He lightened up as the meal progressed and we seemed to have fun, but when he walked me to my car, he said, "It was nice to meet you" in a way that told me he would not be calling again.I chalked it up to my voracious appetite, which may have been a turn-off for a Hollywood director accustomed to whippet-thin actresses who rarely eat, but I found out later that he already had a girlfriend.This is possibly the UK's number one single parent dating site.
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After a series of disheartening blind dates, I met a handsome young man who cast his net over me, completely bewitching me with his humor and charm.
Perhaps it was his dazzling smile that made me give him the benefit of the doubt.
In a grand gesture, he ordered several entrees and two desserts and encouraged me to "dig in." Feeling starved of just about everything in life at that time, I did just that and heartily devoured the feast in front of me.
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Next there was the flamboyant dentist who picked me up for our date and drove like a maniac, with me holding on for dear life.
During dinner he deposited his gum into the middle of his olive bread and folded it over like a sandwich, while disclosing that he always falls in love "with a woman's silhouette." He also mentioned that he found these pleasing silhouettes most frequently in (significantly) younger women.
It would be a lie to say I didn't have any dating skills.