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Marcello. M run this new dating blog. He is from London and, whilst he has always considered himself to be something of a maverick, he is really just another office guy in the City. Now in his thirties and inexorably alone, he has decided to start recording his dating chronicles.

The aim of this new dating blog is to subdue the white noise and hopefully make some sense of it all. It may provide some satisfaction to know that while the corporate male may excel at workplace bluff and bravado, some of us are utterly inept in the dating arena.

Marcello works in human resources, not exactly a masculine discipline, yet it affords him the opportunity to meet lots of women. In spite of my frantic work life, he spends an inordinate amount of time trawling online dating sites in search of “the one”. As well as his forays into digital matchmaking you will also learn of his ill-judged attempts to charm his work colleagues. Reading this blog will provide you with an insight into the mind of the modern corporate man – who knows, we may all learn something.

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WeAreTheCity.com was founded in April 2008 and launched in September 2008, with the aim of providing information to women who wish to progress in their careers via networking and events.  The concept of the website is to provide services that not only help women develop themselves both personally and professionally, but also contributes to a wider strategy of supporting working women in the UK more broadly by bringing together the charity sector and potential entrepreneurs on to one common platform.

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22
Mar

Marcello | Swipe Left, Swipe Left: a sublime new dating podcast

I have collaborated on a podcast. A dating podcast. After years of intermittent singledom, it would seem that ‘dating’ has become my specialism. Yes, I am a dating specialist – and while being a specialist is usually considered a good thing, this is not. To be an expert dater means you have failed in your...
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22
Mar

Marcello: Love in the City | 15 | The day my boss threatened me

This is a serialisation of the novel Marcello: Love in the City. After accidentally insulting a well-connected woman at a networking event, Marcello must face his boss’s wrath. “Oh, look, it’s the male Carrie Bradshaw. Good morning.” Jess was sitting at her desk, fiddling with her phone. “Why do I tell you anything, Jessica? Honestly.”...
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02
Mar

Marcello: Love in the City | 14 | I insulted my date

This is a serialisation of the novel Marcello: Love in the City. This week Marcello accidentally insults his date via text. The second date is always a quandary. I never quite know where to go – in the literal sense. The first date is easy. I have a rolodex of venues in my head (well,...
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23
Feb

Marcello: Love in the City | 13 | I tried to reinvent myself in the office

This is a serialisation of the novel Marcello: Love in the City. This week Marcello tries to reinvent himself in the office. I walked into the office on a sunny Monday morning. It had been just over a week since my networking meltdown and – as I was yet to reap the whirlwind – I...
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06
Oct

Marcello: Love in the City | 12 | I ridiculed myself at a networking event

This is a serialisation of the novel ‘Marcello: Love in the City’. This week: Marcello is forced to network. Rita, the HR director, summoned us to the grey inferno that was her office. She was a tall, skeletal brunette with razor blue eyes. After some cursory chat about our still-broken air conditioning she commanded my...
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29
Sep

Marcello: Love in the City | 11 | A ruinous date in gentrified South London

This is a serialisation of the novel ‘Marcello: Love in the City’. After several failures Marcello decides to start online dating – again. Jane met me at Brockley station. We walked into the Vineyard to find it only half full of people. And yet you could say the bar was packed – with reserved signs....
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08
Sep

Marcello: Love in the City | 10 | This is how men talk about women

This is a serialisation of the novel ‘Marcello: Love in the City’. Marcello has just been on a hellish date with his work colleague, Charlotte. I thought a lot about Charlotte while checking my dating apps on the way home. Nothing erases the past quite like the prospect of fresh degradation. That evening, I fumbled...
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04
Sep

Marcello: Love in the City | 9 | My hellish date with a work colleague

This is a serialisation of the novel ‘Marcello: Love in the City’. This week Marcello goes on a date with his work colleague, Charlotte. We met up on a wet afternoon. It was strange seeing Charlotte in her casual array, she had dispensed with her pencil skirt and heels and gone for a many layered...
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