So I would rather stay single than take on someone who’s going to be hard work.
I’m from Italy originally but have lived in the UK since 2005, first for my Ph D and then for work. I married an Englishman at 34, after family pressure to ‘settle down’, but we divorced in 2011.
We’ve both had a hard time dating in the past — but JP said he didn’t want to talk about other girls, which I appreciated.
But we did talk about men’s and women’s approaches to relationships.
JP ticks a lot of boxes, and besides, when you fail so many times in relationships, it’s good to try basing your attraction on something more meaningful than just looks.
So I surprised myself — and it was a good surprise!
I’ve had a few relationships, but have been single for a few years.
I think JP might be more attracted to me than I am to him, but I am excited to see how this develops. Sarastro was great, with a crazy over-the-top interior.
On the date, we had an initial chat about the menu and what to order, which is always a good icebreaker. The waiters were very funny, constantly keeping us entertained, and we just carried on talking and didn’t stop.
We didn’t delve too much into history, preferring to keep it positive.
It’s so much more stimulating and there’s a sense of honesty.