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"In fact, you're a pretty good example of the point I made in my initial article: a British woman who is not ashamed to be seen to be making an effort, and looking all the better for it." You see?
He didn't even ask what I was doing on New Year's Eve.
His three words to describe me were "bitter, driven and forward-looking", which would have been the most damning words of the evening ("Well, you do talk about your ex-husband all the time"), had he not then gone on to say he only fancies blondes. Even so, I did quite like him, mainly because, and I told him this, I didn't have to dumb myself down to be with him, something I often have to do with men because, the poor dears, they can't seem to cope with someone who is super bright.
"Come on, I deserve a better review," I admonished him a couple of days later via e-mail.
Which is true, but I still think British women are more naturally beautiful, and don't men prefer that to someone who irons her hair? (He seems fairly solvent, having sold several screenplays since he gave up his job as an advertising copywriter a few years ago.)He laughed. The fact that American girls are predisposed always to expect the man to pay is the one thing that puts me off them," he said.
"I love it when a woman gets out of bed, pulls on jeans and a T-shirt, doesn't do her face and walks out the door looking stunning," he swooned. "One, when she spied my green American Express card, exclaimed: 'Do they still make them in that colour?
Men may witter on about wanting women to be groomed and at the top of the career ladder and to stop moaning about our lot, but in reality, when confronted with someone who is the real Mc Coy, they don't get our jokes or find us remotely amazing.
" (as if they care, unless you are A) male; and B) own a yacht). Rare is the New York female high-flier who A) knows how to dial Britain; and B) can ever work out that they might just be ringing in the middle of your night.
I even had my teeth cleaned that morning in Harley Street.
It's fair to say I was flying the flag for British womanhood. When he turned up - in, commendably, a new shirt bought that day from Emmett on the King's Road, a blazer, slouchy Levi's and a pair of proper shoes (British men, and I feel another article coming on, should take note) - he looked terrified, mainly because he had also (and here again I point to the laziness of British men, most of whom are too lazy to even bother) Googled me, which meant he had good reason to be apprehensive.
And so, I arranged a dinner date with the aforementioned Tad (what sort of a name is that? I had my hair coloured and cut, put my legs in a sling for a Brazilian bikini wax and invested in an all-over airbrush tan.
I performed my own pedicure and manicure (Chanel polish, naturally; none of those nasty cheap New York brands), as I always think spas are like NHS hospitals: riddled with superbugs.