A MAN has spent all his initial dates with his partner and their subsequent 18-month relationship without ever changing the subject from himself.
Nathan Muir, aged 28, spent the entire first date with Emma Bradford talking about how much he earned, how fast his car goes and his issues with Manchester United’s midfield, as is customary.
But instead of asking her cursory questions about her life and not listening to the answers, on subsequent dates and the relationship that followed he continued to expound on his tattoos, hopes and dreams, childhood illnesses and the proper chronology of Star Wars.
Emma said: “In a year and a half, Nathan’s treated me to his views on everything from bitcoin to the correct amount for women to drink to the novels of Sven Hassel. Meanwhile he doesn’t know what I do for a job or if I have a sister.
“It’s almost heroic how he’s just bulldozed through the initial getting-to-know-each-other period by not concerning himself with it at all, choosing instead to regale me with a full outline of his achievements in Halo games.
“It’s actually relaxing. I don’t have to talk or pay attention. He’s basically like all men, without the irritating charade of pretending to be interested. And he buys me flowers. At least I think they’re for me, he was on the phone when he passed them along.”
Muir said: “Emma? Lovely lass. Great listener.”