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Marcello M
women in love
28
Jul

Marcello: Love in the City | 6 | My date with an East London hipster

This is a serialisation of the novel ‘Marcello: Love in the City’. After being rejected by a corporate lawyer Marcello, the dating blogger, meets a chipper charity worker. Online dating. I supposed it is all a bit like job hunting: a steady flow of rejection, interspersed with the occasional prospect. Already the process was robotic,...
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words
18
Jul

Marcello: Love in the City | 4 | I tried to charm an icy colleague

This is a serialisation of the novel ‘Marcello: Love in the City’. After a date with Karen, the disinterested lawyer, Marcello tries to make friends in the office. The following day at work, I turned my attention to my other great pastime: trying to befriend my icy work colleagues. Jess dismisses the project as folly....
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phone
28
Jun

Marcello: Love in the City | 3 | My date was glued to her phone all night

This is a serialisation of the novel ‘Marcello: Love in the City’. This week Marcello, City worker and obscure dating blogger, has decided the online world is the only place to meet women. He has arranged an Internet date in the newly gentrified neighbourhood of Brockley, South London. Karen came back from the bathroom smiling....
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22
Jun

Marcello: Love in the City | 2 | My friend mocked my dating blog

This is a serialisation of the novel ‘Marcello: Love in the City’ – this week we meet Luke, a man with a low opinion of online dating, and a subtle disdain for dating bloggers. I was fiddling with the cafetière when my housemate walked in. “So Marco, you’re back in the game,” Luke said. We...
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14
Jun

Marcello: Love in the City

The first novel by ‘Marcello’ – the popular dating blogger from WeAreTheCity. Marcello is a successful London professional. He is also a dating blogger in search of true love. As a sociable, thirty-something City worker Marcello shouldn’t have any trouble finding a girlfriend. Only he is having trouble – lots of it – and he...
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14
Jun

Marcello: Love in the City | 1 | I wanted to be king of the dating bloggers

“I can’t believe you’re going to start online dating again,” my colleague Jess said. “Why, how else am I supposed to meet women? And don’t say at work, that way lies pain and calamity.” “Oh, for goodness sake.” We were in the Costa across the road from work. I said, “Jessica, online dating lost its...
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lunch
19
May

Why we need to stop eating at our desks

This whole eating at the desk thing is getting out of hand. I always think this when I see my colleagues out in the ‘open plan’ munching away at multi-course meals: Henry VIII style feasts – or they would be if Henry VIII ate porridge, cabbage and rice. And if he were a woman. Wait,...
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movie theatre featured
09
Feb

Real romance only exists in the movies

I love the idea of cinema. Movies themselves bore me, but cinema – the concept of cinema – is beautiful. I appreciate this may sound convoluted and (like Corbyn in a bind) I don’t want to be misunderstood; therefore, I should say that while I am not wedded to the idea of cinematic art, I...
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