Keep­ing the con­ver­sa­tion go­ing was like pulling teeth

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DAT­ING PAST

My MOTHER and fa­ther put me for­ward for this, as I know they want me to set­tle down. I’ve been sin­gle for two years. I’ve been in three se­ri­ous re­la­tion­ships and my first girl­friend wanted chil­dren, but I was 23 and not ready. My most re­cent re­la­tion­ship was with some­one with chil­dren. I know many take on step-par­ent­ing, but ideally I would like to meet some­one who hasn’t got chil­dren al­ready.

PRE-DATE NERVES?

I was ap­pre­hen­sive be­cause I re­cently chat­ted to some­one on­line who wasn’t the per­son they said they were.

FIRST IM­PRES­SIONS?

While Mounika is pretty, she isn’t my type. she was wear­ing a yel­low dress and I also made an ef­fort with my clothes and my hair. I bought her a mini bot­tle of cham­pagne for her to re­mem­ber the date by, but when I gave it to her, she put it un­der the ta­ble with­out ac­knowl­edg­ing it. I don’t usu­ally do this on a first date, but thought I’d make an ex­tra ef­fort. I wish I hadn’t both­ered.

EASY TO TALK TO?

We weren’t on the same wave­length. I’m an ex­tro­vert, she’s an in­tro­vert. It was like pulling teeth try­ing to keep con­ver­sa­tion go­ing.

EM­BAR­RASS­ING MO­MENTS?

When our wait­ress came to take our or­der, Mounika or­dered a starter and pud­ding. I wanted starter and main, so asked for them to come at the same time. I didn’t want to eat my main course alone. I didn’t or­der a dessert — by then I didn’t want to pro­long the agony. we had noth­ing in com­mon, and I wanted to end things as quickly as pos­si­ble.

DID SPARKS FLY?

Not at all! I was dumb­founded when Mounika said she’d had an ar­ranged mar­riage af­ter meet­ing her ex just three times. I did pull her leg say­ing if we meet an­other two times, maybe we can marry.

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