Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Weepy First Date's Enough to Make a Grown Man Cry

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Weepy First Date's Enough to Make a Grown Man Cry

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Byline: SCOTT MANSON

WHAT does it mean if a girl cries on your first date? I'm no expert, but I suspect you're not hitting it off as well as you could be. It happened to me once because I made a comment about a celebrity's weight battle, which my date took to be a dig at her own cake-loving issues. This week saw me take Juliet, a gorgeous blonde, book-publishing type, out to what I thought would be right up her alley - a gallery opening of an artist who did something interesting with tartan fabric and old shoes.

Well, I assume it was interesting to someone there, although most were looking as confused as I felt. Luckily, Juliet was bored too, so she and I repaired to the bar which, I'd already established, was free. "Let's get tw***ed!" she said, grabbing two mini bottles of champagne and motioning for me to do the same - this was veering from a first date and into "liability" territory. …

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