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I’ve blogged before about the perils of dating in Dubai. For the sake of balance, I’ve also included some dire dating stories from the UK too. (The names are always changed to protect the innocent.)
When planning a friend’s birthday celebrations here in Dubai, our minds went blank and it was decided to go through the contact lists in all the mobile phones on the table. It’s customary for single girls in Dubai to give their dates nicknames, and we very quickly realized that these dating contacts read like a who’s who of complete and utter munterdom. They’ve been accumulated over a relatively long period of time, to be fair, but should there really be such a plethora of oddly nicknamed dates in one city?!
Here’s the list. I’m not making any of these up. And I’m not going to reveal just whose phone contained which names.
- The Belgian Blubber
- Gorgeous but Married
- 23 with Girlfriend
- Sex Pest xxx
- Xxx The Rapist
- Specky 4 Eyes
- Tennis Cutie
- Hercules (this is a real name)
- The Cook
- Vincent Chase lookalike
All the single ladies, read it and weep….