Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Woman Tells of Blind Date Hell When Online Flirt Turned out to Be Her Boss

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Woman Tells of Blind Date Hell When Online Flirt Turned out to Be Her Boss

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Byline: Miranda Bryant

AFTER weeks of flirting with a man on an internet dating site, a woman kept a date to meet him at a London bistro -- and came face to face with her boss.

The horror on both sides was such that the pair agreed never to mention it again, but Zoe (as she calls herself ) was so appalled she quit her job. Zoe told her story to Capital Radio presenters Dave Berry and Lisa Snowdon on the breakfast show.

She said: "I was fed up with being single so I thought, I'm going online, how wrong can it go? I met this guy online, we were chatting on email for almost a month and then he organised for us to meet up. He didn't have a profile picture up, but I thought, oh well, the flirting's there, the banter's there.

"I went to a bistro he'd organised for lunch. I walked in and saw my boss sitting there and he said, 'Oh, hi Zoe', and he seemed a bit shaken. …

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