So I did my one hour date with City Boy on Friday night.
It wasn’t the best of starts as I was half an hour late after getting my times mixed up. 😦 I swear my brain (or that naughty moon) tricks me into sabotaging these things….
But he waited.
And he was nice.
CB is on the dating website because he split from his last partner some time ago, and his daughter is off to uni soon, so it works out that he’ll have more time to explore London and will be free most weekends.
He works as a banker, spends half his time in London, half his time in Oxford, has a splendid relationship with both of his exes, they all have timeshare of a big country house where they all get together with their big gang of super successful ex uni friends and academics for big hearty meals, and everyone gets on famously.
So all a bit ‘Peter’s Friends’ really.
He was very chatty and amiable, nice looking, not in bad shape and seems like an all round good guy.
But all I could do is look at him with fascinated wonder and think ‘You’re so…..normal!’
I felt like we were almost different species, and that I hadn’t the heart to inflict my madness on this utterly balanced, happy, successful chap, and that to take this further would be like acting out a posh, British version of ‘The (Wo)Man Who Fell To Earth’ with CB being Mary Lou to my Newton.
And, when the day finally arrives when I have to peel off my mask, reveal to him my true self, and reach for him invitingly with a long, slimy arm, he’d run screaming from the room, wondering what the hell he’d fallen in love with.
And I just couldn’t deal with that.
I’d like to say that I’d be happy to be friends with him, but even that seems kind of intimidating, so I’m going to let this one pass by and hope he meets some lovely, successful lady in her forties who works high up in media, has a first in something or other, a child of called Muffy, Buffy or Tufty who is up at Eton doing rather well, is on the board of a charity, arranges flowers in her spare time and has an exceedingly close, convivial relationship with her gay ex husband who is now her best friend.
Oh, and doesn’t go all weird whenever there’s a full moon.
On the plus side, Goatee Man has been in touch and suggested a trip to the movies. Yay!
Whilst I feel there is something about GM that he has yet to reveal to me, I’m much more comfortable with that than, say, normality to the point of perversity.
I must ask him whether he wears contact lens or not though…. 😉