Remember me fretting about going on my first RSVP date and wondering whether I should mention the blog?
Well, my sister was a little perturbed when she read that post. She messaged me saying: “Is that an old blog?”
Because she knew I’d already been on the first date …
Erm, I may have massaged the truth slightly.
I am a former gossip mag editor after all …
(Note from Housegoeshome’s legal department: I did not just say that.)
You see, it was my second date. And that blog post was actually a bit of a recap of what happened on the first.
So it was kinda weird getting everyone’s advice on what not to do when I’d already done it.
People said things like: “For god’s sake don’t mention the blog, not yet. And don’t talk about your ex. I reckon it’s ok to indicate you have children (in passing don’t bang on about them) frankly children would be less scary to a bloke than the blog I think.”
And: “Well this is exciting news! Don’t mention the blog. And just remember… he’s probably just as nervous. You relax and let him impress you. Good luck x”
And: “Yep, agreed, don’t mention the blog!”
And: “John says he wouldn’t mention the blog, although if you do…and he responds with a creepy “I know”…run!”
Erm, too late guys – I mentioned the blog.
In fact, I told him I was “kinda infamous.”
I know, I know. But it’s true. I’ve had a rather colourful few years.
Despite my numerous verbal transgressions over two ciders, he asked about another date as we parted.
I replied: “I think you should Google me first.”
Those words actually passed my lips.
Then I got in the car and thought Why the bloody hell did I say that?
I should have waited until the second date (at least) to lay my cards on the table. But it was done. It couldn’t be undone.
He texted later that night to say he was OK with my infamy. Well, he wrote something vaguely along those lines.
I can’t scroll back and check his exact words because there have been around three million texts between us since.
As for what happened next … that’s a blog for another day.
Song of the day: The Dandy Warhols “Bohemian Like You.”