you nicked her The Serbian, this sort of behavior is exactly what I expected. Cold……

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