Marcello NEW

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 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.


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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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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I used small talk to flirt with a colleague

Monday morning chit-chat is the worst. All those enquiries and quips about the weekend are a real drag – especially when people joke about having had a boring time. I’ve actually reached a conclusion about this kind of blather. The people who constantly joke about their ‘boring weekends’ are, in fact, pretty boring themselves. Strangely,...
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Why we can’t leave our phones alone

I was walking down Cannon Street with my colleague Jess, we were chit-chatting about our new boss’s imminent downfall – while avoiding a thicket of phone-carrying pedestrians. “My God, what’s happened to us?” I said, weaving past a distracted walker. “When did we become a city of zombies?” Jess was holding her own phone. “When?...
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WATC dating blogger Marcello | First novel out now

I have written a novel. It’s a tale of love, life and corporate machinations in the city. That’s how I described it to prospective literary agents anyway. It is in fact a book based on my life- a far more amusing version, but my life nonetheless. One literary agent thought the story had legs and...
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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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The ludicrous nature of the office high-five

How do you celebrate success in the office? Minor success that is, filling a difficult vacancy for example, or landing a new bit of business. When things go well, how do you show your appreciation? One way is to say ‘well done’ to the relevant individual. Another is to send a congratulatory email. In some...
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I tried to emulate a TV star on a date – and ruined everything

People do cool things on TV. We all know that. TV action heroes are forever rolling out of cars and pursuing shadowy assailants; they leap across rooftops and dive through window glass – all the while racing against the metaphorical clock. These heroes, these men (for they are often men) are utterly driven. Needles to...
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