A BOYFRIEND of two months has expressed fake wonder at how the leaves have changed colour.
28-year-old Stephen Malley pretended to appreciate the beauty of nature while walking in a park with new girlfriend Mary Fisher.
Malley said: “When she paused and said how ‘the tints and hues at this time of year are breath-taking’, I immediately knew it was a test.
“I did a sort of dreamy look and said that it reminded me of a poem I read at school, then took some photos of bushes to put on the internet.
“Hopefully by the spring we might have moved onto the stage in our relationship when I can react to her excitement over lambs and daffodils by shrugging and making a huffing noise.”
Fisher, 29, said: “I have no interest in trees but in the early stages of a relationship men expect you to act like a romantic sap. If you don’t they get scared and run away.”