I have sent this review to The Serial Dater’s website from an anonymous email, it will be interesting to see if she actually posts it. She did not contact me to write about her. It may be because she doesn’t know I know.
Coincidently a female friend followed this so called ‘hilarious blog’ and one day when I was sharing a disaster (online) date with her she suggested I read this trash. So I tuned in around 68 and actually had a laugh. I scrolled back through past dates, I guess you could say I was kind of enjoying it, I was hung over and bored.
Alarm bells rang loud and clear when I read one particular review. Yep, I had dated The Serial Dater without knowing. (I am 99.9% sure the review is about me anyway.) I felt like an idiot.
I have no desire to identify myself with my ‘date number’. However I do want to review this girl and give her a taste of her own medicine. Even though it was quite a while ago.
The girl isn't hot or gorgeous, she is attractive. I think she knows she is attractive or at least presents herself with a lot of confidence. She is no slim jim, she describes herself as curvy and that is what she is. I wouldn’t put her in the Kim Kardashian ‘curvy’ category though. I have sisters, so yes I know who KK is!
She looked good for the date. A little schmancy considering she came from work but she knew how to dress and obviously liked her fashion. I remember she actually looked me up and down when I arrived. It was that obvious. I know I looked good.
Big eyes, big smile, big boobs, bright lipstick. Well manicured, nails, hair. I said I have sisters okay!
I got the impression she had a high opinion of herself, she took the moral high ground with me a few times. I liked the fact that she gave her opinion. I just wouldn’t want it too often.
Her phone went off constantly throughout the date. She didn’t attend to it every time, she apologised and said it was work related. It seemed to ring late and she kept it beside her at all times. I don’t think this would meet HER dating do’s and don’ts. I am sure she would classify it as rude if one of the guys did it.
I didn’t want to get drunk because I knew I would make a move. I think she would have probably rejected me. Especially now I read the reviews! We had a good time. She somehow lured me in. She had no problem giving me shit and being sarcastic. I think that that might be her way of flirting. I get the ‘Brutal’ heading of the blog! Ill admit that she was very funny sometimes. Even though it was my expense. I can hold my own.
She is definitely THE BOSS. Too bossy in my eyes. She told me to move the empty glasses at one point. I wasn’t the glassy. I could imagine some guys would find her intimidating. I also imagine she is probably a very good career woman. I liked how passionate she was when speaking about her job. That was impressive.
It turned out she didn’t give me a terrible review (not great either) , but she didn’t accept another date. I didn’t exactly ask her, I did message her and she shut the conversation down pretty quickly. I am not even sure I wanted another date!!
I may sound bitter. I probably am. I am still trying to find love. It looks like she isn’t! Good luck to her.
My score for her would be;
Date… 8/10 Interest… 7/10
The Serial Dater (TSD)... I know her in a much different light and I care to share.
I have never been one of her 'dates', however I have known her for 18 years, and when I saw she had opened up the series to her past dates to write a review on her, I pleaded to do the same, besides, we have wined and dined enough, I get the gist, and I am a bloke and she is... well... lets keep it PG... 'Unique'
Prior to introducing this girl to ANYONE, I always warn them of a few things;
1. Perform some exercises that will thicken your skin
2. Be wary, she can somehow see into your brain and hear your inner thoughts. Scary much. Evil?!
3. TSD (hard for me not to use her name!) will have made up her mind about you before you introduce yourself.
4. Be prepared to party
TSD and I go way back and like a good wine, or in her case two, our relationship has matured. I distinctly remember one night at one of her numerous parties, we watched the sun rise. Everyone had passed out or gone to bed. Subsequent to the initial gossip about who was sleeping with who, we started to argue (this was not unusual - at times, love hate.) Basically I "attempted" to, "tried" to, explain how sometimes people make mistakes and things don't work out perfectly. This didn't sit well with her majesty. She stated that there are rules in life and that is that.
ALL the rules apply to everybody and there NO exceptions. (At this point I am indicating that she can be narrow minded, stubborn, bossy, and she only processes things in black and white)
There is no grey in her life. In any sense.
She went on to say that she could not show warmth or be sympathetic to others mistakes. (Topic at this point was a mistake I had made...cheating on my girlfriend. I should mention my girlfriend was TSD's BEST friend (had to be - poor me)) This has always stuck in my mind. (ps.both of those sentences)
Even though we were born only 2 days apart I felt like we were so different but somehow... (this is the alcohol talking) I really understood her... Or at least I thought I did. (She would probably have a different opinion. Did I mention she always has an opinion?!)
Just when you think you have her in a vulnerable state and you are close to finding that gentle side, you are more than likely even further away than when you started. Remember, she can read your mind. It gives me the creeps at times. Her big brown eyes turn black occasionally. I swear.
However, I must say, just because there is a lack of warmth doesn't mean there is a lack of heart. Everything this girl does is for someone else. She is constantly organising and gathering groups of people together to have a good time. She loves the dynamic of differing personalities in a room having fun, you can see the enjoyment on her face. I have to give her credit (as much as it irks me to do so)
TSD is committed to her family, friends and WORK.... and now... even possibly... a man... Lets wait and see. Ive seen them come... and Ive seen them go... (Although, this time I might just suggest 'its different'... She is smitten and he is awesome)
Interest... Fixed at 100% friendship for the next 50 years. (If she doesn't kill me before then)
what can I say?!!! ....or Can't say...
I don't remember too much about our date because it was so long ago and so much has changed since then. The ironic thing is, it turns out I was gay!! She was right!
I could jokingly say, SHE turned me off women all together... but no. It was pleasant and very enjoyable.
We laughed, we
drank and chatted about anything and everything. There certainly wasn't
any awkward silence.There was even a Date 2... Which I have since apologised about.
If I was a straight man, this girl would certainly be my type - bubbly, fun, well-dressed and passionate about life and very driven. Perhaps a little intimidating though?!!!
I've now been with my partner for a long while and life hasn't been brighter. I'm happy and found the one I want to spend the rest of my life with. I only hope she finds the same, because she has so much love to give.
I was taken aback at first when I found out I had been 'rated' & 'dated' but can have a laugh about it now. I'd rate our date a 9/10, if only I knew then what I know now. What girl doesn't need a gay best friend?
Oh and I have since realised I was not THE ONLY date that evening... "running late from work"?! hmmm