Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Date night

Tonight I went on my first date in seven months.

Now I remember why I haven't been on a date in seven months.

Dates are awkward. Particularly when the man in question is shyer than shy, openly admits to being nervous and not having dated for a while and spends the whole night putting himself down. A little confidence gentlemen, please! Everyone is nervous on dates, fact. But don't admit it!

It probably didn't help that the date was in a restaurant on Lark Lane, in Liverpool. One of my regular haunts with C. Driving there, past all the familiar places, made me feel very very odd. As I said on Twitter... "Feel utterly sick. Not at the thought of the date. More that I'm back in Liverpool. And all the memories associated with it." Ho hum.

However, I did wear skinny jeans for the first time in about three years. And I didn't feel like an overstuffed sausage in them. Momentous.

Also, although nothing special, this outfit could not be more different to the one I wore on my first date with C. A dress with holes in it (classy), some battered black jeans, even more battered Ugg boots (cringe) and a grey cardigan with a hole in the sleeve. The hole slowly got bigger until the entire sleeve was in two parts. At the time I was upset when he C later told me that he'd been disappointed with the way I'd been dressed. Now, I think the man had a point. I guess I dressed that way because I didn't like the way I looked, so saw little point in trying to make an effort. I rarely did anything with my hair, I wore little make up and I don't think I ever wore skirts or dresses.

I'm not sure I could be more different now if I tried.

Top: Matthew Williamson x H&M
Cardigan: M&S
Jeans, Bracelet & Necklace: Dorothy Perkins
Shoes: New Look


P said...

So no second date then, or are you going to give him another chance?

Love the outfit. You looked ace!

Helen said...

No second date. His parting words 'I don't think I'm good enough for you'. Poor bloke, he was so down on himself all night :(

Aingeal said...

Wow, constant self deprecating dude and on ex-relationship soil - Awkward date times. *hugs*

nuttycow said...

Hmmm. Strange. How about you chase it up and become friends and then, if you liked him, "maybe more"?

Why would a guy put himself down all date - that's just... weird.

Helen said...

Aingeal - Yeah. Pretty awkward. I tried my best but he just didn't have much to say for himself! So I gave up!

Nutty - I don't like him! Nothing in common at all.

smidge said...

Ooh you looked lovely!

At least you can start finding out what you don't like in a man!

Lainster said...

You looked gorg - shame he was intimdated by your loveliness!

Good work on getting back out there. x

Helen said...

Smidge - Thanks hon! There are many many things I don't like in a man. Weirdly, I'm kind of glad it didn't go well. Because now I don't have to go on a second date. I'm too busy and/or emotionally scarred for life to have a boyfriend!

Lainey - Thanks, love. Who wouldn't be intimidated?!? JOKE.

Melissa Blake said...

You've got a great blog!

Maggie May said...

you look so lovely!!!!

kirstyb said...

men bleugh! x

Helen said...

Melissa - Thankyou! x

Maggie - Aww, thankyou so much! x

Kirsty - I know, right! I give up! x

emilywilson said...

He needs to stop worrying out his nerves and impress you! pffft! boys! well you looked gawwwgus anyhow :) xx