Date #41, The Portuguese Musician

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The Predate Vlog

The Unconventional Woman is going to try her luck on a first date with another cultural producer.

The Post First Impressions Vlog

The musician and the artist have such similar life problems that almost every topic of conversation seems taboo.

The Post Date Denouement

The date has a different conclusion then expected.

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Date #40, The Transatlantic Italian

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The Predate Vlog

The Unconventional Woman is going on a first date with an Italian in the games industry…She thinks the text of his profile exhibits a nuanced balance of intellect and fun.

The Post First Impressions Vlog

The Unconventional Woman is enticed by a date who knows how to ask the right questions.

The Post Date Denouement

The Unconventional Woman feels that she was engaged in a real way on the date, and the prognosis is hopeful for a second meeting.

Date #38, The Half Brazilian Oncologist

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The Predate Vlog

The Unconventional Woman is going to try to pull things together with a potential date that has been drifting in the mists for a few weeks now. Should the seemingly impenetrable schedule generate an automatic no?

The Post First Impressions Vlog

The Unconventional Woman finds her date much more charming in person!

The Post Date Denouement

The Unconventional Woman stays in touch after the first date, but she starts to suspect that the efforts to impress did not reflect a sincere desire to engage.

Date #37, The Anarchist Socialist

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The Predate Vlog

Impressed by a way of responding to her profile that isn’t focused on the image, the Unconventional Woman tries to get past a language barrier with a quick first date in Friedrichsain.

The Post First Impressions Vlog

The Unconventional woman discovers that her and her date have very different positions on the purpose of dating. He attempts to persuade her to give up hers.

The Post Date Denouement

The Unconventional Woman decides date #37 is just a creeper with some  politically inconsistent intellectual pretenses.

Date #36, Hey girl, I think I other you ;)

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The Kim Bar near Rosenthaler Platz has a nice interior, but I was annoyed that they only serve Becks.

The Predate Vlog

The Unconventional Woman exchanges international fantasies on Tinder….Are both people talking nonsense?

The Post First Impressions Vlog

There’s something a bit too youthful about this 36 year old.  His tapered jeans are falling off his bottom and his sensitive eyes gaze sweetly over take out pizza. There must be something to him though, because he seems to know all the right people.

The Post Date Denouement

The Unconventional Woman warns about the ‘Expat Fungus’ at Rosenthaler Platz, and wonders whether her response to the antisocial and anonymous nature of London’s dating scene is a liability in fun and friendly  Berlin.

Date #35, The Eager Beaver

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The Pre Date Vlog

The eager beaver is a film maker…so why doesn’t he want to talk about it?

The Post First Impressions Vlog

The Unconventional Woman is hanging out at the Eschloraque and the Central Kino with the filmmaker—He tells her it’s a ‘theme park’ nostalgic of 90’s Berlin, but its also a good place to find films that aren’t dubbed in German.

The Post Date Denouement

This guy thinks Tinder is a vending machine!!

Date #34, The Veggie Metalhead

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The Predate Vlog

The Unconventional Woman is about to meet a Veggie Metalhead who was able to develop a good rapport and impress her with his energy on Tinder. However, she is suspicious of his motives for engaging.

The Post First Impressions Vlog

The Veggie Metalhead wants to trade Stockholm for Berlin, and polyamory for monogamy.  Any questions?

The Post Date Denouement

The Unconventional Woman is ‘so sick of people spreading their trauma around,’   She now believes ‘Veggie Metalhead’ is just a nice sounding hashtag.

Date #33, Second Date with the Media Man

I whatsapped the Media Man this ridiculous sticker I found on the U Bahn

The Predate Vlog

The Unconventional Woman has landed in Berlin sunny side up with a second date in the works…but is she just in the the ‘honeymoon’ of her German assimilation experience?

The Middate Vlog

The Unconventional Woman says she is in a gorgeous place with a gorgeous date….One problem, this conversation is boring!

The Post Date Vlog

The Unconventional Woman warms up to the Media Man during a discussion about American films of the 70’s and the women of Film Noir.  She’s hoping for a third date, but it’s late in the week and he’s been awfully quiet.

Date #32, The Valentine’s Day Break Up

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The Predate Vlog

After a 2 week break the Unconventional Woman hopes that absence has made the heart grow fonder…but what if it hasn’t?

The Middate Vlog

The Unconventional Woman reports that “nothing feels right” and she is regretting spending her precious time in London  on a dead end.

The Post Date Denouement

Mission accomplished!  The Unconventional Woman celebrates her very reasonable break up with the Young Irish Architect.

Date #31, My First Date in Berlin

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The Predate Vlog

My first date in Berlin: does it just feel like the grass is always greener, or is that the way it really is?

The Post First Impressions Vlog

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.

The Post Date Denouement

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!