After a 2 week break the Unconventional Woman hopes that absence has made the heart grow fonder…but what if it hasn’t?
The Unconventional Woman reports that “nothing feels right” and she is regretting spending her precious time in London on a dead end.
Mission accomplished! The Unconventional Woman celebrates her very reasonable break up with the Young Irish Architect.
My first date in Berlin: does it just feel like the grass is always greener, or is that the way it really is?
It seems like they have a lot in common….the Unconventional Woman’s first Berlin date does research in media studies which is similar to her research on dating.
Luckily, the Unconventional Woman’s date has taught her to say Neukölln correctly. She finds him intelligent and attractive, but not very ‘manly’. Still, polite email is ongoing, and she’s hoping for a second date!
The Unconventional Woman’s break up plans are delayed by a friend who invites the couple to accompany her at a gig.
The Unconventional Woman’s resolve is wavering. She’s having a great time on the dance floor, and her friend has complimented her on how sweet and charming The Unconventional Woman’s date is.
The Unconventional Woman is intrigued by Young Architect’s dancing skills….but she’s also starting to verbalize why she’s been feeling uncomfortable with him..Is honesty really the best policy at this point?
“I don’t know yet…….but he’s definitely a very clever, sweet, engaging person…who I might benefit from having in my life.”
At beginning of dinner everything feels chill. Maybe the Unconventional Woman’s apprehensions about pacing were a false alarm?
The Unconventional Woman decides she needs one more date…to break up with the Young Irish Architect
The Unconventional Woman is determined to ‘engage with someone who gives a shit’ but if things don’t heat up on this date, will they ever?
The Unconventional Woman has been quite happy to get to know someone who isn’t hard and cynical….now she’s starting to think that she’s the one who has become hard and cynical.
The Unconventional Woman was just starting to feel comfortable and connected, making her think there was some potential in this interaction after all… Then he tested his luck.
Date #22 has returned from his trip to Indonesia and requested a second date. The Unconventional Woman has been getting luke warm to bad vibes from both of her pre-Christmas love interests, so she decides to meet this third man again.
The Unconventional Woman is very pleased with the elaborate plans that have been made for her. It has been a few weeks since someone made that much of an effort.
The film was great, but the martini wasn’t very subtle. The Unconventional Woman didn’t ‘get no text’ …she tells us why she doesn’t care.
The Unconventional Woman is in the early days of getting to know the Young Irish Architect and the Greenwich Punk…she’s hoping to test the water without things getting too much out of hand.
“I’m just longing for a time when I can be a complete person, and not have outside structures impinging on my individuality and becoming an immediate part of my decision making.”
The Unconventional Woman divulges the details of cultural objects of interest in the Young Irish Architect’s flat. She also wonders why he was too hesitant to put his arm around her on the couch.
The Unconventional Woman is going out on a date with someone who has a similar work/life profile as the Greenwich Punk, but are they really interchangeable?
As the Unconventional Woman gets more details on the musician’s mode of life, she admires his politics and his survival strategy. The question is whether he could be part of hers…
The Unconventional Woman realizes that dating another person right now would make life more complicated instead of improve it.
The Unconventional Woman is so harried and exhausted with her job applications, i. e. her desperate fight to stay in the country, that she has actually forgotten the difference between the Barbican and the Southbank. Is this lady safe to date?
By now the Young Irish Architect has bought the Unconventional Woman a drink. She is so grateful that he has created the perfect space for the crash landing of her week.
The Unconventional Woman feels like she learned a lot about the Young Irish Architect on the 2nd date…she feels like his interest in her sincere, and he might well be a nurturing and supportive partner….but there’s one thing missing!