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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.

new dating blog

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.

office romance, love at work
11
Aug

Marcello Love in the City | 8 | The day I asked out a work colleague

This is a serialisation of the novel ‘Marcello: Love in the City’. Jess, Marcello’s friend, has just tried to set Marcello up with their work colleague, Charlotte. Jess had done the heavy lifting with Charlotte, all that was left was for me to ask her out. I should have been overjoyed but I was concerned...
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07
Aug

Marcello: Love in the City | 7 | Why women prefer my brother over me

This is a serialisation of the novel ‘Marcello: Love in the City’. After a string of flailed dates, Marcello (City worker and obscure dating blogger) meets his suave, older brother Dan for drinks. I bought two pints of Peroni and we took up a table in the corner. The Greyhound used to be a notoriously...
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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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21
Jul

Marcello: Love in the City | 5 | The day I fired a family man

This is a serialisation of the novel ‘Marcello: Love in the City’. After failing to befriend an icy colleague, Marcello is called upon to dismiss an emotional manager. Jeremy from Loan Operations walked in. He was a middle-aged mess of balding angst. I shook his hand and poured him a water. “Thanks for coming, Jeremy,”...
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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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